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Cafe la Playa

190 Military Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2505, Australia
+61 2 4276 1818
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (15 reviews)
“flan” (4 reviews)
“tapas” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
190 Military Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2505, Australia
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Found this gem by accident. The restaurant exudes a homey, relaxed feel....although it can be a little noisy....depending on the crowd. Solid, spacious tables ensures that multiple tapas dishes can be accommodated without have to juggle wine and water glasses as well as the bottles....More

1  Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 14 January 2018

The tapas are always consistently great. Try what you think you might like and you will not be disappointed. Food is always cooked fresh so takes a while to get served if the cafe is busy. We always take a few drinks as we know...More

Thank tonyjann
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The food here is very good, the service a little slow and can at times be very noisy. The food makes up for the other little problems.

Thank NaoRon11
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Came here with my wife for dinner. Had 3 tapas and a pizza and was delighted with the portions they give out. The pizza was to die for, best pizza I have had! The waiting staff were great and were on the ball with everything....More

Thank Jacob N
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is about the 5th time we have visited La Playa and it was at the end of a deteriorating performance. Firstly the positives : the food was excellent. Now reality; we had to wait over an hour for our order to begin to arrive....More

1  Thank Dodger52
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The best Spanish tapas restaurant in the Illawarra bar none. Believe me, I've tried them all. Places like this are far and few between nowadays. You get delicious, cheap and large serves of tapas, paella and more, cooked and served by people who've been making...More

1  Thank Ryan N
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We have eaten here a number of times and the food never disappoints. Yes it does get noisy as people drink waiting for their cooked to order food, but it is worth the wait. The octopus is tender, the chorizo tasty and lots of bowls...More

Thank lyn4268
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Cafe la playa is a small Spanish restaurant it is like you are going into someones home. The food is fantastic with parts of our party having Spanish connections thru family or travel all being very impressed. We went here to celebrate a birthday group...More

Thank Paul_Leanne_M1
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Wonderful home style cooking in the Spanish way, we had a variety of tapas and they were very good.The service was a bit slow and the restaurant can be noisy, however it's worth the wait. The flan for dessert was excellent!

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends about people Ordered a range of dishes for me the tortilla, prawns, octopus and paella stood out but all very delicious. Mussels, salads antipasti and service all good. Leanne & Paul

Thank Paul_Leanne_M1
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Military Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2505, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4276 1818
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