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La Playa Mexican Cafe

) #1 of 153 Restaurants in Harlingen ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Latin
502 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7304
+1 956-421-2000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (29 reviews)
“street tacos” (11 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
502 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7304
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11 - 20 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 3 May 2017

When we drove up to the restaurant the parking lot was full, someone left as we got there so we got a spot. I thought we would have a really long wait but it was less than 10 minutes. My husband and I split an...More

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This place is one of my favorites, we went for dinner and ask for the fish san Lucas 15.99 and bar b que ribs for my wife 16 As always very large portions and very good in flavor and presentation, with a ver nice atmosphere...More

Thank Hec L
Reviewed 3 April 2017

If this is the number 1 rated restaurant in Harlingen then I'll drive to Brownsville next time. The drinks were good and it was down hill after that. The chips tasted burned but the salsa was good. The smell of burned pervaded the restaurant and...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Mexican food is the same everywhere, right? Not when you're introduced to the Fried Stuffed Avocado! Tried this on the suggestion from a customer service rep at the airport and was not disappointed. A satisfying meal and decent service at a reasonable price. You'll know...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 25 March 2017

First, I'm not a huge lover of Mexican food. I have a hard time going out and spending a lot of money on Mexican food, when I feel a good street taco will suffice. However, my fiancé and I were visiting my dad who lives...More

1  Thank travelin'gal77
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Harlingen. The fried stuffed avocado is delicious.

Thank OlliKay
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The stuffed avocado is to die for. Great drinks. It is a little loud but food is great. Good service and pleasant staff. Bathrooms are clean always a good test of how the kitchen will be. Give it a try.

1  Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Everything was excellent from the service to the appetizer to our main course ! Highly recommend cheese and onion enchiladas!

Thank Debt1957
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I spent a week in Harlingen, and ate at La Playa nearly every night. It always felt like a party. (Strolling musicians on some nights.) Loved the food - shrimp fajitas and street taco platters are standouts. The place was always packed, but it's large...More

1  Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent Mexican food in Harlingen. Service is very good and food comes out quickly. Great Margaritas. Don't let the full parking lot keep you away; they have lots of seating.

Thank TexasArlee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-7304
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Harlingen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-421-2000
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