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Palapas Restaurant

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21 Seascape Vlg, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003-6102
+1 831-662-9000
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Lafayette, California
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150 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We tried this twice over the long New Year’s weekend, once for dinner and again for cocktails. With a great view going for it, this is a nice spot to unwind; the bar tenders are very good and the pour are healthy. The chips and salsa with drinks are a great touch; there are TVs with sports. Dinner, however, doesn’t... More 

Thank casilva54
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Omg, what a great find!! I stayed across the street and heard all sorts of great things about this restaurant. So, checked it out and loved it! Went twice in 3 days, lol. The food is fresh, service is impeccable, with ridiculous views...need I say more?! I will be back and look forward to their chips and salsa...oh, and the... More 

Thank bunkyh
Aptos, California
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great restaurant with delicious fresh food and wonderful margaritas. Fun vibe with great views. Staff are friendly and efficient.

Thank Joan B
Redwood City, California
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Stopped for happy hour after a long drive. Relaxed with several glasses of wine and orders of nachos and quesadilla. We figured the happy hour portions would be smaller, but they weren't so we ended up getting to-go boxes. Nice view of the ocean - if it had been a little warmer, it would have been great to sit outside.... More 

Thank Robert C
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131 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We came for a happy hour drink and ended up staying for dinner because the deals were so good. Multiple ceviche options, tacos, cheap drinks--it's worth a visit!

Thank BethAnnSH123
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch when we were in the area. It was a nice sunny day so we sat on the patio. The was what I would call a partial ocean view but it was definitely nice. I had the Chile Verde burritos with black beans. It was outstanding. My husband had the enchilada trio. The... More 

Thank Yosemitek
Danville, California
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great food! Great at sunset...to see it go down, while eating tasty food! Easy to get to and everything we've had is yummy!

Thank Clutzylou
New England
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food was good. Specializing in Mexican, but also has a variety of other foods. A little bit of everything. Great views of the ocean with outside dining if you like, and on chilly nights they have outdoor heaters.

Thank SnapshotNewEngland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The food was great. We sat outside with a perfect view of the ocean. Arrived shortly before 4 pm so we were able to get the lunch specials (12-4). Mango margaritas were good. Nice atmosphere inside and out.

Thank Grannyofboys
Aptos, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have tried this place a few times over the years and it is just so overpriced for mediocre, not authentic Mexican food. When you think about the fact it is mostly rice, beans and tortillas, it makes you wonder how they can charge so much per plate. Boring. Nice views, though.

Thank twelsh42

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Seascape Vlg, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003-6102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-662-9000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?