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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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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

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

JR
New York Area
68 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.

OT
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.

V
New York Area
47 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.

CG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

A low key casual friendly place

JR
New York Area
68 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.

S
New York Area
156 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.

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

Fun spot, celebrated New Years!

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

Food and service were spectacular.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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

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

Loved the food and staff

ZR
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!

O
New England
8 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.

OT
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 !

C
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!

CS
Philadelphia
4 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.

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

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

OT
Charleston
2 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!

LB
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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very friendly and quick service. The vegan “ish” taco was amazing!

LS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Playa Betty's! My husband and I needed a place to grab dinner before a show at the Beacon Theatre, and I came across Playa Betty's in my research of the area. It's a beautiful, spacious restaurant with such a fun vibe and great atmosphere and decor. The food was delicious, and very reasonably priced! Plus, it's only a two-minute walk from the theater! Definitely recommend trying out Playa Betty's if you're in the area.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Churro ice cream sandwich was a hit!

CG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is good and reasonably priced. The servers are friendly. It can be loud.
Also beware even if you confirm your Open Table reservation upon arrival they may not follow through notifying OT that you kept it.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great deal of vegan options and the vegan enchilada I had was delicious!

BB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good place for some pre-concert tequilas, with an assortment of delicious selections in a vibrant setting!

YI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s always amazing. I love this place!

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu -- many options for a vegetarian, delicious guacamole (the true test) -- loved all of the add-ins. Service was great and reservations was honored in a timely way. Reservation a must -- very busy!

MH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Even though I had reservations the employees at the front desk would not seat you until all your party were in the building. It's a taco place but for the price of food & drinks I expected better than what I & the person I was with received. Steak on the taco was fatty & charred. The chicken on the taco my friend ordered was burnt. I have to say the bartenders were great! I give it a fair.

BW
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Servers and wait staff were EXCELLENT. Always tough to have a nice meal on concert days at the Beacon Theatre. Servers were on top of everything- special requests, etc. We had a large party and the waiter was very patient with the extra requests.

CC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and fun food and drinks in a lively atmosphere—excellent wait staff...very upbeat and helpful. And don’t miss the killer churro ice cream sandwich!! And there is a separate family/kids area that makes this a better choice for everyone.

F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of taco Tuesday deals around! Superb fish, delicious Portabello mushrooms, great Carne, fantastic chicken Jamaican or Southern! Something for everyone!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It took almost an hour to get our food. Three separate parties sat down around us and were served before us. Our waitress didn’t even notice that our food never came and we had to call her over twice because the first time she forgot that we asked her to check on it. She never apologized for the delay or offered up an explanation. Then she disappeared for a good half hour after the food came, never coming to check on us, and it took us forever to find her to get a check.

L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Even though we booked in advance, we were seated at a communal table. It was very noisy! The DIY guacamole lacked flavor or any salt. I can make better guacamole. The sangria tasted like cough syrup. Tacos were ok. Very cheap.

MF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such great service at the bar and at our table, thank you! The food is the real deal, like SoCal Mexican, fresh and delicious. Bar was out of my first 2 tequila choices but I got what I needed!

K
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Loved it and would go back. The reason for my less
Than stellar review is the female bartender . I found her rude and condescending. She rolled her eyes. I Would not want to be waited on her again.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I already emailed the restaurant management. We have consistent issues with one of their female bartenders... quite rude & inattentive! If we chose Playa Betty’s for dinner, in the midst of many other neighborhood Mexican spots, we shouldn’t be treated like ordering more drinks & food are a burden to our bartender.

p
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

a miserably mediocre meal and as a result overpriced as well - our waitress was the only thing of value there - I fear for our future if this mistake of a restaurant survives much longer - this was the worst place to have my wife's Birthday meal before Steely Dan at the Beacon - I could make better guac, tacos & churros with my eyes closed - I hope they can make things better there but who knows

R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

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