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La Playa Taco Shop

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3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
8584887405
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: place is fantastic - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-playa-taco-shop-san-diego

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Best meal we had in San Diego

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
AnnieBax
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Scottsdale, AZ
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Scottsdale, AZ
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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!!

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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!

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Prescott, Arizona
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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 

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san diego
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

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Montpelier, VA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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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.

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Safford, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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

Description

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

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