- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
traditional tacos, two soft corn tortillas - cilantro and sweet onion
two grilled flour tortillas, la palapa's three cheeses: queso fresco, cotija, monterrey
Huevos Rancheros Verdes
two eggs atop crisp corn tortillas, black beans, green tomatillo salsas, crema, queso fresco and guacamole
great service in pandemic times and I am certain well before - thank you for a great brunch!
Always love coming to La Palapa. Great service and food
Thank you! We appreciate your support in these crazy times and always!
Went here on Cinco de Mayo. Food is delicious. I can’t stop thinking about the shrimp quesadillas. Margaritas were good. Service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back. Covid precautions were great.
Thank you! It was such a fun night and having you at La Palapa was great support during these crazy times!
Excellent food, fast service, good ambience -- one of my new favorite restaurants
Thank you so much for your support and the lovely review- you made our day!
I read OT’s article on new women chefs, so we decided to try this restaurant. All four of us have been vaccinated, so we ate inside. Even with plexiglass dividers it was head ache inducing noisy. The food with the exception of a pork dish was not eatable. The cutlery was plastic. The Margueritas were okay, but served in plastic. There is nothing special about this Mexican food.
I am sorry you did not enjoy your meal. We are using disposable items during Covid to be safer as the Department of Health regulations specify rolled silverware. All the best wishes and thank you for supporting women chefs.
Nice restaurant; great ambiance and food. The personnel was also very kind.
Good for date night - a bit loud in the back garden but fine
Very good Mexican the guacamole and all the ingredients extremely fresh. Prices a bit high especially when you are eating with plastic utensils. I would go back but definitely need real silverware and cloth napkins.
Loved our evening at La Palapa! Their backdoor garden is lovely, and the restaurant went out of their way to get us a lovely table by the heat. The food was wonderful too! We'll be back to explore the menu further.
Brunch was great. Food was so fresh and full of flavor
Such a fun place for drinks and dinner. The host and waiter were very attentive and checked in often. The mojitos were fabulous and all of the food was delicious. Great people watching in the middle of East Village.
The food was delicious and the service and atmosphere were fantastic. The pricing structure and brunch menu pricing were not clear and misleading.
Great food! Quiet toward the end of our visit but louder when we got there around 3. Great portion size for the drinks.
The tacos were phenomenal
One of the best restaurant experiences I've had since the beginning of the pandemic. So glad this amazing restaurant is still around!
The food was absolutely delicious and the waiters were amazing! Will definitely be coming back soon!
Great brunch menu and drinks! Food and service are top notch!
Plastic utensils and cups
Food great. Servers great. Backyard seating not truly outdoors, so be aware.
Great food and yummy margaritas! Would go back again.
It was extremely loud and the place looked a little too packed for covid restrictions. We enjoyed the service and the staff was apologetic about the noise. Food came out quick, drinks were okay, but food was unremarkable.
Guacamole and Margaritas are fantastic!
Everything else is subpar. The meat was very dry and the corn tortilla holding it completely fell apart (ironically from moisture).
The outdoor dining could use some work. The tables are dirty, on unleveled ground with less than one heater per table. If they just put one less table and clean them between guests I think it would make a big difference.
Awesome experience to bring your friends and hangout. My friend is a food reviewer and she was blown away by the food..
Service was absolutely amazing. Went for brunch alone, got the huveos rancheros and now I can’t stop thinking about it! Michelada’s were 🔥. Can’t wait to come back to NY so I can come here, will be bringing friends this time!
We booked a reservation for inside yet they placed us on the back patio on a 16 degree evening with not a single heater.
La Palapa is one of my favorite spots for margaritas. Happy they have been able to stay open throughout the pandemic. I do miss their happy hour specials but I understand they are not able to offer that at this time. Maybe some options such as ordering a pitcher of margs? They had them before but we were not offered that this time. Food is consistently good and that hasn’t changed.
Noise level was terrible! The people behind us were screaming and we’re so loud! I get that it’s a fun place but it’s disruptive to other guests who just want to enjoy a meal and good drinks. Also guests getting up to use the restrooms didn’t put their masks back on and no one was enforcing that. Overall a great experience but hopefully they can somehow control the noise level and enforce wearing a masks when guests are not at their table.
Great food, on second day of opening after the pandemic! Will visit again!
Went for a valentines brunch, I feel like it was overpriced and the margaritas had no alcohol? But the backyard was cute and the good was good
A1 service and the tacos were delicious
Great brunch specials. The food is authentic and excellent. The margaritas pack a punch!
Great service, incredibly accommodating with our reservation for a large group and all our orders, food was excellent and the staff was very kind.
Excellent food! Amazing service. The manager even came over to speak to us which was really nice. Will definitely be back.
Had delicious food and margaritas! I love this place!
Everything was great, the chips and salsas, guacamole, pozole, quesadillas, tacos, jalapeños toreados, and the frozen margaritas, so generous. The waiter, and bartender who greeted you in and out of the bathroom were so nice, so chill. Chill it gets in the street hut, so, bundle up. Though it was nice they didn't have music, the patrons can be loud aggressive Virus irresponsible, but the partitions between tables were placed with careful consideration and the staff's COVID awareness made us comfortable. It's the kind of place where you want to try everything on the menu in the slow hours, the food delicious and unpretentious, and we will!
More heat in the backyard if possible during the pandemic. Otherwise, great experience.
I came in for a quick dinner, service was exceptional just like it was in my wedding. When I got married in the city we went for dinner after the wedding and it was the best service. Every time I go to the city I visit this restaurant.
Terrific food, excellent margaritas, great service and festive ambience.
Made a resy for indoor bu
Amazing food, incredible margaritas, friendly staff. Had an amazing time with a 6-person group. They have a cute patio at the back with heating lamps! Highly recommend! Get the guacamole!
I've been going to this restaurant for years -- I even got married here 17 years ago. The food, service and overall high quality experienced has not changed. Enjoy the Tres Leches cake - it was my wedding cake! Highly, highly recommend.
La Palapa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 777-2537.
La Palapa is rated 4.6 stars by 723 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.