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“Dissapointed,and we didn't even stay to eat.”

La Playa Mexican Grille
Ranked #5 of 82 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Always hesitant of a restaurant that doesn't post the menu and prices on their website, but we decided this year to give the place a try. We arrive and are told it will be a 40 minute wait so we decided to try a margarita while we are waiting. $20.00 later for two margarita's with little or no tequila and one soft drink. WHO DOESN'T ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS THESE DAYS!! THE PLACE ACCEPTS CASH ONLY! As we were into a 50 minute wait outside (the place is tiny inside with chairs out in the sun to wait) we grabbed a copy of a menu to see OUTRAGEOUS prices for Mexican food. Enchiladas for $15.00? Really? Just because you give it some lengthy Spanish name you can't pronounce doesn't make an enchilada worth that much money. At that point we decided not to waste any more of our time or money at the place and left without eating.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We were looking for fresh seafood without the tourists, and finally found La Playa Grille a few blocks of the main drag. It's small but there must be plenty of kitchen in the back because we had some great food there. The bar makes excellent margaritas, and the beer selection is great. The "guacamole made tableside" is fresh and tasty, and better than I make at home. We saw some big tables of families chowing on family-style fajitas (beef, chicken, shrimp) and others enjoying very elegant and enticing ceviche. The complimentary chips and sauce were pretty delicious, too. Lots of good fresh seafood choices and even desserts. The place filled up fast but the staff was right there for everyone - I can't wait to go back!

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1  Thank travlingirl3457
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

LaPlaya has always been one of our favorite restaurants in Port A. We're local and we go there often. Last night however, we were quite disappointed in the food. Two in our party had the Tres Amigos which good (not great). The other two in our party had the Island Pepper, which is usually outstanding. Last night however, the pepper had absolutely no meat inside. It was stuffed with some type of cheese and on top of the pepper was one very, very small strip of meat (1/2 ounce at the most). So basically, they had a poblano pepper stuffed with cheese. Will not get this again and will go back one more time to see if they were just having a "bad night" last night. All this after waiting for a table for 30 minutes. Oh, and yes, the drinks are still very overpriced.

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Thank Tex R
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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Wish they took credit cards! Food is outstanding, a little high priced, but it's the island & to be expected. We love the crab Enchilades & fresh Mexican style seafood! Marguerita selection is fantastic, but again, a bit expensive. Expect to pay an average of $50 or more for two with 1 or 2 drinks. Great port a vibe & way above average Mexican food.

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1  Thank Jcrox3
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Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Good food, friendly staff, cash only, ATM inside, can dine outside weather permitting, fresh shrimp, my son raved about it. Good mexican food!

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Thank Erika L
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