October 30, 2018

Mill Valley: Playa


101 North

Playa  41 Throckmorton Ave./Miller Ave., (415) 384-8871.  L-D daily; $-$$.  Reservations advised.

dining room and bar at Playa in Mill Valley, California
dining room and bar at Playa in Mill Valley, California
In a thoroughly contemporary setting, with dangling golden light orbs and a full bar, this bustling spot serves up some delicious and colorfully-presented fare--watermelon salad, a brilliant Tijuana Caesar salad, enchiladas de mole rojo.  Traditional tacos, tamales, and quesadillas sometimes are filled with the unusual, think octopus.  My dining partner and I sat outside on the back patio, where the tables resembled shiny hatch covers and where we were warmed by a fire pit and overhead lamps, and made a nice light dinner of guacamole, grilled asparagus, and traditional house margaritas.  Intriguing dishes I will return to try:  vegan soup menudo style, an empanada with chimichurri, and vegetarian asparagus tacos.

back patio at Playa in Mill Valley, California
back patio at Playa in Mill Valley, California


guacamole at Playa in Mill Valley, California
guacamole at Playa in Mill Valley, California


house margarita at Playa in Mill Valley, California
house margarita at Playa in Mill Valley, California


asparagus special at Playa in Mill Valley, California
asparagus special at Playa in Mill Valley, California


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images ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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