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“Best tacos in the area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Playa Taco Shop

La Playa Taco Shop
Ranked #116 of 4,724 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: place is fantastic - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-playa-taco-shop-san-diego
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best tacos in the area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'm not a fan of this type of ethnic food, but I love their shrimp tacos. Be prepared to wait in line any time of day. This is a popular local food stand. Everyone that has been there with me has said that all the food is wonderful!

  • Visited June 2014
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“You have to try this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Burritos were large and delicious. Tacos were great and the horchata too. Employees are hard working and look like they take pride in their food. Cool vibe and great service.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't Wast Your $$”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Avoid this place if you aren't a local. Incredibly slow and unfriendly service. Waited 45 mins for a couple of pretty mediocre fish and carnitas tacos.

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Tucson
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A new regular stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

I'm down in San Diego on long term business travel. I have been using the Mission Beach boardwalk as a good exercise routine. Being from Tucson, I know good Mexican food. I do admit however that the best fish taco's are in San Diego, and La Playa does it best (so far). I make fish tacos at home but can't quite match what they offer here (cotija cheese makes the difference). I use broiled fish (tilapia or other white fish), they, like everywhere else, use a deep fried fish.

With that said, I have tried fish tacos all over San Diego, and nothing compares to La Playa. The customer service has always been top notch, and the food high quality. This is now my routine when walking the mission boardwalk. Take a right at "York Ct".

  • Visited May 2014
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Olympia, Washington
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“SO GOOD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is a small taqueria across from Mission Beach. The food is amazing and priced right. I would recommend the burritos.

Visited April 2014
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