Cocteleria La Playita - Flash

>> Thursday, August 9, 2012

Date of Dining: 12/7/2011
Price: $2.50-3 tacos, $5 tostadas, $10-16 ceviches
Location: 5185 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

The Quick Bit

+ great authentic Mexican seafood
+ dishes cooked to order
Δ atmosphere may be lacking

Cocteleria La Playita is one of those neighborhood hole in the wall dives that specializes in great tasting fresh mexican seafood cocktails. All the seafood is surprisingly fresh and the seafood cocktails are most reminiscent of a ceviche.
Due to the nature of these raw seafood dishes, all the food is made to order, which enhances the taste and flavor to a large extent.
gubernador taco
The taco was not as good as from a mariscos truck, but it was well flavored for a taco. The tortilla was warmed and the slice of avocado was a nice touch.
super crazy tostada
The ceviches are ordered as "tostadas" and are accompanied by some tostada shells. Seeing the super crazy tostada, I knew I had no choice but to order that. This was a great decision as the ceviche was made up of octopus, shrimp, fish, scallops, and clams. The bits of cucumber, avocado, and tomato mixed in made the entire tostada extremely refreshing. For lovers of seafood, this cocktail is an absolute must try.


Cocteleria La Playita offers some Mexican seafood cocktails with amazing flavor and freshness. The food is made to order so it tastes the absolute best. Perspective diners should be warned that they accept cash only and seating is extremely limited.


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