A Dallas casual seafood spot is branching off into Richardson. Palapas Seafood Bar, the Greenville Avenue restaurant with the thatched roof, is opening a second location in the newly remodeled Campbell Way Center, off Campbell Road and US 75.
Palapas first opened on Greenville Avenue in the former home of Dallas Tortilla and Tamale Factory in 2014. The restaurant keeps late-night hours, with a menu that includes ceviches and Mexican-style seafood dishes such as snapper and shrimp. Owners are Tim Goza and Marcelino Beltran.
The Richardson branch will duplicate the Dallas formula with the same menu and the same eponymous "palapas," the tropical-looking open dwellings topped with thatched dried palm leaves. The patio will be larger, although it will not have the same scenic view of Greenville Avenue.
Campbell Way Center is emerging as a big restaurant center, with high-profile openings such as Chicken Moto, the chicken restaurant from the owners of Bbbop Seoul Kitchen.
The center will also be home to a second branch of Kung Fu Tea, the international bubble tea chain headquartered in New York with a beverage lineup that includes green tea, black tea, milk tea, bubble tea, coffee, milk, and slushes. The first Kung Fu in the DFW area opened in Carrollton in the same shopping center as the Daiso Japan dollar store.
According to a spokesman for Palapas, the Richardson branch is still under construction, but will open in March.