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Palapas Restaurant

21 Seascape Vlg, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003-6102
+1 831-662-9000
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“ceviche” (9 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
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11:30 - 14:30All hours
$$ - $$$
21 Seascape Vlg, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003-6102
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic Mexican food and a busy bar scene make this a nice place for a quick early evening meal. I had the snapper dinner with rice and frijoles, my husband had fish tacos. Nothing out of the ordinary just good filling food. We went with...More

Thank PilarMY
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The inside of the Palapas is large and bright, looking immediately as an expensive restaurant similar to others in the Bay Area, La Jolla near San Diego or other costly coastal sites. The clientele was upscale also, well casually dressed like golfers or tennis players,...More

Thank Dunsmurian
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Consistently good food, very fresh seafood dishes. Excellent chips and salsa, and margaritas! Kind of expensive, but great service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Fish is delectable the portion good lots of good choices. Chips warm crispy salsa spiced right. Service is very attentive. Views are great. My husband only order Chili Verde so good (no fat )

Thank catc0x
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Awesome views, great service, very attentive staff and good food! There was a bar which I didn't check out, but it had a tv for sports fans. The menu was extensive for Mexican food fans, as well as a good wine and drink list.

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 1 May 2017

As Aptos residents, we go there every once in a while, but it really is just for tourists. Food is typical Mexican fare.

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 3 April 2017 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...More

Thank Shaun R
Reviewed 29 March 2017 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...More

Thank Zenia M
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...More

Thank Allen B
Reviewed 20 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
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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
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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