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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: Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 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:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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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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57 helpful votes 57 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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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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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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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
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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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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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118 helpful votes 118 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
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33 helpful votes 33 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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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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?