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Palapas Restaurant

) #15 of 51 Restaurants in Aptos €€ - €€€ Mexican
21 Seascape Vlg, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003-6102
+1 831-662-9000
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (9 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
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21 Seascape Vlg, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003-6102
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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

Thank bunkyh
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
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 -...More

Thank Robert C
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
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...More

Thank Yosemitek
Reviewed 6 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
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
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
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...More

Thank twelsh42
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

When customers come to visit they always want to go to palapa's for lunch. The food is always just right and everyone loves it. I have only had slow service once out of approx 24+ visits.

Thank Steve S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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