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La Palapa Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican,
8307 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4768
+1 410-465-0070
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“fajitas” (12 reviews)
“soft tacos” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
8307 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4768
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Had an incredible lunch here on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Excellent Mexican food. Great service . Very creative margarita list. Beer selections were also very good. Service was fantastic. Really nice place with outside dinning which due to weather we couldn't take advantage of. Reasonable...More

Thank quavo1350
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We did the restaurant week menu. Amazing. The best meal we have ever had here. The Brussels sprouts and Flan are to 'write home about' that good!

Thank Lucero F
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We had a delicious meal here. Huge fajitas and delicious margaritas. Service was very good. Would definitely go back. Plenty of parking behind the building.

1  Thank frananne
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

If you want a fun place for Margarita Mondays without it being too crowded or too expensive, I enjoyed La Palapa. The nachos were also really good and kept us from drinking too much. Overall, definitely recommended.

Thank marginaliant
Reviewed 11 April 2017

After growing up in southern CA, I became accustomed to a certain type of Mexican food, and La Palapa delivers! Their fajitas are great, served with an ample portion of peppers and onions, and I really like their chile rellenos (appetizer is a great value...More

Thank VMtraveler22
Reviewed 14 March 2017

One really wants to have an extraordinary experience at La Palapa. The building is very inviting and attractive but it is consistently average. I appreciate having an authentic Mexican restaurant with a decent reputation in the area. The competition is more cafeteria like. I just...More

1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 24 February 2017

LaPalpa is on the upper end of Main Street. We were there for lunch 2/21/17. Great location, because there is lots of free parking behind the restaurant. Parking can be difficult in Ellicott City. My wife and I had the two soft tacos, one with...More

1  Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Moved to Ellicott City last year after the late July flood. Lucky that la palapa is only few minutes walk from our new place. Family friendly and people are great. Food is fresh and delicious AS ALWAYS! I love listening to their mariachi band. Complimentary...More

Thank KG-Wili
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We ate here years ago after a local ghost tour (separate review) and were in the area again so had lunch. It is nice inside and we came in as soon as they opened that Saturday and got a cozy table near the two sided...More

Thank travelkitty50
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

If you appreciate real Mexican food you will love this place. Great flavors. The ambience is great too. We enjoyed the whole experience. The guitarists kept my mom singing "boleros" (Latin ballades to serenade) the whole time. The shrimp and crap enchiladas, California burrito and...More

Thank Maria M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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
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