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“Great Place to go”
Review of Las Palapas

Las Palapas
Ranked #6 of 275 Restaurants in Livonia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Big menu and loved the food and big selection of drinks and happy hour to boot. Service was great!!!

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

We went on a cold snowy day to the restaurant at 5 pm. The heat was just being turned on. Not an auspicious beginning to the evening. The restaurant has a very limited appetizer menu which does not include soup. The main menu has an array of Tex/Mex foods with some limited vegetarian options. One issue is that many of the dishes look the same a pile of rice, a pile of beans and something under a load of cheese and sauce. Hard to know the difference based on appearance's. I had the pork tamales which were hastily thrown together, bland but tasty. My wife had a chicken verde dish which she liked.

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Thank pen1
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

This restaurant has the best Mexican food in the area, unless you want to go to downtown Detroit. Their margaritias are one of the primary reasons we go back too, they are so smooth and delicious. Make sure you go early on weekend night, it's not uncommon to have up to a 40 minute wait, although on a weekend it's usually a 20 - 25 minute wait is about average. Salsa is good, mild, however if you like hotter salsa (as my husband does) just ask the waiter, the kitchen will gladly provide it to you and it is delicious. Service has always been great, fast turn around time from the time you order until your food arrives. The waitstaff and other staff members are very attentive, it's easy to ask for something if your waiter is not around. I have not noticed flavor lacking at all in their dishes, the enchiladas and chicken are very flavorful. We have never had a meal here that we were disappointed with. Prices are average for a Mexican restaurant, approx. $10 - $18 a plate, depending on what you order. The only thing I DON'T like is the 11pm closing time on the weekend which I think is a bit early. Downtown Detroit Mexican restaurants usually close at 1am or 2am so plan for an earlier night. You won't be disappointed!

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Thank Annalovesbeaches
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Great food and drinks. The atmosphere is fun and the staff makes sure you have a good time. We have never had a bad meal here as the entire menu is very good. For a local place, this is the best!!

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Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

The pros are that it's one of the few sit-down authentic Mexican restaurants in the Livonia area. However I've tried several dishes and other than the nacho botana (in the appetizer section) think the flavor is lacking. Inconsistency with the green enchiladas. Sometimes the chicken is overly spicy and skimpy on the green sauce and cheese. The fajitas are okay but would taste better if they were beef skirt. I'm not sure what type of meat is used but it's not very flavorful. Pricey if you go for dinner.

Thank Mtz85
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