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La Playa Taco Shop

3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #52 of 3,977 restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: place is fantastic - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-playa-taco-shop-san-diego
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Description: place is fantastic - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-playa-taco-shop-san-diego
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English first
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is a "nothing fancy" kind of a joint but the quality of the food is high and the flavor is pure Southern California Mexican. Prices is very reasonable. For those staying next door at the Catamaran, this is very convenient for lunch (which is when I went). As a east-coast transplanted Southern Califoniano - this hit all the right... More

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Great little family place a block or so from the beach. My husband said "Best fish tacos ever!" And they're burritos were good too. And very friendly service.

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Manitoba
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Any trip to San Diego has me stopping by as quickly as possible to La Playa for a Mexican food fix. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. The staff are friendly and helpful. The environment is just right for a surfing community, a bit quirky and unpretentious. The only think lacking is beer!

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Thornton, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

While on a trip to San Diego we stopped in a hurry and we were starving. This is a small mom and pop shop and the food was the best throughout our one week trip. This small shop had the best burritos and tacos we've ever eaten. It was so good we went back three times during our trip. The... More

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washington state
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I read about this little spot on tripadvisor. Wouldn't have stopped here otherwise. It was within easy walking distance from our condo, so was a perfect stop for a take-out meal. It does have some seating but not many tables, so for us it was more comfortable to eat at our condo. I had the fish tacos and my boyfriend... More

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

During our family trip to San Diego, we didn't want to leave without trying some authentic Mexican food. We found La Playa on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. I'm so glad we did. The burritos and tacos were so amazing. Due to unavailable parking, we took our food to go, but it looked like a fun... More

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

fantastic carne asada tacos. Also excellent breakfast eggs with chorizo. Inexpensive. Must try the red and green sauces in the bottles!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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131 reviews 131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We enjoyed our dinners at the La Playa Taco Shop. While staying at the Catamaran Hotel and Spa we asked locals where to find great casual Mexican food. The resounding answer was the La Playa, right next to the Catamaran. This is definitely a hole in the wall place, but it is clean and the food was excellent. We liked... More

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Duvall, Washington, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Oh my gosh! That food blew my mind! Never have I experienced such fresh, rich, carefully crafted Mexican food. It was so good. And the owner was so kind and generous. Eat here - love life!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We went at 5:30 on a weeknight and were the only people there, the service was very speedy and friendly! We had a shrimp taco, fish taco, beef taco, and the cane asada fries (not on menu, had to request). Everything was hot, just lacking flavor. If I had not visited a better place the day before I may have... More

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