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La Playa Taco Shop

3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
+1 858-488-7405
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp burrito” (12 reviews)
“carne asada” (11 reviews)
“churros” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was shocked at all the good reviews after I ate there. Not bad Mexican food if you were in Canada. Not very fresh food. Notice the fried fish tacos were reheated and not fresh. The Taco Stand in La Jolla is much better

Thank Phillip M
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

It’s a tiny restaurant with a plain sign but it’s a great place for Mexican food. We recently came from our trip in Mexico and decided we needed more tacos in our lives. You order and pay beforehand. I wish they had a little more...More

Thank 180tuyenp
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

I stopped in here looking for some Mexican food near my hotel found myself ordering more than I planned...tacos were excellent and the burritos were too. Very affordable. I will go again if I'm near there

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Found this little restaurant when I was searching for some genuine Mexican food. Since I’m not used to Mexican food an my wife is lactose intolerant I had to ask the staff for advise. A great informative woman help us to place the order and...More

Thank Ola E
Reviewed 27 August 2018

It's a tiny place but the food is really good and the prices are even better. A two-minute walk from the Catamaran Resort. They also serve breakfast. We didn't get a chance to return, but I would have gladly eaten there the rest of the...More

Thank rhodytraveler10
Reviewed 20 August 2018

It's hard to tell if this once family owned restaurant has left the customer service in the hands of the employees, but it sure seems that way. The food is great, the cashier is horrible--and rude. What a shame, a local treasure is the victim...More

Thank leesilber
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This place is just a hole in the wall, but the food is quick, delicious and affordable. Everything we ordered was delicious and we would definitely go back again.

Thank Reacah
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and very authentic Mexican food. Very tasty and great price. Great for lunch or just a little bite.

Thank 877davidp877
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I had a California burrito and it was really good. Wife had carne asada tacos and she really liked them. I think our lunch cost about $15. Not easy to do in PB.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 4 August 2018

If you are staying at the Catamaran Resort and want to have a no frills Mexican meal this is the place. Enjoyed the Fish tacos & the asada tacos. Burritos are good also.

Thank Darrell L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-488-7405
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