- 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
Andrew was a terrific waiter!! We’ll be back!
Quiet lunch off their restaurant week menu of assorted Mexican offerings. Waiter kindly did make a substitute too. Think the salsa and chips should have come to the table quickly...not with the lunch 20 minutes later. Also don’t like cheap plastic utensils Food was good tho not exciting overall dining ...
Great standard Mexican restaurant. Have been going for years. Delicious margaritas, great apps and heartily filled tacos.
Doesn’t look 5 star from the outside but I’d give it 6 if I could. Amazing food and staff. Warning: The torta is tremendous
The service was amazing!! Value for your money was great and so was the food.
Would highly recommend this place for a night out with friends. It’s a low key spot with a fun environment. The food is pretty cheap for what you get and the drinks are delicious.
We got a pitcher of margs with jalapeño and the margarita wasn’t too sweet, which is usually my complaint about margs. The guac was good and I liked the crudité option, as well.
I got the vegan bowl for dinner and it was very good. Mix of vegetables, beans, guac, salsa, etc. All really good. My friends got tacos and they said the brisket was delicious, super juicy.
Would highly recommend for a weekend night dinner with friends.
The place is rundown and not well kept - our seats were actually ripped and the restrooms were filthy. The food was good but with so many better options in nyc for authentic Mexican food with clean and well kept spaces I won’t visit here again. A solid mediocre experience
Great place— been going there for years!!!
Amazing cocktails and good vegan options, fast service. Outdoor seating is very calm and relaxed.
Super great, as always! Love love the new burrito option.
Great, authentic Mexican food and cocktails. Excellent brunch.
Place really degraded over the past years! It used to be a nice place to hang but now the plastic cups and the cutlery make it look cheap and passable.
Food was simply not good. Three of us ate three different things, none of us enjoyed our meals, one of us had to send his food back.
Everything served with plastic cups, plastic utensils (even to cut a steak) and then the bill comes out to $69/person (with no appetizers or dessert).
There are many great Mexican restaurants in the village. Don’t waste your time on this one.
Casual, fun spot for a night out with friends. Great food and drinks for the price!
Food was absolutely delicious and reasonably priced! Top notch guacamole and tacos. Vegetarian/vegan friendly. Service was also great! Would 10/10 eat here again.
The service and food were amazing! This place would be great for groups or friends looking for a fun dinner spot. Highly recommend 10/10
The food was delicious, the ambiance is very cool. Downsides were slow service although wait staff were nice and courteous. Went there to try the flan from brooklyn 99! It was good :)
Great birthday dinner for my friend last night - we were a loud party of nine, so it was nice they put us in the back area. Food was great and our waitress was wonderful, thank you!!
Food and cocktails were great. Staff was super attentive. Really welcomed our party of nine (including 6, 15-year-old) and made for a special birthday dinner!
So happy to see that LaPalapa has survived the pandemic... was my first foray back out to restaurants in NYC and LOVED everything about dinner... such authentic and delicious Mexican food, and probably the best margaritas in New York City.
Perfect Saturday brunch with a friend ! Was seated right away, staff was extremely pleasant, food and drinks yummy ! We even had 2 pitchers of frozen margaritas !
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.
La Palapa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 777-2537.
La Palapa is rated 4.6 stars by 742 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.