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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Mexican Food with a Twist

Great food with a lighter style. Still good Mexican Plates and a Wide assortment of choices. More of a California style with lighter sauces but flavor so abound. Prices geared for families and a varied menu so something for everyone's! Great Margaritas and two different sauces and chips to keep you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Rick A
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great food with a lighter style. Still good Mexican Plates and a Wide assortment of choices. More of a California style with lighter sauces but flavor so abound. Prices geared for families and a varied menu so something for everyone's! Great Margaritas and two different sauces and chips to keep you busy while food is prepared. Plates are Colorful and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We wanted something authentic that was on the main road. The food was pretty good. I'd rate the margarita's as 4 and half stars. The atmosphere was loud( live band). If you want something reserve and docile and lo-key, keep it moving.

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Bad bad bad! The place dirty and dated. Someone had a bad DIY attempt. Food not good at all. I ordered the seafood enchiladas that they advertise cheese enchiladas topped with a white cream sauce with shrimp and scallops and peppers. Never found scallops. The beer I ordered was advertised cold, it wasn't. My wife had the milanesa of chicken,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Arrived around 11:20 am (after church). Apparently, the restaurant was behind - they brought us chips and we were told that they were making the salsa. After 20 minutes, we finally got the salsa. Meanwhile, I went to the bathroom to wash my hands - no paper towels! I walked into the stalls to get toilet paper and both toilets... More 

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adkins,tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went for lunch. Ordered a $3 sangria margarita...was very good! Recommend to go for the margaritas, nachos or fajita tacos!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I travel to Corpus on every monday and the last few weeks the OM has taken me to la playa for dinner to unwind from a long and hard day. We have had the best food and drinks at this restaurant and i look forward to Mondays for the service and and delicious drinks....

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Although there were six idle staffers at the front register, it took almost ten minutes for a waiter to stop to take our drink order after we were seated. And that only happened after I walked to the front register (12 feet away) to make the request. Fernando (not our waiter) was very nice and helpful. He took our drink... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had the $8.95 red snapper special which was excellent. Not 100% sure it was actually red snapper but it was tasty fish with a good size portion with tasty sauce and came with Spanish rice and of course free chips and salsa. The green chips sauce was great too. Free soda refills. We sat outside on the patio which... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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235 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

After a LONG drive, this was a great place to walk to from the hotel. Large menu and the shrimp dishes I highly recommend!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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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?