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Palapas Restaurant

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21 Seascape Village, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003
831-662-9000
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty Mexican Food and a great Happy Hour at Seascape!

Palapas has a great happy hour right in the heart of Seascape. Tasty Appetizers, good drinks, friendly. If you go for dinner, they have a sampler plate for like $30 or so that is big enough for at least 2 or 3 people. Very good and gives you a variety of tasty vittles.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Chapel Hill
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were staying at the Seascape across the street. I went over and asked for a takeout menu as we were planning to order takeout as we were travelling with two young children. The hostess was very nice, gave me a couple takeout menus and said "see you later". I took them back to our room and everyone decided what... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went here for my birthday dinner with my family and were seated by an ocean view window. The prices are very reasonable and the food was excellent. Salsa and chips were brought to our table before we even ordered. I had the guacamole tostada with jalapino soy cheese. They have several vegetarian and vegan offerings. Our server was very... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is probably my favorite Restaurant in Santa Cruz! If it's possible to have a favorite. The food is Exquisite. The Staff is amazing! The atmosphere is serene. And the view is the best in all of Santa Cruz.

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The view from the dining room and patio is beautiful. I have never had such bad margaritas so skip those but try the ceviche or the chile verde. Service is friendly but slow.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The menu has not changed much in the last few years, but why change? The food is good, varied and in ample portions. The Tequila menu is varied with several relatively rare ones not seen elsewhere. (I am working my way thru them,) It is one of my favorite if not my favorite Mexican restaurant.

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Well went here after reading the menu a couple days earlier. It looked so tasty and interesting we really wanted to try it. Well sadly we left and frankly we are still hungry after leaving much of the food behind. Service was slow with nearly a 45 minute wait for food. And they were not terribly busy. The bar drinks... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great views from deck and dining room of Monterey Bay and Seascape Resort. Lively bar made of beautiful zebra wood with outside deck that is dog friendly. Lot's of spicy and tasty seafood dishes, along with all the traditional things you would find at a nice Mexican restaurant. Amazing Ahi appetizer that you can order raw or seared, rivals any... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

So, the reviews were so-so but we tried it anyways, good choice Great views, fast service, and better food Where the nay sayers went wasn't to Palapas We had the spinach salad- light and full of avocado, tomatoes, etc with a citrus dressing Then the burrito verde, i was expecting heavy but to my surprise it was fresh and light,... More 

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San Carlos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Your typical American Mexican restaurant...but they never seem to know how to work the outdoor heaters or seat people on time....

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Auburn CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Palapas has a great happy hour right in the heart of Seascape. Tasty Appetizers, good drinks, friendly. If you go for dinner, they have a sampler plate for like $30 or so that is big enough for at least 2 or 3 people. Very good and gives you a variety of tasty vittles.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Seascape Village, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: 831-662-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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