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La Playa Taco Shop

#115 of 4,133 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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Description: place is fantastic - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-playa-taco-shop-san-diego

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Long Line, Worth the wait.

I was at a conference and went on Feb 14th for dinner. The wait was longer than I wanted, but the combo meal I got was worth it. Burrito with beef and enchilada with cheese were great. Also came with re-fried beans and rice. Added a little extra guacamole on the side all for around $9.00. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Seth H
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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was at a conference and went on Feb 14th for dinner. The wait was longer than I wanted, but the combo meal I got was worth it. Burrito with beef and enchilada with cheese were great. Also came with re-fried beans and rice. Added a little extra guacamole on the side all for around $9.00. Great price and a... More 

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Fresno, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Oh man, this place is so good. I'm told that you can ask to chimichanga any burrito and they'll deepfry it.

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Family of five visiting Mission Beach, saw the huge line, decided to go! This taco shop has delicious food, big servings, amazing guacamole, and many bean and meat choices. My son has a dairy allergy and they were very careful with his food, he had two chicken tacos, and the seasonings were excellent. There is limited seating, a few tables... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a family owned and operated taco shop. They were very cheerful. The food was authentic Mexican food.

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Seattle
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94 reviews 94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Expecting some authentic Mexican food and it was just average, nothing special. The carne asada was good but the total burrito lacking. Sorry, I really like to write positive reviews but this time I just can't. The person taking the order was very nice!!

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Santa Monica, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have no idea how this place is enjoying a 4.5 star rating other than perhaps it's in the middle of party central. If you're looking for filling hangover food, this might be the place, but in a place like San Diego where great Mexican food abounds, this is not a destination for great food. We had the Camarones ala... More 

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Skip the more expensive breakfast and lunch places on the beach and go to this great taco shop on Mission Boulevard. The al pastor tacos are the best, but there is a huge menu. The service is friendly and fast, and six people can eat their fill for less than $30.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Yes, we loved it! Excellent food, fast and happy service and super reasonable for a family. Loved this place!

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Colorado Springs
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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

La Playa taco shop has the best mexican food I have ever had. That's sayin alot because I have eaten many places. This little place is kind of a hole in the wall. It is fast food and sometimes the line is an hour wait. Everything on the menu is delicious. The rolled tacos are fantastic. Carne Asada plate is... More 

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This place seats about 10 people and it appeared to me that most of its business is takeout. They cook your food to order and bring it to the table. Everything is fresh and the flavors are authentic. If all you want is fresh, tasty Mexican food at a great price, check out La Playa.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?