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La Playa Mexican Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood
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222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-0022
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Raymore, Missouri
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited La Playa Mexican Grille early on a Friday night prior to attending the Port Aransas Opry at the Pollock Center. Great seafood tex-mex and good service. The food was fresh and yummy.

Thank Rosegardenfour
Colorado Rockies
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Got a little tired of grilling every night on our camping trip. We decided to try La Playa and we were not disappointed. Hard to find good Tex Mex at home in Colorado.

Thank h2ojo
Norfolk County, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of 6, no issue with the service. My enchiladas were very good, my friend had chicken and beef fajitas, he said the beef was very grizzly but tasted ok, so he only ate the chicken. My hubby had the blackened tuna tacos, said they were just ok, the tuna didn't have a blackened flavour. We all... More 

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Belton, Texas
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96 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had eaten here about a year ago and thought the food was good, but tonight the crab enchiladas were absolutely wonderful. Chips and salsa were good. Frozen Margaritas were good also. Salsa was tasty and a little spicy, but just right for my taste buds.

Thank Dan D
Mountain Home, Texas
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had tried to eat here on two previous trips; first it was too crowded and the second they were closed. We hit the jackpot on our third attempt. We got there early; they weren't open yet, but the manager drove up as we were about to leave. Friendliest man I've met in a while. "We'll be open at 5,... More 

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Gladwin, Michigan
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174 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at resturant and it was consistent in appearance with other restaurants in this beach town. My wife ordered a Shrimp Enchiladas that came with a puddle of refried beans, way too much rice and an enchalata with medium small shrimp covered in a creamy cheese topping. I ordered axstarter of four port shanks. While the pork shanks were very... More 

Thank Doug G
Tyler, Texas
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518 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Loved this place, not much to look at from the outside but those are the best places to eat. The staff and service were great. Our food was marvelous and portions were large. I would return.

Thank WildHaireHiking
Parabiago, Italia
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281 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

During my Texas vacation, I still hadn’t tried any Mexican food. Shamefully enough, I had not tried it in San Antonio. I had to make up so we went to La Playa in port Aransas. It’s a little colorful restaurant that serves tex-mex dishes, with a local twist as they serve a lot of fish. I had the combo fish... More 

Thank Vale23
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163 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The food is fabulous - our entire table loved our meals. Wait staff is old school and very good at their jobs. The place is small, loud and crowded but these ladies maintain their cool and take good care of you. The manager (or owner?) stopped by our table twice to make sure we were happy. Oh yeah! I had... More 

Thank MLPerry
Fulshear, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in Port A. Huge selection of margaritas and tequilas. The crab nest is a must try!

Thank dawnbrien

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 361-749-0022

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