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La Playa Taco Shop

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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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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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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 restaurant

Fantastic Burritos. Especially the California burrito with fries in it. Doesn't look like much but you will totally go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fantastic Burritos. Especially the California burrito with fries in it. Doesn't look like much but you will totally go back.

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Escondido, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stopped by this wee little place after being in the area to see what they offered! It was about 11am so we got a place to sit no problem. I had a breakfast plate that included chorizo and eggs with rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo and a dollop of sour cream. It was absolutely delicious. The beans and... More 

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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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80 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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40 helpful votes 40 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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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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