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“Never again”

La Playa Mexican Cafe
Ranked #170 of 708 Restaurants in Corpus Christi
Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This negative review if for the La Playa on SPID by Rodd Field. Our party of 3 walked in and were seated quickly, which wasn't a surprise, there were were several open tables on a busy Saturday night. However, we waited 20 minutes for a waiter to approach us, at which time he writes our drink order down on a piece of paper he fished out of his pocket. Maybe they just called him into work? So we let that slide. Well another 20 minutes passed and he never showed back up. We left. VERY DISAPPOINTING. Won't be back.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Great Margarita and Great Fried Avocado plate. Nice environment and in a good location. Short wait time for food was convenient.

Thank ELo99
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

First of all, you have to be careful with these other reviews you are reading. I'm reviewing the location near Weber & Outback Steakhouse. The address above is for the LaPlaya near Rodd Field (which is a huge disappointment, by the way). My understanding is that it's not the same owner, from the waiter at the Rodd Field place. I have previously reviewed that location.

That being said, the location near Outback is AWESOME. We have been twice and it's a big hit. Live Mariachi on Friday night. We tried to call for reservations but could not find a phone number. You can't even find it listed on google maps or the yellow pages. Now, this is not a place for a quiet dinner. This is a place to go and have some fun and laugh and enjoy! It was very loud but fun. Food was amazing. We arrived hungry at 7pm on a Friday and there was no wait for a table. We shared appetizers. Mexican martini was not great. Sangria is awesome. Draft beer is served in large pilsner glasses. Meals were fabulous. You get a lot for your money. I feel that the prices are very reasonable for the food you get. If you go on Friday night, be patient because the staff has to maneuver around the Mariachi. It might take a while to get refills on a drink. The Mariachi is not the same each time either, so there is some variety. Have not tried dessert yet because you are too full from dinner. :) But, you don't need to follow my advice... because I worry that next time I'll have to wait for a table if I convince too many of you to try it out.

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1  Thank IloveTX
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

My boys love to eat there and they love the stuff avacado and the cheese . They love to go on their birthday every yr and i enjoy seeing them happy . I also love their food and drinks.

Thank JuanOrnelas
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

I enjoyed their chips and salsa, but I did not enjoy tacos I ordered. The sauce that supposed to be spicy was not spicy enough, and shrimp and tilapia smelled really strong... as if it was not cleaned well. Price of entrees were all higher than other Mexican restaurants in this area. Not sure if I would go back...

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Thank Lonnie-Sally
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