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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great food, fast service, fantastic fajitas.

There are two other La Playa Mexican Restaurants in town and I don't know if this is part of a local chain or an independent restaurant from them. The menu appeared to be the same and they have the same 2 salsas that come with the complimentary chips so I am going to assume they are all the same... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Cindi O
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called the restaurant on New years Evening to ask about closing time, been informed at 7:45 that the restaurant that night would have close at 22:00. As we were in the amenities by 19:55 we reached the cafe' to be told by the waitress that the restaurant was closed!! There were still at least 15 people inside the restaurant all... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The restaurant was messy and food was disappointingly flavorless. The service was slow even though there was only one other table when we walked in. Several tables remained un-bussed (outside and inside). We waited 10 minutes for our initial drink order, which barely showed up with the appetizer order. The waitress had no small appetizer plates, so she went to... More 

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Thank f18pilot
Wailuku, Hawaii, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We love mexican food in coastal Texas. Saw the La Playa sign and thought we'd try it. My husband had the seafood enchiladas and I had the seafood chimichanga. Both were great with delicious sauces on top. Chips and green sauce and salsa were very good also.

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Thank Shereen S
Corpus Christi, Texas
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95 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

There are two other La Playa Mexican Restaurants in town and I don't know if this is part of a local chain or an independent restaurant from them. The menu appeared to be the same and they have the same 2 salsas that come with the complimentary chips so I am going to assume they are all the same company... More 

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Thank Cindi O
Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for some Mexican food in Corpus. This close to the border, we figured there would be lots of opportunities. On entering La Playa (had to make a loop around 358; we were headed south, it is on the north bound frontage road) I saw unfinished plates of food. My first thought was the place was a bad... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

This aid a great Mexican food restaurant. Had the chile relleno with fajitas beef. Large portions. Very friendly waitstaff. Monday's has 99cent margaritas.

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San Antonio
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100 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Decent margaritas for only $1!!!! Take advantage of this bargain while you can. Shrimp were fresh & HUGE!!!! Waitress forgot to submit order for the 3 adults in the party when she expedited the order for our toddler. LONG delay was overcome when GM offerred 25% discount to compensate for delay. Fair warning - there are at least 4 La... More 

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Thank Texasleaguer
Madison, Mississippi
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157 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch while visiting Corpus Christi. Everything was very good. Fajitas were great. Also had an appetizer, Queso with a seafood topping. It was also great. One in party had seafood enchiladas and other party had taco plate. Everything was eaten. Service was good and prompt. Place is a bit dated but was clean and well organized. Will... More 

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Thank AllOver1
Corpus Christi, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The chalupas were good. Best eaten with a fork though. One of us got fajita meat on a tortilla and it was dry. But, the fajita meat in the taco salad and enchiladas was good. Neither of us cared for the red salsa or the green salsa. Just couldn't get into the taste of the green stuff. Kind of strange... More 

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Thank suzyQ5457
Kingsville, Texas
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Used to be our favorite Mexican place but the last 2 dinners have been dismal. The service has been spotty and the food outright average at best. My wife usually gets the cheese enchiladas and she did not even wanted to eat the ones she took home, I had the fish Cancun and did not compare with previous quality. The... More 

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?