La Palapa Grill & Cantina
We have created a unique restaurant concept around original recipes. Beyond tacos, enchiladas and burritos... we offer a tour of authentic Mexican gastronomy; from our delicious ceviche and mouth-watering molé, to our more traditional tamales and equally delectable quesadillas.
Our bar is without a doubt the witness of fun nights under the Maryland sky, and the best host of good friends and great times.
La Palapa Grill & Cantina, family owned and operated, is your festive neighborhood restaurant and bar.
The Flavor of Mexico in Historic Ellicott City.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Easy reservations and reminder. Excellent service, great food, good value. A little too dark, hard to see sometimes. My only complaint is that it was our anniversary but it wasn't recognized or mentioned by staff. A discount or complimentary dessert would have been great.
The menu is extensive. The food quality is excellent. The mixed drinks were expensive but good.
Birthday dinner with young kids. Relaxing, quick service, good food.
All very good EXCEPT for the yellow jackets that were annoying. Please find some candles or something that will keep them away.
The food was excellent as was the service. We sat outside and it was very comfortable.
Great, consistent, quality food with a nice ambience in Old Ellicott City.
My favorite restaurant in Eillicott City. Awesome drinks, great food, never had a bad time. Family or friends appropriate.
Good restaurant for Mexican food, good service, and people.
Enjoyed our visit. Service was good and drinks came quickly. Quesadilla, jalapeño and taquito appetizers were all good. Fajitas were delicious. Fans on the patio were a bit loud but the breeze was welcome.
Food is consistently delicious. Service was good as well. I will be back!
The staff were so friendly and attentive. The food was delicious, quick and in generous portions! We’ll definitely be back to dine at this local gem!
It’s decent Tex-Mex.
Good food, service was a little slow but our server was very pleasant
No bad experiences here…it’s always been extremely good…..only problem we had with most recent visit was that we were seated beside the kitchen door…but despite that, the food was excellent as was the service
Everything was great. Minor issue; the Fajita salad was not what was expected but then again, I guess I didn't read it well enough. I expected fajita style veggies on it, but no. The only difference between the Fajita Salad and the taco salad is the meat. So, a little deceiving, if you ask me. And, our server (who was wonderful) said this wasn't the first time that has happened.
Very pleased with the food, service, and ambiance.
The food was fine but nothing special particularly given some of the prices. The glass of house wine was a short pour. The service was attentive without being annoying.
Service was especially outstanding all around from the hostess to our waitress. Made for a very pleasant experience.
Our order was mixed up and one entree completely forgotten about. Our server was good and very apologetic, it would have been nice if the manager had stopped by or comped the very late entree.
This is one of my favorite places...well I should say it was the waitress was awful I asked what brand of Chardonnay they had she said "Cold" OMG
I ordered a taco salad with shredded chicken and the chicken came in huge chucks with very little shredding. I would have gotten over it if we didn't spend 15 minutes constantly asking for our waitress who seem to have simply disappeared!
Food was great and everyone we interacted with was awesome. Our server graciously accommodated the picky eaters in our group and everything came out perfect. The margaritas were good, especially the spicy cucumber!
This was our first visit to the historic Ellicott City. As the stars would determine, we grabbed a parking spot right on the hill. A short walk up we were rewarded with a beautiful little cantina. Our server was prompt and courteous. Love the old world feel of the restaurant. We then made our way to our vehicle stopping at the small shops along the way. Five stars for the whole experience!!!
The service was quick and reliable. Our server was very friendly.
Food was amazing, service was fabulous! This was my 3rd time visiting & its just as wonderful each time. 10 out of 10 would recommend.
Great job incorporating COVID-19 restrictions! Very clean and great service. Food is reasonably priced!
If you like good Mexican food, this is a good place to go. The food is delicious, the staff friendly and competent and the indoor / outdoor options are both nice. While there you can stroll down main street to look in galleries, etc.
Always good food and service! Love this place❤️
Great experience with good food, a fun, thoughtful and respectful waitstaff.
La Palapa was a great restaurant! 10/10 would recommend and go again!! The service was amazing and the timing for the food was perfect!
First time dining here. Food was excellent as was the customer service.
La Palapa never disappoints! The service is always friendly, the food is always amazing and you never have to wait for it! You order and food is there supper fast! Oh and the Drinks......awesome! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
Love some mexican and a nice afternoon with family
Excellent food, very clean, n ice outside seating, great location!
Our waitress was very good and thoughtful. She remembered our names and referred to us by our names. My failure is is to remember her name, for it was a name I had not heard before. Maybe Nefrey. A variant of Nefertiti.
Great atmosphere. The food and service was outstanding!
Great food, service and ambiance!
Had a wonderful experience as always! Best margaritas in EC!!! Food was delicious and came out quick!
Great experience! Cozy, clean restaurant, with great decor. Food was delicious and came out super fast! Drinks were well made. Highly recommend!
Great food and service!!
It was our son’s birthday and he wanted carne asada with a side mole sauce. He enjoyed it. Overall we all enjoyed the food and the service.
You can order delivery directly from La Palapa Grill & Cantina using the Order Online button. La Palapa Grill & Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 465-0070.
La Palapa Grill & Cantina is rated 4.4 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.