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La Palapa Mexician & Seafood Restaurant

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3837 W Caldwell Ave Ste A, Visalia, CA 93277-6422
+1 559-622-9898
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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Mexican, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3837 W Caldwell Ave Ste A, Visalia, CA 93277-6422
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Reviewed February 26, 2011

If you want authentic Mexican food, try somewhere else. The food here is average Americanized hispanic food at best. The service is good enough, but I would put it at middle of the road Mexican food.

Thank Doogle3419
Reviewed January 1, 2011

Me & the Boyfriend are regulars at La Palapa perfect if your hungry n want somewhere quiet to eat when your tired,food is Excellent! Hospitallity is awesome Breaded Shrimp is yummy even my 3 year old loves the food

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Reviewed October 31, 2010

You can tell they're passionate about their food, family recipies, service, and overall desire to please their customers. It is family run, and they're very warm and friendly. I have never been disappointed. I trust them. One of my very favorites. I don't go out...More

1  Thank PickeeMee
Reviewed July 7, 2010

This is the perfect Mexican restaurant for folks who don't like Mexicans or Mexican food. A Jack in the Box taco would be more authentic. The only good thing I can say is that the night we were there (05-July-10), the young man who waited...More

Thank Buckminster_Fievre
Reviewed June 11, 2010

We did check out TripAdvisor for our travels out west in California, and so we wound up at La Palapa during our one night stop in Visalia. We weren't disappointed. It seemed family-run, and warm in that way. The food was fresh and good from...More

Thank jacksonrosebnb
Reviewed April 18, 2010

You wouldn't expect such a good restaurant in a shopping mall. We ate there after reading the recommondations of other guests. Lots of choice on the menu. So it will fit everybodys taste. Good and efficient service and kitchen. A pity the restaurant closes at...More

Thank zeurpiet1978
Reviewed October 15, 2009

Finally Visalia has a great mexican restaurant to dine at, whether you are having the chili verde wet burrito or the shrimp or fish tacos everything is delicious. Try the sampler platter its just as good as everything else on the menu, and dont walk...More

Thank cuervogoldvisalia
Reviewed August 12, 2009

The Palapa is located in an unattractive strip mall next to a WinCo store. But expect only the best as soon as you are inside. My wife and I like to eat Mexican food but rarely find authentic Mexican cuisine in California. This restaurant is...More

1  Thank Buddy-Bear
Reviewed July 6, 2009

Its a family business. I am glad That I follow Tripadvisor sugestions. Price, service and food were great. Be hungry!!!

Thank CarmenM07
Reviewed March 15, 2009

I always past la palapa on by on my way to get groceries at winco till the day my boyfried and I decided to try it cause we heard they had the best margaritas in town and they did.I had the best chile verde burrito...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3837 W Caldwell Ave Ste A, Visalia, CA 93277-6422
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia
  • Phone Number: +1 559-622-9898
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