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La Playa Mexican Cafe

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7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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173 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I primarily eat at the location on Saratoga but have eaten at both locations. I pretty much like everything they offer at La Playa. They have reasonable pricing; good food; and plenty of ice cold beer.

Thank Jeff W
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Been here several times and never disappointed. This is not a fancy place, but the service is good and the good is very enjoyable. They have more of a variety of seafood dishes than any other Mexican style restaurant in the area. Will be back!

Thank Lois S
Ingleside, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I have gone there lots of times . This was the best seafood enchiladas I have ever eaten . Every thing was delicious . The queso is enough for a meal itself. The 3 dollar flavored margaritas is cheep , and delicious . The happy hour is every day from 11 am to 7 pm.

Thank Doug S
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

There are 2 restaurants with the same name very close together. This is the one not to visit. When you walk in you can smell the sewer.

Thank lori d
Gilbert, Arizona
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150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We went to tis restaurant on a Friday evening and had a good time. The food is very good with ample portions. It is typical Mexican fare with a lot of options to change it up. On Friday evenings they feature a roaming Mariachi band the serenades the clients. They were good and entertaining.

Thank stopperback
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Called the restaurant on New years Evening to ask about closing time, been informed at 7:45 that the restaurant that night would have close at 22:00. As we were in the amenities by 19:55 we reached the cafe' to be told by the waitress that the restaurant was closed!! There were still at least 15 people inside the restaurant all... More 

1 Thank nononsense M
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The restaurant was messy and food was disappointingly flavorless. The service was slow even though there was only one other table when we walked in. Several tables remained un-bussed (outside and inside). We waited 10 minutes for our initial drink order, which barely showed up with the appetizer order. The waitress had no small appetizer plates, so she went to... More 

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Wailuku, Hawaii, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We love mexican food in coastal Texas. Saw the La Playa sign and thought we'd try it. My husband had the seafood enchiladas and I had the seafood chimichanga. Both were great with delicious sauces on top. Chips and green sauce and salsa were very good also.

Thank Shereen S
Corpus Christi, Texas
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103 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

There are two other La Playa Mexican Restaurants in town and I don't know if this is part of a local chain or an independent restaurant from them. The menu appeared to be the same and they have the same 2 salsas that come with the complimentary chips so I am going to assume they are all the same company... More 

Thank Cindi O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for some Mexican food in Corpus. This close to the border, we figured there would be lots of opportunities. On entering La Playa (had to make a loop around 358; we were headed south, it is on the north bound frontage road) I saw unfinished plates of food. My first thought was the place was a bad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: 3619803909

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?