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La Palapa Mexican Cuisine & Seafood

1346 2d Street, Los Osos, CA
+1 805-534-1040
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (9 reviews)
“pozole” (8 reviews)
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1346 2d Street, Los Osos, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable little place owned and operated by a couple proud men who we enjoyed meeting while our food was being prepared. We had a variety of items to share including a beef burrito with great flavor but disappointingly chewy/gristled meat. However, the chile relleno burrito...More

Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You never quite know whether a Mexican restaurant is "real" or not, but La Palapa is the real deal. The chicken pozole was excellent as was the carnitas, fajitas & ceviche. Experiment a little, if your not sure, ask for recommendations.

Thank zapprint
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We went here because it is the name of one of our favorite spots in Puerto Vallarta. What a lucky choice! The atmosphere was comfortable and colorful. The waitstaff was friendly, helpful and very welcoming. The food was excellent! I had the sopas. My friend...More

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This happened to be next to our inn. The restaurant​ has a fireplace and delicious food as well as excellent sangria.

Thank bfromcchinatown
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Having spent a great deal of time in Mexico and enjoying authentic Mexican food, I don't usually go to Mexican restaurants in the States. La Palapa is authentic and heartfelt food from the owner's roots. The salsa is exquisite. While we were staying at the...More

Thank kayaklady2
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This was the perfect place to eat dinner while staying in Los Osos. Our group got delicious shrimp tacos and mole and sangris. Good service.

Thank lovetotravel560
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We went there because of the proximity to our hotel and the water but despite a nice Mexican decor, we were not impressed. The service was just so so, the food not really memorable and very pricey. My chicken mole was $20 and nothing to...More

Thank LAVict0ria
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Noisy little Mexican restaurant on the small main drag of Los Osos offers a good selection, but nothing to make this a place of distinction. Abundant portions. Won't disappoint.

Thank eheyman
Reviewed 17 February 2017

On the weekends, this restaurant provides the Breakfast for guests of Baywood Inn and Suites next door. Sometimes there is a buffet, sometimes choices are from a menu. The main convenience is its location next door to the Inn.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great food! Very friendly family environment! Fresh food, not your common rice and beans type. Service was a little slow but it's probably because the food is cooked to order. Definitely will return next time we are in the area.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Do you have a full bar for alcohol
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Response from CWS55 | Reviewed this property |
beer and wine as I remember
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1346 2d Street, Los Osos, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Los Osos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-534-1040
  • E-mail