About Us

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 and burgers! All dishes are prepared fresh daily in our kitchen.