Friday: 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
You can always judge a Mexican restaurant by their salsa. Their awesome salsa was just the beginning. We had incredible, fresh ceviche and DELICIOUS pork belly nachos. We wanted to try more but that was enough for us - til next time! Oh and excellent cocktails - loved the Mezcal Mule!
Food is delicious, the only downfall is sitting outside where the sun hits you in the face.
Our first visit and we'll be back! Terrific in every aspect.
Great place to go. You have to try it at least once.
Great food fun time. The drinks are good. I love the outdoor seating and the fact that they provide blankets if you're cold. Friendly staff
We absolutely LOVED the food here!! Your life is not complete until youve tasted thier Green Hatch Spaghetti! It will blow your mind! Still dreaming of it 3 days later... The Charred Brussels Sprouts was our other favorite! Absolutely delicious!! Drinks and service were top notch as well! Can’t wait to go back!
Amazing cocktail list! Great food! Wonderful service!! Every visit has been memorable!
Great service and great food. Thanks! Enjoyed all the food. Thank you!
I had dinner with friends. Good food & good service! Overall we had a great time!
Made a reservation a week in advance requesting a table near the live music entertainment for afriends birthday party. Walk ins were sat near this area and my table was at the very rear of the restaurant. Service was very slow to acknowledge our presence, even when the restaurant emptied out an hour later... likely because the service was so poor. Will not return.
This was my 4th time at the restaurant. I have ordered the same thing each time, the Salmon with shrimp & scallops. It was presented in a bowl instead of being plated as it was the first 3 times. I much prefer it on the plate with the cilantro rice. My husband had the fish tacos and said that they were delicious. Overall I would recommend this place.
Playa Amor never disappoints! Especially the homemade tortillas...their tacos are truly delicious. Also the mole tot poutine: wow! We ordered it and truly enjoyed it, especially because the house mole was so flavorful and paired perfectly with the cheeses and crunchy tots.
We made a reservation through Open Table 4 days prior. When we arrived on time, we were escorted to a table in a loud, noisy, crowded bar! We asked for a "regular" table and were told they were full! We walked out! We don't know which business to blame: Open Table or Playa Amor, but we will not consider either again.
For our first visit on a special birthday....They did the best they could on a hot night, but be aware they have little to no flexibility during inclement weather as they have a large patio for sitting with no temperature control mechanisms in site. Our server was working hard, but the restaurant was overbooked, loud angry customers waiting by our table, food was overdone, and even though we booked days ahead, our table somehow ended up being in the worst of busy areas. We asked to move, but were told it would be a long wait. Kudos to the server though, and grateful for a complimentary dessert. We really wanted to like it, the restaurant inside space is great, but nothing convinced us to try again.
Everything was good. The only issue Was!!! I made it a point to let the waitress know it was our anniversary. But she was in La-La land so she didn’t even acknowledge it and gave us the bill and disappeared.. so service was not to my standards.. don’t think I’m going back there..
Seafood is supposed to be the specialty . Wish there was more of it on the menu .
Overall pleasant , pricey . Will go again
Delicious. Loved the Mexican white shrimp and grits.
We went for Father's Day and had an early dinner with my father and were very happy with the service. They seated us right away. The food was delicious and quiet a bit that we all shared and even got to take some home because it was so much. Will definitely be going back to try other dishes.
We had a reservation on Sunday at noon. This was our first time there. Because we were a table of 2 and the music was loud in the patio, they put us at a high top in the bar area. The bartender was our waiter. He came over initially but then the bar filled up and we were forgotten. We waited a long time, complained to the hostess, still waited, and then by the time we gave our order we didn't have our food until 1:20. We ordered the Carne Asada which came with 2 small corn tortillas. I was splitting this with my friend along with another dish. We asked for additional tortillas. The waiter said they charge for that. Seriously? We didn't order them of course. That dish was good but the farro grain bowl we got wasn't worthy. They made no effort to accommodate us considering how long the wait time was. We wouldn't go back.
Love Playa! You should ALWAYS order the hatch chili spaghetti. It’s to die for. The mussels were phenomenal and the homemade tortillas are so good!
Celebrated Mother’s Day, with the boyfriends mom. Vibe was good, drinks were tasty and food was delicious. The slow braised carnitas is a must try, when there.
Delicious! The potato taquitos are the best I have ever tasted. If I had to pick my favorite cocktail served anywhere, then it would easily be the El Chapo cocktail.
The service was fantastic
This restaurants food is so unbelievable good . Nothing can come close to how good it is . We drive 30 minutes to dine here. However the plastic shades that protect from the wind need to be taken down or cleaned . It's getting harder and harder to eat in an area that looks very dirty. I begin to wonder what the kitchen looks like. Please address this problem .
Caesar was amazing as our server fast, good advice, super nice and helpful! Made it an amazing dining experience
First time at Playa Amore. Service and food was great. I will be back.
Came here for a birthday celebration. A couple of generations represented. One woman is a 2nd generation Mexican and was very excited to see traditional (and rare) items on the menu. The food was unique and excellent.
Stopped here while vacationing in Seal Beach. Fresh tortillas made to order, unique drinks and not the usual Ca-Mexican food. Husband had the clam chowder which he claims to be one of the best he’s ever had, picky child had Carnitas which he devoured. The adventurous child had a shrimp plate cooked to perfection and I decided on the spaghetti with shrimp. My meal was amazing, light yet flavorful sauce, enough for leftovers too. This is definitely a place for sea food lovers and those that appreciate eclectic flavors.
They place was very cold with the wind blowing that day and it was a challenge for them to accommodate us and my 78yo mother. The place was not even close to being full
Real good food for a real good price. Portions are good to share. Lots of choices and more authentic taste than the typical Mexican restaurant. Would consider returning. Good service.
We were very disappointed with the food. The chef has a great resume, and it gets lots of good reviews but the food was unexciting. It reads well on the menu, but is bland on the plate. We had the ceviche which was some shrimp with mayonnaise on a bed of cabbage, the octopus tasted like it had spaghetti sauce on top. Potato taquitos, salmon, corn and brusell sprouts were ok, but really nothing special.
Wouldn't go back.
Playa Amor is a very good restaurant with creative upscale Mexican foods. The only negative was that it is not well insulated , hence we were very cold throughout dinner and were eager to leave in order to warm up. I recommend this restaurant and also recommend sitting completely inside.
The food is imaginative and tasty. It’s very reasonably priced for the quality, and they ALWAYS deliver consistently good dining experiences.
A group of 4 of us went to dinner at Playa Amor on a friday evening were we had reservations and were promptly seated at 6:00 PM. The food was OK, nothing exceptional. Service was decent and polite.
Took a while to slow down the server. Once he got it, it went extremely well.
Great customer service but the food was a non factor.
Amazing food, great service, love the mezcal mule
The performer was amazing, everything else was a little disheveled
What a great find - FANTASTIC food! Every dish we tried was flavorful, out of the ordinary, cooked to perfection and served by our friendly and helpful waiter. It's pretty noisy, so not a place if you want a quiet, intimate dinner, but if you want food that you'll talk about for days, this is the place for you.
Why don’t you add candles to the all tables - especially the patio table - they need sine ambiance help- candles make a big difference and are a cheap way to enhance atmosphere
Keep up great work - we will definitely be back!!!!
We sat on the patio and it was SO NOISY. Also the lights are not on a dimmer. We asked them to turn down the music three times to no avail. We tried to have a dinner conversation with our guests but it was impossible. We quickly left due to the noise and bright lights....our guests texted me afterwards to thank us and said they felt assaulted by the noise.