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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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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 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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Auburn CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed. The place wasn't very busy but the service was awful. Took forever to get our drinks. Almost 45 minutes before we finally got our food. Once we did he didn't even ask how everything was. Not a very good experience.

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Portola Valley, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This has been our favorite restaurant in Aptos for the past 10 years. The service and the quality of the food and drinks is always the same: excellent. Highly recommended!

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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
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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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158 reviews 158 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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119 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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139 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 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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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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