The little hut where Greenville meets Henderson is easy to miss, so don’t feel bad if you drive right past Palapas Seafood Bar the first time and have to pop a U-turn. We did too, but it was well worth going back. Palapas isn’t exactly fancy, although it isn’t overtly casual either. It finds that balance that allows guests to feel at home in any attire. The important thing is that its menu is chock-full of fresh seafood options inspired by co-owner Marcelino Beltran’s time in Sinaloa, Mexico. He calls the style “Mexican sushi,” which includes Palapas’ three most popular dishes: the Mariscoco, a seafood cocktail seared in a young coconut shell; the camaron en agua chile, which is white Pacific shrimp in spicy lime juice and the house piquin sauce; and the ceviche. Everything is fresh and made from scratch, thanks to chef Luisa Medina. If you need a stiff margarita, Palapas has you covered with long happy hours from 2-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, offering half-priced appetizers, including ceviche. And don’t miss out on their piña coladas. They come in coconuts. Need we say more?
Palapas Seafood Bar
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon-Thurs;
11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri-Sat; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun