La Palapa (or Lapalapa) is an authentic Austin Mexican restaurant with great food, live music, enthusiastic karaoke, superb margaritas, and fun for the whole family!
La Palapa Restaurant began in the city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico in 1971, using long-held family recipes. The unique design was based on fishing villages of southern Mexico, where fishermen lived in thatched grass huts called palapas.
Take a look at our high interior ceiling, and you may notice how it emulates the feel and look of a Mexican palapa.
La Palapa came to Austin in 1984, and evolved a lot from its humble origins. But be assured, we still use the tried and true family recipes. Since then, our menu has expanded to include all your Tex Mex favorites, some American fare, vegetarian items and low carb options. All dishes are prepared fresh daily in our kitchen.
We also offer a full-service cantina and invite you to try one of our famous 20 ounce Paloozza Top Shelf Margaritas. Live entertainment is featured in the cantina Tuesday through Thursday, and on Friday and Saturday, you get to be the star on our spunky Karaoke nights.
Please join us!