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La Playa Mexican Grille

While you’re enjoying your Port Aransas beach vacation, you’ll want to spend time at local attractions. With all the fun and activity, you’re bound to hear your stomach growl. Fuel up with your favorite Mexican dishes without leaving the U.S. at La Playa Mexican Grille. Stop by for mouth-watering Mexican and Tex Mex flavors. They are located at 222 Beach Avenue and are open Tuesday-Saturday 5-10 p.m. Call in an order at 361-749-0022. Credit and debit cards not accepted at this time.


Start your Mexican taste tour with nachos, quesadillas, or their special avocado crab nest – half an avocado stuffed with sauteed lump crab meat and topped with melted white cheese and served with pico de gallo and creamy cilantro ranch. Other offerings include homemade guacamole, and a variety of shareable seafood platters.

Ensalada Y Sopa

Enjoy a light, refreshing Caesar salad topped with house-made chili flour tortilla croutons, then add grilled shrimp or blackened tuna (served rare) for a little taste of the sea. If you need to warm up, the tortilla soup does the trick with chicken, cheese, tortilla strips, and fresh avocado.

Platos Tejanos

For bigger appetites, enjoy a platter or cheese, chicken, or beef enchiladas, crispy or soft tacos, or the “el grande burrito” – a Frisbee-sized flour tortilla stuffed with beef or chicken, rice, refried beans, lettuce, and tomato and served with chili con queso.

Especiales de Mariscos

Try a special seafood enchilada or taco. Stuff it with lump crab meat, crawfish, or shrimp. There are other daily fresh fish specials caught right on the shores of Port Aransas.

Espciales de la Casa

If you can’t decide – let the house decide for you! The enchilada dinner features two cheese enchiladas, a crispy taco, and guacamole, while the “tres amigos” gives you one each of a cheese, beef, and chicken enchilada. Try “Island Pepper” – a roasted poblano pepper stuffed with white cheese, wrapped in a fajita steak, and topped with ranchero sauce and chili con queso. Their signature dish, spinach enchiladas, boasts three corn tortillas stuffed with fresh spinach and then sauteed with garlic and roasted almonds with roasted poblano sauce.

Kids’ Menu

Smaller bellies crave delicious Mexican food too! Kids ten and under have a choice of one crispy beef taco, cheese enchilada, cheese quesadilla, fajita, or grilled shrimp.

South of the Border in Port Aransas

When you stay in a vacation rental in Port Aransas provided by The Dunes, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf as well as many area attractions, shopping, dining, and activities the area has to offer. We offer one-bedroom units for a more intimate stay, up to three bedrooms for your larger group. Prepare a delicious home-cooked Mexican or Tex Mex meal, like the one you enjoyed at La Playa Mexican Grille, in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend some time near the pool. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.

Contact us today book your stay in Port Aransas and make memories to last a lifetime!