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La Costa Restaurant Mexican Restaurant

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4708 NE Thurston Way, Vancouver, WA 98662-6651
+1 360-885-7675
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Kennewick, Washington
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518 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large business group for lunch today at the restaurant. Our food was delicious and it was prompt. The wait staffed messed up on a couple of the orders but they made it right. Not sure if he was new or not. Everything was ok in the end and we where not in a hurry so all is... More 

Thank David A
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121 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This used to be part of the Azteca restaurant chain owned by the Centralia Ramos family. Some years back, the owner of this place decided to stop paying the 80K a year franchise fee and go it on his own. Unfortunately, He lost the right to use many of Azteca's signature recipes, namely their enchilada sauce, and thus far has... More 

Thank Old P
Vancouver, Washington
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Vancouver has a real need for a great Mexican restaurant, but so far I haven't found one. This place is the best of what I've come across, but its still pretty mediocre. The service is excellent and its wheelchair friendly. Lots of chips and decent salsa on the table, right away. The Chili Verde was pretty bland. Portions are decent.

Thank Henry B
Vancouver, Washington
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135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

To meet some friends, we visited La Costa Restaurant on a Friday evening. The parking lot was full, but the location is on a strip mall, not necessitated by guests at the restaurant. La Costa has evolved over time. The building originally was a Tony Roma restaurant, which was famously serving ribs. Then Azteca took it over for a few... More 

1 Thank Collins M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Love the food! Great value, healthy, yummy, awesome. Clean and tidy restaurant, Quick service. And flan for dessert - yum!

Thank Trisha L
Vancouver, Washington
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016

La Costa is a decent Mexican restaurant near Vancouver Mall. The staff is typically excellent and the food is reasonably good, but don't go looking for that blow-your-mind experience... this is really Mexican Fast Food... Overall, anyway is a good event for lunch or dinner, but use CAUTION when visiting on holidays, such as cinco de mayo or similar.... portions... More 

1 Thank davidpipgras
Crescent City, California
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Upon arriving, was greeted warmly at the entrance and given a choice of where to eat. Wish I had gotten the waiters name as he was very amusing and talked me into a Cadillac Margarita instead of a regular, which in retrospect I'm glad I went with the Cadillac despite the price. When visitng a Mexican restaurant for the first... More 

1 Thank Javastreet
Washougal, Washington
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We went shopping at Total Wines and saw this place in the same parking lot. Since it was dinner time and there was lots of traffic at this hour, we decided to check it out. I tried something new, Pollo Blanco and it was very different and flavorful. The portion was more than I could eat, so I'll be having... More 

1 Thank Penny H
Hesperia, California
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The food was the usual Mexican faire; it was good, but not "over the top" good. The Happy Hour drink specials were very good; there was a good selection of drink options, and the drinks were good and strong. The staff was pleasant and prompt. The restaurant was clean, and we were seated right away. We will come here again.

Thank Nana G
Vancouver, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We've dined hare since it was known as Azteca. Decent Tex-Mex fare ate a bit above average prices. Their salsa bar is a nice touch with a variety of salsas, both red and green, spicy and mild. Chips are bottomless and served toasty warm too. Their meals are HUGE! Be prepared to take some hem, and I'm a pretty big... More 

Thank Ron B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4708 NE Thurston Way, Vancouver, WA 98662-6651
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 360-885-7675

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