Mexican restaurants are nothing new to Austin apartment livers, so when it comes to decide on which one, you have your work cut out for you. If you're still scratching your head as to which Mexican restaurant to hit up, then try La Palapa, whose tasty food, refreshing drinks and beach-type atmosphere is enough to keep you coming back time after time.
When it comes to Mexican restaurant, it all comes down to the selection. Nearly any Mexican place with give you a few selections of tacos, burritos, and some enchiladas, but what makes a place like La Palapa interesting, is the wide selection of food appearing on the menu. While you're won't find anything too hoity-toity, there's plenty here for people for classic Mexican fair. Start things off with a hot order of nachos, stuffed jalapenos or a small quesadillas, or try their delicious tortilla soup, beef caldo, or taco salad. From there, your options open up ten-fold, with everything from plenty of enchilada options, including enchiladas mole, shrimp enchiladas, and even barbecue chicken enchiladas. They also have the traditional fair, with tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and all your favorites, or their Mexican plates, with interesting items like pollo avocado, chile relleno, and carne guisada. Also, make sure to try to their special dish, El Sancho Panza, which gives you two enchiladas, tamales, tacos, and all the sides, a plate specially designed for those with hearty appetites. Not in the mood for something quite so heavy? There are many lighter options on the menu, like spinach and mushroom enchiladas, vegetable quesadillas, or low-card fajita rancheras.
The bar is a sight to behold as well, from the live music playing often, to the great drinks they serve, it's worth showing up just to enjoy the entertainment. You can enjoy the live music right from the bar, where you can sip on Palapa's famous Paloozarita, or a nice Mexican martini. Also, some delicious free appetizers are available at the bar, so it's worth stopping by just to try their tasty starters.
For apartment residents looking for some authentic Mexican fare on the cheap, then you can't do much better than La Palapa, combining delicious food, terrific drink specials, and live music almost every night, all coming together to make a fantastic dining experience.