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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Palapa

359 Sixth Ave. (Washington Pl.) Send to Phone
212-243-6870
There's always a feast under this palapa in the West Village.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Palapa Restaurant Review

: Unlike its East Village sibling of the same name, the West Side outpost of La Palapa attracts a few less locals and a bit more of the out-of-towners. But the food doesn’t necessarily suffer because of it. With a long south-of-the-border-inspired cocktail list (think creative margaritas) and a menu filled with dishes not often seen at typical Mexican restaurants in New York, La Palapa earns its favored status among lovers of Mexican food. The red pozole soup, filled with hominy, can cure any hangover, while the tamal de vagre---traditional pre-Columbian spiced catfish and nopal cactus baked in a cornhusk with fresh epazote leaves and chile jalapeño---is a flavor-packed morsel that is perfect for a light bite. The menu also has plenty of taco combinations, quesadillas, and lamb, steak or chicken main courses. Not everything works, however. The crepas de huitlacoche, a crêpe folded up with "corn mushrooms," suffers from the thick blanket of cheese that covers it. Still, it’s difficult to go wrong at this West Village eatery.
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