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“Doing it right!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Las Palapas

Las Palapas
Ranked #5 of 265 Restaurants in Livonia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Livonia, Michigan
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Doing it right!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is a local, family owned restaurant that brings a whole new slant to Mexican food. I have LOVED the seafood choices I have had there. Much more intricate flavors than the chains with generous portions of scallops and shrimp along with the rice and beans. Service is friendly and efficient and prices are comparable to nearby chains. My only complaint is that the restaurant's high ceilings render it pretty noisy. It is hard to have a normal conversation at your table without having to shout at your companions. I hope management addresses this.

Visited June 2012
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Detroit
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Gotta try this place!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

Wow, the food is so fantastic! The service is always outstanding and if you talk to Cesar more than once he remembers you. They have events that benefit the community which I love. The last event I remember is if you came in during certain days a portion of the proceeds went to a little girl's treatments for a serious illness she had. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves Mexican food and tequila. The selection of tequilas is very impressive. Try their margaritas!

  • Visited July 2012
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Redford, Michigan
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Friendly service and kicking margaritas!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

Ola!! Looking for something good on the menu? Try the shrimp diablo(spicy!) or the fajitas trio with chicken, shrimp and beef. My hubby and i always share an entree or if we don't we take it home for next day. Wow! Good value for the money and don't forget to try the guacamole. Good thing my hubby doesn't drink so I have a driver!! Try the blue margarita it's my favorite.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Westland, Michigan
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best food and service north of the border”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

Ceasar and Hector are brothers that own this fantastic restaurant. They are always there coming to your table to make sure you are enjoying your self and all is good. We had just come back from Mexico the day they opened 2011. We were amazed the food tasted like we were still there. If you like Tequila's they have the biggest and best selection. Margareta's are great. Take a designated driver. We go at least 3 or 4 times a month. The fajitas steak or chicken are juicy tender and delicious. They have mexican dishes you can't find elsewhere. When ordering think outside the box and order something new. If anyone gives this place a bad review they do not like true great Mexican food. Can't say enough about this place.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Livonia, Michigan
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

We have been here multiple times, including the second day it was open. That day the server told us they had just got the liquor license the day before and asked us to try the margaritas on the house. Holy smoke! They were awesome, if you get the large make sure you have a driver to get you home.

Have never been disappointed. The best guacomole I have had and some dishes contain a dollop of it. Lunch specials are reasonably priced and delicious. Something for everyone on the menu.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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