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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” (38 reviews)
“fajitas” (30 reviews)
“street tacos” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
502 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7304
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Food fair to poor--avoid if you want to talk and listen. This is not the first time I and my wife and friends went--not again

Thank mike s
Reviewed 21 October 2011

Unique entree recommended--fried stuffed avocado. Very good.

Thank sometrip
Reviewed 16 August 2011

We were in town on business and tried La Playa per some co-workers suggestions. She said I "had to" try the deep fried avocado... So I did. I was very underwhelmed. It's their signature dish and lacked flavor, not sure if the Planko crumbs were...More

Thank UtahSnowflakes
Reviewed 25 May 2011

Not from the area but picked this due to trip adviser rating and notes. Lunch was excellent, sat right down and the food was great. Very friendly. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank 86jacket
Reviewed 18 January 2011

I went to the restaurant because it had very good reviews. Unfortunately, I sat in the bar area and wasn't treated very well. My party and I were ignored and were then given attitudes when we requested menus and someone to take our order. Food...More

Thank DFWLady
Reviewed 29 December 2010

I was in Harlingen, Texas Christmas week 2010 for business and to visit friends and family. Based on the reviews from this website, I had to try La Playa. I love Mexican food and Mexican food that is done very well is a special treat....More

Thank taylorpb
Reviewed 9 November 2010

Here in Harlingen we have a Mexican Restaurant on nearly every corner and I think I have tried them all. La Play is the best by far. They have great chips and salsa and a stuffed deep fried avacado to die for. Their tortilla soup...More

Thank luciboo
Reviewed 16 August 2010

I would rate this as the best mexican place in town. Great service at all times of the day and the menu is solid for a mexican restaurant. I recommend three thumbs up!

Thank ernestoc94
Reviewed 9 June 2010

Huge menu with tantalizing selections. Large dining area with quick attentive service. Food came rather quickly, but it wasn't very crowded at 6:00 on a weekday. Meals were not exceptionally spicy, so we had to heat it up with their homemade diablo hot salsa. Chips...More

Thank pumpkinflyer
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Restaurant Details

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