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La Palapa Mexican Restaurant

12169 Woodside Ave Ste A, Lakeside, CA 92040-3023
+1 619-561-8106
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (4 reviews)
“tacos” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
12169 Woodside Ave Ste A, Lakeside, CA 92040-3023
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Always a good time here. The staff is above awesome. The food is very good and very reasonably priced. The margaritas over the top! Great happy hour. Visit once or twice a month and they get to know you by name. They keep the chips...More

Thank BobLindemann
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great food...Great Margarita, be careful the Cadillac will get ya! My family has been coming here for years!

Thank Toni R
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Food was very good, great options, but the margarita is what stood out to me, nice family owned Mexican restaurant

Thank Bradnvicki
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican Food! We have been coming here since are kids were in Elementary School and now they are all grown with their own families and they still go. Best Shrimp Burrito around.

Thank Marsha A
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Eat here often. A small family owned restaurant but worth the wait.Mexican food is excellent with no frills.

Thank James G
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Not large, must have been in this small shopping center a long time.Salsa OK, Spicy carrots really good, refills easy--prices very reasonable. Friends had chili verde(very good). One had tacos(very good). I had the owners special burrito(killer). Flan with brandy (yes), server needs to learn...More

Thank DrWalter
Reviewed 27 April 2016

For as long as I can remember La Palapa has been there and I believe it is the longest lasting restaurant in Lakeside. This is the place where longtime Lakeside residents go to eat drink and catch up on people. Like any business that has...More

Thank Vincent W
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stopped in for dinner with friends. The place is small but accommodating. The bar is also small but it works. Our first time here but our friends had been here before but never got the margaritas. They rated the food as "average". We were...More

Thank mynahbird1
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My husband and I love coming here we love the Mexican hot carrots (mild so I can eat them). I love the bernadettes burrito. Amazing need to eat it every 2-3 weeks. Yummy

Thank lidofad
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We stop in often for happy hour after a long work day. A great bunch of "interesting" regulars (Think Cheers) and happy hour specials on drinks with a free daily appetizer. It's a fun place to relax, shoot the breeze and have a delicious (AKA...More

Thank Deborah S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:30
Thursday
10:00 - 22:30
Friday
10:00 - 22:30
Saturday
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12169 Woodside Ave Ste A, Lakeside, CA 92040-3023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lakeside
  • Phone Number: +1 619-561-8106
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