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Mexican Restaurants, Latin American Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Family Style Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
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Parking: Free

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, Family Style, Mexican, Latin American, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

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La Palapa Ellicott City

Went to this restuarant several months ago, and it wasn't bad but had a coupon for $12 off an entree, they declined it for whatever reason. Been back 3 more times since trying to use this coupon and have been denied using the coupon now 4 times for 4 different reasons, crazy! The food was not bad I'll give it an 8 out of 10, the service I'll give a 5 out of 10, and overall with the coupon ordeal I will give the overall a 4 out of 10. Point is, is that if you go to La Palapa, don't try to use a coupon, they will not accept any of their coupons unless it is used on the third Tuesday of the month, you can't order an appetizer, or any beverages, and pay full price for everything, then they may accept your coupon, but not gauranteed. If you go there, just expect to pay full price for your apps, drinks, and entrees, be patient as you wait 20 minutes for your drink, and you will have a good time. Me, I think I'll be headed elsewhere, there are better places.


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Decent Mexican fare - customer service is spotty

This review is for La Palapa Too in Laurel. Soups were good, particularly the chili. The food is good, but a bit overpriced. The ""specials"" are particularly overpriced - I had the chicken mole - which was mostly an overbearing sauce over a rather sparse amount of chicken. Furthermore, the chicken was a bit fatty and not trimmed well. My wife's beef dish contained similar pieces of beef that were unnecessarily fatty. All the Mexican food standards (burritos, tacos, enchiladas, etc.) are here and are above average, however refried beans and rice sides are rather bland. Salsa is not memorable - I have had better out of a bottle.

A major problem I had with this restaurant is they turned down my use of a coupon that they issued. I followed the instructions and met all requirements as printed, but its use was denied by the manager because only about half of my $50+ bill was for food. Management said that the coupon should state that the coupon was only for a food purchase, but it did not. This was embarrassing to me and to the server, who explained that there have been recent problems and complaints from other diners over this same coupon. After several emails, they have since offered to honor the coupon, so I give them credit for coming through in the end.


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Avoid and consider other better alternatives

Food was below average, prices were unreasonable, service was so so, location is decent, ambience is ok, all in all not worth the trip. save your money and go somewhere else. Atleast you'll be happy you went out. FOod was so bad that they had to take it back twice. Once it wasn't cooked and I showed them non-cooked bloody chicken and the other time I saw hair in the food....ewww I had to leave after that....I still get nightmares from that night. The band on fri night is a joke, music was such a dump. Outside seating would be good only if chairs were not cheap..all plastic like the $2 ones from walmart. I've never had such a bad experience and I eat out almost every other day. You can check my other reviews.


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Good Value

The food was above average. We had their burrito which was good but not my favorite. The margaritas were absolutely delicious. The price was just about right too. For the quality of food and atmosphere I would say it was a very pleasant dining experience. I recommend their top end Margarita as well. Very tasty....


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the borrego rulez

La palapa is a nice Mexican place, quite similar to El Azteca or Senor Toucan. However, on the evenings when the chef prepares his famous Borrego, then La Palapa rises to its true potential. Borrego is lamb shanks smothered in a delicious Guadalajara-style sauce. My only wish is that the Borrego was offered more often.

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8307 Main StEllicott CityMD 21043

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