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“I wanted to like this place so badly.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Playa Chac-Mool Mexican Restaurant

Playa Chac-Mool Mexican Restaurant
105 D St, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6833
904-471-1131
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: TUESDAY-SATURDAY 11:00A.M. - 9:00 P.M.SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.MONDAY CLOSED
Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“I wanted to like this place so badly.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This place was right next to where we stayed in St. Augustine Beach. We decided an authentic Mexican lunch would be nice. I ordered the Carne Asada, and my husband got the fish tacos. The refried beans were really tasy, however, the carne asada was really tough and overcooked.

My husband said his fish tacos were "okay." Nothing special. We really wanted to like the place. The owner was super friendly, and even sang to the customers. Really great voice. Overall, average joe.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sausalito California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Fabulous Authentic Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great family restaurant. Best margaritas at the beach. Chile rellenos are superb. The gas fireplace is also nice in the winter. Friday nights they have music.

Visited December 2012
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New York
1 review
“Great Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Whenever I'm in St. Augustine, I make sure to stop here for a delicious Mexican meal. The food is great, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the staff is always pleasant and friendly. The prices are reasonable making this stop a great value.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Augustine, FL
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Easy to Miss, Worth Finding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a small family-run restaurant that gives Mexican food a taste of the owners' south of the border hometown flavor. The service is quick and helpful, and the dishes are tasty and hot. If you need help in understanding the menu, the waitress provides it with a smile.

My wife and I eat here about once a quarter. It's on the west side of the main road that hugs the ocean but in a less commercial block. So pay as you drive, or you might miss it.

Visited October 2012
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food and extremely friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We just had a wonderful meal here. The mood was very relaxed and you can't beat the all day happy hour. The owner brought out his guitar and we had a sing along of Christmas tunes.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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