La Palapa
Breakfast & Brunch, Mexican
(212) 777-2537
77 St. Marks Pl between 1st and 2nd Ave- EAST VILLAGE

I came here for my birthday although they are really famous for their brunch. A friend of mine in our group knew the owner so they put us at a great table, gave us a delicious app on the house and a round of champagne, a very nice touch 🙂 They had outstanding drinks, I ordered a Mojito which was extra minty and fresh. They even substituted the sugar and put sweetener instead for me… Special ordering at its finest. And of course, dealing with a table full of models there was bound to be more special ordering. Most of us had salads which were plentiful and filling and they catered to all our (annoying) requests: dressing on the side, extra salsa, grilling the spring onions until they were extra done, etc…. It was nice they did all of this without even the slightest hesitation.

They have really great guacamole, healthy corn tortilla chips and always bring a few kinds of hot sauces and dips to go with everyones meal. Great ambiance and fun for a birthday dinner. I’d like to try out their brunch which apparently is really popular.




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