La Playa - Pawleys Island Restaurants & Mexican Restaurant Reviews

La Playa

Mexican Restaurant in Pawleys Island

La Playa

La Playa
10185-A Ocean Highway
Pawleys Island
843-235-4013
Rated 5 out of 5
There are currently 45 user submited reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of La Playa

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Posted:01-14-2014
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Best Mexican/Latin food in the area! The staff is very friendly and attentive. We are locals and dine here often; we've never been disappointed.
ref: 27199

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Value:Four Stars
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Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-14-2012
Georgetown, South Carolina

One of the best Mexican spots in South Carolina! Food is delicious and very authentic. The service is excellent and the staff are very friendly. Go now -- you won't be disappointed!
ref: 25978

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Posted:07-11-2012
Charleston, South Carolina

This is the great place to eat.. The food, the margaritas, and chips and salsa.. I need to come back soon
ref: 25540

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Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-14-2012
Atlanta, Georgia

Absolutely the best Mexican restaurant I've eaten at. OMG...can't wait to go back next time I'm in the area.
ref: 24952

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-01-2012
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Diners Beware! Ten minutes after leaving (and paid by debit card) multiple charges on my account started to emerge from Cincinnati to Michigan all online purchases walmart.com My card was canceled and luckily little hassle after. Representative from the bank said likely my numbers were stolen by a server from this restaurant. If you go pay by cash.
ref: 24892

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Posted:11-05-2011
Charleston, South Carolina

Had a wonderful lunch/dinner on our way home on 17.....great find!
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Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
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Posted:07-14-2011
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Excellent flavorful food, huge portions, nice atmosphere. Best Mexican restaurant in the area
ref: 23296

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Posted:05-29-2011
Jacksonville, Florida

Love this place! The margaritas are killer (they have top shelf margaritas with fresh squeezed lime juice, agave nectar, and 100% agave Tequila), the salsa is incredible, and the menu has a lot of authentic Mexican dishes. Plus, the family that owns the restaurant (including the "La Playa girls") recognize us every time we come to visit for our annual family vacation. My wife and I go to Vegas often, so we've had really good Mexican food, and La Playa is my favorite Mexican restaurant other than a couple of Mexican restaurants in Vegas and one in Arizona.
ref: 22736

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
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Posted:05-28-2011
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Great authentic mexican food hard to find in the south!
ref: 22727

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Posted:01-03-2011
Long Branch, N.

Me gusto conoser el lugar lo recomiendo a todos los latinos q pasen o vallan a vacionar atension super por unas lindas chicas americanistas de corazon exelente lugar.
ref: 21557

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Posted:11-25-2010
Oregon City, Oregon

La Playa, is where its at!.
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Atmosphere:Four Stars
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Posted:10-30-2010
Surfside, South Carolina

Lived in the area for 20 yrs and its the best in town from Myrtle Beach to Charleston!.
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Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
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Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-18-2010
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

We visited in early August 2010 based on reading other reviews posted for this restaurant. We loved the food and we had great service. Would definitely return.
ref: 21069

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Posted:07-22-2010
Miami, Florida

I can't go to Litchfield without a trip or two to visit my favorite Mexican family at La Playa Mexican Restaurant. Service is awesome, food is authentic, and a beautiful staff. I can't wait to go back in two weeks when I visit from Miami.
ref: 19870

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Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-09-2010
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

This is a family owned spot with outstanding authentic Mexican food. The service is great and the food is just wonderful! On Tuesday, they have an appetizer, entree, and desert for 2 for $25!! This also includes an adult beverage for each....don't miss the best margarita on the Strand!
ref: 19686

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
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Value:Four Stars
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Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-20-2010
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This is, hands down, the best Mexican restaurant on the Strand. Period. A great menu, varied, lots of items, all well made. Always served hot. And very nice interior. The wife and I will drive the 30 miles from N. Myrtle when we want a treat. Seriously, never had a bad meal. And nowhere on the menu is there anything called a "Speedy Gonzales" special.
ref: 19059

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Posted:05-08-2010
Hammonton, New Jersy

Our favorite resturant when visiting Myrtle Beach. prices are reasonable and portions are plentyful, I love the sangia! The staff are very accomadating and we have never been diappointed with the meal we select.
ref: 18961

Food:Top Rated
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Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:02-17-2010
La, California

The best mexican food in SC.
ref: 18254

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Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-04-2009
Nashville,, Tennessee

