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La Playa Taco Shop

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3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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Fast service, great tacos

Right next door to the Catamaran. Get the fish tacos, and bring them back to the hotel. Fast, and very ressonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
rich j
Pacifica, California
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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Right next door to the Catamaran. Get the fish tacos, and bring them back to the hotel. Fast, and very ressonable.

Thank rich j
Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

If you're looking for a nice place to sit and hang out enjoying the views...this isn't your place. If you're just craving some great tasting Mexican food and don't need the fluff...this is the place! I had a fish taco and a carne asada taco, the fish was ok but the other was awesome! I wanted more but was full.... More 

Thank Hollyllama
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I tried this tonight for a casual dinner. There was a line out the door but it moved pretty fast. The woman behind the counter was very helpful and patient while we decided on what to order. After you order and pay, find a table either inside or out front and she will bring your food. Get the red and... More 

Thank Adam A
Scottsdale, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

La Playa has always been a highlight of our stay in Mission Bay. It's been a few years since we've been here, and LP was even better than we remembered. We ate at a number of very nice restaurants up and down the coast this week...and hands down, the food @ LP was the best. Perfect carnitas, moist but crispy... More 

Thank AnnieBax
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Always ate here at least once a day. Fabulous! I love the rolled tacos which are really just tauquitos, but get theme with chicken. Anything on the menu is relish!!

Thank jane b
Leesburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Some of our group had relatives that came from mexico and they loved the tacos and taquitos! With that recommendation we had breakfast which was superb and then ordered more taquitos and quesadillas for a party later. People are very nice and were able to handle the crowds and remain gracious and helpful!

Thank CLE333
Prescott, Arizona
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We used to live across the street from this little "Taco Shop" and make it a point to go back every time in San Diego. The shrimp burrito is my favorite but the chicken soft tacos, & enchiladas suizas are also superb! Busy, busy place in season so it's best to call in your order and "jump" the usually long... More 

Thank Russ J
san diego
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place is amazing every time. They put out great food all day long. The breakfast burritos are the best in San Diego. The line is usually long but it is worth it.

1 Thank madbeaut
Montpelier, VA
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great fish tacos, California burrito and chips! Great prices too! Friendly staff, quick service. Very fresh ingredients. Perfect San Diego taco experience! Local feeling.

Thank lccakes
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Best Taco shop. Friendly staff. Must go if you are in SD. The chicken tacos are my favorite but the fish tacos and California burro are right there. If you have only 10 bucks left in your pocket, spend it here.

1 Thank enrique A

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 8584887405

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican


place is fantastic - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-playa-taco-shop-san-diego

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