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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stuffed avocado” (42 reviews)
“fajitas” (36 reviews)
“street tacos” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
502 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7304
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Reviewed yesterday

Rather upscale Mexican eatery. The atmosphere is pleasant, a nice place to take a date. The food on the other hand is nothing specail and I believe a bit overpriced for what you get.

Thank 284dalew
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carnitas are the best we have ever eaten and the portions are generous. The service has always been good. The restaurant is somewhat noisy, especially if a party is going on but the food is delicious.

Thank Don S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a Mexican restaurant serving superb food, drink and especially service, La Playa in Harlingen, Tx is the place to go. My husband and I have been eating here approx every (2) weeks for the past 1-1/2 yrs. Our favorite waitress is...More

Thank frs921
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based on reviews we went here while on vacation and were not disappointed. The salsa that comes with the chips was smoky, a bit spicy and delicious. My husband had the chicken and beef fajitas which were wonderful with a mix of bell peppers and...More

Thank Charrie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food: I strongly recommend the carnitas plate and the tacos a carbon. Drinks: Their Margaritas any flavor are delicious and pretty strong.

Thank Miguel G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While shopping for boots we asked the shop staff for a restaurant recommendation. Without hesitation all three of them piped-up, “”La Playa.” They gave us directions and we made our way over there. The parking lot is to the side and back of the restaurant,...More

Thank Bernadetteere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for early supper. He had the El Guero and I had street tacos. Both excellent and the service was quick! The chips and salsa unspectacular. Definitely will return.

Thank LonghornFan128
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Playa is one of the best mexican restaurants in the Harlingen area. Fried avocados are the best! I also loved their chicken soup. Their happy hour is great as well! I had my daughter's baptism reception there and the client service is amazing! They...More

Thank Alicia B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We went for the drinks but the food was for sure the star of the evening. Service was great and price is just right.

Thank leticiazamora4
Reviewed 27 June 2018

after trying another local place the evening before, i was happy to find la playa. very large seating area, great happy hour with many reasonable selections. menu offerings were many, creative and looked delicious. complimentary chips and warm salsa. the mango ceviche was the best...More

Thank safetypro1970
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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