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Playa Chac-Mool Mexican Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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105 D St, Saint Augustine Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6833
+1 904-471-1131
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Clarkston, Michigan
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was wonderful and we had the most pleasant servers since coming to St. Augustine. It seemed to be a team effort in seating us, taking our orders, delivering our meals, checking back with us and finally to clearing our plates. None of this it's not my table stuff that we found at The Brunch downtown. We both had... More 

Thank parksorbust
Boca Raton, Florida
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266 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love restaurants like Playa Chac-Mool. It is family owned and operated, with the owner walking around singing and playing his guitar, and his wife gracefully greeting us at the door. The menu is standard Mexican fare, nothing fancy or different, but well prepared. If we lived in St. Augustine, we'd probably be regulars, as the owners are welcoming and... More 

Thank mmb198
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we walked in, it was clear that Playa Chac-Mool offered a unique experience for diners. It has the feel of a family-run restaurant that serves small-batch, authentic Mexican food made from ultra-fresh ingredients. This isn't a chain restaurant, so diners shouldn't expect to find sodium-laden, fat-glutted sauces covering low-quality dishes. Instead, the dishes rely on combinations of... More 

Thank Susan S
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty good place to eat. Liked the décor which had lots of pottery. Food is good enough to have when tired of seafood.

Thank barbarascience
Cornwall, Canada
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194 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited several times and we and those we have taken have always enjoyed what we have ordered/ We have tried numerous dishes and have not had any complaints. Do not be turned away by the lack of patrons - frequently there have been very few people in the restaurant = not sure why as it is excellent

Thank Peter M
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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129 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No wait after Church! Some of the nicest people work here. Food was ok. Close to the beach, plenty of parking and good prices.

Thank missycomfort
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The key to this little Mexican restaurants appeal is Javier and the rest of the staff. They are the most personable and pleasant people that any restaurant would be lucky to have. The food and drinks are excellent, but what brings me back here are the smiling faces and the occasional serenade on guitar. We'll keep coming back as long... More 

Thank M Milton H
Holland, Michigan
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107 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I have eaten at every Mexican Restaurant in this town and by far this is the BEST!!! It is authentic and that is hard to find. The meal was awesome and we love when Javier serenades the restaurant. Do not waste your time trying the others, this is the BEST!!!

Thank Jenrenv
Johns Creek, Georgia
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The beans and rice from my combo was very good. My burrito and taco were small. The overall opinion was just ok. Not great and bad. I would go back and try a specialty dish. Their beer is cold and the margaritas are tasty.

Thank greg t
Hoboken, New Jersey
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Appears to be popular with "regulars" and does a good take out business at lunch. It is small and appears to have 1 wait staff and 1 cook. The menu is limited, and when you order an entree it comes with nothing but the burrito, enchilada , etc. No lettuce, tomatoes, nothing else. I ordered a burrito it came with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 D St, Saint Augustine Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6833
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine  >  Saint Augustine Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-471-1131

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