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La Playa Taco Shop

3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #79 of 4,093 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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California
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9 reviews 9 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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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The service is excellent and the menu is impressive for such a small taco shop. If you want to grab a quick breakfast burrito or taquitos at lunch, this is the place for you! The food is flavorful and the portions are just right!

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had both the fish and carne aside tacos, and the carne were much better. Service was friendly and attentive. Good place for the budget minded.

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This little stand was amazing! I was delightfully surprised. Everything was fresh, fast, and delicious. I wish I had eaten here the first day we got to San Diego because we would have eaten here multiple times! My husband and I ordered a ton more food than is needed for the two of us but we ate it all and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Yummy. Great place to grab a quick bite. We loved the shrimp tacos, rolled potato tacos, and pork burrito. They were able to make adjustments easily to make sure that the some of the food items were Gluten and Dairy Free. Very nice people who run the place. We were happy to eat here (we got orders to go both... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
46 helpful votes 46 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Address: 3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Cuisine: Mexican

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