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La Palapa

4.5
478 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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La Palapa combines authentic Mexican home cooking with a festive bar and 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! Refreshing Mexican beer cocktails, such as the Michelada and the Chelada are even given special attention at La Palapa. La Palapa is available for catering on or off premise. We specialize in creating menus for private parties and events.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Regional Mexican, Traditional Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 777-2537
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Cross street: Between 1st and 2nd Avenues
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What 478 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

It was great drinks were strong!

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Nstastes 
3.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

The service was extremely poor. My friend arrived 5 minutes before I did and luckily she had received her mimosa by the time I arrived. However, once we sat down it took 25 minutes to have our server come greet the rest of the table, and that was after we told a busser we had been waiting for a while so he grabbed our server for us. We ordered mimosas and they took a while to get to us. The food was not bad for the price but didn’t blow me away my any means. The server was clueless - we ordered a pitcher of mimosa and he brought a single serving, saying “I got you this for now.” And lots of other weird interactions that made it seem like he didn’t know what he was doing. The worst part was once we got the check and noticed they charged for a glass of mimosa extra (we ordered bottomless mimosas for $16) he tried to justify it by saying our friend had ordered before we got there. I understand where that logic may have come into play if she hadn’t specified she was ordering bottomless and wanted it to be included in that. The server ruined the whole experience. And so did the long wait time.

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Angela (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Our dinner on New Years Eve was fantastic. They served their usual menu which was a big plus to us, and we did order a bunch of their NYE specials. Thanks for the New Years hats and champagne.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

This place had AMAZING food! Will definitely be returning again. Was here for a friends birthday and it was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

LaPalapa was a nice dinig experience. I would recommend it for families. The service was corteous but did not enhance our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent cuisine

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

Sadly, the margaritas were practically undrinkable, and we ordered two different pitchers. I ordered a cocktail instead. Service was slow but friendly. Food was mediocre overall. Al pastor taco was the best. Fun atmosphere for a a group reservation, but the food and drinks were just not good.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 29, 2017

Amazing food

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Local 
5.0
Dined on November 17, 2017

Always a pleasure.
Great staff, neighborhood crowd, delicious margaritas, big portions, happy vibe.

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j0shua (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on November 11, 2017

VENGAN AQUI!
THE FOOD: authentic, flavorful, delicious.
THE DRINKS: we tried jalapeño margaritas, one with mezcal, the other tequila, both CRAZY delicious and certified, spice-nut spicy. another had the frozen strawberry margarita before converting to the jala-mezcalarita, while our beer enthusiast enjoyed the authentic offerings.
THE NOISE: real loud on a Friday night, but the energy is infectious!
CONCLUSION: we will be returning for more! such a vibrant scene, friendly staff and de-LISH-ous offerings.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Regional Mexican, Traditional Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
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Cross street
Between 1st and 2nd Avenues
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 777-2537
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Entertainment
Buena Musica, Buena Comida, Buenas Bebidas y Gente Muy Amistosa!
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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.
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Parking details
Street Parking with Meters. There is a garage on East 9th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues.
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Public transit
6 train to Astor Place, R train to 8th Street/NYU, F train to 2nd Avenue, and L train to 14th Street.
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Executive chef
Barbara Sibley
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Private party facilities
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.
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Private party contact
Judy Maeda: (212) 777-2537
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
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Special events & promotions
Valentines Day Menu Amor
Cinco de Mayo Special Festival Menu