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La Palapa Grill & Cantina

) #25 of 130 Restaurants in Ellicott City €€ - €€€ Mexican,
8307 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4768
+1 410-465-0070
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“fajitas” (11 reviews)
“soft tacos” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
8307 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4768
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a fun place for Margarita Mondays without it being too crowded or too expensive, I enjoyed La Palapa. The nachos were also really good and kept us from drinking too much. Overall, definitely recommended.

Thank marginaliant
Reviewed 11 April 2017

After growing up in southern CA, I became accustomed to a certain type of Mexican food, and La Palapa delivers! Their fajitas are great, served with an ample portion of peppers and onions, and I really like their chile rellenos (appetizer is a great value...More

Thank VMtraveler22
Reviewed 13 March 2017

One really wants to have an extraordinary experience at La Palapa. The building is very inviting and attractive but it is consistently average. I appreciate having an authentic Mexican restaurant with a decent reputation in the area. The competition is more cafeteria like. I just...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 24 February 2017

LaPalpa is on the upper end of Main Street. We were there for lunch 2/21/17. Great location, because there is lots of free parking behind the restaurant. Parking can be difficult in Ellicott City. My wife and I had the two soft tacos, one with...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Moved to Ellicott City last year after the late July flood. Lucky that la palapa is only few minutes walk from our new place. Family friendly and people are great. Food is fresh and delicious AS ALWAYS! I love listening to their mariachi band. Complimentary...More

Thank KG-Wili
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We ate here years ago after a local ghost tour (separate review) and were in the area again so had lunch. It is nice inside and we came in as soon as they opened that Saturday and got a cozy table near the two sided...More

Thank travelkitty50
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

If you appreciate real Mexican food you will love this place. Great flavors. The ambience is great too. We enjoyed the whole experience. The guitarists kept my mom singing "boleros" (Latin ballades to serenade) the whole time. The shrimp and crap enchiladas, California burrito and...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We went to La Palapa shortly after Christmas, and as it was the holidays found it crowded at lunch. We had salads and tacos, and found them average. But the service was poor. We had to ask for silverware and it took forever to get;...More

Thank EC13091
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Set in charming Ellicott City , this is a great-looking place which serves delicious Mexican food. I started with a cup of the Aztec chili, which was spicy and full of flavor. We then had steak and chicken fajitas, which were tender and delicious. The...More

Thank Emjef
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Nice selection of Mexican food. Friendly, quick service. Nice atmosphere and tons of food at reasonable prices.

Thank ECDoppelgangerx4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8307 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4768
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-465-0070
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