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La Palapa

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, Latin,
77 Saint Marks Pl, New York City, NY 10003-7945
+1 212-777-2537
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (13 reviews)
“barbacoa” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Bar, South American
PRICE
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LOCATION
77 Saint Marks Pl, New York City, NY 10003-7945
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1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This place is where you want to grab some proper Mexican flavours near Grand Central. Get the 3 tacos which you can mix and match. I got the pork and barbacoa and my only regret is not having enough time to go there again. A...More

Thank Marco M
Barbara S, Owner at La Palapa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This place is fantastic, try to sit in the window area for excellent people watching. Great drinks, awesome food. Perfect amount of bustling crowd without feeling crowded on a Saturday night. The owner is great and friendly, we keep coming back for the food.

Thank LS2220
Barbara S, Owner at La Palapa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you so much! Your review made our day and we hope to see your again soon! We will share your review with our team.

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The whole St Marks area has been in rapid decline for the last few years. The departure of Trash & Vaudeville probably makes it terminal, this whole area is now just a tourist trap to avoid. La Palapa exemplifies everything that has gone wrong with...More

Thank ianx1london
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Every time we visit the city, we make a pilgrimage to La Palapa. The best deal is happy hour. 1/2 off margaritas and some seriously good noshes. I have yet to pick a favorite 'rita flavor, but am in love with the spicy salt! If...More

Thank Jami Kath H
Barbara S, Owner at La Palapa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you! We hope to see you soon!We also have $5 margaritas all day and all night on Tuesdays -in the whole restaurant!

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Ate here recently and just not very good. Feels like everything is just a variation of the same thing. Bland and souless food in my opinion. I had quesadillas, one with tongue and the other with chicken. They came with no condiments. Seriously underwhelming. I...More

Thank mong90
Reviewed 22 July 2017 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 24 July 2017

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 24 July 2017

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 24 July 2017

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 24 July 2017

Thank you you made our day!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
Description
Since opening in 2000, La Palapa has been captivating critics and foodies alike with a "fascinating menu that shows off all sorts of complex flavor combinations," according to The NY Times. The acclaimed Chef/Owner Barbara Sibley serves up beloved brunch favorites infused with fresh Mexican flavors and organic ingredients. The Huevos Rancheros Verdes (corn tortillas, black beans, salsa, queso & guac) is a must, while Pan Frances (vanilla batter, cinnamon syrup, bananas) will delight any sweets lover. Meanwhile, the elegant dining room with a white marble bar, antique mirrors and red leather banquettes is the perfect backdrop for a cozy, delicious start to your weekend. On top of countless lists of the city's best Mexican restaurants, La Palapa is a loving tribute to authentic Mexico City-style cuisine dreamed up by renowned chef and cookbook author Barbara Sibley. La Palapa is available for catering on or off premise. We specialize in creating menus for private parties and events.
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