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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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Lake Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place. They have excellent margaritas Ana the shrimp enchiladas are highly recommended!

Thank Loyed123
Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed it so much we ate there twice this last trip. Even if you're not a texmex or mexican food fan they have something for everyone. Most of their seafood is fresh but you should check first and ask for the specials before ordering. You also can't go wrong with the drink selection.

Thank James C
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not my favorite Mexican but ok. Service was good. Very busy. The singer was right next to us and kept asking for tips which is awkward.

Thank caitlyn m
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner of crab enchiladas with poblano cream sauce, black beans and some really tasty rice. It is a small place and gets busy so get there early or plan on relaxing with a drink while you wait for your table. I had dinner outside on a small porch. The service was both friendly and good. Would definitely go back.

Thank Tex-TeeGo
moody tx
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife loved her food some kind of avocado stuffed I had fajitas which weren't too good but this place came highly recommended

Thank catliftlegend
Corpus Christi, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Susan was our server. Table of four on a Sunday evening. She was abrupt and looked ready to explode. She was probably overworked that evening, but seemed mad at any request or lack of understanding of what she had said. She made a mistake with two orders and returned with the correct items but no apology. The food is good,... More 

Thank Mleaha
Prairie Village, Kansas
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at this restaurant is very good and the service was excellent. The environment is casual and could be noisy at times. The staff is very friendly and funny. One drawback is that they do not accept credit cards.

Thank JimB941
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Get here early to avoid wait. Not a lot of tables. Menu more eclectic than typical Mexican food. Very local flavor. Seems really popular as weekend dinner destination for tourists. Would eat there again to try more traditional Tex-Mex menu items and see if as good as the specials we ate (Grouper and Tenderloin are what we ate).

Thank Lwilley
Richardson, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

This restaurant is true gem. It consistently serves wonderful Mexican, Tex-Mex and seafood inspired Mexican dishes that are so very good. The chefs and wait staff are fantastic. The blend of locals and visitors offers a cool vibe to the place. Make La Playa Mexican Grille one of your go-to lunch or dinner locations and you will be a very... More 

Thank K C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We started with a Michelada (excellent) and grilled scallops for an appetizer. Dinner was grilled grouper topped with crab meat (good). Our waitress, Cindy, was champs!

Thank sandypepper

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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
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, Kids, Families with children
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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Cedar Park, Texas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?