Playa Betty's

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Playa Betty's is a road trip down the California coastline.
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…"
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R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

It would be a better experience with this Californian food if weather was nicer . For cold day .. food was too cold .. but delicious.

MA
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Great outdoor seating space, the bowls are delicious and healhty but the service was very slow even though it was pretty empty today.

AJ
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Carne asada tacos were decent however my order came out wrong it was missing one of the toppings. By the time they got it to me my tacos were cold. Waitress was slow and probably had too many tables because she did not check in with us we had to flag her down each time we needed something. Overall I give it a 3.5 but would be willing to try them once more to see if I get a better experience

OT
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went on Taco Tuesday. Place was packed! Not exactly gourmet dining but this is real fun food. Sampled a variety of tacos - all good. Enjoyed the cocktails too.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date spot. Enjoyed a fun and fast meal before a show. Shared the wings which were sweet and not spicy and had the Baja fish tacos which were delicious. A very lively spot with good service and food. Would definitely go back.

SP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going to Playa Betty’s, the food is always on point, and even when I wanted to try something different it was delicious.

HO
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

First time to this restaurant to celebrate a birthday. It was a Tuesday Ishtar and the place was packed. Server was overwhelmed and both beverage and food service was a disaster. Food was fine.

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, great environment. Slow service. Had to ask our waiter about the happy hour/taco tuesday specials and he seemed a little reluctant to answer, im guessing he was trying to get us to pay normal price to make a bigger tip

G
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A family friendly restaurant with vegan and gluten free menu options. Their guacamole with toppings was a big hit and allowed us to make guacamole exactly to our taste.

DK
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

my companion train was late and i stopped at the hostess /host station to let them know. They were very accommodating and told me to check back when he arrived. he arrived 20 minutes late and er were seated immediately. we had a show to make so we were grateful for the .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I sat outside on a nice day, we had bottomless brunch and tacos! We enjoyed ourselves so much. The service was quick and very attentive.

BD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

It was our first time here and had a crowd on a Wednesday night, which could be an indicator of good food. The food and service was good, but when we paid the bill in cash we were given the wrong change back. At first we thought there was an automatic gratuity taken out but this was not the case. Our waitress didn’t seem to care much, which leads me to believe that this ‘mistake’ may happen often.

b
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time there & had a lovely time meeting with old friends. Relaxed atmosphere, good food & fun time.

YI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was amazing 😉 can’t wait to revisit 🤗🤗🤗

AD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 2

Made a reservation. Arrived 2 minutes before. Was sat down and wasn’t brought water or even acknowledged for about 20 minutes. I didn’t say anything because it was a Sunday and i figured there was a lot going on... there wasn’t. A whole section was empty.
A table came in then and was attended to within what felt like seconds. I got up to ask the hostess if we were assigned anyone to help us out. She apologized and then the same gentleman that helped the table that came in after we did came by.
I believe the manager came by after and asked if we ordered drink (which we had) and then said they were on them because we waited so long and apologized. Once we finished our meal we asked for our check and asked for one more round of drinks (we got bottomless sangria). The waiter came by about 15 minutes later and just slapped the bill on the table, no drinks. They also charged us for oue drinks, but at this point, i just wanted to pay my tab and leave so I didn’t point it out. We then waited another 12-15 minutes before he picked it up and charged me.
The food isn’t fantastic, the sangria was good, but the service was slow and inconsistent. Will not be returning.

JG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st Time at Playa Betty's and was pleased we took the Change. Great Comfort Food at a Great Price. Very Convenient with the Comedy Club downstairs - Great Date Night!

IE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food. Great Atmosphere. Little bit too loud but other than that, awesome place for dinner.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Paloma margarita for $12 bucks was to small for the price. Fish tacos were good. Nice colorful place, outdoor seating was a plus

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've always had a good time there. The drinks are well priced, the tacos are good. I wasn't sold on the chicken taco but it wasnt bad either. The chips and guac were on point. I probably stop by again in the future.

CC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, just loud!

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

a good addition to the neighborhood- always fun and the food is good too.

l
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really delicious but very loud

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Saturday brunch after a Friday overnight in Manhattan. Brought our bags with us so we could hit Playa Betty’s on our way out of town! 3rd visit, always a fun time and excellent food. The Paloma margaritas are amazing! We’ll be back soon.

AP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Playa Betty's!!!
Playa Betty's is our go to restaurant whenever we make it back into the city. Even when it's lunch and we're salivating for a Haas taco and the amazing corn on the cobb, and they're not on the lunch menu, they will always make it for us! The wait staff is always great and so are the margharitas!!! Dining al fresco is always fun on Saturday mornings, too. Love Playa Betty's- We can't wait to get back soon!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Ambience was wonderful! Lively, colorful with great outdoor seating as well. However, the service was awful and it was hard to get the waiter to come over to our table. The pineapple margarita was so-so and I expect a much tastier and colder drink especially on Margarita Monday. We ordered the Guacamole which came with many sides to add into it. It was odd to get Guacamole that lacked taste and needed salt AND lemon to make it anything more than mashed avocado dip. The fish taco was tasty as was the salad. Unfortunately I found the food to be just so-so and lacking flavor.

OT
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great drinks margarita Monday’s. Great place to eat before a concert at the Beacon. Very close. Fun, friendly vibe. Tacos were good.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I wasn’t too fond of their bottomless brunch. Their Carne taco had a weird smell and couldn’t even finish it. The interior is super cute and also the service was awesome however, won’t be going back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite place to go in NYC! Great happy hour deals and fantastic queso and tacos.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burritos? Perfect. Margaritas? Perfect. As always, a good meal and just what we craved.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Great guacamole. Enchiladas and steak burrito was bland and lacking flavor. Cool as a cucumber drink seemed to be vodka and Mountain Dew.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Bottomless mimosas were worth it! Tacos and salads were pretty good too and everything was reasonably priced.

LB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun Fun Fun

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EN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Casual, upbeat festive atmosphere. Very loud, not the music, the people. Good food.

JK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous restaurant for a catchup with friends, great service and wonderfully friendly and helpful staff.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Food was awesome, drinks were great and outdoor seating was perfect

OT
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Business is good & the food is good - it’s a taco place & it’s messy eating. In spite of that our server was very friendly & very attentive. We eat out most days a week but don’t eat a lot in super casual places like Betty’s - but we’ll be back again soon enough.

KA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, but noisy and not much space. Great, fast and friendly service. The menu has a lot of variety and great vegetarian options.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great tacos. Slow service. Napkins shed.

MH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The concept was good - taco Tuesday and $3 tacos. The food was cold, the drinks mediocre at best, and the worst part? All three of us got sick to our stomachs. I'd never eat there again.

BK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great IPA on tap, chicken enchiladas were awesome, and so were the Baja tacos. Food is consistently good at Playa’s.

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