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La Playa Mexican Grille

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood
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222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-0022
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Spring, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited a short while maybe 20 minutes. We ordered the house margaritas and I don't think there was any tequila in them. Go upscale if you want a margarita, my second one had mostly reposado, so the barkeep redeemed herself. I had the crab enchiladas, my wife the tuna. Both excellent. The table salsa was as good as it... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day of sightseeing we stopped in here for dinner. A little place on a side street. When we entered they were not too busy - big flag not to stay. I was so glad we stayed! Service was excellent until the restaurant got busy. Understandable. The food was fantastic. Not TexMex but great Mexican cuisine. I ordered... More 

Thank KC8212
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Playa has never disappointed! Great service, excellent Tex Mex and seafood with daily specials. Nice selection of alcoholic drinks, too. Payment by cash or check.

Thank SouthTexasTraveler
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend this little rustic Mexican restaurant. I can't say enough about our server Susan. She was awesome, and explained all of the different Margaritas and made recommendations. I am partial to the White Lighting. Many in our party had the Red Snapper special, which had great fresh grilled veggies. My snapper was a bit overcooked, but the flavor was... More 

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Raymore, Missouri
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited La Playa Mexican Grille early on a Friday night prior to attending the Port Aransas Opry at the Pollock Center. Great seafood tex-mex and good service. The food was fresh and yummy.

Thank Rosegardenfour
Colorado Rockies
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got a little tired of grilling every night on our camping trip. We decided to try La Playa and we were not disappointed. Hard to find good Tex Mex at home in Colorado.

Thank h2ojo
Norfolk County, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 6, no issue with the service. My enchiladas were very good, my friend had chicken and beef fajitas, he said the beef was very grizzly but tasted ok, so he only ate the chicken. My hubby had the blackened tuna tacos, said they were just ok, the tuna didn't have a blackened flavour. We all... More 

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Belton, Texas
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96 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We had eaten here about a year ago and thought the food was good, but tonight the crab enchiladas were absolutely wonderful. Chips and salsa were good. Frozen Margaritas were good also. Salsa was tasty and a little spicy, but just right for my taste buds.

Thank Dan D
Mountain Home, Texas
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had tried to eat here on two previous trips; first it was too crowded and the second they were closed. We hit the jackpot on our third attempt. We got there early; they weren't open yet, but the manager drove up as we were about to leave. Friendliest man I've met in a while. "We'll be open at 5,... More 

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Gladwin, Michigan
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived at resturant and it was consistent in appearance with other restaurants in this beach town. My wife ordered a Shrimp Enchiladas that came with a puddle of refried beans, way too much rice and an enchalata with medium small shrimp covered in a creamy cheese topping. I ordered axstarter of four port shanks. While the pork shanks were very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-0022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?