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LA Playita

Santa Monica
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3306 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5741
+1 310-452-0090
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Food is fantastic, prices are very low--a diamond in the rough of Lincoln blvd. Outstanding Carne Asada tacos, wonderful fish cocktails, fantastic horchata, and the fish tacos are unsurpassed. The kind of place you don't want to review honestly because next time the line will be around the block.

Thank Ellie R
Whitianga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Was in town from south Florida visiting some friends and was craving a taco. This place is a small storefront with takeaway only. U can't beat the freshness and price of this little gym. Ate her three times over a week and had all there different tacos and shrimp ceviche, which was the bomb! Don't let this little place fool... More 

Thank reelfunky
Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

This is a street-food type stand. You can't go wrong with anything you order-everything I've ever gotten there is great- but be prepared to stand and eat it on the street or take it home with you or eat it in the car. Take advantage of the jug of Tapatio on the counter to spice up your seafood cocktail, Tapatio... More 

Thank CMM-LA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

good mexican seafood takeout....sometimes a line ....but it more fast......tostada mixta is slightly sweet and fresh....

Thank Eric B
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I had 4gotten about this eatery until I happened to stop there while taking a break from work. La Playita has been there, on Lincoln Blvd., for many years. But with some cosmetic changes to the outside of the order-only eatery ala Phillips BBq..I almost did not recognize it. But, the food has not really changed; it did not need... More 

Thank Almaz A
Venice, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2010

I frequently drove by and always saw a line. Finally, I tried it. Been a fan now for years. Great takeout food. Not much room to sit. Soda selection could be improved, but one of the few places I've found that sells cold cans of Squirt grapefruit soda.

Thank Jack L
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Reviewed 27 March 2008

we love the ceviche but the fish tacos are just ok

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  • Address: 3306 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5741
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-452-0090

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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