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LA Costa Restaurant

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206 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA 98166
(206) 243-1797
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A lot of food

This restaurant serves large servings of good Mexican food. Generally friendly. They get busy so the response of servers isn't always the best. Food consistently well prepared. I advise against eating in the bar. Service is slower there and the only bad meals that I have had were when I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This restaurant serves large servings of good Mexican food. Generally friendly. They get busy so the response of servers isn't always the best. Food consistently well prepared. I advise against eating in the bar. Service is slower there and the only bad meals that I have had were when I was seated there. Excellent margaritas.

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Thank cegiraffe
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We love this restaurant, not just for the food but also the staff and family atmosphere. My husband and I have been going here since 1989. I have never had a bad meal. The meals are consistently good.

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Thank LoveTheBeachWater
Burien, Washington
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

If you want the best Mexican food in Burien, go to La Costa on 152nd St. Good prices, friendly staff, nice décor.

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1 Thank mammat2015
Strasbourg, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had take out and everything was delicious and very plentiful! All dishes were different and tasteful.

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1 Thank 117pascaleg
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

After reading all the glowing reviews of La Costa, my husband and I decided to give it a try. We were very disappointed. Service was horrible as was the food. We had to flag down the waiter to refill our water glasses as he was too busy talking. There were only 2 other occupied tables in the restaurant and it... More 

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2 Thank Karen B
Burien, Washington
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Food & Service are consistently great, even when they are swamped with customers ! they are very efficient, and the prices are quite reasonable. A marvelous neighborhood place, and very family oriented.

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1 Thank ECPatricia
Burien, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This little gem is hidden in a strip mall but well worth finding and experiencing. The food is consistently excellent! In my experience, much of the "Americanized" Mexican food is too drenched in heavy sauces. At La Costa, the sauces are light-handed, which lets the high quality of the foundation of the dish come through more cleanly. My favorite is... More 

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1 Thank Theresa R
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Delicious authentic food and the margaritas are Awesome.The servers are friendly and accommodating. Every time we go we always have a great time.

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Thank Fremontbrit
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

La Costa has good food at low prices, it's that simple. They have a friendly staff that show you to a table promptly. The menu has the usual fare, plus there is a bar, if you want a drink. The food is served relatively fast and is hot and tastes good. I'm a vegetarian, so I don't order that many... More 

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Thank Marty L
Burien, Washington
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Seems like whenever I bring up this restaurant among people who know Burien it is agreed that this is the best Mexican Restaurant to be found for many miles around. The reputation of this nearly authentic Mexican food restaurant is known all over the area as a really great place to eat and the reputation is well deserved.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 206 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA 98166
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Burien
  • Phone Number: (206) 243-1797

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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