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“Great shrimp tacos”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Playa

La Playa
Ranked #23 of 48 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: La Playa is located on the beautiful beach of San Pancho where you can see whales, a large variety of birds and crocodiles! Located right next to a beautiful estuary.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great shrimp tacos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

GREAT shrimp tacos and ambiance. Right on the beach. Not much more to say - it was a very nice experience, feet in the sand, food and drink at hand . . . .listening to the ocean waves break. . ..

Visited December 2013
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Hayward, California, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Two Reviews for the Price of One”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

First this little outdoor restaurant is the lunch time location for the dinner restaurant named La Ola Rica in the small Mexican town of San Pancho (also referred to as San Francisco) on the Nayarit Riviera of Mexico's Pacific coast. La Ola Rica has been our favorite stop for camarones since we first visited there in 2000 when we must have eaten there three times during the week we were there. We made a special trip to San Pancho looking for La Ola Rica and were depressed to learn that is was only a dinner house. But our sadness turned to glee when we were directed to the owners new restaurant serving lunch at the beach. The La Playa Restaurant is all you would ever want in casual dining. Excellently prepared food, attentive wait staff, great beverages and caring owners. A little too far from Puerto Vallarta to not rent a car but worth the extra expense. The food prices are reasonable BTW. There are several other "beach towns" in the area. There are places to stay in San Pancho - I think.

  • Visited December 2013
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Vancouver
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“Nice casual oceanfront dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Its a plastic tables on the sand place...good service, good margaritas and I had a very nice salad with shrimp. Worth a visit!

Visited March 2013
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Punta de Mita, Mexico
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“Feet in the sand dining!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

What a great place right on the beach. We took a daytrip from Punta de Mita to San Pancho and just loved this place. We both ordered the fish sandwich, one prepared in a beer batter and one on the grill both were excellent. The service was friendly but not intrusive. We will be going back!

And, by the way, you don't have to have your feet in the sand! We just prefer it that way.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank scronk0413
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Pleasant Hill, California
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“What a view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

If one wanted to, one could make La Playa a destination for devotion and pilgrimage! It has many aspects of a "religious" experience.

--The view of the beach and the amazing sunsets brings one into another realm.

--The food and libations are heavenly.

--The mango margaritas, in particular, allow one to reach new spiritual heights.

I don't need to say anymore....

  • Visited February 2013
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