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Playa Chac-Mool Mexican Restaurant

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105 D St, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6833
904-471-1131
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: TUESDAY-SATURDAY 11:00A.M. - 9:00 P.M.SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.MONDAY...
TUESDAY-SATURDAY 11:00A.M. - 9:00 P.M.SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.MONDAY CLOSED
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food with a musical interlude

No one was there when we dined mid afternoon. The corn chips were warm and there was adequate salsa. The fish tacos were good and the pork tips were just OK. The restroom was clean. The waiter serenaded us after our meal. He was pretty good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Fran C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No one was there when we dined mid afternoon. The corn chips were warm and there was adequate salsa. The fish tacos were good and the pork tips were just OK. The restroom was clean. The waiter serenaded us after our meal. He was pretty good!

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Thank Fran C
Asheville NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Read the reviews before we went and felt like I knew the owner and the quality of the food. Neither disappointed. Food was fresh and tasty and the owner was very cordial and gracious. Even played a couple of songs for us from his hometown. Worth the drive across the Lions Bridge. Muy Excellente

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Thank aalexan27
Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Owner greeted us at the door shook hands and introduced himself and then seated us. I had the chimichunga and my wife had the taco salad both were very good. Would recommend and will go back.

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Thank Out_of_towner448
Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit on a rainy day, there will be puddles in the parking lot, and you'll need to gingerly negotiate the stepping stones leading to the entrance, BUT once you're inside the experience begins. This is a family run operation -- a family that truly cares about their customers and about putting out quality food. The greeting, personal attention,... More 

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Thank turninghawk1
Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch...tacos, enchiladas, and chimichangas. Food was very good, the service was outstanding, and the prices are great. I thought the lunch specials were an great value. Javier (the owner, i believe) played guitar and sang (very well) for us also, which was a nice touch!

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the name suggests, the owners are from the Yucatan, which was reflected in the food: very authentic and very delicious. The restaurant is clean and neat. The owner was very friendly. We would definitely go back.

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Thank MichaelJamesReed
Palm Coast, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

owner welcomed us in middle of afternoon.. delicious authentic mexican food and he pulled out his guitar and beautifully sang us a song... simple clean warm atmosphere. great alternative to the parking nightmare of St Augustine town ...we will be back!

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Thank geluda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried of the franchised cookie cutter meals? Try Playa. This is truly a mom and pop restaurant with a very nice family that runs it.

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Thank Michael G
Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Friendly owner. Clean restrooms. Great virgin margaritas. Best fish I've had in awhile. The locals came in and he remembered their drink order,which tells me the ate there often.

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Thank Laura G
Lewisville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Our family eats a lot of Mexican food and we are always on the search for better and more authentic cuisine and we finally found it. I loved pulling into this place, it is small, has outdoor seating and it just seems like the perfect place to eat good food. Its not fancy, but we felt welcomed and the coziness... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 D St, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6833
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine  >  Saint Augustine Beach
  • Phone Number: 904-471-1131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

TUESDAY-SATURDAY 11:00A.M. - 9:00 P.M.SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.MONDAY CLOSED

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