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La Playa Taco Shop

3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #69 of 4,125 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Happy Valley, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Skip the more expensive breakfast and lunch places on the beach and go to this great taco shop on Mission Boulevard. The al pastor tacos are the best, but there is a huge menu. The service is friendly and fast, and six people can eat their fill for less than $30.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Yes, we loved it! Excellent food, fast and happy service and super reasonable for a family. Loved this place!

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Colorado Springs
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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

La Playa taco shop has the best mexican food I have ever had. That's sayin alot because I have eaten many places. This little place is kind of a hole in the wall. It is fast food and sometimes the line is an hour wait. Everything on the menu is delicious. The rolled tacos are fantastic. Carne Asada plate is... More 

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This place seats about 10 people and it appeared to me that most of its business is takeout. They cook your food to order and bring it to the table. Everything is fresh and the flavors are authentic. If all you want is fresh, tasty Mexican food at a great price, check out La Playa.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The service is excellent and the menu is impressive for such a small taco shop. If you want to grab a quick breakfast burrito or taquitos at lunch, this is the place for you! The food is flavorful and the portions are just right!

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had both the fish and carne aside tacos, and the carne were much better. Service was friendly and attentive. Good place for the budget minded.

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This little stand was amazing! I was delightfully surprised. Everything was fresh, fast, and delicious. I wish I had eaten here the first day we got to San Diego because we would have eaten here multiple times! My husband and I ordered a ton more food than is needed for the two of us but we ate it all and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Yummy. Great place to grab a quick bite. We loved the shrimp tacos, rolled potato tacos, and pork burrito. They were able to make adjustments easily to make sure that the some of the food items were Gluten and Dairy Free. Very nice people who run the place. We were happy to eat here (we got orders to go both... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I lived across the street from La Playa for more than 10 years and ate there at least once a week. Recently moved to Colorado and am so spoiled by La Playa's food, that I can't find anyplace in CO that even comes close. Just in SD for a visit, and had my first meal there in about 2 months.... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

the Burritos were excellent. We ordered the California Burritos. I would highly recommend this Mexican restaurant

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Address: 3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Cuisine: Mexican

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