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La Palapa

Cocina Mexicana
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  • Mexican
  • 77 St Marks Pl, New York NY10003 40.727982 -73.985622
  • (Btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)
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  • (212) 777-2537
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User Ratings (Based on 47 reviews)

Food 3.5 Value 3.1
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.6

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 777-2537
(212) 777-9730
Place Order:
Order From La Palapa for delivery & takeout
Delivery ($1 Charge) Take Out Catering Visa, MC, AmEx
Lunch Mon-Fri: 12pm-5pm Dinner Daily: 5pm-12am Brunch Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Live Music, Lunch Special, Online Ordering, Online Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Take Out
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
1st St to 13th St Bway to Ave B

User Reviews

  • La Palapa

    Posted by The Brunchy Bunch on 09/29/2013


    Brunch is where La Palapa shines. It is hands down one of the best brunch places in the city and why it is not packed each weekend afternoon is beyond me. That said, I love that you can easily get a table. The food is authentic and high quality and the staff is friendly and pleasant. I would not recommend for dinner, but if you like mexican, definitely the place to go.

  • La Palapa

    Posted by regular on 08/17/2012


    I always have a good time when I come here; the food is consistently good, the servers are friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere is fun and lively. It can get a little loud and on a number of occasions I've had to wait, despite having a reservation, but in general, it's always good. Every dish is bound to be tasty and relatively authentic, and the margs are great. My favorite dish, which many overlook, is the Portobello salsa appetizer (setas a la diabla). Of course all of their meats are great but there's something special about this dish. La Palapa might not be the most authentic or the most gourmet in the city (though it ranks quite high on both), but its reliably tasty and relatively inexpensive.

  • La Palapa

    Posted by AnnaNYC on 04/16/2012

    Great brunch

    We were in the area one Sunday back in November and randomly popped in for a late brunch, and it was just great. We had two different egg platters (one with steak) and they were both delicious -- well flavored, well cooked. Their homemade guacamole is amazing as well. The place was rather empty, so there were no noise or service concerns. Not sure if we'd try it for dinner, based on the reviews, but we definitely plan to return for brunch.

  • La Palapa

    Posted by eat elsewhere on 05/19/2011

    you're better off anywhere else

    everything about this place is disappointing....the food isn't good, service is slow and unfriendly, and the place can get crazy loud....and it's not cheap either....start off with the $9 guacamole in a very small bowl (and it looks like it came straight out of a jar), and then work your way onto a greasy main dish....or better yet, just go elsewhere

  • La Palapa

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/24/2010

    So - So...

    I went with a bunch of girlfriends to La Palapa last night. They were very accomodating for a large party. The staff was very nice and pleasant. Amosphere was not fancy but cozy. The chips and guac were good; a fan of their salsa verde. The entree's however were disappointing. I concur with the review below that the rice and beans that come on the side were the best part of the meal. The fish tacos you couldn't tell it was fish, and the chicken enchiladas were so spicy they had no other taste. In the end the food is what matters and compared to other mexican restaurants in the city it was just subpar. We usually stay for dessert but all so dissapointed in the food we didn't bother.

  • La Palapa

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/20/2010

    Would not return

    Went here for dinner with some girlfriends last night. We were seated promptly, however once seated we ordered guac and chips. It took about 20 minutes (and asking the waiter 2x) for them to arrive. Once we ordered the food arrived pretty quickly. It was just OK. 2 of the 4 dishes ordered were so spicy they could barely eat them (and it didn't say spicy on the menu). I think the best thing we ordered was the corn on the cob appetizer and the rice and beans on the side of the dish. All in all it was an OK experience, but there are many many better Mexican restaurants in NYC over this one. Don't think I will be returning any time soon.

  • La Palapa

    Posted by Gramercy Girl on 02/20/2010

    Casual Girls' Dinner

    I went here with a girlfriend when everything else on a Fri night had a long wait. We were seated right away (at 7pm so it was a little early). The atmosphere is not super trendy but it was cozy. Service was excellent- fast and our waiter was super nice. Sangria was awesome, all the food was just fabulous. Very tasty. We shared an appetizer and grilled cactus, and also had the fish tacos entree. Everything was very flavorful and prices were not bad at all! I will definitely be back here for a low key night!

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