Flavors of Coastal Mexico and the Freshness of the Sea

Now Open for Indoor and Patio Dining plus Takeout

Wednesday – Sunday 11:30am – 8:00pm

Call (831) 662-9000 for reservations or to place your to go order.

Aperitivos / Appetizers

House-Made Guacamole
Avocados blended with onions, mild chiles, lime juice, and tomatoes.
Small $10
Large $15

Nachos Palapas
Tortilla chips with refried beans, melted Monterey Jack cheese, salsa fresca, guacamole, and sour cream. Half order available on request.
Cheese $15
Chicken $18
Skirt Steak $20

Quesadilla Suprema
Monterey jack cheese melted between flour tortillas, topped with guacamole, sour cream, salsa fresca, tomatillo salsa.
Cheese $13
Chicken $15
Skirt Steak $17
Prawns $18

Chicken and Pineapple Quesadilla
Charbroiled chicken breast tossed in a Chipotle sauce, grilled between flour tortillas with Monterey Jack cheese and roasted pineapple salsa, topped with guacamole and sour cream.

Ceviche Combo
Marinated shrimp, prawns, and calamari in a spicy sangrita sauce (tomato, lime, serrano, onion, and cilantro).

Thin slices of fresh raw ahi tuna, served on a bed of cabbage with wasabi and soy sauce.

Fried Calamari
Calamari steak strips, fried with a light garlic-panko breading, served with red chili tamarindo and creamy pasilla chile sauces.

Tortilla Soup
A purée of tomatoes, onions, garlic, and pasilla chile, topped with tortilla strips, cheese, sour cream, and avocado.
Small $8
Large $12
Add Chicken +$3

Ensaladas / Salads

*All salads available as half-order; subtract $4 from full-order price.

Fresh romaine lettuce and parmesan cheese, tossed in our ceasar dressing and garnished with tortilla crisps, cotija cheese and toasted pepitas.
Full $13
Add Grilled Chicken $17
Add Sautéed Prawns $19

Seafood Salad
Red crab and bay shrimp, romaine, iceberg, and mixed greens, avocado, jicama, tomato, and cucumber, served with roasted tomato-cilantro vinaigrette.

Mixed Greens
Tomatoes and cucumber atop mixed greens, served with a cabbage garnish and your choice of cilantro vinaigrette, blue cheese, thousand island, or ranch dressing.
Add Grilled Chicken $18
Add Skirt Steak $19
Add Sautéed Prawns $20

Mariscos / Seafood

-Served with rice and beans-

Gulf Prawn Parrilla
Charbroiled gulf prawns prepared with fresh garlic, orange juice, guajillo chile sauce, and herb butter. Served with 3 flour or house-made corn tortillas.

Veracruz Snapper
Fresh charbroiled red snapper filet over light tomatillo sauce, topped with ranchero sauce, guacamole, and salsa fresca.

Seared Ahi
Fresh sashimi-grade Ahi yellowfin tuna, seared with roasted pasilla chile-cilantro butter and served over a bed of cabbage. Wasabi, tomatillo, and soy sauces on the side.

Jardines del Mar
Sauteed gulf prawns, garden vegetables, roasted pasilla chile-garlic butter, white wine and tomatillo sauce. Served with 3 flour or house-made corn tortillas.

Filete de Pescado
Fresh petrale sole or pacific sand dab filet, dusted with flour, sautéed, and served with garlic- tomatillo sauce. Choose one:
Sand Dabs $27
Petrale Sole $30

Comida Casera / House Specialties

-Served with rice and beans-

Chile Verde
Pork simmered in spicy green chile sauce of pasilla peppers, green onions, garlic, and tomatillos. Served with 3 flour or house-made corn tortillas.

Tierra y Mar
A combination of charbroiled skirt steak, cooked to your preference, and sautéed chipotle prawns. Served with 3 flour or house-made corn tortillas.

Mole Chicken
Tender chicken breast served with a spicy mole sauce of blended chile, chocolate, peanuts, and spices. Served with 3 flour or house-made corn tortillas.

Tostada Palapas
Corn tortilla topped with refried beans, lettuce, tomato, salsa fresca, and sour cream. Choose one option:
Guacamole $15
Add Pulled “Red” Chicken $17
Add Mixed Ceviche $18
Add Skirt Steak $18

Soft Tacos
Two fresh handmade corn tortillas, salsa fresca, whole pinto beans, cabbage, shredded cheese, guacamole, sour cream, tomatillo and guajillo sauces. Choose one option:
Vegetarian $15
Carne Asada (Skirt Steak) $22
Grilled Chicken Breast $18
Sautéed Prawns $22
Grilled Red Snapper $20
Sautéed Crab $23
Baja Style Fried Fish $22

Your choice of filling sautéed with pasilla chile, onion, and red bell pepper in tomatillo sauce. Served with guacamole and sour cream and 3 flour or house-made corn tortillas. Choose one:
Vegetarian $23
Chicken $26
Skirt Steak $28
Prawns $28

Enchiladas Palapas
Corn tortillas with your choice of filling, topped with our house red or green enchilada sauce, melted cheese, and garnished with cabbage, salsa fresca, sour cream, and guacamole. Choose one option:
Cheese (Red or Green sauce) $20
Chicken Mole (Mole sauce) $26
Marinated Tofu (Green sauce) $20
Skirt Steak (Red sauce) $26
Spinach (Green sauce) $20
Prawns (Green sauce) $27
Chicken Breast (Red sauce) $24
Crab (Green sauce) $29
Pulled “Red” Chicken (Red sauce) $24

Chile Rellenos
Two egg-battered and deep fried pasilla chiles stuffed with Jack and Mexican cheese, topped with our traditional sauce and guacamole. Choose one:
Vegetarian $22
With Prawns $29

Burrito Plate
Warm flour tortilla filled with whole beans, cheese, and your choice of filling, topped with enchilada sauce and served with a side of sour cream. Choose one:
Ranchero (Vegetarian)$16
Tofu $16
Chicken $20
Skirt Steak $22
Prawns $24

Chile Verde Burrito
Warm flour tortilla filled with pork simmered in a spicy green chile sauce of pasilla peppers, green onions, garlic, and tomatillos, topped with green enchilada sauce.

Rib-Eye Steak
12 ounce prime-grade Angus rib-eye steak, marinated in citrus and herbs. Charbroiled and served with tomatillo sauce and sliced avocado.

A La Carta

Beans (refried, pinto, or black) $5
Mexican Rice $5
Beans & Rice $5
3 Tortillas (flour or corn) $2
Chile Relleno $10
Fresh Sliced Chiles $2
Sour Cream $2
Avocado Slices $3

Cheese Quesadilla $7
Bean and Cheese Burrito $7
Chicken, Chile Verde, or Steak burrito $12
Soft Taco (Chicken or Steak) $9
Soft Taco (Fried or Grilled Fish) $9
Enchilada (tofu, cheese, chicken, or steak) $9
Prawn Enchilada $11
Crab Enchilada $13

Postres / Desserts

*Banana Mango Ice Cream

*Mexican Flan

*Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream

Visit Us!

Wednesday - Sunday
OPEN 11:30am - 8:00pm

Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED


(831) 662-9000

Email: info@palapasrestaurant.com

Palapas Restaurant y Cantina
21 Seascape Village
Aptos, CA 95003-6102


Call (831) 662-9000 for reservations or to place an order to go.

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