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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
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bastrop, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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
23 restaurant reviews
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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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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140 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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
moody tx
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Wife loved her food some kind of avocado stuffed I had fajitas which weren't too good but this place came highly recommended

Thank catliftlegend
Prairie Village, Kansas
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The food at this restaurant is very good and the service was excellent. The environment is casual and could be noisy at times. The staff is very friendly and funny. One drawback is that they do not accept credit cards.

Thank JimB941
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Get here early to avoid wait. Not a lot of tables. Menu more eclectic than typical Mexican food. Very local flavor. Seems really popular as weekend dinner destination for tourists. Would eat there again to try more traditional Tex-Mex menu items and see if as good as the specials we ate (Grouper and Tenderloin are what we ate).

Thank Lwilley
Richardson, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This restaurant is true gem. It consistently serves wonderful Mexican, Tex-Mex and seafood inspired Mexican dishes that are so very good. The chefs and wait staff are fantastic. The blend of locals and visitors offers a cool vibe to the place. Make La Playa Mexican Grille one of your go-to lunch or dinner locations and you will be a very... More 

Thank K C

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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?