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La Playa Taco Shop

#119 of 3,834 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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177 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The La Playa Taco shop is practically next door to our hotel (The Catamaran), so we decided to give it a try. Elbia, our server was very friendly. When I asked about the Al Pastor, she gave me a little bit to taste. They are made fresh to order, so they might be a bit of a wait. We ordered... More 

Thank Sunset007
st paul
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143 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I asked 2 separate locals for a good tacos or burrito spot, and both highly recommended this place. They were on the money! It is a small, plain cafe w limited seating. But food is reasonably priced and very tasty! Beef burrito was yummy- 6.75, and large sized, could only eat half. I will for sure return before leaving San... More 

Thank kirbyfredstpaul
Bellevue, Washington
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646 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This small taco shop is conveniently located just a block from beautiful Pacific Beach. They have inside and outside seating or you can get your order to go and walk to the beach. Prices are reasonable and there is the usual selection of very tasty Mexican goodies. Prices are good as is the quality.

Thank Steve F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at a hotel close by. After a day of site-seeing and adventure. Came back with no dinner plans so we stopped in on a whim. Was not disappointed. Super tasty and very friendly service. I would definitely come back. Open for breakfast. Hmmm

Thank Dan G
La Jolla, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Had to stop by here for a quick bite before my Spa. Great food and its so conveniently located in the middle of the bay and ocean.

Thank PMalik858
Seattle, WA
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We grab at least one meal here every time we visit San Diego. Delicious food, nice people and very reasonable prices. The seating area is small but kept very clean. The guy taking orders was super patient and tried his best explaining everything to us. We saw many locals pick up their food here too.

Thank MJ S
Minneapolis, MN
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1,634 reviews
860 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 668 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Decent Mexican food. Staff were friendly. Food was fresh. Nothing special. Not sure how it got to be #114 in all of San Diego?

Thank lucycan
New York, NY
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116 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure about this place since it's a hole in the wall type place but I can't wait to eat here again! The carne asada burrito was phenomenal and bonus - they have churros! Also the service was friendly and fast!

Thank NYTravelingAddict
Ione, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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

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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, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, 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?