Friday, February 8, 2008

Delicious: Ceviche at La Palapa Too

On weekends, La Palapa Too serves a ceviche appetizer that transforms the place into a special restaurant.

It's a restaurant that serves nice main courses like chicken mole and beef tacos with the added fun of live music many evenings. But the beans and rice are too mundane for the place to be great. It's the weekend ceviche that raises the entire experience. 

Tangy chunks of fish and shrimp that scoop beautifully with La Palapa's crispy chips. Firm fish, shrimp, an occasional squid, acidic dressing, salty chips. Order with a beer or a margarita, and you're having a great dinner from the first bites.  Order it outside on a warm evening, and you can have a great night overlooking the parking lot -- as I have written, the classic Columbia parking lot cafe. 

If you like Mexican food, stop at Lily's Mexican Market in Columbia for fresh corn tortillas, a Mexican butcher, great baked goods and all kinds of Mexican and Central American groceries.  Or check out El Azteca restaurant in Clarksville.

La Palapa Too
7500 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD 20723

NEAR: Off Johns Hopkins Boulevard just west of Rte 29. The address says Laurel, but it's just north of Fulton and just south of Columbia at the end of a pink-painted shopping center.

The original La Palapa is in Ellicott City.
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