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La Playa Mexican Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood
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222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-0022
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Parabiago, Italia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

During my Texas vacation, I still hadn’t tried any Mexican food. Shamefully enough, I had not tried it in San Antonio. I had to make up so we went to La Playa in port Aransas. It’s a little colorful restaurant that serves tex-mex dishes, with a local twist as they serve a lot of fish. I had the combo fish... More 

Thank Vale23
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The food is fabulous - our entire table loved our meals. Wait staff is old school and very good at their jobs. The place is small, loud and crowded but these ladies maintain their cool and take good care of you. The manager (or owner?) stopped by our table twice to make sure we were happy. Oh yeah! I had... More 

Thank MLPerry
Fulshear, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in Port A. Huge selection of margaritas and tequilas. The crab nest is a must try!

Thank dawnbrien
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to this restaurant. We love the cocktails as they are all made with some sort of tequila. I like bourbon, so I had the Los Tejas which is made with bourbon and tequila. Very good. My wife had the white lightning, which as the description says, will strike twice? This bar has an excellent assortment... More 

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Bastrop, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place is small but it sure can crank out the food. CASH ONLY!! Not a problem if you know ahead of time. They have an ATM on premises. Margaritas and guacamole are awesome!

Thank CLV180
Kingsville, Texas, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The food was great and there was a good selection. The fish was really good. I found the staff to be very attentive and courteous. The ambiance was very pleasant. It might be wise to come when the there is no ruch since parking spaces fill up.

Thank John M
Lake Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a great place. They have excellent margaritas Ana the shrimp enchiladas are highly recommended!

Thank Loyed123
Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We enjoyed it so much we ate there twice this last trip. Even if you're not a texmex or mexican food fan they have something for everyone. Most of their seafood is fresh but you should check first and ask for the specials before ordering. You also can't go wrong with the drink selection.

Thank James C
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Not my favorite Mexican but ok. Service was good. Very busy. The singer was right next to us and kept asking for tips which is awkward.

Thank caitlyn m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner of crab enchiladas with poblano cream sauce, black beans and some really tasty rice. It is a small place and gets busy so get there early or plan on relaxing with a drink while you wait for your table. I had dinner outside on a small porch. The service was both friendly and good. Would definitely go back.

Thank Tex-TeeGo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-0022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?