We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Taqueria Playa Tropical

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
334 Sixth St, New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 3A8, Canada
604-544-5006
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 pm - 12:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 109: English reviews
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place seems like a total transplant, straight out of Playa del Carmen, or something. The tacos are delicious and the décor is what I call roadhouse chic. Plastic chairs, plastic tablecloths, etc.... Exactly what I like in a taqueria! Don't waste time and money on anything else. Just the tacos. Which are excellent! My buddy had a beautiful ginormous... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mixtress
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is such a treasure for New Westminster. The food is spectacular and the service has improved as business has grown. While there are several good taco shops in Vancouver, it is so nice to have this closer to home. Always a fun time here!

Helpful?
Thank lollylocks64
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food every time I have gone there. Prices are great too!! It is usually busy, so go early for dinner or lunch is a great time as well. Services is good and the waitress are helpful with describing the meals for the novice Mexican Food eater.

Helpful?
Thank Vicky J
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner there last night between 5:30 & 7pm and we had a hard time deciding what to eat. My friend & I both don't drink, so we just had water with lime. The menu had lots of choices for everyone, from tacos & enchiladas to burritos & various platters. The portions weren't huge but they were a "healthy" size.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Janica1965
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the authentic Mexican food and a perfect Margarita. We were too close to the speakers for excellent conversation, but otherwise a wonderful evening.

Helpful?
Thank Kim M
Lakewood, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely awful. 1/2 hour for water. Brought 1/2 my meal. Had to wait on cutlery. Service so poor I cant even imagine that happens.

Helpful?
Thank Bonnie T
Port Coquitlam, Canada
Level Contributor
29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This is an authentic Mexican place. Went Saturday after 1pm and it was very busy. Music was blaring and service was below average but the food was good, reasonably priced and decent portions.

Helpful?
Thank Rettey
Vancouver,B.C
Level Contributor
136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This is a pretty plain food machine. The room lacks character (unless you are a soccer fan) the food is tasty, large portions, live music, decent prices. The service needs improvement. The Margaritas are overly sweet. Overall the experience is OK.

Helpful?
Thank Peekassoh
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
159 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

It takes a while to get a seat on Friday night. The service is slow to non existent. There are a lot of servers but no coordination in the front of the house. The food is authentic. Salsas are served in squeeze bottles and they are good and spicy. Nachos are a real good appetizer as is the guacamole. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank 606KennyG
Level Contributor
94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Mexican food in Canada is ok at best and this was no exception. Just ok, good if you crave Mexican but nothing special really. Good sized portions, good location, good service.

Helpful?
Thank Robert K

Travelers who viewed Taqueria Playa Tropical also viewed

New Westminster, British Columbia
New Westminster, British Columbia
 
New Westminster, British Columbia
New Westminster, British Columbia
 
New Westminster, British Columbia
New Westminster, British Columbia
 

Been to Taqueria Playa Tropical? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Sixth St, New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 3A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  New Westminster
  • Phone Number: 604-544-5006

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Taqueria Playa Tropical staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?