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Review of La Playa Taco Shop

La Playa Taco Shop
Ranked #100 of 4,770 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: place is fantastic - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-playa-taco-shop-san-diego
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Description: place is fantastic - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-playa-taco-shop-san-diego
Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“What is this doing on trip advisor?”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

I will only consider the food in this review as anything else doesn't really matter to me. It is essentially a fast food stop and not a restaurant.
We had high hopes considering the raving reviews. We had various Burritos and I was very disappointed. The chicken burrito was just OK but the beed burritos were truly horrible. The filling resembled dog food. It was just salty. The only redeeming feature was the tortilla.

  • Visited February 2013
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Denver Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Overrated on Trip Advisor”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Went to this taco shop because it was the #1 rated restaurant in San Diego out of over 2,000 restaurants. It did not even come close to matching the billing. This is a hole-in-the wall place with parking for 5 cars. We hit this about 2pm so we were able to get parking. The decor and atmosphere of this place is very cheap. The food is cheap, but pretty good. I tried some simple carne asada crispy tacos with some pico and guacamole. The tacos were not really hot, more like lukewarm. The pico as just OK. The guac was just OK. The taco shells were fried at the restaurant but not hot. Liked the bottled Coke from Mexico. This restaurant was just average. The poor atmosphere was overcome by pretty good tacos. The service was very cheerful but the delivery on the food was pretty slow.

  • Visited February 2013
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“It was okay”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

It is one of those hole in the wall kind of places with 3 tables inside and a few outside. Food was good, authentic and reasonably priced. But so is Chippotle's which is a much cleaner and bigger place. In other words, Mothing extraordinaire about it. We drove 8miles to try this place motivated by excellent reviews from Tripadvisor. We could have been equally pleased with Chippotle. The only thing that made the trip worthwhile was that I'd always rather aupport the small lival businesses rather than the big chains that run across the nation.

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Bellingham, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Its okay”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Had the asada and a fish taco with chips and salsa. The asada meat and the fried fish were good, just didnt mesh well with being a taco.

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1 Thank Groenmr
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San Diego
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great taco”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

One of the best in San Diego. You might have to wait in line but it is worth the wait. I have eaten there many times and never been disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
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