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La Playa Mexican Cafe

7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
+1 361-980-3909
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love their Fried Chicken Avocado dinners. The Tortilla soup is great, ever so cheesy. Service was good. Relaxed atmosphere. One of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Corpus.

Thank janbV4648EV
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to eat great food !!! All their meat has wonderful flavor no matter what you get !!! Our service was awesome.... Never a need that wasn't met before we asked for it !!! Over all great place to eat !!!

Thank kimtye
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

I ate here recently for lunch. The queso with fried flour tortillas was an interesting change. I had cheese enchiladas and they were very good. Great gravy! The guacamole was just like I would make it myself. My lunch partner enjoyed her meal very much...More

Thank Delicatecargo
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great food The chips and warm salsa is great Guacamole is great. Charity beans are tasty And the egg plant with seafood is awesome

Thank saibrs
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The restaurant is big inside. A family restaurant with reasonable prices and friendly workers. The food was tasty and came in really fast. The building its old and the front area is not well kept. Not a lot of room for parking.

Thank quexi
Reviewed 16 March 2017

La Playa is great for happy hour as they have great prices on Margaritas (frozen or on the rocks). The food here is ok and priced reasonably. I do like the stuffed avocados. That is something you don't see at many places. They have a...More

Thank john b
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I'm in town for family and we went here for dinner. I had the sour cream enchiladas. Really pretty good. Very small portion of the sides. Plenty of food overall. There are so many TexMex restaurants in Corpus Christi that it's difficult to say how...More

Thank William Reese S
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...More

Thank JustWatson
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 18 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....More

Thank Deborah B
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Response from john b | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure since I have not had one. However, now I will go get one and I will ask them what is in it. I'll sit at the bar and watch them make it. Please check back with me soon for a better answer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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