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La Palapa

77 Saint Marks Pl, New York City, NY 10003-7945
+1 212-777-2537
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (11 reviews)
“al pastor” (3 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
77 Saint Marks Pl, New York City, NY 10003-7945
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was average, nothing impressive. Had two different types of enchiladas between the two of us but I've had way better for the same price. Not worth the price tag or the sweltering heat inside. The waiter was not very attentive, we ordered an...More

Thank Allison M
Barbara S, Owner at La Palapa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am so sorry your table was not taken care of! We strive to take care of all of our guests. accept our apologies and we hope you will come back and give us another chance

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been there twice and was hoping that the first time was an anomaly but it wasn't; the place is very loud, very busy, and apparently very understaffed. Waiters never check on your table unless you furiously wave them down. The quality of the food...More

Thank phillyphil2015
Barbara S, Owner at La Palapa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am so sorry your table was not taken care of! We strive to take care of all of our guests. accept our apologies and we hope you will come back and give us another chance

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We just arrived in NY and walking by we saw this place. The place is really cute and it was full, so we thought it must be good. We got a table easy and we ordered. The menu looks interesting. Here comes the food, nice...More

Thank Claudia C
Barbara S, Owner at La Palapa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so sorry your table was not taken care of! We strive to take care of all of our guests. Please accept our apologies and we hope you will come back and give us another chance.

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on a weekday. Didn't expect to be the only ones in the place but it didn't matter the staff was nice and the food was great! We thought we would get full meals like enchiladas etc but after seeing the...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My friend Lisa took me to this amazing restaurant. We do not have a great culture in the UK of classy Mexican restaurants but, in truth, when we couldn't get into the first restaurant she wanted to take me to we went for this one....More

1  Thank Greenie8115
Barbara S, Owner at La Palapa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you you made our day! Gracias!

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I was craving some tacos and stopped by to check this place out. The food and atmosphere is fantastic and the tacos are everything I was looking for. Excellent!

Thank Jaysuhn12
Barbara S, Owner at La Palapa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you you made our day!

Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great place, both for food and service. The only problem was eating too much! We were so stuffed by the end that it kind of impacted the rest of the evening.

Thank tribucks
Barbara S, Owner at La Palapa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review! You made our day!

Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This place is jumping. Its got a great bar and a nice atmosphere. There is window seating. This is the vantage point you want on a summers night. The food is just as good with a multitude of choices for snacking , brunching or sharing...More

Thank MyKitchenStories
Barbara S, Owner at La Palapa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!!

Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner. The food was decent. The Steak with lime was good. The sangria was good. I liked the white sangria was better than red. The tres leches cake wasn't good. The rose ice cream was OK.

Thank Autumn M
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stopped by the Urbanspace Vanderbilt for breakfast and it turns out not many of the places are serving breakfast. Had the breakfast tacos here and they are amazing - they serve them to go and the bag weighs at least a pound. They give...More

1  Thank Pdxgirl2015
Barbara S, Owner at La Palapa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Saint Marks Pl, New York City, NY 10003-7945
    (Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to Astor Place, R train to 8th Street/NYU, F train to 2nd Avenue, and L train to 14th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-777-2537
Description
La Palapa combines authentic Mexican home cooking with a festive bar and a warm and friendly atmosphere which makes for the perfect place to dine or celebrate any occasion! We specialize in "Mexico City style" tacos and quesadillas and regional home cooking. Our menu includes such dishes as Tacos al Pastor, Mole Negro Oaxaqueno, Salsa Pibil and many other specialties from different regions of Mexico. Our Margaritas are all made with fresh juices and are delicious, especially when you add house made hibiscus aqua fresca and a chile-piquin salted rim! We have many flavors from the traditional fresh lime to mango, blood-orange, ginger, tamarind, wild blueberry and more! Refreshing Mexican beer cocktails, such as the Michelada and the Chelada are even given special attention at La Palapa. We also have an extensive tequila selection, cocktail and beer menu. La Palapa is available for catering on or off premise. We specialize in creating menus for private parties and events.
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