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La Palapa

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


US$16 - US$30
Mexican, Latin
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Guacamole Y Totopos
Pico de gallo, guacamole, housemade spiced corn chip
Sopa De La Casa: Pozole Rojo
Hominy corn and chicken in a chile guajillo broth accompanied by avocado, radishes, oregano and fresh lime
Calamares Fritos
Crisped calamari with guacamole~tomatillo dipping salsa
Salsa Y Totopos
Pico de gallo salsa spiced blue ~yellow corn chips
Tamal De Rajas
Con pipián verde corn masa baked with chile poblano and cotija cheese in toasted green pumpkin seed and tomatillo pipián
Elote Del Mercado
Market‎ style corn on the cob with lime, mayo, chile piquín and queso cotija
Crepas De Huitlacoche
Raditional dish of huitlacoche “corn mushroom” folded into crepes with poblano crema and baked with queso chihuahua
Jícama Picante
Market style crisp jícama seasoned with chile piquín, lime and salt
Taquitos De Papa Con Salsa De Chile De Arbol
Crisped‎ corn tortillas filled with potato and chile poblano with Mexican crema, chile de árbol salsa, guacamole
Chalupas Con Chorizo
“Little boats” of corn masa with housemade chorizo, guacamole, black beans, queso fresco and crema, vegetarian at your request
Mexico city style tacos and quesadillas
$6 each
Traditional tacos, soft corn tortillas
$7 each
Grilled flour tortillas with la palapa’s three cheeses homemade queso fresco, cotija añejo and monterey jack cheese
Filling to choose from
Quesadilla Sencilla
Simply the best ~ queso fresco, cotija añejo ~ monterrey jack cheese
Al Pastor De Pork
Roasted pineapple~chile rubbed pork
Tinga De Pollo
chile chipotle BBQ chicken
Char-grilled‎ marinated skirt steak
Housemade chile guajillo sausage
Tender shrimp, poblanos, xnipec
Many of our authentic mexican dishes are vegetarian and/or vegan ~ please ask your server
César Cardini
invented by Ceaser cardini in tijuana, Mexico ~ crisp romaine hearts, toasted pine nuts queso añejo, anchovy and spiced croutons tossed with lime~anchovy dressing
Romaine hearts, avocado, red beets, queso fresco, dried cranberries, toasted pine nuts in roasted cumin and lime dressing
Palmitos Y Aguacate
Salad of hearts of palm, avocado, tomatoes seasoned croutons, mixed greens with fresh oregano vinaigrette
Grilled cactus and radish salad with mixed greens dressed with fresh lime juice and homemade natural queso fresco
Sponsored by: La Palapa

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Excellent tacos
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
2. Great food and scene
" place is fantastic"
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3. Brunch!
3. Brunch!
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All reviews brunch tacos guacamole barbacoa queso fundido huevos rancheros avocado dip plantains tongue duck french toast mexican restaurant east village an entree food was fantastic friendly service great restaurant
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where else can you get a Mexican vegetarian platter with grilled nopalitos? All excellent. Loved the slightly raucous EV atmosphere, too. Excellent, friendly service. Try the crepas for a not-too-sweet dessert. St Mark's Theater is right across the street, so they understand about curtain times.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wws68
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Stumbled in here for happy hour and quickly found ourselves truly stumbling. The bartender must have been heavy handed with the margaritas - which came in oh so many flavors. Avoid the coconut one; it tasted a bit funky. We also enjoyed a couple tapas...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank waverider681
Reviewed 18 November 2018 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 12 November 2018

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 11 November 2018 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 13 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 7 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
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