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La Playa Mexican Cafe

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7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
3619803909
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and margaritas!

LaPlaya Bar and Grill They served us chips with red and green salsa with cilantro. That green salsa is AWESOME! Mango/strawberry margarita was good. Hubby thoroughly enjoyed his VERY cheesy chicken quesadillas. I had the chicken & beef tacos al carbon on HOMEMADE flour tortillas. The beef was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
AidaTexas
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Texas
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Corpus Christi, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Met the family for dinner. Sat outside to enjoy the sunshine. Was ignored by wait staff. Had to go into the restaurant and inquire if we could dine outside , or was it inside only. Was told outside was fine. Same waitress took our drink orders, was tolerating us, not overly helpful. Had to ask for everything ( kid menus,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We ordered shrimp nachos and two other entrees and everything was disgusting, it looks like a old rundown building but the worst of all we had to try and eat our food with our jackets on cause its was so cold in there,they only had a couple of space heaters on for the whole restaurant . needless to say i... More 

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Texas
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

LaPlaya Bar and Grill They served us chips with red and green salsa with cilantro. That green salsa is AWESOME! Mango/strawberry margarita was good. Hubby thoroughly enjoyed his VERY cheesy chicken quesadillas. I had the chicken & beef tacos al carbon on HOMEMADE flour tortillas. The beef was great, but chicken was flavorless. I substituted borracho beans for the cheese.... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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227 reviews 227 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

From all the cars in the parking lot we thought there would be a wait, but this is a big place and we were seated right away. The decor is nothing fancy but it is clean. The chips were nice and crisp but would have been better warm. The salsas tasted home made and fresh, both green and red. The... More 

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College Station, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I was taken here by some co-workers. The first sign that this place probably wasn't the greatest but the lack of cars and patrons. I had the stuffed avocado which was on the lunch menu. It wasn't bad but I've had better. It seemed to lack seasoning. I'm sure there are better Mexican food places in town.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Favorite dish here is the fajita enchiladas. They are the best. They have a large variety on the menu. The chips, green, and red salsa come with the meal. Service is good. They have an outside covered seating are and offer karaoke on certain nights. The prices are very reasonable. Good mexican food overall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It wasn't the traditional dishes you get in every Mexican restaurant but the flavor was great, Authentic taste, no yellow cheese everywhere, so that's a plus for me, very quick and friendly service. I would definitely visit again.

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Been in Corpus Christi for 4days. .visited several restaurants..but the service provided by Valerie when beyond our expectations. .my wife and kids were amazed. .atmosphere and food excellent. .we will return for sure when we are in town... made our vacation more pleasant

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Dallas Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was there on vacation from Dallas and I cannot believe how bad this place is. Very Generic tasting. Even the Chain Mexican places are better!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is an annual stop during vacation. After the meal I had tonight, we won't be back. Cold food, spilled soup on my fajita, and a waiter who argued with me. I wish we'd eaten anywhere but here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: 3619803909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?