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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 good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (50 reviews)
“burrito” (37 reviews)
“guacamole” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was friendly and were very kind to me when discussing my dietary restrictions. Gluten and dairy free was accommodated. Great Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank GreenJadeDragon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been on our list to try for years. Finally made it for lunch. The line was out the door. They are friendly and try hard to be efficient, despite seeming to be overwhelmed.It was okay, average pricing (most plates of 2 things and rice...More

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we pulled into San Diego about 7pm and we're hungry. This place was recommended to us by friends and is literally next door to where we were staying for the weekend. It's a small, unassuming place you might pass by. Don't! I ordered the...More

Thank Sid P
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The best Mexican quickie that you can imagine. Breakfast burrito that will bring joy to your stomach, fish tacos, anything in the menu made quick and authentic. Great prices.

Thank 1johnkl1
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stopped in at this little unassuming taco shop twice during our stay in San Diego as it was near our hotel. Once we dined in and once we took our food to go. We loved the fish and shrimp tacos as well as the...More

Thank Fireweed25
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Walked, found great food , great service. The chips , Salsa and guacamole were fresh and authentic. We had tacos, burritos and enchiladas. All loved it. All ate until we were stuffed. The kids took a little home. Definitely will return when back in town.

Thank JulieRudy2017
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My daughter and son-in-law took me to this place while I was visiting SD because I had to have Mexican food - you just can't get decent Mexican food where I live. The food was basic Mexican but was excellent. I liked it so much...More

Thank DallasTraveler56
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Small take out place with the best authentic Mexican food. I had the quesadilla and my son had the burrito. Both were very good. Reasonable prices. The shop has some tables and chairs, but limited. We sat outside to enjoy the warm evening.

Thank Victoria652
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Carne asada burrito was delicious! Green chile is a little spicy but was really good. The food was a little pricy but overall really good!

Thank Alexa B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We ate here 2 times during our week vacation. The food was delicious, the service was great - the people were friendly. It's super popular as there is usually a line for service. Highly recommend!

Thank KJackson428
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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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