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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 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered dinner to go, it was the worst food ever. Cold and watery, the taco was so bad I had to throw it away. The entree was watery and cold. The chicken enchiladas tasted like an old fashion TV dinner. I will not be going back.

Thank Shaun R
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this spot. The service was 👍great. Loved the ocean view from outside patio. I ordered the chicken quesadilla which was the best I've ever had and that's hard to find being I'm Mexican. So definitely two thumbs up. The chips and salsa were on point and out drinks were super. Definitely would recommend this spot.

Thank Zenia M
Russells Point, Ohio
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here with nine other people last week. For full disclosure, my favorite cuisine is Mexican so I am a bit biased here. The food was good and the servings were generous. We had a table along a window and the views of the coast, ocean and sunset were fabulous!

Thank Allen B
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Stopped in for lunch and my husband and I both ordered margaritas and salads. I had the caesar and it was SO overdressed it was almost a soup. The view is nice and the chips and slasa were yummy.

Thank mrsrcruz
Asheville, North Carolina
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271 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The first thing you notice is the bright, airy dining area with really super views of the lovely Monterey Bay. It also has a great deck with tables as well. The wait staff was friendly and took a leisurely approach to the service, which suited us just fine. This might be less attractive if you are in a hurry. The... More 

Thank Frank E
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Every time I go here I tell myself never again. This time was the final straw. Where to begin. We had a party of 10. The service was incredibly slow and the waiter messed up our orders so we all ate about 20 minutes apart. We had two pitchers of margaritas that were supposed to be fresh lime juice but... More 

Thank Kenda H
Lafayette, California
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159 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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
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 12 helpful votes
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
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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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
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?