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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” (55 reviews)
“burrito” (39 reviews)
“al pastor” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On the bay side of the Blvd. quick service. The food is great. Small little place with inside and outside seating. Take to go also. No alcohol beverages there for those interested. Not fancy but a good stop.

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place walking down Mission Blvd and thought we would give it a try. Ended up eating here twice during our weeks stay. Tacos are awesome and burritos are huge. The owner is super friendly and explained everything on the menu for us. Highly...More

Thank Samuraiduck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Playa is a great take out place in Pacific Beach. There are a few tables ,but it's a bit divvy. The Carnitas were our favorite, chicken good, but pork was better. Chips with fresh guacamole and salsa also very good. Friendly counter service. Lots...More

Thank kay k
Reviewed 16 January 2018

It does not look spectacular from the outside but those are the kind of places you look for when looking for the hidden gems. I did a lot of research looking for authentic Mexican food in the area, because I did not want some mass...More

1  Thank corcoranj
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The food was cheap, cheerful and filling. The interior is in need of updating and as there was no heating and the door was open there was no way I could have stayed to eat in comfort so we got take out instead.

Thank Poirotgirl
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Outstanding food, tacos were nicely portion, and flavorful, fresh, authentic. Great place for food. Confusing on the service, ordering and getting food, but it was our first time on this local place. I️ would go back and it will be better experience now that I️...More

Thank Alberto C
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Small, outdated interior - but very good food. Had shrimp burrito and was tasty and fresh. Typical taco stand, small, with great food.

Thank hockeyfan
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Little taco shop is just around the corner from the Catamaran Resort. You can call ahead and pick up your order. Just double check your tab as we ordered food for 4 people and 4 water bottles and the first price was over $51. Then...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

Ate here twice on our vacation and it was delicious both times. I got the fish tacos and they were the best I've ever had. Service was quick and good was great! The churros were also yummy.

Thank April H
Reviewed 25 November 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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