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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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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stuffed avocado” (42 reviews)
“fajitas” (38 reviews)
“street tacos” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
502 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7304
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41 - 50 of 325 reviews

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Had the nachos la playa and was stuffed! So good I couldn’t stop eating if I wanted. The chips and salsa beforehand were awesome. They both came out warm. Server was on top of it. Others had shrimp fajitas and chicken enchilada and gobbled them...More

Thank Taylor M
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We arrived to a crowd on a Monday night, evidence of the popularity of this spot among the locals. The mariachis were a nice touch but overall it was very noisy and difficult to have a conversation with someone sitting right next to you. The...More

Thank lizlubee
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Have been stopping here on the way to the airport from the island for the last several months. My wife informs me tonight that the Don Julio margaritas are $16.00 each. While the food is above average, it’s simply not worth that for a good...More

Thank Texazstar
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Fajita for two-$27.99, quantity and quality were good, a little pricy. Less than 15 minutes after placing order, the plate already on the table, taste was ok. Overall is good experience.

Thank 723mingleiw
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The cucumber margarita is killer. Out of this world yummy. The food never disappoints. The atmosphere is loud. Get ready to have a great time. It is pricey. The food and drinks are worth the price.

Thank Raquel A
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Lived here ten years and this has always been our favorite Mexican restaurant. A step above most, yet still very casual and affordable. Always busy no matter what time of day. That says a lot right there. Never had anything I didn't like. Best salsa...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Every time we are in this city , we stop at this restaurant. If you want great food, margaritas, music, great ambiance, please try this place.🎉 💃🏻 🕺🏻

Thank Scott V
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Food is great I tend stay away from the chicken breast since it is always very tough. I recommend their chicken soup and fajitas. Very friendly staff.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I can recommend this place 100% to everyone who visits the valley. The place is a genuine Mexican Restaurant from start to end: decoration was on point and very beautiful setting, waiters were very friendly and helpful when guiding you through the menu, ambiance was...More

Thank Terezia A
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Well, my sister and I decided to get out. We love La Playa 's stuffed avocado. Food is always great. The only concern today was the loud obnoxious music.

Thank Eva M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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