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La Playa Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
502 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7304
+1 956-421-2000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stuffed avocado” (38 reviews)
“fajitas” (29 reviews)
“street tacos” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
502 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7304
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1 - 10 of 282 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cucumber margarita is killer. Out of this world yummy. The food never disappoints. The atmosphere is loud. Get ready to have a great time. It is pricey. The food and drinks are worth the price.

Thank Raquel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lived here ten years and this has always been our favorite Mexican restaurant. A step above most, yet still very casual and affordable. Always busy no matter what time of day. That says a lot right there. Never had anything I didn't like. Best salsa...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we are in this city , we stop at this restaurant. If you want great food, margaritas, music, great ambiance, please try this place.๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป

Thank Scott V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is great I tend stay away from the chicken breast since it is always very tough. I recommend their chicken soup and fajitas. Very friendly staff.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I can recommend this place 100% to everyone who visits the valley. The place is a genuine Mexican Restaurant from start to end: decoration was on point and very beautiful setting, waiters were very friendly and helpful when guiding you through the menu, ambiance was...More

Thank Terezia A
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Well, my sister and I decided to get out. We love La Playa 's stuffed avocado. Food is always great. The only concern today was the loud obnoxious music.

Thank Eva M
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent. Had the carne asada street tacos Salsa was warm, temperature-wise, and yummy Live Mariachi band was so cool!! Will visit this place again!

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

When you're this close to the border, you know you're destined to find a lot of choices for awesome and authentic Mexican food. Among them, there has to be one that outshines the rest; La Playa is that place. And not only do you get...More

Thank RyRyTravels
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The service is good. The food is fresh and tasty. The tortilla soup is meal in it's self served with pico de gallo and rice. The stuffed Avocado is served with a cup of soup and rice. It is stuffed with a choice of chicken...More

Thank Patrice C
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch, not a bad wait and the food was OK. We had Eggplant stuffed with seafood. The chips and salsa was good. What pretty much made this such a bad experience was the wait staff. Brought one chips and salsa for six...More

Thank saibrs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7304
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Harlingen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-421-2000
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