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“Busy even in the winter moths” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Playa Mexican Grille

La Playa Mexican Grille
222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
361-749-0022
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Ranked #13 of 76 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Austin, Texas
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Busy even in the winter moths”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

La Playa - nice servers and friendly bartender. Katelyn was especially personable and made table side guacamole. La Playa has the recipe mastered. Chips and salsa were tasty too. I ordered the shrimp enchiladas, and my husband had the spinach enchiladas - a dish he does not usually order. He loved them, and I enjoyed my dish equally as well. Talked to a lot of locals when dining there - a good sign in the winter.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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cookndad
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Still my Port A favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Another trip to La Playa, another home run. Friendly servers, great food, reasonable prices. My wife got the Shrimp diablos....fresh, sweet, excellent. I ordered the "special"....grouper with a crab topping. It was light, perfectly cooked, fresh....fantastic! I love this place and the wait
-staff who work there.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not your typical mexican restaurant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

First night in Port A we went to La Playa. Started with a couple of appetizers. Table side guacamole was fabulous. Ceviche platter was unique. Chips and salsa were very good. We ordered the tuna special and it was wonderful, flavorful and large portion. Others at table got the shrimp enchiladas (as suggested by another reviewer) and they lived up to the review. Absolutely yummy! Afterwards, as suggested, we ordered a flan. Too full to eat much, we split it but it was the BEST I've ever had! Our waitress was extremely helpful and accomodating! Sorry I do not remember her name. Will return next trip to Port A!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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San Angelo, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We enjoyed it. Will be going back for sure. The price was good the service was great! Great location also! Walked around to other shops afterward!

Visited October 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Mexican Seafood Specialties”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Small but excellent beach-community fare, with Mexican seafood speialties. Food is fresh and well prepared. The ceviches are delicious; a sampler is available to try the different varieties. The Del Mar platter is a favorite of mine! And don't forget to order a margarita!

Visited November 2012
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