We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Palapas Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
21 Seascape Vlg, Seascape Boulevard, Aptos, CA 95003-6102
+1 831-662-9000
Website
Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 135: English reviews
Level Contributor
137 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We came for a happy hour drink and ended up staying for dinner because the deals were so good. Multiple ceviche options, tacos, cheap drinks--it's worth a visit!

Helpful?
Thank BethAnnSH123
california
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch when we were in the area. It was a nice sunny day so we sat on the patio. The was what I would call a partial ocean view but it was definitely nice. I had the Chile Verde burritos with black beans. It was outstanding. My husband had the enchilada trio. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Yosemitek
Danville, California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great food! Great at sunset...to see it go down, while eating tasty food! Easy to get to and everything we've had is yummy!

Helpful?
Thank Clutzylou
New England
Level Contributor
35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food was good. Specializing in Mexican, but also has a variety of other foods. A little bit of everything. Great views of the ocean with outside dining if you like, and on chilly nights they have outdoor heaters.

Helpful?
Thank SnapshotNewEngland
Escalon
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The food was great. We sat outside with a perfect view of the ocean. Arrived shortly before 4 pm so we were able to get the lunch specials (12-4). Mango margaritas were good. Nice atmosphere inside and out.

Helpful?
Thank Grannyofboys
Aptos, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have tried this place a few times over the years and it is just so overpriced for mediocre, not authentic Mexican food. When you think about the fact it is mostly rice, beans and tortillas, it makes you wonder how they can charge so much per plate. Boring. Nice views, though.

Helpful?
Thank twelsh42
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

When customers come to visit they always want to go to palapa's for lunch. The food is always just right and everyone loves it. I have only had slow service once out of approx 24+ visits.

Helpful?
Thank Steve S
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Fresh, delicious food with a great atmosphere. Outdoor seating is available with great view. A bit more expensive than your average Mexican restaurant, however totally worth it.

Helpful?
Thank Delrae J
San Clemente, California
Level Contributor
50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We were driving south of SF on 101 & decided to see if could find a place serving seafood for lunch. I had oysters and ceviche, both excellent. Outdoor seating, ocean view, great seafood & service. A great detour on our way south.

Helpful?
Thank Bob B
Livermore, California
Level Contributor
59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Saturday brunch/lunch time. We were greeted and seated quickly. Friendly assistance from local teens, kudos for effort. Ambience is nice. White linens, Windows out to the coast. Foggy so no sun or surf but I am sure on a clear day the view is terrific. If you are looking for lunch and especially seafood then the menu has lots of... More 

Helpful?
Thank TFamLLL

Been to Palapas Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Palapas Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?