I did not think I liked mexican food, but my wife does. We visited Pawleys Island recently and the staff at our condo highly recommended LaPlaya so we went. I now love mexican food, I have never had real mexican until now. Fantastic food, great variety and the freindliest staff I have ever seen. Huge selection of drinks and any questions the staff is there. The owners are there and it shows, great people, great esperience. In our opinion LaPlaya is a must do.
ref: 17619

Food:Four Stars
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Value:Four Stars
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Posted:10-10-2009
Richmond, Indiana

The best tamales, this side of Mexico. Friendly, helpful staff. Good food, including chips & salsa. Expansive menu. My favorite mexican restaurant in the M.B area.
ref: 17412

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Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-12-2009
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Ay ay ayyyy ! best high quality, authentic and fresh ingredients in their food... Best mexican restaurant in south carolina. The "molcajete" ummm never had try someting like this in my life, so flavorful... This restaurant have an exceptionally friendly and helpful staff... They have many mexican, spain,brazilian, peruvian, guatemala and caribbean beers... If you are looking for wine, they only have a great selection of south america wines.... La Playa wine is the best. Everytime that I go there, always try somenthing diferent and I never have been sorry for. La Playa is one of the must-visit restaurants along the grand strand. If you are around of pawleys island go try it !.
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Posted:09-03-2009
Knoxville, Tennessee

We go to Pawley's all the time and this is one of our favorite restaurants. They have a wonderful selection of flavored margaritas and the fried ice cream dessert is awesome. They flavor of the tacos and burritos is very good. I think this the best Mexican restaurant around the area. I plan to go back this Labor Day weekend.
ref: 16987

Food:Top Rated
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Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-14-2009
Brussels, Belgium, EU

Great food, great service. The best Mexican I have ever had. They know how to find the authentic taste. Large portions and not too expensive. What more can one wish for?
ref: 16701

Food:One Star
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-28-2009
Pawley's Island, South Carolina

I had to write this review and I have never done this but I thought I was going to get a fabulous meal. My husband and I have eaten mexican food all over the country in fine restaurants and little shacks and I have to say this is the worse food I have ever eaten and on top of it, it made us sick. My husband and I tend to eat Fajita nachos Chicken and fajita nachos steak. We actually had take out because our children don't like mexican food. My hubby had to wait for them to finish even though they told us 15 minutes and when my hubby got home which is less than a mile down the road, it was not hot but a little warm. When I opened my food, all I saw was yellow cheese, beans, guacamole, tomatoes,and onioons. I have NEVER seen yellow cheese on this dish and for good reason. It coagulates and hardens.It has ALWAYS been the white cheese that are on most of their dishes and the kind they use for cheese dip. After digging in my food I found 4 tiny pieces of steak and my husband found 6 pieces of chicken. We did eventually find a couple of pieces of peppers but so few you could not taste them. I tried to eat mine. It was gross. I ate about a 1/4 of mine and my husband 1/2 and we both ended up sick to our stomachs. I will never go back.
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Posted:05-09-2009
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

I am a local, and this is generally my first choice for a meal if I am eating out. The staff is very attentive and can turn out a quick meal or a longer, more leisurely one depending on my needs. The menu is extensive, and I have like everything that I have tried so far. While I tend to order repetitively the things I like, the staff is good about suggesting different things as well!
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Posted:04-21-2009
Avon Lake, Ohio

The best Mexican and most authentic we have found in the Myrtle Beach area. The sangria is excellent, not too sweet, and very much the way it tasted in Spain. The food is excellent and portions are large enough for two. The Pollo con Arroz is classic and delicious. The service was professional and courteous. Try the flan for dessert with a nice cup of coffee. Yum
ref: 14677

Food:Top Rated
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Posted:02-28-2009
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Best mexican i've ever had! the food here is excellent and the service just as nice. I have been 10+ times and recomend going to everyone..
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Food:Top Rated
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Atmosphere:Three Stars
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Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-10-2009
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Best selection ever, Mexican and Carribean. Love the $7.95 specials on Thursday night. Eat cheap and love it!
ref: 13882

Food:Four Stars
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Posted:01-31-2009
Jacksonville, Florida

Despite the large menu at La Playa, the food is very well executed. Carne Asada, excellent. Carnitas, mouth-watering. Margaritas, made with love. The staff is wonderfully friendly and attentive. We live in Florida and vacation in South Carolina, and will go out of our way to get to La Playa this year. Eat there. You will not be sorry.
ref: 13778

