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“Our favorite in Port A”

La Playa Mexican Grille
Ranked #6 of 80 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 25, 2007

We live in Corpus Christi and often make the trip out to Port A just to eat at La Playa (not to be confused with the La Playa restaurants in Corpus, which are not related in any way). The place is small, and we almost always have to wait for a table, but it's worth it!

Although they do offer some of the usual Tex-Mex fare, the stars of the menu are the more unique dishes. My personal favorite is the Island Pepper, their take on a chile relleno. It is a poblano pepper, stuffed with white cheese, wrapped in a flank steak, and grilled. Delicious! Other favorites include the seafood enchiladas, fish tacos, ceviche, and the guacamole made tableside. They also have daily specials, usually a fresh seafood dish.

They have a huge tequila selection. So huge, in fact, that the tequila has its own menu. They also have a decent beer selection.

The wait staff is always friendly and helfpul. We've never had a bad experience.

Tip: If the meal you choose comes with the refried beans and Spanish rice, request they substitute in the black beans and fiesta rice; they are much more tasty!

Thank greekgirl64
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Reviewed April 13, 2007

I liked it a lot. Friendly and attentive service, interesting offerings and good food. A little higher on price, but quality is worth it for a local, non chain restaurant. Give it a whirl!

Thank CalKen
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Reviewed April 6, 2007

I really liked this restaurant. It had really good food and I liked it when they made the guacamole at the table. The Queso was GREAT! It was on the small side but who cares their food was amazing and the waitress was really nice. I liked the decorations on the wall and the outside has a cool little seating area. I liked it a lot!

Thank ksprott
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Reviewed November 13, 2006

We visit the Island twice a month, and La Playa is were we ate last weekend. Have to agree that the food was not very good, and the service was worse. There are better choices on the Island to eat, such as Virginia's.

1  Thank DebiA
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Reviewed November 5, 2006

We just arrived in Port Aransas Friday Night 11/03/2006 and our choice was La Playa Mexican Grille. BAD choice as the food was overpriced, cold and just plain bland. Drinks were also very small and again overpriced. Maybe it's just the OFF Season at this Mexican Grille in Port Aransas, but I do think there are other, better choices, on the Island to eat.

4  Thank SaddleUp
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