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Palapas Restaurant

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21 Seascape Vlg, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003-6102
+1 831-662-9000
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 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
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california
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch when we were in the area. It was a nice sunny day so we sat on the patio. The was what I would call a partial ocean view but it was definitely nice. I had the Chile Verde burritos with black beans. It was outstanding. My husband had the enchilada trio. The... More 

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Thank Yosemitek
Danville, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food! Great at sunset...to see it go down, while eating tasty food! Easy to get to and everything we've had is yummy!

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Thank Clutzylou
New England
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Food was good. Specializing in Mexican, but also has a variety of other foods. A little bit of everything. Great views of the ocean with outside dining if you like, and on chilly nights they have outdoor heaters.

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Thank SnapshotNewEngland
Escalon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The food was great. We sat outside with a perfect view of the ocean. Arrived shortly before 4 pm so we were able to get the lunch specials (12-4). Mango margaritas were good. Nice atmosphere inside and out.

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Thank Grannyofboys
Aptos, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I have tried this place a few times over the years and it is just so overpriced for mediocre, not authentic Mexican food. When you think about the fact it is mostly rice, beans and tortillas, it makes you wonder how they can charge so much per plate. Boring. Nice views, though.

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Thank twelsh42
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

When customers come to visit they always want to go to palapa's for lunch. The food is always just right and everyone loves it. I have only had slow service once out of approx 24+ visits.

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Thank Steve S
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Fresh, delicious food with a great atmosphere. Outdoor seating is available with great view. A bit more expensive than your average Mexican restaurant, however totally worth it.

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Thank Delrae J
San Clemente, California
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We were driving south of SF on 101 & decided to see if could find a place serving seafood for lunch. I had oysters and ceviche, both excellent. Outdoor seating, ocean view, great seafood & service. A great detour on our way south.

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Thank Bob B
Livermore, California
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Saturday brunch/lunch time. We were greeted and seated quickly. Friendly assistance from local teens, kudos for effort. Ambience is nice. White linens, Windows out to the coast. Foggy so no sun or surf but I am sure on a clear day the view is terrific. If you are looking for lunch and especially seafood then the menu has lots of... More 

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Thank TFamLLL
coarsegold
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

My husband loves fish tacos and by far these were the best ever!! The staff was friendly and very professional. They were very knowledgeable about the area too. Lovely restaurant and delicious food!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Seascape Vlg, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003-6102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-662-9000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?