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La Palapa Mexican Cuisine & Seafood

$$ - $$$
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1346 2d Street, Los Osos, CA
+1 805-534-1040
11:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 had tacos. We look forward to next time we're in the area. I'm glad we... More 

Thank Nancy N
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Washington State
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130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Baywood next door, La Palapa serves amazing breakfasts of Mexican specialties from the owner's homeland.... More 

Thank kayaklady2
Annapolis, Maryland
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374 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Los Angeles
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 rave about.

Thank LAVict0ria
Irvine, California
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220 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Lena K
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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
Cambria, CA
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I've eaten dinner twice here with my wife. We love the friendly atmosphere, and the linens on the table for dinner, The food was very good. I've ordered the Carne Asada dinner that was cooked to perfection. The meat was marinaded and moist. The rice and bean are good. On another visit I ordered a combo taco and tamale with... More 

Thank CoachCambria_CA
Los Osos, California
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have eaten here many times & I usually order two Chili Rellenos plate. This is the best I have had, I have also ordered a shrimp dish that was wonderful. The chips are not very tasty nor is the salsa. They do serve dark Negro Medelo on tap nice & cold. It often takes quite a while to get... More 

Thank Paulatrip8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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

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