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La Playa Taco Shop

3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #41 of 4,067 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
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English first
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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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