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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    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 Seafood Dishes

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
George B
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 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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229 reviews 229 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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
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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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?