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Palapas Restaurant

21 Seascape Village, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003
831-662-9000
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Ranked #14 of 60 Restaurants in Aptos
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 17, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We love to go here for lunch - sit on the patio and look at the ocean. We both ordered the Maria Rita- really good but kinda small. I had the chile rellenos - I have learned on previous visit to order with the sauce on the side to prevent it from getting soggy. It was very good. My husband... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Two house drinks between us and shared a main course, over $70 with tip. Food was good, not great. Good atmosphere and great service holds this place up.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Tucked away in Seascape Village (above the Inn)... Great service Great food. (Sooo good) Great value Fabulous top shelf Margarita Don't get me wrong they are not inexpensive, however in this instance YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!! I'll attach pictures and update next visit. It will be soon!!!

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Santa Cruz, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants - I love the seafood with the Pacaific coastal fusion tastes whether that be the ceviche tostadas, seared ahi or amazing seafood salads. This was our go-to place when we had out-of-towners come to visit. Cocktails on the deck with the sunset are delightful. Our visit last month was off, but... More

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Santa Clara, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The refried beans were too watery and not much taste. The rice was average and the salad was...a salad...ranch dressing was average. The guacamole was what I liked the best. It does have some ocean view...open and airy feel.

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santa cruz, ca
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Very nice restaurant - tropical/vacationy feel. Fun bar with a good happy hour. Not my absolute favorite mexican food, it's good, but the service (continuous chips & fantastic salsa), atmosphere, and views make up for it!

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Santa Cruz, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

You can find all your typical Mexican restaurant food favorites but in addition there is a large selection of outstanding seafood dishes on the menu! Authentic traditional dishes of fish, shellfish and sauces of the coasts of Mexico and California. The foundation of their food is freshly made sauces, handmade corn tortillas, and fresh local seafood and produce. Best margaritas... More

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Aptos, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We've been in Aptos forever, and while there are a number of yummy restaurants in town, this is my favorite place for Mexican food. One of the trickiest parts of this place is not filling up on chips and salsa before the meal comes. They are so tasty! I can't say that we've tried everything here because we haven't, but... More

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Los Gatos, CA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

As usual I order their chef's special seafood, whatever, This time it was Ono and caesar salad. Disappointed. Wife had fajita which she said was very good.

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Tucson, Arizona
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76 reviews 76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Yes, this restaurant has resort type pricing, but, the pluses outweigh the fact. Palalpas features lovely ocean vistas through the trees. The menu features freshly prepared food with bright, home made flavors. Water & chips with salsa are offered, not automatically delivered. Both were excellent. Plates arrive with a 1/2 cup dollop of multi colored salsa fresca, & a 1//2... More

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