La Pulperia
La Pulperia
  • Address:
    371 West 46th Street
    New York, NY 10036
    Neighborhood:
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Latin American
    Price: $30 and under

La Pulperia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pulperianyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129563056x
  • Hours of Operation:
    La Pulperia will be open 7 days a week for Dinner Only, 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday-Monday and from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday ***If you cannot make a reservation through Open Table, please call the restaurant directly as we always have last minute cancellations and will do our best to accommodate and of course we always save a few tables for walk ins.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Seafood, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Barroz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We can Cater all your event needs

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 8th and 9th Avenues
  • Public Transit: Close to all 42nd Street Stations of the A,C,E,Q,R,N,1,2,3 Lines
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are two parking lots located on 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.
A word from La Pulperia
La Pulperia, a restaurant featuring rustic Latin cuisine from Chef/Owner Carlos Barroz and Victor Medina, opened on Monday, February 11 on Restaurant Row, at 371 W. 46th Street. Named for the general stores found throughout South America, La Pulperia offers Barroz’s simple yet refined food from the countries of Latin America, with European influences from places like Italy and Spain.

La Pulperia, designed by Andres Gomez (Red Rooster, Whitehall, SoCo) mirrors the authentic pulperias of South America, with handcrafted floor tiles from Mexico, reclaimed wood from Brazil on the ceiling and walls, and abundant shelving displaying top shelf liquor, fresh produce, and wine. Eventually the restaurant will sell packaged foods, like its namesake. It seats 60 (including a long burgundy banquette along one wall and a large communal table in the center of the dining room). Gomez’s handmade brass lamps with Edison bulbs hang over several of the tables.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLatin American
La Pulperia reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (11)romantic (8)special occasion (6)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • What a find
    cbuell88
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Other restaurants were booked so we took a chance here, and I'm so glad we did. I got the fish ribs (who knew fish had ribs??) And it was spectacular. Perfectly spicy, sweet, and salty. The fish was cooked perfectly. The real.winner though was my girlfriend's dish, the Brazilian fish stew. What an explosion of flavors. The servers were on point. Friendly, attentive, and really helpful with the menu. I'd love to come back and try their 3-tiered fish tower. Yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Very expensive for what they gave you. Food was not prepared well. The octopus was exptremely tough and "un-eatable". They do not serve alcohol
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    Miko23
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This place is unlike any other around the district. The Fish ribs are a must for any foodie. There were 5 of us and we all had different dinners and all were outstanding .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    Luvtwins
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was very good. We had the guacamole as an appetizer and it was great. We also ordered the short ribs which were also great. When I made the reservations I told them we were celebrating a birthday. At the end of the meal they brought a piece of cake and sang. However, when I looked at the bill I noticed they charged me $9 for the cake. I never asked for the cake, and if I had known I was being charged for it I would have chosen something different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable food, exceptional service
    stradivarius
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went with a party of four to La Pulperia before a Broadway show. The location was perfect in its proximity to Broadway, and food was as memorable as we expected given the other reviews online. The service was exceptionally attentive and warm, and was among the best we have encountered at any restaurant. So, overall, we would highly recommend this place to friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • work lunch
    WestsideDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I love this place for dinner but had never been for lunch. My colleague and I were the only people in the restaurant. My colleague and I split empanadas, lobster taquitos, and the moqueca. Everything was delicious. It's a bit pricey for lunch so I really wish they had a lunch specials menu. Other than that, I can't complain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SusaneatsVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    could of done without the drag queen show. To loud for a small place
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Espectacular!
    Jamp24
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Todo bien, la atención el ambiente, la iluminación es mágica, 100 % recomendable
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Alaska
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We came here before Matilda on Broadway. Had our two girls with us. 10 and 12. The food was amazing!! We all loved everything. The seafood mochahete? Sp? Was to die for. The kids loved everything. Great service. Very quaint. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    PJNJFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Had a great pre-theater dinner with my lovely wife on 5/30. We didn't know what to expect but we like to try new restaurants when we are in NYC. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but we were greeted by the friendly bartender and wait staff and were seated in the cozy restaurant of maybe 25 tables. First, try the specialty cocktails--the bartender has a gift! Second, cerviche was out of this world, as was the arugula salad. Third, ask about the fish entrees on the menu--they make some outstanding dishes that we have not experienced in other restaurants in NY or in other South Amer restaurants around the US. The fish ribs, for instance, were awesome. So was the branzino because of the accompanying sides. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    SusanM
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Amazing as always. Makes us feel at home and great food. I had some inconsistencies with a plate I ordered but told them and fixed immedialty. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid choice pre-theater.
    MrCake43VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Restaurant was easy to find and we were seated quickly. The seating is tight but a top-notch cocktail put concerns aside. The menu is small but has excellent choices. I had the Moqueco, a seafood stew and my wife the skirt steak. Both were good. Midway through the meal a party of six was seated next to us at a table that would barely accommodate four. There was spillover into our space and the noise got out of control. Service was great throughout the meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 256 reviews are from the La Pulperia reviews archive.
  • Theatre district gem
    Ddoug
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    A warm greeting and a menu focused on a range of delectible South American foods. We had cievche, cod, and sangria braised brisket. It was all very good. Seasoned spicy as appropriate and rich for the meat. Great pisco sours. Expect to make a return visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little spot!
    TomM
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a great meal and had great service. It's only been around for about a year but this one is worth visiting. Try the Pacu Fish Ribs. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding!
    1StLou
