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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
21 Seascape Vlg, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003-6102
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Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Not sure what's up with this place. Sometimes 4 star, sometimes so-so. Today was below average Service real slow, plus had to remind server multiple times for extra napkins/salsa. Entrees arrived room temp. My fish was not fresh(smelly). Not cheap either! Too bad, as We'd...More

Thank soifdawg
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Mexican food is so diverse that ones' response is often a function of exposure to a particular region. There are 7 regional cuisines in Mexico but we Americans tend to think primarily in terms of Tex Mex or Sonoran although good representations of the actual...More

Thank RichMLosGatos
Reviewed March 25, 2016

Absolutely loved my birthday dinner celebrated at Palapas. We were promptly seated and greeted by a lovely waiter. The thing I noticed off the bat is the menu: a huge offering which was surprising for a Mexican themed restaurant. I will say we had vegetarian,...More

Thank MissWordsmith
Reviewed March 7, 2016

The food here is consistently good. Good enough that we come back even tho the service can be spotty. Sometimes, excellent service. Sometimes they seem overwhelmed and understaffed. Always friendly tho.

Thank bl1416
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

An excellent Mexican restaurant with moderate seasoning. Very good choice of fish and meat offerings. Reasonably priced with a very good ala carte option. Good bar area.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed December 13, 2015

Nice decor and comfortable booths. The Mexican food we ordered was adequate and mildly seasoned. The waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable.

Thank FullTiltTraveler
Reviewed December 3, 2015

Atmosphere, service and food are excellent. Delicious seafood with mexican flair. Corn tortillas are delicious and made in their kitchen. Ambience is great as are the views.

Thank Conradino
Reviewed December 1, 2015

We've been going to this restaurant for years because the food was great, unlike most Mexican restaurants serving food draped with a heavy sauce. The last few times we were there, however, the sauce has gotten heavier and the service slower. By slower, I mean...More

Thank Yosemitefreak
Reviewed November 11, 2015

Excellent Mexican seafood, good wine list with lots of local stuff. Ocean view. Indoor and outdoor eating. Love the seared Ahi tuna. Good happy hour bar specials on food (try the calamari). I'd like to give Palapas five stars but sometimes when the bar gets...More

Thank Z0nker
Reviewed November 9, 2015

We haven't been back in a few years as the last two times were very under par. The service was excellent (Jordan is top notch) but the food was poor and made me ill. I ordered the halibut special which was so slathered in sauce...More

Thank KCKlein
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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