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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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“flan” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped here because it was crowded. It did not disappoint. Fajitas were delicious. Mexican rice was excellent. Most of the time the rice at other places is very bland. Will go back again .

Thank Rainin
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived late on a Monday evening, they quickly placed us in a booth, where we enjoyed yummy margaritas, guacamole made table-side, and incredible ceviche. We wanted to also try the enchiladas, but our server warned us that it would be insurmountable amounts of...More

Thank BargainBeck
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take cash or use their ATM. Evidently OK to park in front of store across street is it's closed. All the food was great and the service was excellent. Casual. Worth the price.

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great mexican food grille. The service was great, and the food was hot and fresh! Great place to eat. It's not fancy but it is great!

Thank fancithatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked around for a place where the locals go and this was the highest recommended spot. We loved it! It was busy and bustling and fun. The beer was cold and the table side guacamole was to die for. I got the shrimp tacos...More

Thank TammyJWB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long wait.. but it was a holiday weekend and WORTH IT!!!! Staff was dealing with drinking young uns and handled it wonderfully. What great food!!! It is worth it.. try it.

Thank heatherfox615
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not miss the crab enchiladas, guacamole or the flan and get an extra flan to go. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Vicki J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

La Playa is a great place for fantastic Mexican food (especially their shrimp enchiladas and table side guacamole) and the best Margaritas on the island! I highly recommend them. You will need to be sure you have plenty cash. They do not take credit or...More

Thank Loyed123
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Great knowledgeable wait staff. Diverse and excellent menu. Was a last minute choice and wife and i loved it. Would be great if a little outdoor music was added eventually.

Thank trip0101trip
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

There's usually a wait but it's so worth it. And it is pricier than other Mexican food restaurants but that's because it's SO much better. Our normal order: queso ultimo, island pepper, crabmeat enchiladas and, of course, the flan, which is more like cheesecake than...More

Thank BlondeStrangers
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Can you accommodate vegetarian and vegan No meat or cheese?
19 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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