Yes, we have re-opened indoor and outdoor dining! Seating is limited and will be sat on a first-come, first-served basis. Per Maryland state regulations 6 guest maximum per table. No co-mingling please.

Seating is limited, and walk-in guests will be seated only as seats are available. Anyone wishing to wait for a table will be asked to stay in their cars or at a distance until they can be seated. Sorry, no reservations or call aheads. Please keep dining times to no more than 1.5 hours to allow other guests to take part in dining with us as well.

Guests are required to wear face masks until they are seated at their table, if at any time a guest needs to leave their table they are required to wear a face mask.

La Palapa Grill & Cantina has established multiple safety measures. Under new guidelines all employees go through daily wellness checks prior to clocking in and will be sent home if they exhibit elevated body temperature and or flu like symptoms. For the well-being of guests and staff sanitation stations have been placed at the entrances and throughout the restaurant; we will use disposable one-time-use menus; and staff will wear gloves and face masks at all times; among other precautions.

Diners can still order food for curbside pick-up online at or by calling 410-465-0070.  Orders can also be delivered via DoorDash.

In many ways, this is like opening an entirely new restaurant, and we hope diners will be understanding as we all learn this “new normal.” There is going to be a learning curve for everyone, including staff and diners, but our priority is making the restaurant and the dining experience as safe as possible for all.  We thank everyone who has been ordering food for curbside pick-up and delivery – your support has been amazing.  We look forward to seeing guests at the tables once again!

Our restaurant and cantina offer a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with exceptional prices, live Mariachi style music on weekends, and the real flavors of México.

We have created a unique restaurant concept around original recipes. Beyond tacos, enchiladas and burritos, we offer a tour of authentic Mexican gastronomy, from our delicious ceviche and mouth-watering mole, to our more traditional tamales and equally delectable quesadillas.

It is without a doubt the witness of fun nights under the Maryland sky, and the best host of good friends and great times.

Every day we work to provide an outstanding and unique experience for our guests. Our fresh and creative food, knowledgeable and gracious service, and our beautiful atmosphere combine to provide special occasion experiences within a casual dining budget.

La Palapa Grill & Cantina, family owned and operated, is your festive neighborhood restaurant and bar. We provide the flavor of México in historic Ellicott City.

La Palapa Grill & Cantina – Mi Casa es su Casa!

Opening Hours




2pm -9pm


2pm -9pm


2pm -9pm


12pm - 9pm


12pm - 9pm


12pm - 9pm


Our Address:

8307 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043

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