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La Playa

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Second restaurant on the left on the beach, San Francisco, Mexico
+52 311 258 4381
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing place with a great view! Nice atmosphere! A Few times a week different professional DJs play great music! I recommend this place!

Thank Julia K
Seattle, Washington
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great chips, salsa, beer & margaritas. You can't beat sitting under a palapa on the beach, watching the waves, pelicans, and people.

Thank zzzster
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Water was warm ... Sand was coarse and deep.. I preferred the pool😀Pushy store sales people🙄... Wilber works at the restaurant and is very pleasant elderly man to talk with and made my short stay wonderful.. Overall an Ok place to relax.

Thank Tko69
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We rented a villa in San Pancho (2 families) and our daily routine was to head to the beach mid-morning and find our spot under an umbrella for the afternoon where we enjoyed wonderful service, excellent margaritas and delicious food. Served at a table in the shade or under an umbrella in the sand. Either way, the view of the... More 

Thank Deborah B
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Great food and an excellent location on the beach. Stopped for lunch and to get out of the sun. Food was excellent, service a little slow but it was a busy day at the beach and most tables were full.

Thank Robert D
La Quinta, California
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Same owners as Ola Rica. Closing the place down in 2 months. Good Margaritas and decent food cooked right by the outside bar. Too bad.

Thank MichaelJ43
Gloria H, Owner at La Playa, responded to this review

I really appreciate your great reviews of both my restaurants, but the information on our closing of La Playa is not yet final. We are not sure exactly when we are closing and it is because of not being able to have a contract with the owners of the property. We are not sure of the dates yet. Thanks, Gloria More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The shrimp and avocado salad is delicious and a terrific bargain, You can settle in to a lounge chair for beach service, or take a table under the shady palms. We returned three times in one week. Also a great place to watch the sunset.

Thank Renee L
Pleasant Hill, California
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267 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015

La Playa is right on la playa (the beach). There is no better place for sunsets and mango margaritas. None!

1 Thank YayoNorCal
Chico, CA
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155 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Nice little beach restaurant sitting directly on the sand. The staff moved on Mexican time so don't be in a hurry. Hard to be when you are seated so near the water but it would have been nice to have been asked about having a second beer! Food was okay but to be honest it was lacking the great flavors... More 

1 Thank ccinchico
Gloria H, Owner at La Playa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of La Playa. So sorry your experience was not the best...your review was our first negative review and hope you would give us another chance. We work very hard to keep our clients coming back. Thanks again for your interest. More 

Wichita, KS
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

This is where we spent most of our days when we were in San Pancho. We tried the other two as well, and La Playa was our favorite based on service, clean restrooms and our favorite fish tacos. La Playa is the farthest south next to the lagoon. You can sit at a table, or out on the beach under... More 

Thank kcphilaflyer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Second restaurant on the left on the beach, San Francisco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +52 311 258 4381
La Playa is located on the beautiful beach of San Pancho where you can see whales, a large variety of birds and crocodiles! Located right next to a beautiful estuary.

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