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La Playa Taco Shop

#113 of 3,776 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
+1 858-488-7405
08:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 20:30
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Ione, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This small Taco shop is located near everything and has a great following in the local community. The food is tasty and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank DennisTremelling
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is such a cute place! The food was great and came out pretty quickly. The only downside was the parking..pretty small lot. I would recommend if you are hungry for mexican!

Thank Charlene M
Atwater, CA, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Average food that was overpriced. Quality was equal to many taco trucks but price was much more. Shrimp burrito was good!

Thank Michael H
Housatonic, MA
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to La Playa every year on our annual visit to Pacific Beach. This place is a great stop for a quick bite or take out, authentic Mexican food, the staff is always nice, prices are great. no alcohol served but try the excellent coconut water.

Thank Krusj
Santa Ana, California
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154 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I eat here every time I'm down in this part of San Diego. I was staying at the Catamaran Resort next door and I brought a few friends with me this time. I had the 2 tacos with Carnitas and they were excellent. They commented that their food was delicious too! So, if you down this way stop in and... More 

Thank Lars_92705
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best tacos in the beach area! We stopped here after lounging on the beach and loved it. I had Taco's, my girlfriend had a California Burrito. They don't skimp on the ingredients! We'll go again soon.

Thank mhammer3626
Pacific Grove, California
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96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasty tacos, fresh salsa, and excellent guacamole. Definitely a cool shop with great tacos at reasonable prices and right across the street from the beach. Very affordable and bare feet casual.

Thank SMB4_1958
Bloomfield, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Stayed at the Catamaran, too, where of course restaurant prices are out of sight. Asked the baggage handler who helped me to my room about any good local suggestions. He said "right next door..the taco shop"..everything there has been WONDERFUL, authentic Mexican cuisine, and as noted before the staff is kind, courteous, and swift to deliver your food, either to... More 

Thank Nancy B
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had to try this place after I saw the reviews. it is next to the Catamaran resort hotel. This is now my 2nd visit as it did not disappoint. It looks like nothing from the front but do not let that put you off as the service is great and the food is fantastic and it's great value for money.

Thank crocolog
Wichita, Kansas
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

During our trip we ate here twice. The food was excellent. We had burrito, beef enchilidas, beans and rice. All the ingrediants were fresh. The toritiallas were wonderful. Both green and red sauce were good. Only negative was drink were from bottles and cans, no fountain drinks available.

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-488-7405
place is fantastic - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-playa-taco-shop-san-diego

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