Great brunch place , food and service
Great night out with friends. Friendly staff. Made us feel so welcome !
Always a great experience here! Friendly staff! Recommend to anyone looking for good authentic Mexican food!
Best things were the ambience and the service. The food was great although the fish tacos were bland- not a huge compliant though. My first draft beer was flat & warm but the server had no problem switching it for something better. Tequila prices seem high. It should be cheaper to have some shots in the ev. It was a special occasion, though, so we didn’t pay much attention. I will definitely go back.
The toilet situation is a struggle but the overall restaurant is amazing. Cheyenne (not sure how it’s spelled) is amazing! Definitely worth the visit.
This was the second time we have come to celebrate our yearly sibling Christmas brunch and we had a very good time. The food and the drinks were very good. We’re even thinking of even going back next year.
I came with a party of 5 and we had a really unpleasant experience. I wish I had done more research and made a reservation somewhere else. We ordered from the brunch menu, $18 for an entree including a drink. It took almost an hour for the food to come, and it was really poor. Huevos Rancheros was sour, something I had never experienced before. Other members of my party ordered the burrito bowl which was cold upon being served. Margaritas tasted like lime juice, not even a hint of tequila. Brunch was supposed to include a seasonal fruit platter, none of which we received, but we watched other tables be served them. If I could go back in time I would've read the Yelp reviews and maybe made brunch at home instead.
Hadn’t been to La Palapa in years and was so happy that it was just as great an experience as the last time! Food was fabulous and our waitress was great. Their homemade margaritas are amazing - we had a ginger and a tamarind and they were delicious! The owners have also gone the extra mile to make it a quiet place to dine by putting audio panels on the ceiling. I highly recommend this place!
Great foods. Really great margaritas. Looking forward to going back and trying more flavors of the margaritas.
We loved our first-ever meal at this fabulous fun restaurant! It all got off to a great start with terrific margaritas with aquas frescas (Mexican Coke for the teenager!), delicious guacamole, and queso fundido with chorizo. Shrimp with mole and steak entrees were delicious. Friendly, warm service all around. We'll be back soon!
Excellent food! My god, good thing I don't live nearby...everything was delicious! Service was great, just enough attention and wry commentary. Loved it and will definitely return. (We've been coming here off and on for about 15 years!) Keep up the great job!
Love this restaurant! Favorite Mexican in the city!
The enchiladas were great.
I started going here when it first opened some years ago and it's still great. I don't live in DC so can't go as often as I would like.
came here on a Friday night and everything was ok. Love the scenery but the food was nothing to rave about, yet the drinks were strong. It did take a long time to even get a drink and I was there at 530 before the place was busy. Also EVERY Mexican place I have been to usually gives chips and dip to start yet they just set the table with dip and that it. Pretty disappointed and would not be going back.
I love La Palapa!! Had my birthday party here - a big group of many rowdy girls and boy. they were extremely accomodating and lovely and nice to us!!! I wonderful experince truly and not too$$$!!!
Excelente comida mexicana lo único es que el ambiente no es nada mexicano, la música es demasiado baja y se siente algo aburrido.
Brunch deal was a great value! Cozy spot on an otherwise hectic St. Marks Place. Had a great time here.
I really enjoyed the Al Pastor Taco, but my favorite was the Hongos Quesadilla...so good, I ordered a second serving!
Bottomless brunch is the best here. Relatively low priced for manhattan and they just keep filling up your glass. It’s always my friends go to. Luuuuv u La Palapa fam
The food was good as always. Drinks were strong and tasty. Service was attentive and pleasant. Only downside was the a/c wasn’t doing a great job cooling the space so it was a bit warm. The giant cake slice with candle for the birthday girl was a wonderful touch.
Excellent food choices: flavorful & well presented, we especially loved duck Oaxaca mole. Terrific service too- from phone reservation confirmation to table service staff, all on their game. Thanks!
Major dissatisfaction was with beverages: margaritas were weak & flavorless! Glad bar was stocked with other tastes ( Pyrat rum was a treat!). An this was before Happy Hour rush- so what happened here?
Good food but very dimly lit place and quite noisy! Struggled to read the menu or see the food you were eating properly! Had a good buzz about the place though and was a Friday night after all!
Food and service was great. hyrtyghrtyhgrtyghrtyhgrtyhryhuyrt
Great good and drinks! Service was great and the restaurant was extremely accommodating when we were running late to our reservation.
Food was really good, service not so much. Completely forgot my meal so I got it 20 minutes after everyone else. These things happen, but it was not terribly busy when it did. I would go back and hope for the best.
Food and atmosphere was great. The service was outstanding.
Great food, atmosphere, and service. Went at the end of June and it was quite warm in the restaurant after an 85˚ day. I was worried the heat would ruin the meal, but cooled off over the course of the dinner, and ended up being delightful!
Food was very good! It was extremely hot in the back of the restaurant.
The bartenders must have been schooled as a result of those first few reviews saying the drinks were strong, as they were dutifully measuring out every drop of alcohol into a jigger. The food was about what you'd expect, and my bland enchilada was swimming in a spicy sauce that obscured whatever else might have been going on in the dish. The place was lively, with a birthday party. The place is OK, but nothing for which I'd go out of my way.
Ambiance and margaritas were excellent. I was very underwhelmed by the tacos.
Amazing, delicious, the best huevos rancheros. I have been bringing friends and family to La Palapa for years and this lunch/brunch staple is outstanding. Love their three salsas that are always served alongside your meal. Service was excellent-efficient, very friendly yet not intrusive. Drinks arrived instantly and our Bloody Marias looked and tasted great. Sitting on the open air patio was a bonus.
Love it here! Always a great time great service and food is so good!
Charming, busy and great vibe! A bit tight but not too loud! Service and pace was just right. Cocktails delicious as well as food! Portions plentiful.
We loved our food and our waitress. There was a big party that arrived during our meal and it got very loud. Other than that it was awesome!
Probably the worst food we had in our 6 months in NYC. Most dishes were tasteless and blunt. Will not be going there again
Went for my birthday with a big group- great spot!
Everything was ok in regard to the service and food, but my request of sitting outside was not accommodated despite a majority of the tables being empty. Instead we were seated by the bathroom.
Delicious food! Margs are great too, however happy hour is only served at the bar which I think is dumb especially being that the bar is small.