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La Playa Mexican Cafe

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7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
+1 361-980-3909
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The desk clerk at our hotel recommended La Playa so we decided to give it a try. Our first clue that this was a mistake should have been the almost empty parking lot during dinner hours. I ordered the tamale dinner and my companion ordered the enchilada dinner (one beef, one chicken). The refritos (refried beans) were very greasy and... More 

Thank JustWatson
Conroe, Texas
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

They have very good food. We enjoyed the plates we ordered and the margarita was good. Service was prompt and friendly. Prices are very reasonable. We would eat here again.

Thank gwooley
Round Rock, Texas
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183 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This restaurant was close to our hotel and was a good option after a full day of sightseeing. Service was very good with a friendly waitress. There appeared to be several groups of locals celebrating birthdays. Always good when you see locals in a place. The chips came with green (spicy) and red salsa. It was pretty good. The flour... More 

Thank Deborah B
Roswell, Georgia
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335 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food was average Mexican food. There were several mistakes on our order, but eventually were corrected.

Thank Barb125
Mathis, Texas
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This place gets five stars for food and service. I think it's the best Mexican food I've eaten in a long while. It was so good we decided to try dessert. The portions are large so bring your appetite. We will be returning to this great place.

Thank PinkMonkeySoap
Plano, Texas, United States
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Dinner with hubs and 5 others. We had great service, the food was top-notch, and the specialty of the house is a stuffed and deep fried avocado. If you are shaking your head "no" cut it out, and hie thee to La Playa. It was wonderful.

Thank Janet P
Corpus Christi, Texas
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180 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I primarily eat at the location on Saratoga but have eaten at both locations. I pretty much like everything they offer at La Playa. They have reasonable pricing; good food; and plenty of ice cold beer.

Thank Jeff W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Been here several times and never disappointed. This is not a fancy place, but the service is good and the good is very enjoyable. They have more of a variety of seafood dishes than any other Mexican style restaurant in the area. Will be back!

Thank Lois S
Ingleside, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I have gone there lots of times . This was the best seafood enchiladas I have ever eaten . Every thing was delicious . The queso is enough for a meal itself. The 3 dollar flavored margaritas is cheep , and delicious . The happy hour is every day from 11 am to 7 pm.

Thank Doug S
Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

There are 2 restaurants with the same name very close together. This is the one not to visit. When you walk in you can smell the sewer.

Thank lori d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-980-3909

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