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“Not your typical Mexican experience”
Review of Palapas Restaurant

Palapas Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 71 Restaurants in Aptos
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
La Selva Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not your typical Mexican experience”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

We live nearby so we visit often as the menu is varied with both traditional fare and really good specialties. Their service is always great. We went for a late lunch (around 2PM) when they would have minimal staff and they got slammed with customers. It was just awesome to watch the hostess, one waiter, one busboy and one bartender do whatever was needed to keep everything going smooth. Terrific ocean view a plus as well.

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
Aptos, California
Level 6 Contributor
328 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good home made corn tortillas ...avg Mexican food”
Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

Good homemade corn tortillas ...avg Mexican food. great location but so food. Decent margararitas

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Thank soifdawg
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Aptos, California
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“A little Mexican in a great neighborhood”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Good service and great food in Seascape near the water.

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Thank Seacliff23
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Bend, Oregon, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“best gold margaritas! :)”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

great views and staff. Always a great variety on the menu.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Carolyn M
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Santa Cruz, California
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Wonderful Mexican restaurant, nice bar”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Palapas has been one of my family's favorite restaurants for more than 10 years. Great food, super friendly waitstaff, and thirst-quenching margaritas in a bright atmosphere make it a great place for a couple of drinks or a delicious meal. There are views from the deck of beautiful Monterey Bay. Daily specials usually include fresh fish options but the regular menu has dishes to please everyone from kids to adults. A friend of mine worked there for 2 years and said it was the cleanest kitchen she's ever worked in!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank KirstiS
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