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“Great food, great service.”

La Playa Mexican Grille
Ranked #10 of 78 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tolar, Texas
1 review
“Great food, great service.”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

This was out first trip here and we were not disappointed. The table side guacamole was great as were the crab enchiladas. Our waitress was very friendly and got everything we needed.

  • Visited April 2014
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Temple, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Fajitas and margaritas”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

My wife and I arrived for dinner around 7:30 pm on a Friday. We were offered an immediate seat outside (which we preferred, as inside it was pretty noisy). We got chips and queso (which was queso blanco), house margaritas, combo fajitas. Queso was very good, chips were ok. Margaritas were great, and they were only $5 each. Fajitas were fantastic. The steak is more like brisket. Served with a pico de gallo that was very spicy. Excellent rice and beans too. For dessert we got flan which was above average for me. Plates run between 10-15 bucks each. Cash only but they have an ATM there. Overall I would definitely recommend this place. I think it goes toe-to-toe with some of my favorite Mexican food spots in Dallas and Houston.

  • Visited April 2014
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Newport, VT
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tequila and flan, Perfecto!”
Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We wandered in to La Playa to escape cold, blustery winds coming off the ocean. We received a warm welcome. The margueritas were tasty, our meal, wonderful, and the flan, the best I have ever tasted!

Visited March 2014
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome surprise”
Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Fast, super-friendly service + great-tasting food + reasonable prices made this place a winner for our family of four. The margaritas were excellent, as was the tableside-prepared guacamole and the dessert flan. The cheese enchiladas and the ceviche sampler were very tasty dishes. The chicken fajitas were about average -- not bad but not outstanding either. Glad we went and will go again when we come back.

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Port Aransas, Texas
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best Margaritas”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is not your typical Mexican restaurant. Here you get black beans, more seafood choices and fiesta rice. And besides that, some of the best enchiladas ever! They always have some good seafood specials like snapper with a crab and shrimp sauce. Or try the shrimp specials off the menu. They also have the biggest variety of tequila on the island. This is the place to come to enjoy good food and good drinks. The place is not very big so there could be a wait.

  • Visited March 2014
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