When we say "California-Style Beach Food" we mean the whole coast of California - from a Mendocino County food truck to Los Angeles health food to the best of Baja California!
We serve it up wholesome, fast, and with lots of love inside.
So grab some friends, throw some surfboards into your old VW microbus, take an imaginary drive down the coast –
"Cause at Playa Betty’s there’s always great food, cold drinks and summer never ends…"
totally fun casual restaurant. Margaritas by the pitcher are a great value. I liked the carnitas, but it was missing the crispy end pieces that are so good when the pork comes off the plancha or out of the oven, this was really just braised pork.
Very good casual dining. Interesting dinner and drink choices, although noisy for my liking. I enjoyed it better in the summer when the windows were open.
The food was incredible! I’m vegan so I love when I find a non-vegan with a great option so i can go there with friends. The Vegan-ish Tacos were so fresh and flavorful. The bottomless brunch was great!
4-8pm $8 margaritas, outstanding good. Brought our 5 year old
Fun food, lively happy ambiance. Great service. Sharon was attentive and efficient. Great place for a family Valentines Day.
Good food and ample portions at reasonable prices, but too noisy.
Our server Mitchell was fantastic and we enjoyed happy hour and tacos!
Food was great! I got the shortrib enchilada... delicious. The margaritas were also A+
Went here for boozy brunch with a few friends...wasn’t bad, food was ok. Buffalo cauliflower is a MUST to try, was incredible. There are definitely better boozy brunches in the city but I wouldn’t say don’t come here.
Great value. Lively, fun atmosphere, and VERY loud. Food is comparable to it's price. Great place to go if you need to be out quickly, for a show.
Food here is really inexpensive, and it has to be because unless you're drinking beer, a measured cocktail or glass of wine will set you back about $12 or $13. Great prices on the food, but don't expect to get it while it's still hot. On the other hand, the servers and bar staff are pretty awesome. OK place for a bite before the Beacon Theater, but don't expect it to be anything outstanding.
Fast service. Good but not great food.
Amazing food and service! The tacos were awesome and drinks very reasonable. We had a great time. Sharon was the best waitress!!! Loved her & can't wait to go back. Very good experience and prices for NYC
Went for brunch, great spot with casual vibe. Unlimited mimosas were great too.
Food was good, service was good too but be warned it is SO loud in here so don’t come if you’re hoping to have a conversation.
Service was pretty meh and food was incredibly bland. Worst guacamole I’ve ever eaten at a Mexican restaurant
Service was fast and on point. Food was delicious. We kept it simple with chips and guacamole as an app, but lots of toppings came with it. The pomegranate arils were a surprising treat! The Baja fish tacos were delicious! My friend enjoyed the shroom tacos. I would definitely visit Playa Betty’s again when I’m in the area.
It's loud and bustling at happy hour. Good deals but a little too frenetic. Better to go at slower times.
Fantastic meal, three tacos (shrimp was amazing), rice and beans for $19.n Am I really in NYC? Drinks were delicious too.
As always, a delightful meal at Playa Betty's! It's great that they're open so late--we went at 10pm, after a movie--and at that time the noise level is a bit more reasonable. As a vegan, I really appreciate all the vegan options, especially their "vegan-ish" tacos with beans and rice. The service is quick and friendly, and the drinks are AWESOME. It's always a party at Playa Betty's!
We ate at Playa Betty’s prior to a concert at the Beacon Theatre. The food was fresh; the guacamole was fantastic, and I recommend the al pastor tacos. My only suggestion is that management turn down the music a few decibels; the space, while visually appealing, did not account for acoustics - therefore, with loud EDM / pop music, it was a challenge to hear conversation at the table. Nonetheless, I would certainly plan to return.
We were there for exactly 60 minutes when the hostess told us they had another reservation for this table and we had to leave.
Excellent food and service. Just a little cramped.
Love that this restaurant has vegan options that are actually creative and tasty! Some thought went into creating the vegan options which I am grateful. Will definitely be back.
This is not a place for good conversation due to music level. I wonder if advertising conversationally friendly hours would work? It may draw in some business/beyond young gen in?
Overall, really liked it!
Too noisy and crowded (even at 6:30pm) for this group of seniors...
Food was bad. Truly.
This is an upper west side gem! The food was tasty and plentiful and the service was excellent. Gluten free options were clearly marked, and the server said that the kitchen takes precautions so that the food is safe even for celiacs. Will definitely return.
Good food and good prices. Tables are super close together and the noise level is challenging. In addition to the noise from diners, there is music playing a few levels higher than it should.
Good and moderately priced food in a high energy environment. It’s more of a brunch place for 20 somethings run by 20 somethings.
Not from the area and made a reservation based on reviews. Not only did they not have our reservation, they tried to sit my wife and child at the loud bar that was covered in beer. Not the best first impression.
Later got moved to a table and enjoyed the rest of our meal. Would not repeat however.
We loved the palomas (grapefruit margaritas)! Our food was delicious too. The noise was deafening and it was hard to hear each other, but it was all happy noise. :>)
Been a few times... Like the ambience and the food. Maybe a little overpriced and the food is good but not outstanding. The drinks are stellar
The best way to describe Playa Betty's is: extremely loud and incredibly close...tables.
Always a fun time and enjoyed our server’s wit and cheerfulness! Our meals are always consistent and enjoyable. Great for gathering with friends and for families, too!
Cute place. Great food with lots of options (even vegan options).
Guacamole was terrible -- some nerve charging $14. The rest of the food was just OK -- place seems to exist for people have someplace to eat before the Beacon but that doesn't make it right. Way too loud to talk comfortably, cramped tables. Competition should send this clip joint out of business.
Great place to go before a concert at the Beacon - would have had a higher rating but the so-called "salsa" we asked for for a late-comer had just arrived was anything but . . . (not salsa?)
Service and ambience was very good. A good hang out for the local scene, lively.
Happy Hour is a good deal. Grapefruit margarita was yummy!
Food was disappointing. BBQ and Ahi Tuna tacos were poor. BBQ was very tough and the Ahi Tuna in the Ahi Tuna taco was over-cooked and a tiny portion. Baja Fish taco was good. I would go back again, this time I would order one burrito for two...they are huge, but light, with a couple of apps. The cauliflower was by far the best app we ate...delicious with a nice spice kick.
Cesar Chavez Salad was extremely bad and had missing items