D�A de los MUERTOS

 October 25th to November 3rd




A festival of intimate melancholy and strange gladness

An exuberant, sensual and remarkably life-affirming fiesta for the dead




  Mexicali Azul

Casa Noble Reposado, Art in the Age Root Liquer, wild blue berry, lemon, chile rim 14.

La Calaca

Casa Noble Blanco, fresh lime juice, organic agave nectar, black salt 14.



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Antojitos ~ to entice the Spirits


Sopa de Calabaza y Almendra

 delicious seasonal pumpkin soup with toasted almonds

and a dollop of homemade mexican crema  8.


Guacamole por Orden

hand crushed guacamole made to order for you ~ choose your "picante" level

basket of warm corn tortillas or house made cumin spiced corn chips 14.


Calabaza en Penca

 traditional autumn sweet and savory dish of piloncillo baked mexican pumpkin

topped with homemade queso fresco and crema  7.95


Tamalitos Oaxaque�os de los Angelitos

~for the "little angels" ~corn masa and chicken tamal baked

in a banana leaf with black oaxacan style mole9.95


Platos Fuertes ~ Entrees


Camarones Azteca

pan seared shrimp with huitlacoche ~ corn mushrooms ~ and tequila

~ saffron rice and grilled green beans 20.


Bistec con Almendrado de Hoja Santa

grilledsirloin steak with an almond and hoja santa "holy leaf" mole

~ to honor the spirits ~served with green tomatillo rice and saut�ed swiss chard 24.


Guajolote en Mole Negro Oaxaque�o

~entice the spirits to the fiesta ~ roast turkey in black mole from Oaxaca

~ traditional white rice and sweet plantains 19.


Mixiote de Cordero en Hoja de Pl�tano

braised lamb shank wrapped in banana leaves with guajillo adobo

 basket of corn tortillas, saut�ed verdolagas ~ purslane 22.


Plato de Tacos Taqu�za

create a special plate of three tacos with your choice of: chorizo, corn esquites

skirt steak, al pastor pork, chicken tinga, camarones, poblano rajas, mushrooms

two salsas: pico de gallo and spicy chile de arbol, red tomato rice and black beans 21.


Pato en Salsa de Cacahuate

grilled muscovy duck breast with spicy roasted peanut and chile de arbol salsa

~ red tomato rice and honey baked mexican calabaza pumpkin 22.



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Special Desert ~ Tamales de Lim�n con Chocolate Abuelita

 delicious lime zest lime tamales with an espresso cup of Mexican hot chocolate 7.

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Then continue the Fiesta
Holiday Party and Catering Season


Catering & Parties

La Palapa combines authentic Mexican home cooking with a festive bar and a warm and friendly atmosphere, which makes for the perfect place to celebrate your special occasion. Already have a location? Perfect, let us cater it for you!

Our popular hand crafted 
Taquer�a Taco Bar
is a fresh and festive table ~ 
a fiesta from Mexico's heart and soul!


 We will custom design a menu to make your event memorable.


Chef Barbara Sibley

General Manager  Judy Maeda


La Palapa Catering and Holiday Parties


La Palapa Cocina Mexicana