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 Taqueria

₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5460 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044
+1 650-738-2247
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 40: English reviews
Level Contributor
45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Quick stop for lunch. Super burrito was very well done, served with chips and salsa. The restaurant is basic but fair enough at these prices. Service was helpful and friendly. Overall good.

Thank Chris L
1 review
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A regular stop for us. Always great food, friendly atmosphere and the BEST margaritas around! I highly recommend it!

Thank Mike D
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Very rude staff and bad service, waited too long although not very crowded. Dirty, will never come back.

1 Thank nilufervar
Costa Mesa, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Visited several times and getting better. Noticed the ingredients to be even fresher and great salsas. Free chips and salsa with every meal. Kids had burritos and shared the fajita plate with my wife. Like that you can order at the counter and seat yourself.

Thank ChunchBucket
Level Contributor
206 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

They have great Mexican food, but, best kept secret, their burgers are also the best. Orders are taken at the front counter and delivered to your table, all drinks, including water, are served from the bar line -- which can get long. (and the system is more than a little inconvenient). If it's not too busy the bar is an... More 

Thank Manalani
London, UK
Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

La Playa was one of the first restaurants we (my wife and I) stopped at when we started our west coast drive down highway 1. Located in the heart of the surfer community in Pacifica, La Playa served up some delicious treats to get our road trip started. I'm writing this review after returning back from a 2 week road... More 

Thank DesiGary
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I had the steak and garlic prawns. Super tasty! We also had the tortilla soup and super fish tacos. Loved it all! One of the best Cadillac margaritas I've had ever. Place was clean and staff was lovely. I'd definitely go back.

Thank Christy B
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly Local vibe, friendly service with Mexicali food that is like no other on the coast. Voted best Mexican restaurant on the coast. Bar scene if you desire, family oriented, airy atmosphere with margaritas that you will never forget.

Thank sareena m
Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
591 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

After not being able to dine at a nearby restaurant due to not having a reservation, we decided to come here to eat around 8PM on a Sunday night in April. We thought this would be a sure fire choice for us to actually be able to eat at but we weren't having much luck at picking a place for... More 

1 Thank NeoWasHere
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Laplaya has stayed consistantly our favorite go to for eat in and take out. Weekend specials are never disappointing and the ribs.... Wow. The staff has not changed with ownership and they are still warm and personable. It can get crowded and noisy. This is not a quiet dinner place but a fun lively family restaurant with all generations accounted... More 

Thank LbdRosie1252

Travellers who viewed La Playa Taqueria also viewed


Been to La Playa Taqueria? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
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
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5460 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: +1 650-738-2247

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Playa Taqueria 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?