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La Playa Mexican Grille

) #5 of 54 Restaurants in Port Aransas $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Seafood
222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-0022
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“flan” (19 reviews)
“queso” (25 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
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11 - 20 of 348 reviews

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Take cash or use their ATM. Evidently OK to park in front of store across street is it's closed. All the food was great and the service was excellent. Casual. Worth the price.

1  Thank Alan D
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is a great mexican food grille. The service was great, and the food was hot and fresh! Great place to eat. It's not fancy but it is great!

1  Thank fancithatt
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We asked around for a place where the locals go and this was the highest recommended spot. We loved it! It was busy and bustling and fun. The beer was cold and the table side guacamole was to die for. I got the shrimp tacos...More

1  Thank TammyJWB
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Long wait.. but it was a holiday weekend and WORTH IT!!!! Staff was dealing with drinking young uns and handled it wonderfully. What great food!!! It is worth it.. try it.

Thank heatherfox615
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Do not miss the crab enchiladas, guacamole or the flan and get an extra flan to go. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Vicki J
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

La Playa is a great place for fantastic Mexican food (especially their shrimp enchiladas and table side guacamole) and the best Margaritas on the island! I highly recommend them. You will need to be sure you have plenty cash. They do not take credit or...More

Thank Loyed123
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Great knowledgeable wait staff. Diverse and excellent menu. Was a last minute choice and wife and i loved it. Would be great if a little outdoor music was added eventually.

Thank trip0101trip
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

There's usually a wait but it's so worth it. And it is pricier than other Mexican food restaurants but that's because it's SO much better. Our normal order: queso ultimo, island pepper, crabmeat enchiladas and, of course, the flan, which is more like cheesecake than...More

Thank BlondeStrangers
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Fun atmosphere and great food! The staff was great...very knowledgeable about their food and very friendly!

Thank Carole G
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Always good food here- just hadn't been in awhile as it's always busy and can be a bit loud, which is fine some times. We started with the crab stuffed avocado - very good- followed by a cup of tortilla soup nicely seasoned. Then came...More

Thank danidb518
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Laurajean1965
19 April 2017|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I think so. You can get chalupas which are meatless. Tell them not to put cheese on your chalupas. That is a favorite lenten meal for a lot of us in south tx. There are also fish dishes.
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Ruth Ann M
8 August 2015|
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Response from Sheri V | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen any pets at La Playa.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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