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La Playa Taco Shop

3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #53 of 4,046 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I lived across the street from La Playa for more than 10 years and ate there at least once a week. Recently moved to Colorado and am so spoiled by La Playa's food, that I can't find anyplace in CO that even comes close. Just in SD for a visit, and had my first meal there in about 2 months.... More

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Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

the Burritos were excellent. We ordered the California Burritos. I would highly recommend this Mexican restaurant

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Yokosuka, Japan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great Mexican good for a great price. Large portions. Definitely worth a stop of you are in the mission beach area.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you are in the Pacific Beach area you have to try La Playa, We stayed nearby for a week and ate here four times, great tacos and Mexican food at very LOW price's Some of the best I have had outside of Mexico, try the Pozole soup and fish taco's.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This tiny restaurant is a great alternative if you stay at the next door Catamaran Hotel. It has a very authentic Mexican feel, the food is tasty but the quality of ingredients could be improved, even if it meant improving the price a little (currently it is really cheap, food for 4 and drinks, 34 USD). My steak had lots... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Cheap and delicious! Closed to the Catamaran. Great service. Hole in the wall. Had the California Burrito,

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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176 reviews 176 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We were satisfied with our lunch at La Playa Taco Shop, but I will say we have had much better fish tacos elsewhere. The atmosphere is fun and very "beachy." The biggest issue we had was parking. We spent 30+ minutes looking for a spot, but i guess that is the nature of the beast in that area.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

AWESOME food !!!!! literally right next door from our hotel, we ate here the first and last day of our stay. very good food, for cheap.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I recently moved to Pacific Beach and my roommates and I decided to start a taco odyssey to explore Taco Tuesday. So far this is the best authentic mexican taco in PB, and we've hit up a ton of places. The sauce they use is great, the food is fresh, and the staff so friendly. My roommate eats here almost... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had a combo lunch before hitting the beach. Excellent value. Where the locals eat! Queue out the door says it all.

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