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La Playa Taco Shop

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3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
+1 858-488-7405
08:30 - 20:30
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Knoxville, TN
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 beef. It's a small place and stays busy. And the woman who was working yesterday... More 

Thank 7LifesATrip7
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 fish tacos were a highlight. A little twist on traditional with a tartar-like sauce but,... More 

Thank djcollie03
Alpine, California
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. All three of us had fish tacos (crispy fried fish in a soft tortilla) and... More 

Thank Ray H
Vassar, Michigan
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 variety of items. Ranging from classic San Diego tacos, dinner plates, to churros; La Playa... More 

Thank Carmine_poleto
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Line out the door for dinner. Carryout and dine in. Couldn't beat the quality of food and value. Our kids enjoyed the food and it happened to be just outside our hotel. Instead of going to an expensive place down the street we opted for this "hole in the wall" although it was fantastic. You could tell locals and tourist... More 

Thank kuvinnie
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Every time in San Diego, I have to go there. no matter what i select from their menu, all has been really, really good. Fast and Friendly Service. Thank you Elvia, you are the soul of the place. the taco shop, small seating inside and out, accept CC, phone orders and to go. no alcohol. Prices very very decent so... More 

Thank Bettyandbernie
Tyngsboro, MA
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. So authentic and just the right amount of food. My kids loved the enchiladas and burritos. All good was great ! Service was fast and friendly ;) Highly recommend if you are near Pacific beach !

Thank wwm1006
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious food! There was only one, friendly lady at the counter and she was busy. Even so, she smiled at everyone in line and thanked us for waiting. The prices were reasonable for such good food only one block from the Pacific Ocean. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank KennethPatrick
Spokane, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We ate here every day during our vacation. Great food and a fair price! Loved it! There is something for everyone including the kids.

Thank 166ScottT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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?