La Playa in Gulf Place Update - Closed Permanently

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  1. Uneelle

    Uneelle Beach Lover

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    According to a post just now on Facebook, LaPlaya’s owner has sold the business effective March 1st. No indication of if or how it will change.
     
  2. Kurt Lischka

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    Mario McNally is the new owner/operator. He has worked at many local restaurants and will make La Playa a great place to dine and drink.

    This was in our Business Newsletter last week - signup >
     
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    Mario will be a good fit there. Didnt he help open the place?
     
  4. Uneelle

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    I’m truly happy to hear this! I loved LaPlaya and Smiling Fish before it.
     
  5. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Happy for Mario! Can't wait to enjoy one of the best locations on Scenic 30A once again
     
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    How do you define owner /operator? Congrats Mario.
     
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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    La Playa Update
    March 1 Facebook post

    We can't wait to serve our good friends and visitors very soon! First, a little maintenance is underway during this upcoming cold snap. We will be open very soon (this coming week) and look forward to serving you burritos, bowls, tacos, nachos and some seriously insane margaritas for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cheers, friends!

    La PLaya hours will be:
    Breakfast: 8:00 - 10:30
    Lunch/dinner - 10:30 - 9:00
     
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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    La Playa in Gulf Place is under new ownership and management. Congrats to friend Mario McNally.

    La Playa UPDATE March 4

    We are OPEN for breakfast and lunch! We are waiting for our liquor license to transfer, but we have everything else available on the menu. Join us soon for breakfast or lunch from 8-3 daily. Don't worry about the cold, it's warm inside and we have seating!

    *We will open for dinner by the end of the week.
     
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  9. Teresa

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    La Playa is currently closed until further notice due to water damage from the upstairs condos. The entire restaurant will be renovated.

    Stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram for updates and for La Playa's grand reopening. @laplaya30a
     
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    oh no! I loved the new La Playa
     
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    La Playa [Coastal Cantina] located in Gulf Place, will begin offering brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. starting November 2, 2019. The large outdoor patio provides the ideal place to kick back, people watch and take in the sea air. La Playa will offer an array of breakfast and lunch items during this time, as well as Bottomless Mimosas for just $15.

    Hours still remain:
    Daily - 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Sit on the patio or along the sidewalk of La Playa and admire the Gulf while you enjoy cocktails and Caribbean fare, choose a seat inside in the dining room, or chill at the bar while watching your favorite game. Whichever you choose, come on out for a good time and soak in the the beach atmosphere in Gulf Place. One of the best outdoor restaurant spots in SoWal but indoor seating and bar area also available. La Playa is open daily for lunch and dinner.


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    Mario and friends at La Playa are planning a holiday happy hour in Gulf Place!

    It's the most wonderful time of the year and we're getting into the Holiday spirit!

    Visit La Playa in your festive attire on Saturday, December 14th for an extended Holiday Happy Hour offered 4pm to 9pm. Enjoy 1/2 off select cocktails, $5 wines by the glass and $1 off beer. (offer for folks dressed in holiday attire!)

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    So sorry to hear it is closed permanently.
     
  14. MrSunshine

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    George - bring back the Smiling Fish!!!!!!!!!!
     

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