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La Playa Taco Shop

3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #50 of 4,048 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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166 reviews 166 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

While staying at The Catamaran, we walked out front to try the fish tacos and carne asada fries! What a meal! These are made to order so it takes a while, but well worth it! Tacos were perfect, and the combination of meat, fries, guacamole, cheese and sauce on the fries was outstanding! Need I say more? Two thumbs up... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Food here is fantastic ... breakfast was perfect. It is a complete hole-in-the-wall, but don't be deterred !!

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Boulder, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

La Playa Taco was right next to our hotel, so we came here twice! Everything we had was delicious and highly recommended for families too.

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