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Palapa Mexican Food

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660 E Los Angeles Ave, Ste J, Simi Valley, CA 93065-1892
+1 805-582-2420
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Simi Valley, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Real authentic Mexican food. Small cozy restaurant and family owned. Very reasonably priced. Variety of foods. My husband loves the fish. My only gripe is the service is pretty slow.

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Thank rhonda c
Simi Valley, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Palapa's is a little Mexican restaurant in a shopping area. It has excellent food and a very friendly staff. The price is very reasonable and the portions are good sized.

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Thank Lori B
Phoenix, Arizona
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154 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Not the greatest meal I've ever had, but reasonable and reasonably priced. Very tasty rice. Beans are ok. My friend said that it was, perhaps, the best cheese enchilada he has ever had.

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Thank Bruce P
Simi Valley, California
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The food is great, but the service is a hit or miss depending on how busy they are. The prices are much better than other nice Mexican restaurants here in Simi. They have a nice happy hour in the bar area only. Not a huge place but worth trying.

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Thank pdocter
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Brought my nephew here to have lunch after we picked up my uncle from LAX , great food and awesome Mi Cheladas with a shot of vodka , oh hells yeah ,, great place .

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Thank J. L
Simi Valley, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Great food and good margaritas. Sometimes it is really busy and you have to wait for a table and then wait for your food, but it is well worth the wait.

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Thank Tah46
Hemet, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you are looking for Mexican food they have it served by authentic Mexicans so many menu choices you will spend a good 20 minutes reading through it. Don't bother asking the waiter what's good because he will tell you everything. I haven't been dissatisfied yet although they don't know what carne asada fries are but an all around nice... More 

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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Wife and I went here based on reviews for Mexican. Wow! Pretty impressive Mexican food. My wife had the enchiladas. I had the milanesa. Surprised to see that in a menu. Not too often do I see milanesa. If you haven't heard of it it's breaded sirloin tip steak. It was a little more done than I like it, but... More 

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Thank Rubenski777
MK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We visit our daughter who lives in Simi and always come here. Not much to look at from the outside but everything else makes up for it. Really authentic cooking, so hard to find in California these days and some pretty unique dishes too .

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Thank MkAndrewA
Ventura County, USA
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2013

The day I went to Palapa's, the server was inattentive and slow to bring my food to me, even though the restaurant was not very crowded. My nachos were cold and soggy from sitting too long. The albondigas soup had a weak broth, few vegetables, and giant chunks of potatoes with the skin still attached. One of the worst tasting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 E Los Angeles Ave, Ste J, Simi Valley, CA 93065-1892
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Simi Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 805-582-2420

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?