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La Playa Taqueria
Posted by Robbi on 07/03/2014
I have never had a bad experience or food I did not enjoy since dining at La Playa. They are a neighborhood favorite.
Posted by anonymous on 05/10/2013
I picked up my child from her school and she was craving for nachos from mission. I was tired so I checked out nearby taqueria and found this place. I called to order nachos for pick up. Then I asked how much and the answered I got was "ma'am there's a lot of customers in line." Then hang up on me. I called again and asked why she hanged on me and she answered the same thing. No apologies. She just told me to go there and she will add kore beef on my order. I asked her if the manager was there and she said no. I still went there since that's the closest one to where I was. I asked her what time does her manager comes in and she said she doesn't know. The nachos I order was way below what I was expecting. Mission's taqueria is still the best with friendly staff.
Posted by Foodie Girl on 12/23/2007
After boycotting this place for the past year I decided to see whether the problems had been resolved....after all they still do a booming business. I enjoyed a very well prepared fajita platter....juicy tender meat with refreshing corn salad and generous portions. Encouraged, I returned a few days later for a burrito that really disappointed...the ratio of rice overwhelmed all the other ingredients leaving a dry bland roll of yuckiness, could barely detect salsa. The next week a friend and I took out taco dinner platters that were flawlessly prepared and utterly delicious. The Nachos seems to be consistently delicious and inexpensive. Disappointment came with three consecutive visits when I was served warmed over dried out carne asada, in tacos as well as fajita dinners. If this place could just a grip on quality control and uniformity I'd eat there every week. When they are paying attention they really do have great food. When the staff is careless the meal will seriously fall short. I wish they offerred their Chile Relleno a la carte. Definitely worth a try, but watch like a hawk to be certain your food is prepared properly.
Posted by Foodie Girl on 11/25/2006
Foodie Girl is very sad to report a serious decline in this formerly wonderful take-out. Recently I heard complaints from friends regarding bad food after having eaten here. At first I dismissed them, since one can't always be certain....besides I had always found the food to be really fresh and clean tasting, really well prepared. In my most recent take-outs I have been disappointed by the food. I received a bizarre "Taco Salad" containing coarsely chopped tomatoes, a small amount of wilted romaine and a disproportionate pile of oversalted pinto beans. Some soggy wet, crumbled bits of deep fried flour tortilla were mixed within. There was no evidence of any sort of dressing, salsa or sour cream to flavor this confusing and unappetizing mess. This week I ordered 2 shrimp tacos (requesting NO guacamole.) At home I discovered an enormous glop of guacamole and chipotle mayo covering cabbage but only ONE solitary medium shrimp hiding in each taco. When I phoned to complain about the guacamole, I spoke to the woman who had taken my order. She told me it must have been a mistake by whoever had prepared the tacos. When I advised her of the single shrimp in each taco she screeched "That is impossible I made them myself." No apology. No offer to replace them. So.....Foodie Girl can no longer recommend La Playa. I guess I will check out other places instead.
Posted by Foodie Girl on 10/16/2006
I've taken out food from this place at least a dozen times. Sometimes portion size varies, but usually from ample to obcenely massive. Ingredients are noticeably fresh and recently prepared.. They offer a nice variety of salsas, beans and tortilla flavors. I am impressed by the generous amount of grilled meats and seafood in the tacos and burritos. The dinner platters ie: Carne Asada or Fajitas will easily feed two people. They use large chunks of juicy grilled prawns in the shrimp tacos /burritoes. The prices are low considering the generous portions and careful preparation. Even take-out plates are attractively presented. Staff is friendly and helpful. There aren't many places where you can fill up for less than $6.00
Posted by Anonymous on 08/27/2006
the burritos are better described as Californian with a Mexican twist, and while they're far from an authentic "Mission" burrito, they ARE good... just pricey!