La Palapa

La Palapa

Mexican Restaurant · East Village
77 Saint Marks Pl (at 1st Ave.), New York, NY 10003, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • Noon–Midnight
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Vibrant homemade authentic Mexican cuisine and hand crafted Margaritas


Based on 294 votes

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    Elizabeth I.
    "Grab a stool, a frozen margarita & the chalupas de chorizo!!!"(11 Tips)
    "Get the hibiscus margarita and the jicama sticks"(3 Tips)
    Michael H.
    "One of the best brunch specials in NYC"(4 Tips)
    Lisa G.
    "$19 pitcher of sangria = awesome."(3 Tips)
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  • margaritas
  • Mexican food
  • happy hour
  • tacos
  • jicama
  • sangria
  • brunch food
  • cafe olla
  • huevos rancheros
  • enchiladas
  • quesadillas
  • good for groups
  • vegetarian food
  • great value
  • micheladas
  • chorizo
  • good for dates
  • cozy
  • coffee
  • chile rellenos
  • Dean B.

    $10 pitchers of Sangria on Sunday nights... Win!

    Dean Bakker · August 24
  • Kathryn P.

    Delicious food! Great service and fun atmosphere

    Kathryn Phillips · August 16
  • Lizzy S.

    Brunch food is great. The dish with the poached eggs and peas and bacon is my favorite.

    Lizzy Saxe · August 1
  • Chloe R.

    Happy hour only at the bar. Very strict, greedy manager. Excellent frozen margs!

    Chloe R · July 19
  • Isaac R.

    The specialty cinnamon coffee is so good!!

    Isaac Radnitzer · July 12
  • Abigail K.

    combine margarita flavors for a unique pitcher-blood Orange is really good.

    Abigail Koffler · July 2
  • CBS New York

    They're serving a frozen lime margarita for NYC Cocktail Week (July 13th through the 17th). Read more

    CBS New York · June 11
  • Colin B.

    A happy hour special everyday (except Friday and Saturday)

    Colin Brown · May 29
  • Rico Paborito

    Look for the creepy-ish lady portrait in the restroom. As a guy, I was weirded out that she was staring at me while I pee. Hahaha

    Rico Paborito · May 25
  • Rico Paborito

    Just ok. Nothing to rave about. Food took a lil while to arrive we were almost ready to leave.

    Rico Paborito · May 25
  • Spencer V.

    The vegan options are incredibly delicious and a must when eating here. I can now cross grilled cactus off my list of foods to try before I die. Friendly service and tasty margaritas too!

    Spencer Vairo · May 16
  • Amanda T.

    $10-15 brunch, outdoor seating

    Amanda Theiler · February 27
  • Stephanie R.

    The margaritas are large and served like smoothies. Lots of flavors. The guac and fish tacos were great!

    Stephanie Rivkin · January 30
  • Ms H.

    Vegan plate $19-grilled cactus, red beans, guacamole, salsa, sautéed mushrooms and corn, served with warm tortillas. Ask for hot sauce & get 3 from mild to spicy.

    Ms Helen · January 28
  • Nick A.

    Happy hour Tuesday's are the move! Plus birthdays in the back room are always fun.

    Nick Andlinger · January 24
  • Ranu R.

    Brunch is so good here! Super affordable and huge portions. Get the huevos rancheros with a side of rice, a part of the $16 brunch special which also comes with a drink!

    Ranu Rajkarnikar · January 21
  • Michael D.

    Monday Only

    Michael De La Rosa · December 17, 2014
  • Alberto

    Great food and friendly staff, not to mention Great value!

    Alberto · December 8, 2014
  • Lucia S.

    Amazing Mexican food!

    Lucia Silva y Cobo · December 2, 2014
  • Laïd C.

    Best mexican food in town

    Laïd Chacha · November 23, 2014
  • David G.

    Very average

    David Greenberger · October 29, 2014
  • Aleksandra S.

    We saw this place when passing by and decided to give it a shot. Everything was delicious! I had some nice French rose, and my friend and I shared the chicken fajita and steak enchiladas. Will be back

    Aleksandra Spasić · October 21, 2014
  • Miguel R.

