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La Playa Mexican Grille

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222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-0022
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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 back here and try more of their menu.

1 Thank trixytee34
Louisville, Kentucky
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 in weekly dinners here while I can only get once or twice a year. Until... More 

1 Thank R-LPeplinski
Sugar Land, Texas
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 can tolerate some "slowness" but the unresponsiveness was disappointing. I would return, maybe during a... More 

Thank Goblu
Milpitas, California
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137 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 place last night and enjoyed both the meal and the atmosphere. We then decided to... More 

6 Thank CostaRicaBirder
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Went here both nights we stayed in port A Would love to have one of the avocado crab nest appetizers every day! Awesome margaritas too

Thank christi_10
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

We ate here and it was so good we had to go back again before leaving town. Hubby had a enchilada dinner and said it was the best he's ever had. I had the crab/avocado enchiladas with a white cheese served with black beans and seasoned rice. I am completely obsessed with that meal! REAL crab meat and lots of... More 

1 Thank trailrider67
Grant, Michigan
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015

Ate at this place when staying in Port Aransas while visiting my parents. Very authentic Mexican food. Had a Mexican Omlet that came with refried beans and tortillas. Very good food and a helpful waitstaff. Would go there again next time I am in the area.

Thank r b
Austin, Texas
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Good drinks, fun place to go with friends. The staff is very nice. They have vegetarian options but the rice is made with chicken stock so watch out. The queso is not that good but if you drink enough you won't even notice. I had the veggie fajitas and the baby carrots they cooked were yummy! I've had the fajitas... More 

Thank summeratx
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39 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

I have been going to La Playa for a few years now and I think I'm done despite it having the best food in Port A. I forgot that they don't take credit or debit cards but I thought it was no biggie since they have a cash machine. I went to the cash machine after ordering drinks and on... More 

2 Thank MateoVerito
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

Saw how great the reviews were and wanted to stop in while on vacation with the family. There was quite a bit of a wait- like 25 minutes, but there was a bar you can grab a drink if you want while you wait. So, you can imagine with that kind of a wait, it was packed and loud! With... More 

2 Thank jculpep

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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Cedar Park, Texas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?