Playa Betty's

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$30 and under
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Californian

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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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NancyL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Playa Betty's was superb!
From the minute we entered the restaurant, we were welcomed and assisted as needed. Our table was ready and there was no waiting.
The menu offers so many enticing selections that it was difficult to decide; we even thought of dining dim sum style by ordering a host of appetizers, but decided instead on sharing 2 appetizers and ordering separate an entrées . We asked our waitress, Chrissie, for suggestions, followed them, and were very pleased with the meal. The carnitas were unlike any I've had in other restaurants -- and far better! The chicken enchiladas that my friend devoured looked delicious and got a rave review.
Chrissie recommended we top off the meal with the churro sandwich (filled with creamy ice cream), and, again, her suggestion hit the mark.
Chrissie held the door as we left, ensuring that my friend (who uses a rollator) exited safely.
Will we go back to Playa Betty's? You can count on it!

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and drink. Excellent service. Perfect location for hanging out before a concert at the Beacon Theater.

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thomasS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the taco platter and margaritas
Perfect for a pre beacon dinner ..
Affordable

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MikeD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Enchiladas and dharma bowls are the way to go! The margs are fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went with family to have bottomless brunch. Reservation for 2pm on a Sunday and it was packed and noisy! Drinks were ok and decently strong for bottomless. Apps were good, but entrees lacked flavor.

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SergioS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food I really good! And the ambiance is lively and fun!

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KatieB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

That food is fantastic!

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AnaS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Visiting NYC from Florida for the weekend, we passed by the restaurant and decided to make a reservation. Service and food were outstanding but the place was very noisy. However, the food was so yummy that I will definitely go back when I visit NYC again despite the noise. Buffalo Cauliflower was delicious as well as the tacos. Highly recommend for casual dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

I went to dine here with 2 friends. The waiter told me the drinks specials. He then proceeded to tell me about the hockey game he went to. I was listening but while he was telling my my friend texted me asking where we were sitting. I was responding to her and told him excuse me a moment, he stormed off. My other friend arrived, I asked him to please repeat the drink specials. As he was doing so my friend simply asked “is this written down on a menu so we can have this on the table ?” Where we were seated, the pole was blocking the board above the bar. The waiter turned around and said “F*ck it”. The waiter then proceeded to roll his eyes anytime we tried to order. Made us not want to order anything or stay and chat because we didn’t want to interact with him.

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AmyD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here before a show at the Beacon and it was just perfect. Casual, great service and great food. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food is unflavored and the music is horrible!!

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vipCalleeR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Did not give us the seat as requested in reservation earlier that morning. Rude and inexperienced hostess.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice time. Service was excellent. Tacos were quite tasty. A bit too noisy to hear conversation easily.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Very crowded but good place to go for Mexican in the city!

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ArianneP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff was very friendly, and had our table ready early. Great food and drinks.

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vipEmilyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Bit disappointing for a boozy brunch. Waitress was awesome about getting refills in the beginning towards the end the restaurant got busy and we only ended up having about 4 glasses each - which isn't as boozy as it should have been!

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Kayz
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I had been here once before for dinner. I really like the atmosphere and aesthetic of the restaurant. Unfortunately, I haven’t loved the food either time I’ve come. Maybe I’m just not ordering the right things? I would be willing to try it again.

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vipCatherineS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Terrible atmosphere, extremely loud bad music and groups of drunk people screaming at 8pm in the evening. Food was mediocre, but good prices. Not recommended unless you’re going there to get drunk.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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embs
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So loud, but very good food. Our waitress was also top notch!

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vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Tex-Mex menu. Many varieties of tacos, bowls, entree. Happy Hour deals as well. Loved the fish & shrimp tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Place is fun and loud great pre beacon event. Drinks are small but strong. Food was just ok. Waiter was great.

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vipVikki
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were surprised at the quality of the food. It was excellent! The location was great - we were attending a show at the Beacon theater and it was very close. The only downside was that the nosie level was pretty high. It was definitely energetic! We would recommend.

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CaseyG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Playa Betty! Food is always excellent and service is quick.

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vipJeanne
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A low key casual friendly place

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vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deal of $3 tacos with house cocktail! Service was friendly & fast. Tacos were filled with a variety of skirts steak, chicken, or fish. All delicious! We were very happy with our visit to Playa Betty & planning to return soon.

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vipSparky
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was fine for a casual bite in the neighborhood. But very noisy particularly coming from the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot, celebrated New Years!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were spectacular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I recommend as a Very Casual colorful fun restaurant. Very good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and staff

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ZacharyR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dad and I were looking for a good restaurant close to the Beacon Theatre before a concert, so Playa Betty’s came up on Yelp as the closest and highest rated. We both love Mexican food, so it was an easy decision.

Driving from CT, we ran into traffic and we’re running late, but after calling the restaurant they were fine with keeping our reservation. We were seated in 2-3 minutes, our tacos and burritos came out blazingly fast and delicious! We thought we’d be late for our concert, but still arrived early. Couldn’t have been a more enjoyable time!

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vipOscar123
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great atmosphere. Excellent service. The fish taco's are out of this world delicious. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food . Accommodating to children . Kids love the make your own guac, we love the mimosas !

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Coolhand
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cool, chill hang. Food was solid but not spectacular. Nice place for a group get-together. Probably the best deal is the weekend brunch happy hour which we missed out on but will be back to try another time!

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vipChristineS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy and family-friendly! They were able to accommodate us as a group of 7 with a baby, no problem! Perfect spot for relatively quick lunch, and magaritas for the thirsty parents were delicious.

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ASM1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outstanding spot for a meal before shows at the Beacon. Great food and drink at surprisingly reasonable prices, delivered quickly by friendly staff.

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LindaR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place before going to the Beacon theater. Great margaritas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we love coming to playa betty’s! super casual with a great price point. so many yummy options on both the brunch & dinner menu!

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LauraB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went to Playa Betty's with my brother and his 16 y.o. son. Perfect ambience for us, energetic yet casual. The chips and queso were a big hit. My brother and nephew each had a taco platter and shared the churro ice cream, and enjoyed their full meal. I had chicken enchiladas suizas. The chicken was a little dry, and as "suizas", I was expecting, but didn't get, cheese. Service was excellent and I would go here again--and next time order tacos.

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Playa Betty's does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Chow Now and Postmates. Playa Betty's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 712-0777.

Playa Betty's is rated 4.4 stars by 733 OpenTable diners.

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