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La Palapa

57173 Sunnyslope Dr, Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2768
+1 760-365-5581
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“flan” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (6 reviews)
“fajitas” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
57173 Sunnyslope Dr, Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2768
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming to LaPalapa since the opened We have never been disappointed in our food choices.We bring many out of town friends. They renovated and it is pretty and clean They also offer a full bar.Great Micheladas

Thank Adrienne F
Reviewed July 11, 2018

The reviews I read about La Palapa seem to be like either people love it or hate it. So I thought my wife and I should check it out. First off, if you come off of Highway 247 (Old Woman Springs Road), Sunnyslope is under...More

1  Thank Glen K
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This one was away from the main road through the valley, which puts it in the dark during a winter evening, and not the easiest to find. It doesn't help that it sits alone and that its signage doesn't do it justice. We drove around...More

Thank brifd1
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Full bar Mexican restaurant specializing in seafood (mariscos). Slightly hard to find the first time, but just a few blocks off the intersection of Old Woman Springs & Hghwy 62. Large menu has something for everyone, but if you like ceviches, seafood soups, fresh fish,...More

Thank mmcd83436
Reviewed April 9, 2018

I really wanted a Mexican meal on a Monday night in Yucca Valley. I drove by a popular restaurant, but a taco special night had it swamped. A friend had mentioned La Palapa just a few days before, and it was on my route home,...More

Thank SoCalAstronomer
Reviewed March 10, 2018

Generous servings and surprisingly good fish for a restaurant so far from the coast. The entrance is odd, because the back side of the restaurant faces the road and you go down a dirt driveway to get to the paved parking lot. Go to the...More

1  Thank LauraG050
Reviewed January 25, 2018

Another great find for us on our travels. This cantina looked quite sparse and without atmosphere as we were the only guests for lunch. The menu had all the usual Mexican offerings - burritos, enchilladas, fajitas etc. We had a selection of dishes to share....More

1  Thank patbean
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Only renovation they did is put new flooring in, otherwise it's still the same as from the previous owner. The food is average - nothing to brag about. Won't go back there again.

Thank Monika L
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Visited tonight which was a public holiday for Memorial Weekend. Nearly didn't get in as notice at front says 'Use other door' when it should say 'use door at rear of property!' We were early so very quiet so got great service. We're tourists from...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

I was visiting family in Yucca Valley when one of the family that had eaten here suggested it. There were 5 of us and we all had something different. From seafood to beef. I enjoyed the fajitas which I think were the best I have...More

Thank Kelly S
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December 22, 2015|
Response from travellerSanDiego_CA | Reviewed this property |
They are open every day from 10am to 9pm. Thanks for your question!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57173 Sunnyslope Dr, Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2768
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Yucca Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 760-365-5581
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