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Palapas Restaurant

21 Seascape Vlg, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003-6102
+1 831-662-9000
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“ceviche” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Seascape Vlg, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003-6102
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Our family comes here at least once a month for the seafood and steak on the menu. I prefer the steak enchiladas and steak ranchero, plenty of food and always hot. My husband gets the red snapper or fish tacos and enjoys them every time....More

Thank kazmir
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Everyone has a generic Mexican restaurant chain in their town. All their menus are the same. Well if you are in Aptos and want a Mexican dinning experience that is at least a step above that at home experience, Palapas does the trick. Food is...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Not only was the food exceptional but the ambience on the deck was perfect for our large group. The ceviche was excellent. Everyone commented nohow good their meals were, whether it was fish, steak or vegetarian. The enchilada sauce was wonderful. It reminded me of...More

Thank Marlene F
Reviewed 8 September 2017

went there for lunch- ordered one of the lunch specials- no discount for lunch specials in pricing-just as expensive as dinner menu items- the salsa that was served with chips had no flavor- had a fish taco and fish tostada - this was all there...More

Thank thesantacruzqueen
Reviewed 26 July 2017 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
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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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