    Taquitos de papa were awesome, but barbacoa is not real Mexican barbacoa, they pour a guajillo sauce on it that is good, but takes the flavor out of the lamb. For appetizers go with jicama.

    Miguel Robledo · September 12, 2014
  • Punit S.

    Vegetarian food galore on the apps menu! So tasty, hit it tapas style w a group!

    Punit Shah · August 22, 2014
  • Margo M.

    Ambiance is what really makes this place. Go for a michelada or a margarita with guac

    Margo Mindnich · August 16, 2014
  • Chris M.

    margaritas were excellent

    Chris Mcgonigal · August 7, 2014
  • Isabel Z.

    If you are looking for Mexican food on NY, this is the real deal!

    Isabel Zapata · July 27, 2014
  • Ricky

    Portions not big enough for the price. Cheaped out on the Barbocoa. Huge bone. Tiny little meat. Weak Sangria. Blah.

    Ricky · July 4, 2014
  • Bonnie C.

    Slooooooooow service. Don't be starving or in any sort of rush.

    Bonnie Chu · May 21, 2014
  • Paris H.

    Turn up margs

    Paris H · March 31, 2014
  • Chelsey L.

    Awesome brunch deal. $15 for unlimited coffee, 1 drink, main course and plate of fresh fruit. Great menu to choose from. Huevos rancheros verde is amazing

    Chelsey L · March 2, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    Mexican fare with an emphasis Mexico City-style tacos and quesadillas

    Serious Eats · January 6, 2014
  • Dara B.

    Fresh fruit margaritas are amazing, I really loved the passion fruit and mango flavors. The food is also great, the Chile Relleno were made perfectly, not to greasy.

    Dara Bassin · December 14, 2013
  • Lisa L.

    They charge $2 per head to serve your self bought birthday cake! And they allow a maximum of 3 credit cards per table.

    Lisa Li · November 3, 2013
  • Nels H.

    This has been my fav NYC brunch for years.

    Nels Highberg · October 27, 2013
  • Helen Q.

    Tuesday $5 frozen magarita is amazing!

    Helen Qing · August 7, 2013
  • Tom C.

    Michelada is magical. One of the best I've had. And I have had a milli

    Tom Costello · June 9, 2013
  • Aditi

    Get the hibiscus margarita and the jicama sticks

    Aditi · June 2, 2013
  • Max S.

    In the back left nook there's a door - it's looks like a bathroom but it's not. What are they hiding I'm there?

    Max Sklar · May 23, 2013
  • Divya L.

    Dayum! Get a frozen margarita. Blood orange 😘

    Divya Lulla · May 20, 2013
  • Amber V.

    Really great brunch special. Huevos Rancheros are delicious and the blood orange frozen margarita is out if this world.

    Amber Van Drie · April 29, 2013
  • Gretchen A.

    Sangria Sunday = $10 pitcher of sangria

    Gretchen Altman · April 28, 2013
  • Manali C.

    Crepas De Huitlacoche is a must try!

    Manali Chavan · March 31, 2013
  • Lauren

    The Chile Relleno is great. Make sure you try the roasted Serrano salsa.

    Lauren · March 27, 2013
  • Matthew

    Wanted to love it but found it to be overpriced and mediocre. Disappointing.

    Matthew · March 12, 2013
  • Rachel M.

    Great place, excellent service!!! Try the cafe olla.

    Rachel Malloy-good · March 3, 2013
  • Susan L.

    Recommend the Huevos Monteleños. Every flavor you could ever want in one dish. Bacon. Eggs. Cheese. Plantains. Crispy tortilla.

    Susan Loh · March 2, 2013
  • Lauren I.

    going with a group? order a few pitchers of the house margaritas rather than ordering individual drinks. looking to skip a large entree? go w/ a order of tacos & a side of rice/beans! perfect portion!

    Lauren Ianuzi · January 29, 2013
  • Michael H.

    Try the Granola With Fruit And Yogurt - Perfectly made granola

    Michael Hussey · January 24, 2013
  • Darren C.

    Please go on Sunday. Great specials, no wait and you can't beat the huevos choices and margaritas!

    Darren C · January 20, 2013

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