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La Playa Mexican Cafe

7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
3619803909
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Ranked #86 of 597 Restaurants in Corpus Christi
Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
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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 via mobile

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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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Happy hour with $1.45 beers. Do I need to say anything else??? The nachos are great too. The servers were very nice and fast. Overall it was a great meal.

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Austin, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

On our second visit to La Playa, we were pleasantly surprised with much tastier food. The first time we were there, the food was OK, especially because the prices are over $10 for most entrees. On this second visit, our table had several different dishes, all were good. The service, like other reviewers noted, is a bit shaky. They had... More

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Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Seafood enchiladas were delicious, as was the chicken tarasco, but I really loved the green salsa. Charro beans were perfect. Enjoyed the Live music on the patio and an excellent happy hour. Reasonably priced and plenty of food.

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Corpus Christi, Tx
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

There were 6 of us and we all enjoyed our food. The chile rellenos were the best one person had ever had. My shrimp enchilada and nachos were delicious. However the floor was dirty and the ladies room was a disaster. Service was just ok. I have eaten there many times and will be back. Just hope it is clean... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

From the outside of this restaurant you might not expect much. But, once you get inside--YUM!!! The waitress was very friendly and helpful, the prices reasonable, and the food absolutely delicious! I had their specialty, stuffed avocado. It is deep fried and stuffed with either beef or chicken, vegetables, and cheese. I chose the chicken and although there was too... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The place was packed but everyone kicked to make sure we were taken care of. The food was exceptional and we really enjoyed ourselves. Well worth the wait!!

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