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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” (38 reviews)
“street tacos” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
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 20 November 2013

We ate here twice during our visit to Harlingen. The hot salsa was very good with fresh chips. I had fish and shrimp tacos. They were very good with the lime and green sauce. The Charro beans were great. My husband had pork carnitas and...More

Thank bikeco
Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Just ate dinner here with a coworker from Mexico, and only one word comes to mind: AWESOME! Even though it's a Friday night, we were promptly seated and served (parking lot is full). A guy from Fastenall recommended this place for the fried avacados (a...More

Thank Shanculbertson
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Excellent Service! The margaritas with Patron Silver were fabulous!, Great Music. The food was excellent. We had the melted cheese with ground beef for appetizers and it was great. the Chile Relleno with ground beef and cheese was perfect! The chicken fronterizo and chicken spinach...More

Thank joselito1959
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I really enjoyed the food at la playa, I had an suffed avocado, and it was great, definitely recommend this restaurant, greatb service, great food and great enviroment, I will definitely go back and have another stuffed avocado, it's simply delicious

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 22 September 2013

No, not spicy hot, served warm with chips fresh from the fryer! We had the shrimp fajitas and charro beans with corn tortillas. The tortilla were warm, the shrimp was hot, and everything was done. We were a little disappointed that the fajitas weren't seasoned...More

Thank DeWitt65101
Reviewed 14 July 2013

This was my second visit to this restaurant. first time going was fall of 2011 which was pretty good. Being from Edinburg and trying nearly every Mexican restaurant in Hidalgo county, especially in McAllen, I was surprised by this place. La Playa is above average...More

Thank SNE544
Reviewed 19 June 2013

We have always enjoyed the food here. The service is normally very good. It can be somewhat noisy at times, but no worse than other busy restaurant in Harlingen.

Thank Paul4093
Reviewed 7 April 2013

My wife and I along with 4 friends attended La Playa for supper prior to making our run back up north. This was the third time that we ate here this past winter season and we have never been disapointed. I had the Fajita Plate...More

Thank FishfinderOntario6
Reviewed 1 April 2013

I have been here twice both with a big group of coworkers for lunch. Food is good wait staff pretty good also. I have no complaints about the place it has a great atmosphere.

Thank partyvice
Reviewed 4 March 2013

good food, good waiter but a bit expensive for tex-mex without any special menu items. the chips and salsa was good and the food was prepared as asked. We drove out of our way on the highway to go here because of the rating but...More

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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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