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Playa Mill Valley
4.3
Based on 289 reviews
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Derek Bowers
Derek Bowers
17:33 04 Jun 20
This restaurant is the one I always prefer. I visit many restaurants but to this restaurant I keep coming back again... and again. The stuff is very cordial and the cooking they cook is so tasty. I am always happy to have a good meal in this place. Highly recommended.read more
Charles Aziz
Charles Aziz
16:33 19 May 20
I love this restaurant! They offer good meals, their menu is varied, The cook in that restaurant is well trained, I... love a lot trying all their dishes. The dishes are always fresh and tasty, the attitude towards the clients is good. I visit often this restaurant and I not even once was unhappy. I recommend it with no hesitation.read more
Jacques Robinson
Jacques Robinson
22:17 22 Jan 20
Playa is an authentic Mexican restaurant with high quality food. They have an array of choice, ranging from simple... tacos to more elaborate dishes, like the grilled octopus. The prices are a bit high, but it makes sense for the quality of the foodread more
Herbert Damien
Herbert Damien
15:55 21 Jan 20
This is the most lively restaurant and bar in Mill Valley! It’s diverse staff and clientele make it a great place to... meet outgoing locals and visitors alike. The food although a bit expensive is very fresh and has a creative twist on many traditional dishes and drinks. They have a large patio out back, with umbrellas and heating lamps to match, so it’s a great place to hang out when it is cooler in the evening or during a summer day to catch some sun.I am a fan of the spicy margarita, and their tacos!read more
A Brady
A Brady
16:39 19 Jan 20
Lively atmosphere, attentive service, and flavorful food. We sat at the kitchen bar and watched the frantic action of... the busy chefs after we ordered the mushroom tacos and chips &salsa. The 3 tacos ($13) were delicious and the chips fresh.read more
Justin Reyes
Justin Reyes
16:07 13 Jan 20
Fun atmosphere. We just stopped in for drinks but had a great time on the patio.
DJ John Piazza
DJ John Piazza
06:05 05 Jan 20
This plays kills it!!! The drinks are borderline art. The food is top notch fancy Mexican /Spinish style. They also... carry my new favorite tequila. Oh they also have a lovely outdoor patio with fire pits... Marin needed a place like this for so long! Hallelujah!read more
Tricia Day
Tricia Day
17:25 04 Jan 20
Popular restaurant in charming Mill Valley. Friendly, delicious food. Great guacamole. Limited menu, but that's not a... negative!read more
Ken Farmer
Ken Farmer
03:27 01 Jan 20
Really great tacos and the best key lime pie I've ever had. Will definitely go back.
Vivin Hegde
Vivin Hegde
01:29 21 Dec 19
Lovely place. The food was amazing and so was the beer. The service is friendly and quite quick and the ambience is... also nice. Definitely a place I would love to go back to. Don't miss checking out their Al Pastor and the Empanadasread more
Jeanmarie Boben
Jeanmarie Boben
04:24 14 Nov 19
Great tasty high end Mexican food. Great mole — and side of corn!
Harold C
Harold C
18:14 07 Oct 19
Had a fantastic experience in this place with my kid. The food arrived quick and the customer service is just awesome.... Prices are affordable.read more
Blaine Lloyd
Blaine Lloyd
15:52 07 Oct 19
This place is worth a visit. They serve large portions for fair rates. Regularly clean and with excellent ambience.... Would recommend to others.read more
troyanthony1993 .
troyanthony1993 .
03:59 30 Sep 19
My wife and I came here on our honeymoon and were so impressed with the food, atmosphere, and service! The staff was so... kind to us and brought us each a complimentary glass of champagne to congratulate us on our wedding. The food was delicious and we had an awesome experience here!read more
Jonas Terrell
Jonas Terrell
17:10 28 Sep 19
The food is constantly fresh and yummy, staff members gives fantastic customer service. I love how clean it is and... character. I highly recommend this spot.read more
Next Reviews
San Francisco Chronicle
Vamos a la Playa: Inspired Mexican cuisine in Mill Valley. Great cocktails can soften a lot of missteps, but even without the effects of Tequila, it is clear that the food at PLAYA is excellent, bolstered by the refined service and atmosphere. Read full review.Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle
7x7
PLAYA, the latest addition to Mill Valley’s dining scene, has been generating plenty of buzz. Housed in a historic building, PLAYA’s eye-catching modern décor—think giant teardrop pendant lights, azure walls and a geometric tile floor—blends with the building’s original architectural details such as exposed bricks and beams. An inviting outdoor deck is also festive, with orange umbrellas and a colorful mural. Executive chef Omar Huerta’s light, contemporary Mexican food is fresh and diverse. Read full review.Dorothy O'Donnell, 7x7
Marin Magazine
Chef Omar Huerta showcases Mexican culinary creativity at PLAYA. THROCKMORTON AVENUE’S NEWEST restaurant is striking for a number of reasons. PLAYA’s modern indoor-outdoor space features both a colossal mural by Zio Ziegler and, from the kitchen, a blend of technique, ingredients and presentation that highlight the malleability of Mexican cuisine. Read full review.Kasia Pawlowska, Marin Magazine
SFGate
I’m not sure whether to go to PLAYA in Mill Valley for the margaritas or the food. Fortunately no one really has to make that decision because both are so good. Read full review.Michael Bauer, SF Gate
Marin Independent Journal
I have been fortunate enough to visit PLAYA four times since it opened two months ago, not just to gain a broad enough impression to write a cogent review but also because it’s an enjoyable place to be. It is spirited and friendly, and brings innovation to the Marin dining scene. Read full review.Leanne Battelle, Marin IJ correspondent
No matter where you are in the bay area it’s worth the drive to Mill Valley to PLAYA… Read full review. Liam Mayclem, KCBS
Mill Valley Artist Zio Ziegler to Paint Mural on Sequoia Theatre Wall Above New PLAYA Restaurant. acclaimed artist paints a large-scale mural above their new dining deck. Read full article.Enjoy Mill Valley
What a fun and cute place (both the inside and outside)!

For dinner we shared the hamachi crudo (fresh, lovely in color), the carne asada tacos, and the al pastor tacos. The al pastor was bliss, very, VERY tasty. The pork had the perfect amount of crisp and chard-ness. Peds P./ Yelp

Great atmosphere. Even better service. The food was great but I’ve still had better Mexican food so I knocked off a start for that. There drink selection was very nice as well…. Gabriella K / Google Review July 2019
Everything was great! Grilled octopus tacos and oxtails in a delicious mole sauce were the highlights of our meal. The great part about our ‘first visit’ is that we ordered things we wouldn’t ordinarily have anywhere else….juliec888/ Trip Advisor
Great Mexican food in downtown Mill Valley. Outdoor seating that accommodates dogs and is pleasant even if the sun isn’t cookin’! If you like hot and spicy, you should give their hot salsa a try – so good!M Taylor / Google Review
What an upgrade for Mill Valley -authentic Mexican with a modern vibe!
We love Joe’s Taco Lounge and Grilly’s but this is a whole different deal. The decor, service and amazing food along with their gorgeous deck set under the redwoods has quickly made it our favorite spot! …C. M. / Yelp

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