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La Palapa

€€ - €€€Mexican, Latin, Spanish
1925 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1835
+1 412-586-7015
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (6 reviews)
“flan” (4 reviews)
“guacamole” (4 reviews)
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
€€ - €€€
1925 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1835
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I recently had a very good meal at La Palapa. The food is authentic, and therefore less salty than Mexican chain restaurant food items. I found it very flavorful. My meal consisted of enchiladas with a mole sauce served with pinto beans and a nice...More

Thank PensandSteelersFan
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Despite some of the negative reviews that I read I still chose to give La Palapa a chance. The chips and guacamole came highly recommended and they lived up to their billing. As an entree I chose the enchiladas. I opted for the chicken, cheese,...More

Thank lisabilly2017
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We just returned from another wonderful experience at La Palapa. Started with Guacamole and chips, as usual. Fresh and pure goodness. Decided on the lunch special which was a cup of tasty homemade veggie soup followed by a plate of two tacos (barbacoa and chorizo,...More

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Just got tacos. Fast service since no other customers at the time. The beef taco was really tough with very little flavor. The other taco wasn't what we ordered but did have more flavor, some kind of pork and potato.

Thank ENtraveller
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This place sucks. Service at the front desk was an absolute disaster. Girl should be fired. Server made up for front desk rudeness. Food was mediocre. Don't waste time, energy and money. For heavens sake go somewhere else where the chips and salsa are free....More

Thank DavidAlly8115
Reviewed 8 September 2016

A small, quaint restaurant on East Carson on the South Side. GREAT food and reasonable prices for authentic Mexican food.

Thank Glennithy
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I've only visited once so far, but I would return to La Palapa, especially if I were in the neighborhood. The guac is very good - some folks say the chips are oily but we really liked them. We had chips leftover, yes, but we...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Well the guacamole is delicious but the guacamole to chips ratio is off. Not enough guacamole. We ate there for lunch the first time. It was ok. Tried it for dinner last night. Got the sampler platter for two. The best thing on that was...More

Thank Tilliesdaughter24
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife are visiting Pittsburgh. She wanted to try a good Mexican restaurant so we found this little place using reviews on Trip Advisor. We only had one meal but the food here is fantastic. The chile relleno was authentic and made perfectly....More

Thank Goose Hunter Z
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here for dinner the other night. We started with the guacamole which was good. I ordered the burrito steelers and I thought it was good but fairly bland. My girlfriend's tamales were better. I think that there are better options....More

Thank Christopher J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1925 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1835
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-586-7015
  • E-mail
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