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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: Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always great view and food

Dining on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the Monterey Bay is a real treat. It's right near the Seascape resort (across the street) and has consistently been good... good food, good service, nice location

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
rthau
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Carmel, California
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The found was delicious, fresh and big portions. The margarita was also authentic and tasty. Make sure you make reservations during the weekend, I was solo on a Saturday night and had to wait for 1hr to get a table.

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Santa Cruz, CA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We've been coming here for years, and just finally got around to writing the review. Palapas is all about atmosphere and drinks, having a good time. The food is average at best, the service is quick, and staff are friendly. I recommend the enchiladas and tacos, but if you are into "authentic" mexican food, might look elsewhere.

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Carmel, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Dining on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the Monterey Bay is a real treat. It's right near the Seascape resort (across the street) and has consistently been good... good food, good service, nice location

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Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

took my son and his girlfriend out to a Friday lunch. The margaritas here ire excellent - I had the Cadillac margarita to sip while sitting on the patio looking over the Monterey Bay. We were there on an absolutely beautiful day. Chips and salsa were quickly placed on the table and refreshed when they ran low. I had the... More 

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Folsom, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant since it was convenient walking distance to our hotel. So disappointing. The food was overprice and mediocre. The service was terrible and it wasn't even close to being busy. We couldn't even get refills on drinks. Finally when we asked we got them after we finished our dinner. The young wait staff seemed to want... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Had dinner with another couple the other night and it was all good. The seating can feel a little tight here. Parking pretty much sucks for this whole shopping center area. Nice interior decor. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Prices were good and the portion sizes were big. We have many, many good choices for Mexican in this area... More 

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Soquel
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went here on the spur of the moment and got a great table. The food was excellent and our waiter also excellent. I had the grilled chicken tacos and they were very good, but definitely enough food for two! The guacamole was really flavorful and delicious. There is easy parking right outside the restaurant.

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Santa Rosa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The menu does not seem to vary much, literally from year to year, but the food is consistently good. just the right amount of spice with options to get it hotter. They make the best Margarita, the Cadillac -- just our taste. The atmosphere is lively and the bar scene looks active, though I go there to eat.

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Aptos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Paying for the sounds of the bay, outdoor seating recommended to enjoy a cocktail and some nice dinner plates. Average cuisine, good drinks, good view.... Close to nice walk to beach at Seascape, so park your car, have a bite, and talk a stroll down to the beach.

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Fallon, Nevada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

There are a few tables with an ocean view - and I thoroughly enjoyed it. :-) Swordfish was outstanding. I ordered what I thought was a carne asada burrito - what I got was a carne asada burrito with a twist - and a chicken burrito-enchilada that was outstanding. Some of the best chicken I've had in a long time.... More 

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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
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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