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La Playita

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37 14th Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 376-2148
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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We walked from The Beach House Hotel Hermosa Beach, which is directly across the street, and were treated to excellent Mexican food. We enjoyed our time at La Playita very much!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Wyomingja
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Gillette, Wyoming
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Gillette, Wyoming
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from The Beach House Hotel Hermosa Beach, which is directly across the street, and were treated to excellent Mexican food. We enjoyed our time at La Playita very much!

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Thank Wyomingja
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food! We did not have more than a 15 minute wait on a Sunday morning at about 10AM. It was definitely worth the short wait too! There are a lot of food options and we all enjoyed what we ended up picking. The service was great. It is a smaller place.

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Thank Paige D
Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We tried this place on a whim due to the reviews in TripAdvisor. Surprisingly, the food was fantastic! My wife was wanting Mexican food on a recent trip to Hermosa. The restaurant is "quaint." It has some charm but with a flight out the next morning, we were a tad but concerned with the quality of the food. We were... More 

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Thank J_Swain_1
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I originally felt bad because we rolled in at 8:52 PM (8 minutes before closing), but the staff was welcoming, enthusiastic and hospitable. The chips were off the chain and I enjoyed some really good homemade guac, before embarking on a giant burrito. We had prompt service and got in and out, fed and happy pretty quick! (although they didn't... More 

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Thank GreenDizzle
Hermosa Beach, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great salsa, and I love their chicken tortilla soup. The muffins and breakfast burritos are tasty too. Great place to take the kids for dinner or lunch.

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Thank Leigh C
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This diamond in the rough is one of those places you'd rather keep to yourself so the lines don't get too long. The food is great (my favorite are the enchiladas Hermosa), the service superb! Fantastic local eatery not to be missed!

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Thank Michael S
Redondo Beach, California, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have been going to La Playita for well over 30 years now. I go for 2 reasons, the food and the environment. The food is great, inexpensive and always fresh, the salsa is the best and the menu offers much to choose from. Besides great food there is an ocean view from nearly every seat and the family run... More 

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Thank Dan B
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We were visiting from Canada and loved this place on the Strand. The ocean breeze keeps dinners comfortable (was 89 the night we were there) A fun crowed place with lots of interesting things on the walls.Staff are friendly and helpful.There were 7 of us and we had not seen each other for a few years so we stayed almost... More 

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Thank Catmint227
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This place is fabulous - from the atmosphere, the ocean front location, the service, the food, just all of it. Everything we have ordered has been delicious. Today we went for lunch. I had the cheese enchiladas rancheros, which is topped with their ranchero sauce, sour cream, guacamole, and cheese, accompanied by two sides. Yum!!! The hubby had juevos rancheros.... More 

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Thank Reservation4Four
Manhattan Beach, California
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Look, there is no better Mexican breakfast place to go. You are right near the strand, the place is kicked back, you can sit outdoors and be comfortable day or night, wind, rain or shine. You can wear sandals and shorts or a suit, The Mexican coffee is delish with just a hint of cinnamon. Foods good, portions hearty and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 14th Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: (310) 376-2148

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?