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La Playa Taco Shop

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mexican, Fast Food
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews tacos burrito beans and rice guacamole churros fries pork steak catamaran resort hole in the wall mexican food mission beach great little restaurant line out the door ate here take out decided to give it a try
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast burrito is the best. For fast/take away good this place is unmatched. We always stop here on our vacation, at least once, usually twice!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank madbeaut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe because I am used to eating Texas Mexican, I am biased against California Mexican but I really didn't like the food here. The beans and rice were really blah. The tacos were all the soft ones, not crispy. My family who had the fish...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank texasdonna77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made it a point to eat what we though would be outstanding Mexican food here based on the reviews here. We were disappointed. Nothing about the flavors or the place itself stood out. The lady who took our order and ran our food out...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rwa
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

First time here. I had the Fish tacos. So delicious that I had to order a second after finishing the first. The place is very clean and staff very friendly. I wish there was a place like this back in my home state. I'd be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LightWing07
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Cute little place on the side of the road. Very unassuming but the food is amazing. Had the fish tacos. They had so much flavor and the right amount of spice. A must stop.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 373kimberlyo
Reviewed November 24, 2018

We stay at the Catamaran Resort and La Playa is right next door, it is always a good quick meal here. The fish tacos are excellent, they are fried crispy and a layer of tarter sauce is on the bottom with the usual toppings you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JohnnySox
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

I was shocked at all the good reviews after I ate there. Not bad Mexican food if you were in Canada. Not very fresh food. Notice the fried fish tacos were reheated and not fresh. The Taco Stand in La Jolla is much better

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sheamed
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

It’s a tiny restaurant with a plain sign but it’s a great place for Mexican food. We recently came from our trip in Mexico and decided we needed more tacos in our lives. You order and pay beforehand. I wish they had a little more...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 180tuyenp
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

I stopped in here looking for some Mexican food near my hotel found myself ordering more than I planned...tacos were excellent and the burritos were too. Very affordable. I will go again if I'm near there

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Eric W
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Found this little restaurant when I was searching for some genuine Mexican food. Since I’m not used to Mexican food an my wife is lactose intolerant I had to ask the staff for advise. A great informative woman help us to place the order and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ola E
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