We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Playa Mexican Cafe

€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
+1 361-980-3909
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 144: English reviews
Level Contributor
100 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great food The chips and warm salsa is great Guacamole is great. Charity beans are tasty And the egg plant with seafood is awesome

Thank saibrs
The Woodlands, Texas
Level Contributor
53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The restaurant is big inside. A family restaurant with reasonable prices and friendly workers. The food was tasty and came in really fast. The building its old and the front area is not well kept. Not a lot of room for parking.

Thank quexi
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

La Playa is great for happy hour as they have great prices on Margaritas (frozen or on the rocks). The food here is ok and priced reasonably. I do like the stuffed avocados. That is something you don't see at many places. They have a large outdoor deck that is nice to sit at when the weather is agreeable. During... More 

Thank john b
Kingston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I'm in town for family and we went here for dinner. I had the sour cream enchiladas. Really pretty good. Very small portion of the sides. Plenty of food overall. There are so many TexMex restaurants in Corpus Christi that it's difficult to say how this would compare to others. Ambience is minimal as it's in a strip shopping center... More 

Thank Reese S
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The desk clerk at our hotel recommended La Playa so we decided to give it a try. Our first clue that this was a mistake should have been the almost empty parking lot during dinner hours. I ordered the tamale dinner and my companion ordered the enchilada dinner (one beef, one chicken). The refritos (refried beans) were very greasy and... More 

Thank JustWatson
Conroe, Texas
Level Contributor
74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

They have very good food. We enjoyed the plates we ordered and the margarita was good. Service was prompt and friendly. Prices are very reasonable. We would eat here again.

Thank gwooley
Round Rock, Texas
Level Contributor
202 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This restaurant was close to our hotel and was a good option after a full day of sightseeing. Service was very good with a friendly waitress. There appeared to be several groups of locals celebrating birthdays. Always good when you see locals in a place. The chips came with green (spicy) and red salsa. It was pretty good. The flour... More 

Thank Deborah B
Roswell, Georgia
Level Contributor
336 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The food was average Mexican food. There were several mistakes on our order, but eventually were corrected.

Thank Barb125
Mathis, Texas
Level Contributor
51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This place gets five stars for food and service. I think it's the best Mexican food I've eaten in a long while. It was so good we decided to try dessert. The portions are large so bring your appetite. We will be returning to this great place.

Thank PinkMonkeySoap
Plano, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Dinner with hubs and 5 others. We had great service, the food was top-notch, and the specialty of the house is a stuffed and deep fried avocado. If you are shaking your head "no" cut it out, and hie thee to La Playa. It was wonderful.

Thank Janet P

Travellers who viewed La Playa Mexican Cafe also viewed

Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast
Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast
Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast
Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast
Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast
Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast

Been to La Playa Mexican Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-980-3909

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Playa Mexican Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?