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La Playa - CLOSED

Second restaurant on the left on the beach, San Francisco, Mexico
+52 311 258 4123
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“pelicans” (2 reviews)
“sand” (6 reviews)
“beach” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Seafood
Second restaurant on the left on the beach, San Francisco, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Amazing place with a great view! Nice atmosphere! A Few times a week different professional DJs play great music! I recommend this place!

Thank Julia K
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Great chips, salsa, beer & margaritas. You can't beat sitting under a palapa on the beach, watching the waves, pelicans, and people.

Thank zzzster
Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Water was warm ... Sand was coarse and deep.. I preferred the pool😀Pushy store sales people🙄... Wilber works at the restaurant and is very pleasant elderly man to talk with and made my short stay wonderful.. Overall an Ok place to relax.

Thank Tko69
Reviewed December 27, 2015

We rented a villa in San Pancho (2 families) and our daily routine was to head to the beach mid-morning and find our spot under an umbrella for the afternoon where we enjoyed wonderful service, excellent margaritas and delicious food. Served at a table in...More

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great food and an excellent location on the beach. Stopped for lunch and to get out of the sun. Food was excellent, service a little slow but it was a busy day at the beach and most tables were full.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed March 29, 2015

Same owners as Ola Rica. Closing the place down in 2 months. Good Margaritas and decent food cooked right by the outside bar. Too bad.More

Thank MichaelJ43
Gloria H, Owner at La Playa, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2015

I really appreciate your great reviews of both my restaurants, but the information on our closing of La Playa is not yet final. We are not sure exactly when we are closing and it is because of not being able to have a contract with...More

Reviewed March 19, 2015

The shrimp and avocado salad is delicious and a terrific bargain, You can settle in to a lounge chair for beach service, or take a table under the shady palms. We returned three times in one week. Also a great place to watch the sunset.

Thank Renee L
Reviewed February 11, 2015

La Playa is right on la playa (the beach). There is no better place for sunsets and mango margaritas. None!

1  Thank YayoNorCal
Reviewed January 29, 2015

Nice little beach restaurant sitting directly on the sand. The staff moved on Mexican time so don't be in a hurry. Hard to be when you are seated so near the water but it would have been nice to have been asked about having a...More

1  Thank ccinchico
Gloria H, Owner at La Playa, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2015

Thank you for your review of La Playa. So sorry your experience was not the best...your review was our first negative review and hope you would give us another chance. We work very hard to keep our clients coming back. Thanks again for your interest.

Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is where we spent most of our days when we were in San Pancho. We tried the other two as well, and La Playa was our favorite based on service, clean restrooms and our favorite fish tacos. La Playa is the farthest south next...More

Thank kcphilaflyer
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$5 - $12
Bar, Seafood
Good for
Scenic view
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Second restaurant on the left on the beach, San Francisco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +52 311 258 4123
  • E-mail
La Cresta Bar and Grill is a new addition to La Ola Rica. We are located on the second floor over looking the beautiful village of San Pancho. Different menu, great drinks, and live music!
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