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La Palapa Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
8307 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4768
+1 410-465-0070
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“fajitas” (15 reviews)
“guacamole” (7 reviews)
“taco” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
$$ - $$$
8307 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4768
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Nice atmosphere. You have the choice of indoor or outdoor seating; both are nice, although in this instance I would opt for indoor seating. The margaritas are tasty here, as is the food. The taquitos are quite good.

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We stopped in for lunch after giving a quick tour of OEC and the recent flooding on a Monday afternoon. It was fairly quiet and we more or had the place to ourselves. Our server informed us that it was slow because of it being...More

Thank PHLee7ca
Reviewed 7 August 2018

La Palapa is back in business after the recent flooding. The parking lot (D) next to them is still closed as of 8/6/2018 but the lot across the street is open, as is the larger lot up the hill. The place wasn't busy at 6...More

Thank Will4567
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Every time I go here the tacos are amazing. It doesn't matter if it's one of their special events or you order them off the menu. All of them taste great. The guac & the salsa is also very tasty. And the spicy cucumber Margarita...More

Thank Melissla74
Reviewed 23 July 2018

my kids frequent la palapa quite often, but this was my first experience. we were greeted upon entering, the mariachi band was playing, the atmosphere was very nice. the complimentary chips & salsa were excellent, we all ordered something different and were sharing around the...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for authentic Mexican food. The fajitas were delicious and they also had homemade tortillas! The Cadillac margarita was outstanding. Service was excellent.

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 27 April 2018

A young woman recommended this restaurant when she heard my family talking about fajitas. I am more timid than most people to try new places, but we decided to give La Palapa a try. I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised. The first...More

Thank Alicia S
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Tried a new place in Old Town Ellicott City. Hadn't been to Old Town in awhile, so was pleasantly surprised by La Palapa Grande nearby. Had an interesting Enchilada, chicken and spinach with artichoke hearts with an avocado sauce. Great and filling with two per...More

Thank Don K
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We ate lunch here with our Son and daughter-in-law. We had a great Mexican meal. Service was good. Great selections.

Thank robertlK1073HM
Reviewed 31 December 2017

My wife and I ate here after a day of regional shopping and we were treated to a great Mexican meal. Service was the top, selections were great quality and were very flavorful. The meal was even more special because we live overseas and don't...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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
  • E-mail
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