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La Playa Taco Shop

3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
+1 858-488-7405
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (54 reviews)
“al pastor” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 20:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

This place doesn't have a bad item on the menu. From Breakfast to dinner, the meals are great. The burritos are huge and we love their cheese quesadillas. Reasonable prices too

Thank farrahccmrv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its nice to have a mexican food right next to your hotel. Its one of the experience to have when your in San Diego as they have some of the best Mexican restaurants here.

Thank mrodgersl2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Hubbs and I were recently in San Diego and we were looking for some great tacos. This hidden gem was right down the street from our hotel. Little hole in the wall, and we were starving. The line was long and the place was...More

Thank JNlocke
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We ate at La Playa Taco Shop. The fish Tacos were very good-authentic Mexican food. My husband had the beef tacos-good

Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We were walking down Mission Beach and ready for dinner, but not sure what we would do with so many choices. We decided to go simple and grab tacos. We pulled up Tripadviser and noticed La Playa Taco Shop had really good ratings. So, we...More

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I was looking for some authentic Mexican food and this turned out to be a great choice. I had the Super Burrito and it was so good. This burrito had beans, rice, lettuce, tomato, onion, pico, guacamole, and my choice of meat, which was shredded...More

Thank 7LifesATrip7
Reviewed 19 May 2017

La Playa Taco Shop was right around the corner from the Catamaran Resort and we stopped in for dinner one night. The line out the door was a good indicator of how great this little restaurant is. They have a lot of options but, the...More

Thank djcollie03
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Parking is tight, but it does exist, on the left side of the building. The food? I loved every bite, even though some items were not authentically Mexican, like the Carne Asada Fries. That is not to say it was not delicious because it was....More

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

It was lunch time. There were many people patrons, and still the service was with a smile, fast, and the food was delicious. We are from out of town, and when we return to the area, we would eat there again.

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of eating at La Playa Taco Shop for the second time. Took my parents with me and managed to go out the door for under 50 bucks after tip. For San Diego, this is an incredible value. The menu has a huge...More

Thank Carmine_poleto
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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
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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