“The service was attentive, the atmosphere fun with interesting Mexican-ish decore, and the food was decent.”
“The leg of lamb was extraordinary, the quesadillas and tacos were right on point and dessert was delicious.”
“and the drinks are superb!”
“The frozen margaritas are very fresh and delicious.”
“The menu is creative enough for the food lover but has good standards that your mother from the suburbs would love.”
“All in all, it is a great place to go if you like VERY spicy food and you have a large group.”
“Would never go back here-- everything was bad.”
“the service was poor- we waited about 30 minutes for just about everything including the sodas and the check.”
“All of you people who think that La Palapa is overpriced and not authentic are insane!”
“their service is super slow!”
A really good meal. The staff was really helpful, we were a big group and we got a good table so that was a good start. I had the red wine sangria which was pretty good. For dinner I had the fish tacos which were great.I will definitely go back soon.
DMANBURGER "La Palapa". Life feels relaxed-when you enter this St. Marks place cocina. Al fresco dining welcomes you as you walk into a lively bar scene, where patrons are sipping margaritas and noshing on zesty salsa and tortilla chips. The dining room is spacious with votives flickering in the dim light, while Mayan sculptures and an antique map of Mexico city decorates the walls. Cuisine is simple, fresh and plentiful - the trio of Tacos pescados were flavorful and delicious.
OUR FAVORITE SPOT IN NYC!!!!!!. Best dinner I have had in NYC, the folks who own this place really know how to do Mexican the right way! We stopped in on a Friday night and we were treated to one of the best dinner's I have ever had.... the drinks are great as well.... try LA PALAPA and trust me you wont go wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not Really Authentic!!!!.
Let's just say my girlfriends and I walked out of the restaurant, halfway through our meal due to a visitor in our table AHHHHH!!!! My friend pointed out that I had a cacaroche (city search bans the true word from reviews... hmmm... conspiracy much?) crawling on me, we screamed to high heaven, and a bus boy came and put it in a napkin and ran to the kitchen. Next thing I knew I was asking for the manager, who was a broad with too much attitude.... she tried to debate with me whether it was a cacaroche or a water roche... like woman, an inch long brown roche was crawling on me... do I really need to debate semantics here??
Anyways who knows if the perp was actually a cacaroche or water roche... either way I'm never going back there!
Just as a note, when we walked out, a woman at the front who had just finished eating said "Oh you guys had a cacaroche by your table too?"
Sorry that place needs to be shut the truck down.
I went to La Palapa on a Thursday night and the bar was low key and inviting. Great staff! All were super upbeat and friendly. My bartender was prompt, fresh, and helpful. She was extremely informative on the bar menu, happy hour, and food menu with a ton of specials. All of which is rare at most NYC restaurants. Essentially, she made me feel comfortable, even when she was busy. Based on her great suggestions, I had the Pato con Mole Negra.....and I never have duck! So delicious! They are so many margarita flavors there! I love the ginger margarita! The waitstaff is also informative and super helpful. Happy Hour is a must at La Palapa...great service and a genuine 2 for 1 deal....it's like tapas and half price drinks...perfect for after work. I will definitely be back next week...who wants to come with me!
Go go go!!!!! Don't hesitate!
The worst Mexican food I've ever had. Anything you order with beef in it will have so little beef you will literally have to tear apart your dish to find what you've paid for. The staff is ignorant, but prompt. Avoid at all cost.
The best quesadillas. This place was fantastic. I had a seat outside and enjoyed a quesadilla with some friends and a nice margarita. The atmosphere is great especially on a Sunny day. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Impressive!!! even after the "not so friendly" bar experience.. I ate at La palapa last Thursday with friends. The ambiance and lighting was the first thing that struck me, very chill and romantic. The bar girl seemed rude or annoyed even though I was only one of ten or twelve people there. The margaritas were pretty good. The food was one of the best Mexican meals I have had in new York, loved the duck with mole. And to our relief service at the table Was professional.
OK. This place was OK. The food's a little overpriced when taking into account the quanitity and taste. the margaritas were good, especially for the "buy one get one" happy hour, but the mixed drink selection is otherwise limited... According to my friend, the bartender girl has a tendency to be pretty rude.
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