Food:Top Rated
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Value:Four Stars
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Posted:01-10-2009
Castlewood, Virginia

The chicked steak and shrimp fajitas are the most delicious I have ever eaten.
ref: 13617

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
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Posted:10-27-2008
Parkersburg, West Virginia

Great restaurant! Visited Pawley's just passing through and this is definitely an above bar mexican restaurant. If you like Mexican food give it a try!
ref: 13181

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Posted:02-13-2008
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

We have been here 5 or 6 times and really enjoy it. Service is excellent and the food is authentic and tasty. I like the Chili Rellenos, they are the authentic version, not a "bell pepper stuffed with pureed hamburger" as a lot of Mexican places around here serve. The atmosphere of the restaurant is casual and fun, the prices reasonable, and the waiters cute!
ref: 10010

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-28-2007
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Food was excellent not your typical fast food Mexican Food plus Carribean favorites, a must dine.
ref: 8516

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Value:Four Stars
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Posted:09-05-2007
Saxonburg, Pennsylvania

We drove to LaPlaya from Garden City beach and it was well worth the drive. LaPlaya is wonderful! We all thoroughly enjoyed our food including appetizers and entrees like Seafood Enchillada's, Tacos and Burrittos etc. They feature food from the Carribean, Latin America and Mexican!

The food is authentic in all aspects and truly delicious. The service was wonderful and the atmosphere was very nice.

If you're looking for something to spice up your dining experice LaPlaya is great!
ref: 8090

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Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-16-2007
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

This is the best Mexican/Latin food we have found since we left New Mexico's best. No real 'green chile' as in New Mexico but what they use is very good. We sampled their 'green chile' stew and it was excellent !! Absoulutley the best 'Guacamole' I have ever had. Lots of food for the price and very nice folks. Great table salsa with chips starter.
ref: 7037

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Posted:07-02-2007
Nashville,, Tennessee, Tennessee

The best mexican food,. Excellent service, Excellen everything I LOVE that restaurant and the staff and the owners are really really friendlys and nice persons...
ref: 6651

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Posted:06-01-2007
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Had a family party here...staff very friendly and food was great. Handled serving the large party very well! Would happily return.
ref: 6143

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Atmosphere:Four Stars
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Posted:05-26-2007
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

I am a local and this place rocks! There is an extended menu and everything I have ever had is wonderful and above average. Service is quick. They are willing to alter things to suit you. I am always on a diet and they are willing to accomadate.
ref: 6054

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Posted:05-17-2007
Nashville,, Tennessee

The best mexican food,. Excellent service..
ref: 5903

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Posted:05-09-2007
Charlotte,, N.

The best Mexican Food.
ref: 5769

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Value:Four Stars
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Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-14-2007
Long Island, New York

This place has amazing food. The wait staff is friendly, as well. I strongly suggest the burritos and enchiladas. So good!!!
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Posted:04-05-2007
Pawleys Island,, South Carolina

My wife and I moved here from Northern Virginia about ten years ago and have been looking for a really good Mexican restaurant since that time. Although there are several decent restaurants serving Mexican cuisine, none really met our expectations until the La Playa opened. We are particularly fond of enchiladas, which the La Playa serves in many variations. The Restaurant also serves a number of other Latin American dishes such as the Jamaican Jerk and several Cubano entrees. Most of the servers are of Hispanic heritage and very friendly and helpful. There is also entertainment on occasion with a Hispanic singer/guitarist. If you are looking for excellant Latin-American (with an emphasis on Mexican) food, I recommend the La Playa.
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Posted:01-15-2007
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Awesome-the best in SC!
ref: 4677

Food:Top Rated
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Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-14-2006
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

The BEST Mexican food on the Grand Strand. And still reasonably priced. Great wait staff. You will enjoy the entire dining experience.
ref: 4092

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-15-2005
Little River, South Carolina

The best Mexican food I've ever eaten!!! They also offer Cuban and Carribean authentic food. The spices are a whole new experience!

Everyone at our table was overly pleased with their meal. I'm the pickiest eater and I can always tell if the food has any chemicals or preservatives or isn't fresh, La Playa was perfect!!!!

The only problem was the seating we were given, in the booth section.

The corner booths were given to a large party with lots of children, the acoustics of the place made it so if you were seated near this corner, you could hear everything they said magified. This group was so loud we couldn't even hear each other.

If you go there, ask to be seated far away from the booth corner!!
ref: 1268