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“Authentic Mexican all the way !”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Palapas Restaurant

Palapas Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 70 Restaurants in Aptos
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Delhi, India
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican all the way !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

We had dinner at this place just a week back. The unlimited starters, nachos and sauce, were great. The avocado dip was yummy. We ordered spinach/cheese enchiladas - with extra cheese toppings and tortillas; the portions that arrived were huge. A very 'full-feelng' meal and we had no space left even for coffee. Warm and prompt service, terrific food.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Tapan S
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Special Take on Mexican Cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really fresh preparations, unique take on Mexican faire, though can be a little expensive (think resort prices).

Visited September 2013
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Thank Chris J
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Los Gatos, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Have visited this location 30 times. The best Margueritas I have had outside of MX. Order the cadillac "on the rocks" not blended. They have a sampler plate appetizer that includes shrimp and steak that is very memorable. There are many unique "Pescado" dishes that should not be missed. They have all the traditional "Gringo" choices but be adventurous and try something besides nachos and burritos........

Visited August 2013
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Thank Whitney R
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Sun City West
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“We Had a Great Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had a great lunch at Palapas. I had salad with shrimp on top, dressing on the side. My husband had a chili verde burrito. Both were good. The view was lovely, and the service was excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Pstreet1
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Aptos
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Nice Mexican Restaurant for view and fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We’ve been coming to Palapos for about 12 years and live local. There are about four Mexican Restaurant we like in the area, so when deciding which one to go to, it depends what we are in the mood for. We come here when I feel like a fish dish. We also like it because before dinner we can go across the road and watch the sunset. The food is always consistently good (in 12 years). If I wanted more traditional Mexican this probably isn’t the place, but the food is good. I like their fish dishes. Last night I had Ahi and it was really nice. Not as good as I’ve had in Hawaii, but nice for Aptos – fresh frozen. I also like their combo dishes and often have Red Snapper Taco and Crab Enchiladas. My boyfriend often has the Enchilada Suiza and really likes it. One of their best dishes is their chicken nachos (enough for two to share). Great views, but normally always a little loud. The one thing that let’s Palapos down and is often the reason we will go elsewhere, is their service and employees attitudes. Almost every time we go, the service is slow and the wait staff are arrogant. Well that was until last night. Jordon was our waiter and he rocked. Best service in a long time – anywhere! Next time we go we will ask for Jordon’s section.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Devon124
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