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La Palapa West

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359 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10014 40.73219 -74.000643
nr. Washington Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-243-6870 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $$

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    6 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

Modeled after its East Village sister La Palapa, this intelligent eatery treats Mexican food like a cherished art. No speed bump-sized burritos here. Instead, owners Barbara Sibley and Margaritte Malfy lovingly splash dishes like the sweat-inducing camarones a la diabla and the juicy, cilantro-loaded chicken tacos with a collage of spices. The menu is heated by vibrant salsas, composed of pumpkin seeds, tomatillos and a grocery list of chile peppers (arbol, jalapeño, guallijo, chipotle and poblano, to name several). Mexico City-style micheladas, dark beers spiked with hot sauce and lime juice, might not cool your mouth down, but they will inspire you to pump change into the working jukebox, a clever nod to the 1920s speakeasy that used to call this space home.

Lunch Special

Mon.—Fri., $12.95

Sat.—Sun., 11 a.m.—5 p.m.; $14.95, including drink

The usual $10 corkage fee for wine is waived

Happy Hour
Daily, 4 p.m.—7 p.m., house liquor, wine, beer, sangria, and margaritas half price. Discounted food at the bar.

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