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La Playa Mexican Grille

222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-0022
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“flan” (15 reviews)
“queso” (23 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

We decided to go here for a drink and appetizer before calling it a night. We were very pleased with the service, food and drinks. Margaritas were delicious and I highly recommend the GREEN CEVICHE, YUM!! We will definitely make it a point to go...More

1  Thank trixytee34
Reviewed 17 March 2015

You won't be disappointed in the exceptional freshness and deliciousness that Greg & his staff plate up at this cash-only establishment! Our family has tried EVERYTHING on the menu but always come back for the Crab Enchiladas and Seafood Campache. Jealous that my parents partake...More

1  Thank R-LPeplinski
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

Like most Port Aransas restaurants, a bit divey, with friendly atmosphere. Caliche was excellent, and beef fajitas were really tender, tasty, and served sizzling. Unfortunately, friendly service was also very slow and unresponsive when asked for more tortillas and check. Restaurant was very busy, so...More

Thank Goblu
Reviewed 18 February 2015

My wife and I are on our first visit to Port Aransas. We came for the natural beauty of Mustang Island, and the wonderful bird watching. Frankly, the choices for a good full dinner in Port Aransas seem limited. We did find a very nice...More

6  Thank CostaRicaBirder
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Went here both nights we stayed in port A Would love to have one of the avocado crab nest appetizers every day! Awesome margaritas too

Thank christi_10
Reviewed 8 February 2015

We ate here and it was so good we had to go back again before leaving town. Hubby had a enchilada dinner and said it was the best he's ever had. I had the crab/avocado enchiladas with a white cheese served with black beans and...More

1  Thank trailrider67
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Ate at this place when staying in Port Aransas while visiting my parents. Very authentic Mexican food. Had a Mexican Omlet that came with refried beans and tortillas. Very good food and a helpful waitstaff. Would go there again next time I am in the...More

Thank r b
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Good drinks, fun place to go with friends. The staff is very nice. They have vegetarian options but the rice is made with chicken stock so watch out. The queso is not that good but if you drink enough you won't even notice. I had...More

Thank summeratx
Reviewed 4 December 2014

I have been going to La Playa for a few years now and I think I'm done despite it having the best food in Port A. I forgot that they don't take credit or debit cards but I thought it was no biggie since they...More

2  Thank MateoVerito
Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

Saw how great the reviews were and wanted to stop in while on vacation with the family. There was quite a bit of a wait- like 25 minutes, but there was a bar you can grab a drink if you want while you wait. So,...More

2  Thank jculpep
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Can you accommodate vegetarian and vegan No meat or cheese?
18 April 2017|
Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I think so. You can get chalupas which are meatless. Tell them not to put cheese on your chalupas. That is a favorite lenten meal for a lot of us in south tx. There are also fish dishes.
Ruth Ann M
Is this restaurant Pet Friendly on the patio?
7 August 2015|
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Response from Sheri V | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen any pets at La Playa.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail