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$1 - $15
Late Night, Drinks
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed February 9, 2021 via mobile

Please order the “Al Pastor” or “Vegan”, amazing experience. Outstanding service and great mood. Also the blonde ale (locally crafted) was great. The view is amazing too!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 23, 2020

Nice. Bar on the beach good service and a DJ playing all sorts of back ground music nice place to chill

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Went for the happy hour (5-8 pm) pina colada special ( first drink 35 pesos ($2), refills $25 pesos (1.50), served in a pineapple husk. Drinks were warm, watery and fairly small, even granted the low price. Between the two of us, had ten and...never caught even a mild buzz. Topped things off with an attempted 50% overcharge on our tab, which while admittedly was immediately corrected, but still, left a bad feeling. Go elsewhere, pay a little more.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 5, 2020

We found this spot based on the recommendation of a bartender at a great bar in Oaxaca City (Fernando at Aloha Oaxaca) who we found due to a recommendation by another bartender and so on and so on. It did not disappoint. Low key spot...on the beach with a great little round central bar you can sit at, amazing selections of spirits and a very talented bartender/owner (Chris). We had multiple cocktails here, including the best Pina Colada we have ever tasted. It's a beach bar, so expect the service to be pretty relaxed, but the drinks are on par with some of the most top notch city tiki bars.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 26, 2019

The girls serving are friendly but the guys behind the bar don't know how to make a piña colada so we didn't take advantage of the happy hour offer. Disappointing.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed April 17, 2019

I went to the palapita bar prior to Happy Hour (Apr 17, 2019). As a prior post indicated the drinks were the most expensive - I did Not find that to be the case. I drank a Jack Daniels and Coke - for two plus...the tip, around $12.00 US. I did not find that offensive and the VIEW - Great!!!More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Nice spot to grab a beverage and watch the sun set. Cocktails are amazing- happy hour piña coladas are also delicious. 10/10 would recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Location and atmosphere are good. But as noted on another review, the tip was added to our bill, that dont mention that and then they kept our substantial change without offering it back. The bartenders are not Mexican, which we would much prefer. They were...snooty, and we are guessing from Argentina. Drinks are the most expensive of any beach bar in Zicatela. Go somewhere friendlier and more honest! Like Fresh restaurant and bar next door. Or anywhere else.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Aurore G, Propietario at Palapita Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

Hey sunshine i think you make a mistake because we are the bar next door Fresh ! we not put tips included and we don’t have a bartender from Argentina. We hope to see you again

Reviewed January 1, 2019

This is a nice spot on the beach with friendly servers (at least superficially), a chill vibe and decent (if slightly weak) cocktails. Unfortunately, there is also something scammy going on. I looked at our bill: an 18% propina (tip) was included as an item...where the drinks were listed. At the bottom of the same bill, it said, "propina not included". The objective here can only be to scam people into tipping twice by leaving the "propina not included" comment at the bottom of the bill next to the total. When I mentioned to the server that, since the tip was included, I would not add anything else, he had the nerve to point to the bottom line and tell me that the tip is not included. Then I pointed to the tip line and he said, whoops, they just got a new system. Outrageous! Also questionable, there was a 16% IVA (value added tax that is rarely added onto a restaurant bill in Mexico) and a mysterious $50 peso charge - for what??? So, this is a hip looking beach bar that will rip you off if you are not carefull (in fact, even if you are careful. What are you going to do, stand at the bar and argue about the 50 peso charge, the 18% tip and the IVA). This is the type of practice that gives beach towns in Mexico a bad reputation.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

I asked for a long island which was not on the menu and the waitrr told me no problem. I told him I was picky and asked how he made it which he respondwd with the correct alcohols. Drink came out fantastic. Besides the drinks,...staff is vsry fun and friendly, atmosphere can not be beat. Great cabana on the beach, a little music. Impossible not to be happy here. :)More

Date of visit: November 2018
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February 9, 2020|
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Hey Kari, sure our bartender will be very happy to prepare it !
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5