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La Palapa

77 Saint Marks Place, New York City, NY 10003-7945
+1 212-777-2537
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“tacos” (17 reviews)
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
77 Saint Marks Place, New York City, NY 10003-7945
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: La Palapa
1. Excellent tacos
"I was craving some tacos and stopped by to check this place out."
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2. Great food and scene
" place is fantastic"
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3. Brunch!
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my brunch here! Delightful service, delicious food and strong drinks! I’ll be back for sure.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wahaca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Palapa is an east coast rarity — superb, authentic Mexican cuisine. I had the shrimp mole, and it was marvelous. The mole was rich and spicy hot, but did not overwhelm the dish. We also enjoyed frozen fresh lime margaritas, one without any salt,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Amy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a brunch with my friends in here Very nice and sweet place, don’t sit next to door cold comes inside and not comfortable when people in and out. Try to go inside and sit inside. Drinks are good , food is authentic Service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ArmandGAlt
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

The service was excellent. I am from Texas and I was not enthusiastic when my NYC friends suggested (?actually insisted) on going to a Mexican restaurant while in NYC. I eat at at Mexican restaurants in Houston at least twice a week. However La Palapa...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank frankhoustonTexas
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this place and they just happened to have a table free. The food was fantastic and the staff extremely helpful and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CuttsSharp
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We found La Palapa on the internet and it was just a coincidence that we chose it. Thanks god we did. The food was absolutely fantastic! The card is a bit confusing first but it’s not a problem at all. The atmosphere was lovely, the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Laurapreuss_
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Good place, with good food and service. Contrary to many restaurants in New York City, this one had the music low enough that you can actually carry a conversation without screaming. They could have more variety though, 2 hours of Reaguetton is a bit too...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sunshine47847
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was perfect in every sense of the word. Since we walk in for our reservation, till the moment we walk out. The servers and the owners were awesome and the service was outstanding. Drinks and food were perfect. They made our wedding perfect....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Miko4n
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

A friend was treating us to dinner in her neighbourhood while I was in the city and she choose this place because she’s never had a disappointing meal in the past, and she was right! We started with a marguerita, salted glass included and it...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank alirish
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We came here after a show to have a drink and a nosh. The service was not so much bad as non-existent. From placing the order to getting our drinks, there was a gap of nearly 25 minutes. Getting an order guacamole clearly involved growing...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank R M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Saint Marks Place, 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
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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