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La Playa Mexican Cafe

7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
3619803909
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Ranked #91 of 607 Restaurants in Corpus Christi
Price range: $5 - $14
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Texas
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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
1 review
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 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Additional Information about La Playa Mexican Cafe

Address: 7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
Phone Number: 3619803909
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
Cuisine: Mexican

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