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“Great and Authentic Mexican food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Palapa Mexican Cuisine & Seafood

La Palapa Mexican Cuisine & Seafood
1346 2d Street, Los Osos, CA
805-534-1040
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Ranked #4 of 34 Restaurants in Los Osos
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great and Authentic Mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

La Palapa has the best and most authentic Mexican food in San Luis Obispo County. The recipes come from the owners grandmother and you can tell that they have been perfected over the years. The mole has an earthy spiciness that is wonderful. The whole Tilapia (that's right, a whole fish!) is something unseen in this area and is deliciously crispy on the outside and flakily tender and flavorful inside. Delicioso! They also serve a variety of shrimp dishes as well as standard Mexican fare. Prices are quite reasonable and the food is always fresh. Ask for the secret salad dressing. You won't be disappointed. A few draft beers and a small but extremely reasonably priced wine list complement the great food. Still haven't tried dessert. No room!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food, nice staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

The food was good and the staff was very nice. Homemade chips and guac. were excellent.

Visited January 2012
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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome food with great service!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Have lived in the local community for over 30 years and have eaten at all the local restaurants. La Palapa is the very best. Fresh hot tortilla chips, homemade salsa, tasty and creative entrees, attentive staff, and Sol beer. Who could ask for more?

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Agnes Water
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

What a little gem of a restaurant. Everything made from scratch -- the tortilla chips, the mole sauce, the guacamole made table side. HUGE Negra Modelo drafts, killer Margaritas, the works. I'd eat there 3 times a day, 7 days a week if I lived there! Friendly staff. Fireplace in winter. Easy parking.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Saturday Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

Love this place, the chilequiles dish was fabulous. Excellent service too, friendly staff, look forward to returning soon! Thanks again!

Visited May 2011
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