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“Great Find”

La Playita Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #9 of 41 Restaurants in Isla Verde
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Puerto Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Boston
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

It's not easy to get to, but worth the effort. Great food, great hospitality, and a beautiful view.

Five of us showed up on Christmas night, hungry, at 700pm with no reservation. We were taken to a table immediately, and drinks came fast.

We ordered the mofongo, which was delicious. The wings were fine- not great, not bad. The giant coconut drink was sweet, delicious and strong. The service, up to the main course, was great.

Then there was a fire in the kitchen. Not sure there really was a fire or that it was disorganized, but quick refills (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for free made everyone happy. Ultimately, all but one dish came out. The burger was great, and the mahi mahi was excellent. the shrimp carbonara was a little more of a alfredo sauce and only okay. One dish long delayed, came out when we were ready to leave- they offered to wrap it to go and took it off the bill.

The service was off, but with five free drinks, a free dinner item, we were well attended to.

It's a fun, low key, inexpensive- even if we paid for the drinks and additional menu item.

I enjoyed it a great deal. I would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Visited December 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Service was mildly slow but if you accept your on island time you will be fine. Food was good all the way around and the restaurant was clean and kept up. Prices were moderate. I would go back.

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1 Thank TravelTheWorld-MemTN
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Bayport, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“We walked out after an hour after not getting our food.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is an adorable restaurant with a fab view of the ocean. That's where it ends. We waited 15 minutes to get a menu and when we tried to order a drink when he dropped off the menu, we were told "wait a minute". They basically got angry with us and chose to ignore us. We walked out after an hour.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Patricia H
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Toronto
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Limited menu - good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

La playita salad was excellent: avocado, tomato, shrimp in spicy sauce. Churrasco mofongo was also very good. Large portion, that you can share between two people.

Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst experience of the trip ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

The only good thing about this place is the view.

We went for breakfast, waited about 10 minutes for anyone to come by.

Ordered the club sandwich & the hard boiled egg plate, which took 40 minutes. Toast (white bread only) was cold. Sandwich was inedible, except for the pieces of bacon.

I had to go to the bar to order coffee & refill our own water because our server was nowhere to be found.

Most disappointing meal experience of the trip.

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