Spinning ceiling fans and perfectly frozen tropical drinks make the vibe here more St. Martin than St. Marks. Staples like quesadillas are enlivened by fillings such as roasted pineapple and chili-rubbed pork; the grilled tequila-marinated skirt steak is fired up by roasted onions and jalapeños. Baked cod fillet covered in green pumpkin-seed sauce is served with a heaping portion of saffron rice and sautéed Swiss chard. The Pastel Tres Leches is a moist white cake topped with milk and meringue icing.
|Venue name:||La Palapa|
77 St. Marks Pl
|Cross street:||between First and Second Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–midnight; Sat, Sun 11am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, MC, V|