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La Palapa Mexican Restaurant


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Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service

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Reviewed June 16, 2019

I've been looking for good authentic Mexican food where they have a full bar and you sit down & are waited on, in East County for YEARS! So many BAD Mexican restaurants around. Best food, try the chile relleno's, they are fabulous ! Love the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Annette L
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Make no mistake, this is a little hole in the wall but the food is good. The bar is always a local favorite for sure! The booths are crowded and the tables are jammed but this is a local favorite and a place everyone goes...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank momtks
Reviewed July 9, 2018

it may be a small place, but the quality is very good. The food has great authentic flavors. Prices are pretty decent and service is normally quick

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank TrojanmanB
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Great and authentic Mexican food in a strip mall sounds like an oxymoron, but this is a gem. La Palapa has been a go-to for locals since I moved out here 25 years ago. Super small business with a nice, cozy, casual atmosphere that serves...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank cydburrows
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

To be avoided. Hostile white-trash waitresses and owner. Overpriced bland food. Loud. I felt like we were at a loud truckstop or some biker bar instead of a restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Aaron B
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We liked it at first but the food seemed to go down in quality and the waitresses are not top rate. It is really busy on the weekend and since it's a small dining room the noise level is too painful for our ears...

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 763lanag
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Nice little place to visit. Good Food and reasonably priced. Staff is super friendly too. The only thing wrong with this restaurant is that there isn't enough parking. Way to popular to not have enough space to park.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank howgarfish
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

You have to try La palapa in lakeside. The place is clean and the food is great. The owner Bernadette greeted us at the door. Even thou it was busy she took the time to chat with us and I found out she has owned...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Kayte M
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Always a good time here. The staff is above awesome. The food is very good and very reasonably priced. The margaritas over the top! Great happy hour. Visit once or twice a month and they get to know you by name. They keep the chips...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank BobLindemann
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Great food...Great Margarita, be careful the Cadillac will get ya! My family has been coming here for years!

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Toni R
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