Frequently Asked Questions

 

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

La Palapa Cocina Mexicana (East Village)
77 Saint Mark’s Place • New York, NY 10003
Between Second and First Avenues
T: 212-777-2537
Opened in November 2000 

WHO OWNS LA PALAPA?

Barbara Sibley is the Chef & Owner.

WHAT IS THE STYLE OF CUISINE?

We serve authentic Mexican home cooking from all over Mexico. Our specialties are Mexico City style tacos & quesadillas, Mole Negro from Oaxaca, Chuleta Pibil from Yucatan as well as dishes from Central Mexico and the Pacific and Gulf Coasts. 

WHICH CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED?

American Express, Master Card, Visa, Diners 

CAN GUESTS BRING THEIR OWN CAKE?

Yes, but there plating fee of $2.00 per person.

CAN GUESTS BRING IN THEIR OWN WINE?

Yes, we have a $12.00 corkage fee. On Monday nights we offer “Mondays Uncorked.” On Monday’s there is no corkage fee. 

WHERE CAN GUESTS PARK?

Kinney Garage located on 9th Street, between Second and Third Avenue. There is also metered and non-metered street parking available in the area.

LA PALAPA HISTORY:

W.H. Auden, the poet lived in our building for 30 years. Leon Trotsky had his printing press in our restaurant. He printed “Novy Mir” (New World) magazine here when he lived in New York before moving to Mexico with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. We dedicate Day of the Dead Altars to them on November 2nd.

LA PALAPA COCINA MEXICANA ARTWORK:

•  Large Image of Mexico City:   Mexico City 1906, the image shows the Zocalo, Chapultepec Castle and   Lake Texcoco which was drained in 1918.
•  Two Smaller Images:   Mexico City in the 1500′s
•  Mirrors: Tim Mirrors from the Ciudadela Market in Mexico City.
•  Pre-Columbian Figures:   Typical “Perros de Colima”, these are modern versions of this classical ceramic style. 

WHAT IS A “PALAPA”?

A palm thatch hut or umbrella on the Mexican beaches – a shelter to get out of the sun with an ice cold beer or margarita.