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La Playa Taco Shop

#101 of 3,785 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
+1 858-488-7405
Today
08:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 20:30
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at a hotel close by. After a day of site-seeing and adventure. Came back with no dinner plans so we stopped in on a whim. Was not disappointed. Super tasty and very friendly service. I would definitely come back. Open for breakfast. Hmmm

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Thank Dan G
La Jolla, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to stop by here for a quick bite before my Spa. Great food and its so conveniently located in the middle of the bay and ocean.

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Seattle, WA
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We grab at least one meal here every time we visit San Diego. Delicious food, nice people and very reasonable prices. The seating area is small but kept very clean. The guy taking orders was super patient and tried his best explaining everything to us. We saw many locals pick up their food here too.

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Thank MJ S
Minneapolis, MN
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1,554 reviews
829 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 658 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Decent Mexican food. Staff were friendly. Food was fresh. Nothing special. Not sure how it got to be #114 in all of San Diego?

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New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure about this place since it's a hole in the wall type place but I can't wait to eat here again! The carne asada burrito was phenomenal and bonus - they have churros! Also the service was friendly and fast!

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Thank NYTravelingAddict
Ione, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This small Taco shop is located near everything and has a great following in the local community. The food is tasty and the prices are very reasonable.

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Thank DennisTremelling
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

It is such a cute place! The food was great and came out pretty quickly. The only downside was the parking..pretty small lot. I would recommend if you are hungry for mexican!

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Thank Charlene M
Atwater, CA, United States
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Average food that was overpriced. Quality was equal to many taco trucks but price was much more. Shrimp burrito was good!

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Thank Michael H
Housatonic, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We go to La Playa every year on our annual visit to Pacific Beach. This place is a great stop for a quick bite or take out, authentic Mexican food, the staff is always nice, prices are great. no alcohol served but try the excellent coconut water.

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I eat here every time I'm down in this part of San Diego. I was staying at the Catamaran Resort next door and I brought a few friends with me this time. I had the 2 tacos with Carnitas and they were excellent. They commented that their food was delicious too! So, if you down this way stop in and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 20:30
Monday
08:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 20:30
Thursday
08:30 - 20:30
Friday
08:30 - 20:30
Saturday
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
Description
place is fantastic - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-playa-taco-shop-san-diego

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?