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“Friendly service, good food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of La Palapa - CLOSED

La Palapa
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Friendly service, good food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

This place was adorable! Cute ambiance, yummy, yummy food. We ate waaay too much and wanted to eat more. The queso was delicious, and the fajitas were yum. The waitress was super friendly, and the bus-woman was also very friendly. Great little place!

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank Lauren K
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  • English first
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English first
Coconut Grove, FL
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We showed up at La Palapa at dinner time without a reservation. The restaurant was crowded and we were given a 10 minute wait time and it was suggested that we wait at an outside table until then, which we did. We were seated in 5 minutes, the waitress arrived quickly and took drink and appetizer orders. Dinner was excellent with Steak Fajitas that were sizzling on arrival and the Chicken Enchilada platter was generous. Food was tasty without setting your mouth on fire. Despite the crowd we did not feel rushed at all.

Great place to eat (and drink) casually without breaking the bank.

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank Rob K
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alexandria
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“really disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

I thought, hurray, we're in Colorado - should be great Mexican, especially in Aspen. Was I wrong. Although the servers were cordial and friendly, our meal began with really terrible guacamole - made with mayonnaise or sour cream - not authentic, no spiciness. The salsa was bland, the enchiladas were dull, without good sauces either. We asked for "spicy" and got the opposite. Try Annies (an old standby in Aspen) for good casual food.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank jgAlexandria
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London, UK
Level Contributor
80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Tasty authentic Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Informal atmosphere with a varied menu selection at a reasonable price. We had the Molcajete Mariscos - a seafood stew cooked in traditional Mexican volcanic bowls. This was my favourite meal in Aspen. The steak fajitas were ok and the guacamole has a lot of room for improvement.

Visited February 2013
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3 Thank Traveltink
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Favorite meal in Aspen.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Wouldn't go anywhere else for après ski drink and appetizer specials. After a few habanero margaritas at the bar staying for dinner was a no-brainer and the mocajete lava bowls were excellent. Servers Sarah and Brittany were friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. This is a very fun and (relatively) affordable place to hang out in Aspen.

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5 Thank Jlax
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