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La Playa Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
502 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7304
+1 956-421-2000
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stuffed avocado” (40 reviews)
“fajitas” (33 reviews)
“street tacos” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
502 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7304
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to La Playa specifically for the deep-fried stuffed avocado (beef). WOW!!! It was really great. The entree also included a beef soft taco, rice, pico de gallo, and tortilla soup. The food was fabulous, the service was fabulous, and just what we were...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was slow our waiter just didn't cut the mustard. It started right when we were seated it took quite some time for our waiter to come to the table. Taking our drink order it took a bit of time till he returned with our...More

Thank Ron O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit every time we are back in the Valley to get our fix of Mexican Food. This evening we had a party of 10 (family and friends). Jennifer was very attentive and did an outstanding job of anticipating our needs and keeping beverages refilled....More

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to say other than just good Mexican food! You won’t be disappointed!!! Fajita enchiladas = really good!!

Thank DanJB_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked inn egard to try the stuffed avocado with fajitas with my family on fortunately. Must have been a very busy day. Had to pretty much yell out my order to the waiter. That's how loud It was in there must be just how popular...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is famous for their fajitas, but don't hesitate to order a more creative item. Their menu is full of interesting meat and seafood dishes. The service was friendly and not snobby; although the ambience of the place could attract snobby waiters. It's really...More

Thank Mariopk
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The Mexican food is delicious, and their Margaritas are the best. I've gone to many restaurants/bars for Margaritas, and they don't compare to La Playa's. Pretty strong too. The caldo de marisco is my favorite, and the carnitas plate a close second. The fajitas are...More

Thank Miguel G
Reviewed 7 December 2017

They offer a lunch plate with a deep fried avacado, a fajita taco and a cup of tortilla soup. It is way too much food, but amazingly good. For supper they seem to be a little pricier but for lunch the prices are fair. The...More

Thank Allyson M
Reviewed 5 December 2017

When I was looking for a place to hold a family dinner after my wedding, I picked La Playa because they have an extensive menu, they feel large parties efficiently and could put us in a quieter room with no extra charge. We were not...More

Thank RGValleygirl1501
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Had the nachos la playa and was stuffed! So good I couldn’t stop eating if I wanted. The chips and salsa beforehand were awesome. They both came out warm. Server was on top of it. Others had shrimp fajitas and chicken enchilada and gobbled them...More

Thank Taylor M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7304
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Harlingen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-421-2000
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