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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” (30 reviews)
“fajitas” (33 reviews)
“street tacos” (9 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 2 February 2017 via mobile

This was at the top of the restaurant list so we chose to dine here. I had the Mexican platter with enchilada, taco, chalupa, rice and beans. My husband had LaPlaya burrito. Large platters! Food and service was really good. Pretty mild for Texmex but...More

Thank sjfulton4
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Best Service and Best Food. Love it! Fried Beef Stuffed Avocados. There were 6 of us, seating was fast, service was quick and our server was very attentive,

Thank reneet65
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I enjoy going if I can find a booth. Otherwise, it is way too loud. The food is good, unique, and priced well. Service is fair. Try the stuffed avocado.

Thank gne p
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This restaurant has excellent food, reasonable prices and is well located with easy access. The service is excellent, it is clean, has value as their prices are reasonable and their Margaritas are very good also. This restaurant is great for lunches and dinners and I...More

Thank 111audreyf
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I love their salsa here. I could literally just drink it. The prices have gone up lately but the food is still quite good. The food isn't too overpriced yet. I recommend the fried avocado. It's my staple order. Delicious.

Thank Rene P
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant bar with an awesome staff! They are known for there house margaritas but if you need a stiff drink ask for a Top shelf Margarita. The tacos al pastor are a hidden gem as are their Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas. #MICHELADAS

Thank Jesse T
Reviewed 24 December 2016

The restaurant is very crowded at dinner. The wait staff repeatedly asks you to move out of the way on your way to the table. The margarita is nothing special as is most of the food. Being a Texan, I think I know a bit...More

Thank Ranleigh
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit to this restaurant. The first visit was mediocre but I thought maybe they were having an off day since I had read decent reviews. Today was my second and definitely my last. I DID NOT EAT my food. Literally. I...More

Thank Wjlacy
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We LOVE EATING HERE! Best Tex-Mex in Harlingen. Eat the Tacos, Burritos, or Fajitas. Better yet, order the Fried Stuff Avacado! Drink the dressed beers or margaritas. You'll be more than satisfied.

Thank BobcatinTX
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I asked to got to an authentic Mexican Restaurant. Our lunch was amazing. Will definitely be back. Very friendly staff.

Thank Doug_T46891
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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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