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Palapa Mexican Food

660 E Los Angeles Ave, Ste J, Simi Valley, CA 93065-1892
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Ranked #42 of 234 Restaurants in Simi Valley
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Wife and I went here based on reviews for Mexican. Wow! Pretty impressive Mexican food. My wife had the enchiladas. I had the milanesa. Surprised to see that in a menu. Not too often do I see milanesa. If you haven't heard of it it's breaded sirloin tip steak. It was a little more done than I like it, but... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We visit our daughter who lives in Simi and always come here. Not much to look at from the outside but everything else makes up for it. Really authentic cooking, so hard to find in California these days and some pretty unique dishes too .

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Ventura County, USA
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131 reviews 131 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The day I went to Palapa's, the server was inattentive and slow to bring my food to me, even though the restaurant was not very crowded. My nachos were cold and soggy from sitting too long. The albondigas soup had a weak broth, few vegetables, and giant chunks of potatoes with the skin still attached. One of the worst tasting... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

We had juevos, enchilada and the fried fish. All were good. Salsa was very good. Prices very good too.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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113 reviews 113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I've tried several Mexican restaraunts in Simi Valley and this one is the best by far. It's small and right next to a Subway sandwich shop, but don't let that bother you. Once inside, you will be warmly greated, seated, and served chips & salsa. The margaritas are big and tasty. I always get fish or street tacos. The fish... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Didn't look like much from the outside.....but looks can be deceiving. Waitress was excellent as was the food. Must try if you are in the area!!

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Torrance, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I really enjoyed the food there it tasted like good old Mexico we all along with my friend and his sister had some neat combinations, It was all delicious. I highly recommend it and I did not dislike anything.

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Simi Valley
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Little hole in the wall place near Vons. Great value and food pretty good! My girlfriend and I come for their mango margarita which is huge and share! They make it with mango purée and it is WAY good! Their fish tacos are pretty good. Overall, good Mexican food for a great value!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch here in Simi Valley. The service was fast and friendly, and the prices reasonable. Yummy horchata--not too sweet. Portions are large and the rice and beans especially good. Family of six (all grown ups) ate for $60, and that included everyone getting drinks. We would eat there again.

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Glen Daniel, West Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

This is a small place in a shopping plaza but the food is awesome. they don't have a lot of tables and there was only one waiter but the food was excellent and we didn't have to wait. Prices were reasonable. Good for families!

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Additional Information about Palapa Mexican Food

Address: 660 E Los Angeles Ave, Ste J, Simi Valley, CA 93065-1892
Phone Number: 805-582-2420
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Simi Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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