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La Playa Mexican Grille

) #8 of 54 Restaurants in Port Aransas $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Seafood
222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-0022
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
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121 - 130 of 341 reviews

Reviewed 26 May 2015

Decent Tex-Mex. Go if for no other reason, there are not very many choices in town and this place is reasonably priced and the food is ok.

Thank J C
Reviewed 22 May 2015

We have only had breakfast here but every time it was fantastic. It was clean and the wait staff were fast and polite.

1  Thank Foster/Jacquely... F
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Based upon Trip Advisor reviews we were anxious to try La Playa. We definitely weren't disappointed. The selection of margaritas is extensive. My wife enjoyed a large (20 oz.) frozen strawberry margarita and I had the house special, which was delicious. We ordered the tableside...More

2  Thank David H
Reviewed 21 April 2015

We have eaten here many times. Most folks heading to the coast are looking for seafood, but it gets old after a few days. La Playa is always a nice break from the rest of the restaurants in town. The food is pretty good and...More

1  Thank mikesabirder
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We visited La Playa on Easter weekend. This was not our first visit and will not be our last. This restaurant is by far our favorite on the island! My son had the best cheese enchiladas in Texas, worth the calories! I had the crabmeat...More

2  Thank Shan B
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Ate here based off reviews. The food was o.k. (we had crab enchiladas, tacos, and burrito). Our waiter was a very friendly man that provided good service. The hostesses seemed unaccommodating to their guests seating needs. Booths seating is very uncomfortable- they are too small...More

Thank Ammo1994
Reviewed 30 March 2015

We decided to go here for a drink and appetizer before calling it a night. We were very pleased with the service, food and drinks. Margaritas were delicious and I highly recommend the GREEN CEVICHE, YUM!! We will definitely make it a point to go...More

1  Thank trixytee34
Reviewed 17 March 2015

You won't be disappointed in the exceptional freshness and deliciousness that Greg & his staff plate up at this cash-only establishment! Our family has tried EVERYTHING on the menu but always come back for the Crab Enchiladas and Seafood Campache. Jealous that my parents partake...More

1  Thank R-LPeplinski
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

Like most Port Aransas restaurants, a bit divey, with friendly atmosphere. Caliche was excellent, and beef fajitas were really tender, tasty, and served sizzling. Unfortunately, friendly service was also very slow and unresponsive when asked for more tortillas and check. Restaurant was very busy, so...More

Thank Goblu
Reviewed 18 February 2015

My wife and I are on our first visit to Port Aransas. We came for the natural beauty of Mustang Island, and the wonderful bird watching. Frankly, the choices for a good full dinner in Port Aransas seem limited. We did find a very nice...More

6  Thank CostaRicaBirder
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Can you accommodate vegetarian and vegan No meat or cheese?
18 April 2017|
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.
Ruth Ann M
Is this restaurant Pet Friendly on the patio?
7 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
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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