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La Playa Taco Shop

3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
+1 858-488-7405
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“shrimp burrito” (12 reviews)
“carne asada” (11 reviews)
“al pastor” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6958
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1 - 10 of 263 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is just a hole in the wall, but the food is quick, delicious and affordable. Everything we ordered was delicious and we would definitely go back again.

Thank Reacah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and very authentic Mexican food. Very tasty and great price. Great for lunch or just a little bite.

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a California burrito and it was really good. Wife had carne asada tacos and she really liked them. I think our lunch cost about $15. Not easy to do in PB.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are staying at the Catamaran Resort and want to have a no frills Mexican meal this is the place. Enjoyed the Fish tacos & the asada tacos. Burritos are good also.

Thank Darrell L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third year visiting San Diego in the summer. We happened upon this taco shop our first year and have been going back routinely now for 3 years in a row, multiple times each visit. Ahhhhhhhmazing food! It is small with not much...More

1  Thank jkaye42003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after visiting Belmont Park, and it was absolutely amazing! The food arrived fast and the staff was really nice and friendly. The chicken tacos were authentic and absolutely delicious. The nachos were very good as well. I would definitely come back and...More

Thank xoxocacti
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We had various tacos for lunch, and they were so good we went back for dinner. We were a group of eight, and everyone loved their food. The tacos were large and full of meat. Chili rellenos, carne asada fries, beef nachos, all were delicious,...More

Thank OneTwoThree456
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Great taco shop. Good prices, great portions. Fast service. We picked this off google maps when looking for a locals taco spot. Did not disappoint! Ordered for party of six and all of the food was great!

Thank aussienztraveler
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We walked over here from our hotel based on TA reviews and we are so happy we did! I can’t say enough amazing things about this food and staff. I’ve never had a shrimp burrito in my life and decided to give it a try...More

Thank Tina A
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Hole in the wall taco shop with great tacos. Go for the carne asada tacos. Also the California burrito with fries inside.

Thank Chuck V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
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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