I made a list of 12 restaurants I want to blog about in 2020. It is a diverse and challenging list, to which I say, more power to me!! I will try them in random order depending on who will be my dining partner. Since Julie lives in Long Beach, yesterday we ate lunch at Playa Amor. Located in the Long Beach Marketplace which has experienced frequent turnover, speaks well for this upscale Mexican restaurant which has been in operation there for four years.

Margaritas are the first test. Made with well tequila, their special mix blend makes them special. They were very tasty. A young lady at the entry is frying fresh tortillas that are served whole with salsa – very crispy and crunchy!


Happy Hour begins at 11:30 so we had the taco extravaganza — Pastor Chicken Taco, Carnitas Taco, and Short Rib Taco. The surprisingly flavorable Potato Taquito  was made with avocado salsa, queso, spinach, mushroom, cilantro and radish. The tacos with the ordinary fillings were made especially tasty with the fillings. A simple Mexican Restaurant with an upscale menu is very return-trip worthy.

We were too full for dessert but that was beside the point. My blogs must include dessert. The churros with a salted caramel dipping sauce was a lovely finish for our lunch.


The Other Thing –  Good service, friendly wait staff. A large patio looks very  inviting  for when the  weather is warmer.