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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 - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 8
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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
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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Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews
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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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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Palapas Restaurant

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

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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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