NileGuide Expert Says:
Excellent seafood paired with spectacular views make this Capitola's best Mexican restaurant.
21 Seascape Blvd, Aptos, CA, United States
If "Mexican food" conjures up images of greasy tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, then breathe a sigh of relief for Palapas Restaurant y Cantina. This seaside eatery serves dishes centering around one thing: seafood. From fresh, charbroiled snapper to sauteed sand dabs to succulent camarones (shrimp) cocktails, Palapas takes full advantage of the bountiful Pacific ocean lapping right outside its windows. Nearly all of its seafood is harvested right in the Monterey Bay and the restaurant uses local suppliers whenever possible. For those who love traditional Hispanic fair, dishes like the chicken mole and chile rellenos will satisfy that flavor craving.
This white table clothe eatery serves heaping portions paired with dazzling views of the ocean, visible from every table. Come in for happy hour to enjoy half price appetizers and discounted drinks. Kids eat for free until April with the purchase of any adult entree.