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La Playa Taco Shop

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Mexican
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3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: place is fantastic - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-playa-taco-shop-san-diego

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  • 90
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 2
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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
Great little taco shop.

Bring your patience when eating here. It was a 10 minute wait in the line out the door and another 25 minutes until we got our to go order. However I will tell you it is worth the wait!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Lee P
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Safford, Arizona
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Safford, Arizona
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Bring your patience when eating here. It was a 10 minute wait in the line out the door and another 25 minutes until we got our to go order. However I will tell you it is worth the wait!

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Provo, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Go there every year, a definite must. In fact we eat it for lunch every day on the beach. Everything we have tried has been great.

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Salem, Illinois
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Open in morning too. Seating inside and outside. Reasonable priced. Huge portions. Very good. They also have a free salsa bar that is neat to try variations. Nice real Mexican food

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Holy cow this place is good!! During our one week stay we ate there 2 times. I wish we could have gone back a couple more times.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Best carnitas burrito I've ever had. Went for lunch one day and immediately went back the next. Worth visiting if you're near Mission Bay.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We are here with our two kids (ages 4 and 7) based on the recommendations on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed! What a great place! The parking lot is tiny but you can get street parking around the corner. The restaurant is also small and there are lineups. They seem to move quickly though so I would wait them... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Waited 1 1/2 hours for tacos. Two shrimp in each taco. Average quality. If there's no line, would consider giving it another try. If the line is out to the sidewalk, you will wait about an hour. No cerveca or margaritas to ease the pain.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Home-cooked authentic fast Mexican food that hits the spot. Not fancy or expensive. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner; dine-in or take-out. If I lived in this area I would go here all the time.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Although this place is "no frills," our tacos and tamales were absolutely delicious, and the restaurant staff was super-friendly. Prices were very reasonable. I would love to eat here again next time I visit San Diego!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My visit to CA unfortunately started with many fails in the meal department. We were in the mountains where local cuisine wasn't the draw so it was understandable. Arriving in San Diego and eating at La Playa not only gave me the best meal of my trip but one of my favorite taco experiences EVER. I can't say enough about... More 

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Additional Information about La Playa Taco Shop

Address: 3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • 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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