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La Palapa, New York, NY

La Palapa

4.6
4.6
838 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
La Palapa combines authentic Mexican home cooking with 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 award winning 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! La Palapa is available for catering on or off premise. We specialize in creating menus for private parties and events our greenhouse dining room is perfect for parties and larger groups.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

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Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Regional Mexican, Traditional Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 777-2537
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Barbara Sibley
  • Catering
    La Palapa combines authentic Mexican home cooking with a festive party and friendly atmosphere which makes for the perfect place to celebrate any occasion. Already have a location? Perfect let us cater it for you! We have extensive catering experience and can cater any special event large or small. We will work with you to customize a menu that you will be thrilled with! A sit down dinner for six, a make your own taco bar, appetizers for a birthday party, no problem! Please email us at lapalapa77@aol.com with any questions or check out www.lapalapa.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    La Palapa is open for Take Out and Delivery. Please call 212-777-2537 to place your order. Private dining is available for up to 30 guests in our back room. The entire restaurant accommodates 125 for private events. We also cater parties from 10 to 1000 at La Palapa or in your own venue.
  • Private party contact
    Judy Maeda: (212) 777-2537
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Cross street
    Between 1st and 2nd Avenues
  • Parking details
    Street Parking with Meters. There is a garage on East 9th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues.
  • Public transit
    6 train to Astor Place, R train to 8th Street/NYU, F train to 2nd Avenue, and L train to 14th Street.
  • Entertainment
    Buena Musica, Buena Comida, Buenas Bebidas y Gente Muy Amistosa!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Experiences

  • $5 Frozen Margarita Tuesdays!!!

    $5.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Tuesday for our fan-favorite frozen margaritas at just $5 per glass, all day and all night! Special Tuesday tacos served all night long. Minimum food purchase per table of one guacamole, or equivalent, required -- you won't regret it!
    $5 Frozen Margarita Tuesdays!!! Photo
  • Weekend Boozy Brunch

    $42.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    FESTIVE BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH includes 90 Minutes UNLIMITED MARGARITAS / MIMOSAS Fresh Fruit and Choice of Entrée BREAKFAST TACOS, BREAKFAST BURRITO, PAN FRANCES TORREJAS, HUEVOS A LA MEXICANA, HUEVOS RANCHEROS, HUEVOS TULUM (keto),BURRITO BOWL ,VEGAN BOWL, MOLLETES, AVOCADO TOAST,BEC & AVOCADO SANDWICH tax and gratuity not included, NYS Law prohibits serving alcohol to intoxicated guests, must be 21 and older, one drink at a time Last seating for Boozy Brunch is 3:30pm Thanks! No substitutions ~ Gracias!
    Weekend Boozy Brunch Photo

What 838 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Healthy

  • New York City

    Mexican

  • Manhattan

    Healthy

  • Manhattan

    Mexican

838 Reviews
  1. TK719

    New York City

    699 reviews

    5.0

    699 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped in at La Palapa for lunch, and had a most wonderful experience. The romaine salad with beets and cranberries was fresh and delicious. The burrito with vegan barbacoa was amazing. And the chocolate brownie with ice cream was heavenly. My server Vee was an absolute star, and made certain that my meal was perfect. It’s no wonder that it has lasted this long.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious drinks and quesedilla. Very amenable staff.

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  3. Finley

    New York City

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant, delicious food and nice music! What more could you want?

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food but they need more waiters. The entree should not come out before the drinks.
    La PalapaResponded on February 9, 2024
    We are sorry your drinks took a long time. We had two people out sick - yes that is still happening! Unfortunately guests don't realize that staffing remains an issue it is heartbreaking all around. Come on in and we will be thrilled to have the chance to change your opinion.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food! Will definitely be back

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  6. AnneNYC

    New York City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighborhood spot with good food and friendly service. Always enjoy going to La Palapa for its warm atmosphere, reliable food and friendly service

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  7. EmilyS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming, capable service. Delicious Paloma and margarita Excellent, delicious food nicely plated! Will be back soon!

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  8. RHRNYC

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    East Village gem with excellent service and tasty beverages !

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a great time here! The food and drinks are amazing

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant in the city- my favorite place to go

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FAQs

La Palapa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 777-2537.

La Palapa is rated 4.6 stars by 838 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Palapa

77 St. Mark's Place, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 1st and 2nd Avenues
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Regional Mexican, Traditional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking with Meters. There is a garage on East 9th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues.
  • Public transit
    6 train to Astor Place, R train to 8th Street/NYU, F train to 2nd Avenue, and L train to 14th Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Barbara Sibley
  • Entertainment
    Buena Musica, Buena Comida, Buenas Bebidas y Gente Muy Amistosa!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Phone number
    (212) 777-2537
  • Catering
    La Palapa combines authentic Mexican home cooking with a festive party and friendly atmosphere which makes for the perfect place to celebrate any occasion. Already have a location? Perfect let us cater it for you! We have extensive catering experience and can cater any special event large or small. We will work with you to customize a menu that you will be thrilled with! A sit down dinner for six, a make your own taco bar, appetizers for a birthday party, no problem! Please email us at lapalapa77@aol.com with any questions or check out www.lapalapa.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    La Palapa is open for Take Out and Delivery. Please call 212-777-2537 to place your order. Private dining is available for up to 30 guests in our back room. The entire restaurant accommodates 125 for private events. We also cater parties from 10 to 1000 at La Palapa or in your own venue.
  • Private party contact
    Judy Maeda: (212) 777-2537
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