La Palapa Cocina Mexicana is an East Village-based restaurant owned by Pace SBDC client Barbara Sibley. The restaurant focuses on Mexico City tacos and authentic regional Mexican cuisine and has been a neighborhood favorite since opening in 2001. And since that time, Ms. Sibley has expanded her business with two additional locations in Midtown (Urbanspace Vanderbilt Market) and Hell’s Kitchen (Gotham West Market). 


To support Coronavirus first responders, La Palapa has prepared and donated 2,500 meals to front-line medical professionals at NYU, Mt Sinai West (with Gotham West Market), Covenant House, Columbia Presbyterian, Sloan Kettering, and Lincoln Memorial Hospital. La Palapa is also ramping up to serve medical professionals at Cornell Weil, Mt Sinai East, Breaking Ground and in collaboration with World Central Kitchen.


Contact La Palapa to arrange to pick up or delivery from their East Village or Hell’s Kitchen locations and help support this long-standing NYC business.


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163 William Street, Room 328

New York, NY, 10038   


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E to World Trade Center
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