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La Playa Taco Shop

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Mexican
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3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: place is fantastic - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-playa-taco-shop-san-diego

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hits the Spot!

Home-cooked authentic fast Mexican food that hits the spot. Not fancy or expensive. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner; dine-in or take-out. If I lived in this area I would go here all the time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
AZMary89
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Home-cooked authentic fast Mexican food that hits the spot. Not fancy or expensive. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner; dine-in or take-out. If I lived in this area I would go here all the time.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Although this place is "no frills," our tacos and tamales were absolutely delicious, and the restaurant staff was super-friendly. Prices were very reasonable. I would love to eat here again next time I visit San Diego!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My visit to CA unfortunately started with many fails in the meal department. We were in the mountains where local cuisine wasn't the draw so it was understandable. Arriving in San Diego and eating at La Playa not only gave me the best meal of my trip but one of my favorite taco experiences EVER. I can't say enough about... More 

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Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stopped for a quick lunch and couldn't have been happier. This is a no frills, unassuming hole in the wall with fantastic mexican food. We kept our order simple to try the basic pulled beef, fish and shrimp tacos and wanted to go back for more. One of the college guys sitting next to us said 'this is even... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Best tacos we had on our trip and you can't beat the price! Try the carne asada tacos, by far our favorite.

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Do not be discouraged by the exterior. This place was perfect. Delicious food. Warm and friendly staff. Unbeatable prices. I couldn't ask for anything more except for maybe an outpost in Toronto. Lots of choice for vegetarians too.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Amazing mexican food at great prices. Friendly little restaurant in a great location. Not sure what to order, just ask and they will customize anything you want. If you don't eat here, you are missing out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Great food especially for the price !!!! Super hole in the wall. Friendly staff. Family own feel. When I go back to San Diego I will definitely go back. It was right next to our hotel- the Catamaran.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fantastic Burritos. Especially the California burrito with fries in it. Doesn't look like much but you will totally go back.

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Escondido, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stopped by this wee little place after being in the area to see what they offered! It was about 11am so we got a place to sit no problem. I had a breakfast plate that included chorizo and eggs with rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo and a dollop of sour cream. It was absolutely delicious. The beans and... More 

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Address: 3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: 3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

place is fantastic - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-playa-taco-shop-san-diego

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