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7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
+1 361-980-3909
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Playa is great for happy hour as they have great prices on Margaritas (frozen or on the rocks). The food here is ok and priced reasonably. I do like the stuffed avocados. That is something you don't see at many places. They have a large outdoor deck that is nice to sit at when the weather is agreeable. During... More 

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm in town for family and we went here for dinner. I had the sour cream enchiladas. Really pretty good. Very small portion of the sides. Plenty of food overall. There are so many TexMex restaurants in Corpus Christi that it's difficult to say how this would compare to others. Ambience is minimal as it's in a strip shopping center... More 

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Anahuac
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The desk clerk at our hotel recommended La Playa so we decided to give it a try. Our first clue that this was a mistake should have been the almost empty parking lot during dinner hours. I ordered the tamale dinner and my companion ordered the enchilada dinner (one beef, one chicken). The refritos (refried beans) were very greasy and... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

They have very good food. We enjoyed the plates we ordered and the margarita was good. Service was prompt and friendly. Prices are very reasonable. We would eat here again.

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Thank gwooley
Round Rock, Texas
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195 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This restaurant was close to our hotel and was a good option after a full day of sightseeing. Service was very good with a friendly waitress. There appeared to be several groups of locals celebrating birthdays. Always good when you see locals in a place. The chips came with green (spicy) and red salsa. It was pretty good. The flour... More 

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Thank Deborah B
Roswell, Georgia
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339 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The food was average Mexican food. There were several mistakes on our order, but eventually were corrected.

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Thank Barb125
Mathis, Texas
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This place gets five stars for food and service. I think it's the best Mexican food I've eaten in a long while. It was so good we decided to try dessert. The portions are large so bring your appetite. We will be returning to this great place.

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Thank PinkMonkeySoap
Plano, Texas, United States
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Dinner with hubs and 5 others. We had great service, the food was top-notch, and the specialty of the house is a stuffed and deep fried avocado. If you are shaking your head "no" cut it out, and hie thee to La Playa. It was wonderful.

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Thank Janet P
Corpus Christi, Texas
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203 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I primarily eat at the location on Saratoga but have eaten at both locations. I pretty much like everything they offer at La Playa. They have reasonable pricing; good food; and plenty of ice cold beer.

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Thank Jeff W
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Been here several times and never disappointed. This is not a fancy place, but the service is good and the good is very enjoyable. They have more of a variety of seafood dishes than any other Mexican style restaurant in the area. Will be back!

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Thank Lois S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 14
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7118 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-4914
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-980-3909

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