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Playa

230 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.675728 -73.980941
at President St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-399-2161 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican, South American, Spanish/Tapas
  • Price Range: $$

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    6 out of 10

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Official Website

playafoods.com

Nearby Subway Stops

R at Union St.

Prices

$8.95-$17.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

13th St. to Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park West to Fourth Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

Barrio owner Spencer Rothschild recruited former Callo Ocho chef Alex Garcia to helm the kitchen of this Latin American spot with a beach-shack motif. Standards like roasted pork, Cuban sandwiches, and spiced grilled chicken have some updated twists here, and there’s a vegetarian paella option, too. Small plateslike arepas topped with sweetly marinated lambare fun to share. A trio of shellfish sliders comes stuffed with a tangy lobster-and-crab salad, each skewered with peppers and olives. The bay scallop seviche has a pleasing sweet-and-spicy contrast, with a grape salsa offsetting the chipotle-infused citrus juices. Interesting house cocktails like a zesty mango-jalapeño caipirinha outshine the passable house sangria. The décor verges on cheesy, with whitewashed plank walls and thatched awnings over the bar and windows, but on a nice evening when the floor-to-ceiling windows are open, the conceit works.

Cabana Bar

Playa shares its space with Cabana Bar around the corner, which offers daily drink specials and a smaller bar menu.

Recommended Dishes

Vegetarian Arepa, $6.25; Lamb Arepa, $6.75; Chorizo Quesadilla, $5.75

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