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La Playa Taco Shop

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3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
+1 858-488-7405
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“shrimp burrito” (12 reviews)
“al pastor” (4 reviews)
“guacamole” (14 reviews)
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8:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had various tacos for lunch, and they were so good we went back for dinner. We were a group of eight, and everyone loved their food. The tacos were large and full of meat. Chili rellenos, carne asada fries, beef nachos, all were delicious,...More

Thank OneTwoThree456
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great taco shop. Good prices, great portions. Fast service. We picked this off google maps when looking for a locals taco spot. Did not disappoint! Ordered for party of six and all of the food was great!

Thank aussienztraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked over here from our hotel based on TA reviews and we are so happy we did! I can’t say enough amazing things about this food and staff. I’ve never had a shrimp burrito in my life and decided to give it a try...More

Thank Tina A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hole in the wall taco shop with great tacos. Go for the carne asada tacos. Also the California burrito with fries inside.

Thank Chuck V
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Bargin priced and delicious! The staff was friendly and gracious. Very relaxed atmosphere where you serve yourself from the drink cooler. Definitely worth a try!

Thank cosmickone
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

This place is incredible, a great find on our visit. Very popular with the locals. We had chips and quac, tacos, tostada, and tamale. Everything was incredible, the salsa was spot on, and the service was friendly.

Thank NickR1207
Reviewed March 12, 2018

We walked from the Catamaran Hotel to La Playa, at the suggestion of the hotel staff. We were NOT disappointed. It is very small and atmosphere isn't the point. The fish tacos were great, rice and beans tasty. The servers were busy taking care of...More

3  Thank Debbie L
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

On the bay side of the Blvd. quick service. The food is great. Small little place with inside and outside seating. Take to go also. No alcohol beverages there for those interested. Not fancy but a good stop.

Thank Gina G
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Found this place walking down Mission Blvd and thought we would give it a try. Ended up eating here twice during our weeks stay. Tacos are awesome and burritos are huge. The owner is super friendly and explained everything on the menu for us. Highly...More

1  Thank Samuraiduck
Reviewed January 23, 2018

La Playa is a great take out place in Pacific Beach. There are a few tables ,but it's a bit divvy. The Carnitas were our favorite, chicken good, but pork was better. Chips with fresh guacamole and salsa also very good. Friendly counter service. Lots...More

Thank kay k
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-488-7405
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