La Palapa at Urbanspace Vanderbilt

 La Palapa at Urbanspace Vanderbilt

La Palapa at Urbanspace Vanderbilt

The last place we tried at Urbanspace Vanderbilt was La Palapa, a mexican restaurant that is not unknown to us as we went few times to their East Village location (great French toast for brunch!). Perfect for a quick bite, it was not the best tacos though...Here is what I tried:

Guacamole and chips: good but this is a tiny portion that they give! There is a larger portion but it is not worth the $15 they ask for. Otherwise, the guacamole, not made to order, was good.

 Guacamole and chips at La Palapa at Urbanspace Vanderbilt

Guacamole and chips at La Palapa at Urbanspace Vanderbilt

Then I tried two tacos:

 Tacos at La Palapa at Urbanspace Vanderbilt

Tacos at La Palapa at Urbanspace Vanderbilt

The first one was the Chicken Tinga, that is a chile chipotle barbecued chicken, and the second was the CHORIZO, that was made of with a homemade chile guajillo sausage. The later was much better than the former, tasty, deliciously salty. I just was disappointed by the chicken that was a bit bland.

 Chicken tinga taco at La Palapa at Urbanspace Vanderbilt

Chicken tinga taco at La Palapa at Urbanspace Vanderbilt

 Chorizo taco at La Palapa at Urbanspace Vanderbilt

Chorizo taco at La Palapa at Urbanspace Vanderbilt

So yes, I was a bit disappointed as I remember great meals at their restaurant. I personally would go to their place in the East Village and skip the location at Urbanspace Vanderbilt. In fact, I realized that I never posted about La Palapa. So, I am going to have to go back...

Enjoy (I did)!

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La Palapa - Urbanspace Vanderbilt - 230 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10169

 
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