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La Playa Mexican Grille

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You would never know from the outside of this restaurant that they serve up fantastic food - Crab Enchiladas, Guacamole made tableside, seafood specials that left us salivating. Our waitress, Susan, took excellent care of us even though the place was packed. We waited 30 minutes on a Friday night (got there at 6pm) and it was worth it. This... More 

Thank Julie78733
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54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was average. Fish was fresh but not a lot of flavor. Expensive for the quality. My memory from 4 years ago was much better than tonight.

Thank Ashley R
Kingsbury, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in a hurry and hungry - our tacos were hot and fresh and hit the spot. Lemonade was not very good but the tacos made up for it

Thank Holly M
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! After a long search of restaurants on a Saturday night we were so glad we finally found a place in Port A that didn't have a wait of an hour or more. The Queso Oltimo was very good! The crab, shrimp, and crawfish enchiladas were all awesome! It was such a delightful change of pace from the... More 

Thank Kristin S
Graham, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be there at 4:45. The place opens at 5:00 (not a minute sooner) and it fills up fast! If our fajitas weren't a little burned, we would have given this 5 stars. The margaritas here are absolutely the best on the island! I would recommend the fajitas (even though they were a little on the "well-done" side this time.

Thank Travis A
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place can be a solid 5 star or a weak 4 star. They're awesome at grilled meats and seafood specials. The queso and guacamole are also worth the trip. The enchiladas are good, but you've had better. Like most restaurants on the island, it's not a large space so be wary for groups larger than 8. The service is... More 

Thank WadeJE
San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

OMG! La Playa was so good! We had to wait for about 5 minutes, which was fine, we were expecting to wait. We had driven by several times and it was packed, so 5 minutes was nothing. Our server quickly came to us after we'd been seated and told us we were going to question why we had driven by... More 

Thank KarateMom714
Georgetown, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My wife and I have been vacationing in Port A from Austin for over a decade, and La Playa has become one of our can't miss restaurants - and we've never been disappointed. We love Mexican food and seafood, and this place specializes on both. The tableside guacamole, the avocado appetizer filled with crabmeat, cheese etc., the ceviche, the seafood... More 

Thank Bob K
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Great spot! I love the table side gwak! Delicious! Best Mexican food on the Island for sure. Great service as well. Let's not forget the outstanding margaritas!

Thank Stacy Y
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

It's annoying they only take cash, but other that, I have no complaints. I had one of their fish specials and it was amazing. Several others in our group had the crab enchiladas and they can't stop talking about them, would go back!

Thank Nate O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-0022

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