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La Playa Taco Shop

3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #50 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food we had was fantastic, absolutely gorgeous and couldn't fault it. Thankfully we arrived when there was only one person ahead of us in the queue as the lady who was on the till was also the waitress so she kept having to leave the till to bring dishes out to people. Whilst we were there quite a queue... More

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Peoria, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

While on vacation my family and I wanted some decent Mexican food and definitely found the spot here! We ordered a variety of things-bean and cheese burritos (one is enough to fill you up), a tostada (my favorite), some shredded beef taco's, cheese enchilada's and a few other items. The portions were perfect and everything was delicious! The salsa was... More

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'm not a fan of this type of ethnic food, but I love their shrimp tacos. Be prepared to wait in line any time of day. This is a popular local food stand. Everyone that has been there with me has said that all the food is wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Burritos were large and delicious. Tacos were great and the horchata too. Employees are hard working and look like they take pride in their food. Cool vibe and great service.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Avoid this place if you aren't a local. Incredibly slow and unfriendly service. Waited 45 mins for a couple of pretty mediocre fish and carnitas tacos.

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Tucson
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I'm down in San Diego on long term business travel. I have been using the Mission Beach boardwalk as a good exercise routine. Being from Tucson, I know good Mexican food. I do admit however that the best fish taco's are in San Diego, and La Playa does it best (so far). I make fish tacos at home but can't... More

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Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is a small taqueria across from Mission Beach. The food is amazing and priced right. I would recommend the burritos.

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Long Beach, CA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I was at a conference at the catamaran hotel next to La Playa TAco Shop, and decided to give it a try after reading the reviews on trip advisor. All the reviews were correct. This is an old-school Mexican taco shop and it's very tasty. Beef burrito was fantastic. It reminds me of the old days in San Diego in... More

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

These guys are doing something right. The food is pretty good and the best part is they aren't expensive like the other restaurants in mission beach. Mission bBeach is not bug at all and to have good food is nice

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