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La Palapa Mexician & Seafood Restaurant

Mexican, Seafood
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3837 W Caldwell Ave, Suite A, Visalia, CA 93277
559 622-9898
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth eating at again.

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. We have taken other family members here and they have enjoyed the food as well. The service is very quick and the servers are always polite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2014
Debbie K
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Visalia, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

WILL ***NEVER*** GO HERE AGAIN!!! Waited over 20 minutes while others that arrived after me were being waited on and having their orders taken. Finally left with my 2 hungry children and had to take them back to school. They weren't even busy and I'm a very patient and understanding person, but this was ridiculous and so unprofessional.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Unfortunatly all I can say that the restaurant did not meet our expectation. I was expecting authentic mexican food and it did not deliver.

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Visalia, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. We have taken other family members here and they have enjoyed the food as well. The service is very quick and the servers are always polite.

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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We were very happy with the food and very flavorful. We have never been disappointed with this place. The staff are very welcoming and is also a family environment. The margaritas are to die for. The Chilie verde was very close to the ethnic roots it wasn't to Americanized. It was very good. Always happy with this place.

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Irvine, California
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195 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Very busy restaurant. The shrimp in garlic sauce a disappointment. Shrimp we're tough and chewy. Sauce was excellent. Salsa and chips great.. This is seafood restaurant. I must of ordered the wrong plate!

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Visalia, California
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93 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We was reading all the good reviews so we decided to try this place for dinner today. We had 2 senior dinners, the chips and salsa were good, the waiter was nice, the food was good and served hot. They were busy and our service was still good. For the price this was a good meal and we would return.

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California
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20 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I ate here recently while traveling thru Visalia. The food was very good and was served extremely hot. The flavor was very good and the serving size was perfect. The chips and salsa were also good.

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Tulare, California
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26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Its not authentic but its ok for a american Mexican restaurant. The first time we went there everything seem very delicious, however we decided to go a couple of more times and the cooking was not consistent. Seems like the condiments were to strong over powering the flavor in the food. Overall the restaurant is nice and is so is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The servers are very friendly and fast. Their food is great, although i'm not too impressed with their chips and salsa. I will deffiently return.

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Gridley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Food was delicious and so bountiful. Took a lot of food home afterward.Three of us ordered the combination plates and they were perfect! I'd be pleased to go there again!Loved their salsas and warm chips!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3837 W Caldwell Ave, Suite A, Visalia, CA 93277
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia
  • Phone Number: 559 622-9898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 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

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