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La Playa Taco Shop

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

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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 hole on the wall

Wow, I was in the need for some Mexican food and was surprised at what I found here. Freshly made to go good food, that is so much better than those chain restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Bruce S
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Redmond, Washington
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Redmond, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Wow, I was in the need for some Mexican food and was surprised at what I found here. Freshly made to go good food, that is so much better than those chain restaurants.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place just gets it. No frills, no gimmicks. They cook delicious, fresh mexican food and serve it for a great price. This was our last dinner spot on a 4 day trip to Mission Beach and it was right there with Blue Water Seafood as our best meal. Our family of 4 loved all our food. The tacos were... More 

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Camas, Washington
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Picked up a beef burrito, beef and chicken soft tacos, cheese enchilada plate and some quesadillas. Average Mexican fare. Nothing over the top special. Much better Mexican food out there.

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Missoula, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place has amazing Mexican food at superb prices...especially given the location. I had the carne asada covered fries, which were superbly tastey, and amazingly filling. That chips and salsa were freshly made, and the chips were still warm. Definitely coming back.

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Long Beach, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had a small window for lunch on our way out of San Diego, so we called in an order to go and had their food facing a delightful bay. Their shrimp tacos were great! Hallelujah! They don't bread the shrimp. It is sautéed with Mexican rice. Their California Burrito was out of this world. I tried a bite out... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We came to San Diego from Montana excited about geting to real Mexican food and this place delivered. Just around the corner from where we were staying and it has awesome tacos. I had the fish tacos and my husband had the al pastor tacos. We also had the chips and salsa. Only complaint would be for their Pico De... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place has great tacos. If you are looking for ambiance - this is not the place. If you just want great tacos at very fair price - go here! They offer many varieties of tacos & burritos. Very friendly service.

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Dallas, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We visited this taco shop based on trip advisor reviews- and were very pleased! My daughter ordered a huge bowl of possible and it was DELISH! The rest of us has burritos- Carne Asada-DELISH! Splurge on an order of homemade tortilla chips-for $1.99, you can't go wrong!

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed for a week at the Catamaran resort, which is located almost next door to the Playa Taco Shop. We decided to try Playa Taco Shop based on the positive Trip Advisor reviews. It was exactly as described: delicious and inexpensive, with great customer service. We went back two more times during the week. Everything... More 

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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Loved everything I tried on the menu. Excellent service. Great prices. Would absolutely recommend the shop to everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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