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Palapa Mexican Food

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660 E Los Angeles Ave, Ste J, Simi Valley, CA 93065-1873
805-582-2420
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Simi Valley, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real authentic Mexican food. Small cozy restaurant and family owned. Very reasonably priced. Variety of foods. My husband loves the fish. My only gripe is the service is pretty slow.

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Thank rhonda c
Simi Valley, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Palapa's is a little Mexican restaurant in a shopping area. It has excellent food and a very friendly staff. The price is very reasonable and the portions are good sized.

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Thank Lori B
Phoenix, Arizona
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153 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Not the greatest meal I've ever had, but reasonable and reasonably priced. Very tasty rice. Beans are ok. My friend said that it was, perhaps, the best cheese enchilada he has ever had.

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Thank Bruce P
Simi Valley, California
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The food is great, but the service is a hit or miss depending on how busy they are. The prices are much better than other nice Mexican restaurants here in Simi. They have a nice happy hour in the bar area only. Not a huge place but worth trying.

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Thank pdocter
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Brought my nephew here to have lunch after we picked up my uncle from LAX , great food and awesome Mi Cheladas with a shot of vodka , oh hells yeah ,, great place .

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Thank J. L
Simi Valley, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great food and good margaritas. Sometimes it is really busy and you have to wait for a table and then wait for your food, but it is well worth the wait.

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Thank Tah46
Hemet, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you are looking for Mexican food they have it served by authentic Mexicans so many menu choices you will spend a good 20 minutes reading through it. Don't bother asking the waiter what's good because he will tell you everything. I haven't been dissatisfied yet although they don't know what carne asada fries are but an all around nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Wife and I went here based on reviews for Mexican. Wow! Pretty impressive Mexican food. My wife had the enchiladas. I had the milanesa. Surprised to see that in a menu. Not too often do I see milanesa. If you haven't heard of it it's breaded sirloin tip steak. It was a little more done than I like it, but... More 

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Thank Rubenski777
MK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We visit our daughter who lives in Simi and always come here. Not much to look at from the outside but everything else makes up for it. Really authentic cooking, so hard to find in California these days and some pretty unique dishes too .

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Thank MkAndrewA
Ventura County, USA
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The day I went to Palapa's, the server was inattentive and slow to bring my food to me, even though the restaurant was not very crowded. My nachos were cold and soggy from sitting too long. The albondigas soup had a weak broth, few vegetables, and giant chunks of potatoes with the skin still attached. One of the worst tasting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 E Los Angeles Ave, Ste J, Simi Valley, CA 93065-1873
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Simi Valley
  • Phone Number: 805-582-2420

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