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was our first time to La Pulperia, and we were unfamiliar with the south american cuisine. Our waiter offered suggestions, which we took: we started with the "Ceviche Chef's Selection" which was fabulous! Then we tried the Moqueca, Pacu Fish Ribs, and the Sangria Braised Short-Ribs. Each of us raved about their meal, and the Moqueca was the most delicious dinner I think I have ever had anywhere! It was so fabulous we went back after our show for more appetizers and dessert. Also great, original cocktails -- mmmm! Friendly, helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for After Theater
    dianefeVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Good food and drinks. Relaxing place to go after theater.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Although we were not able to be seated at the time of our reservation, the manager was very accomodating and allowed us to order our meal and we were able to be served our appetizers as soon as we were seated. He also offered us free cocktails and we were able to get to our Broadway show on time. Food was delicious too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good but limited menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    "fish ribs" were wonderful. cerviche also otherwise limited and not specila menu
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Appetizer heaven
    SalliVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Early 7:00 pm theater show to get to so we shared 4 delicious plates including a salad - all were delicious. Suggestions provided by server were most helpful. She was also aware of our time constriction and helpful with moving things along. A happy camper, I am, I am!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cinco de Yummy
    RootyTootyFreshAndFoodie
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I came here by chance on Cinco de Mayo because they had a reservation for 3 open at 8pm. This place, located on Restaurant Row (W. 46th Street), is small but charming and offered fresh food and great service. The manager was extremely friendly and took time out to chat with me when I arrived before my party. Try the Prickly Pear margarita to start and finish with basically anything on the menu. I definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cinco de Mayo
    KenV99VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Interesting mariachi band, but between them and the high noise level, we were basically shouting at each other at a table for two. The best thing we had were the empanadas, hot, not greasy, very tasty. The ceviche was quite good, but not very memorable. I would pass on the queso fundido next time. Although served on cast iron, it cooled quickly to become congealed and difficult to eat. The special prickly pear margaritas were excellent, but just a tad sweet for my taste. The service was great despite it being packed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie1VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I was the only person for 12:30 pm lunch until arrival of party of 5. That was good in that tables are very close together. No one else entered during lunch. The lobster taquitos were not as expected--soggy tortilla shell with unrecognizable lobster--resembled diced shrimp. The barbecued Pacu fish ribs were interesting. The BBQ sauce is overpowering--if you like BBQ sauce it is good. Server was attentive and helpful. Interesting menu but doubt I would return given many other better choices in Manhattan.
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  • The fish ribs are to die for.
    Groupof11
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I never saw any other restaurant offer fish ribs. Pulverize has meat melting off the bone, BBQ slathered, mouthwatering. This dish is worth the trip by itself.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom's milestone
    Mocalocss
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    On May 2 my mother turned eighty years old. We made reservations for five thirty. Because she is older she is a little slower and we were running late. I called the restaurant and advised them we were still on our way. They were warm and understanding. When we arrived we were treated very nicely by all the staff. Our waiter was pleasant , friendly and very professional. The food was outstanding. My mom had the fish of the day and I had the braised short ribss which very tender and tasty. After dinner the waiter brought mom a nice piece of flan and sang her happy birthday. Although this was my first time it will not be my last. Everything was great and they helped me celebrate a very special day with my mom.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food!
    Tina
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The best restaurant food ever. The three ceviches were all wonderful. I had grilled octopus and my husband had fish ribs. Both were excellent. The restaurant is small, crowded, and noisy but the food is worth it.
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  • Eat here, not there!
    pwrubeVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    A true find in the Theatre District. Drink, food and service really wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jane
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Bad wine list : one white and one red! Service needs improvment
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  • Great Neighborhood Find
    Brigid
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Our waiter Ricardo was terrific - when we ordered too much food, he made recommendations of what he thought we would enjoy without ordering too much food. Overall service was fantastic as well. We look forward to returning very soon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food and Service
    MsCaryGVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We were going to the theatre and picked this place based on reviews. We are from California and loved this place so much we went there 2 of the 3 nights we were in town! My boyfriend had the Parpadelle with Short Ribs both times! The Ceviche was outstanding, particularly the Salmon Brulee! Such great flavors! The second time I had the Fish Ribs. What and interesting dish and wonderful flavors! The drinks were very creative and good! There were plenty of Latin wines to choose from too, which complimented the food. And the Tres Leches Cake.....YUMMY! Of course, the best part was the service and hospitality of Victor and Eddie! And a special kudos to Carlos, the Argentine chef! What an outstanding place! I would highly recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    This was a very nice restaurant and convenient for a pre-theater show. I loved reserving the table for 3 children and 2 adults via OpenTable, so easy! It was a bit more fancy than we expected so the children weren't sure what to order. But the guacomole and the chips were perfect and the Sangria for the grown-ups was delicious. The wait staff was superb!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty food but....
    rdrd
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Considering that this was an early pre-theater just after opening, we were surprised that they were "out of" some key menu items and only had a single dish of the whole fish offered on the menu. Their menu listed multiple wines but they had none of them available. However, they did offer us a chance to taste the few alternatives that they did have in stock and available for ordering - and when our check arrived after we finished our meals, the owner came over to apologize and comped our wine order. Though we might have preferred to order menu items they could not provide, what we had was excellent and an original take on S. American food. We'll give them another try as a potentially excellent place for pre-theater dining.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy the flavor of good meet
    Artly
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    In a friendly and warm ambiance, this little restaurant offers nice south-american dishes with a wide variety of gravies and side typical orders. I enjoyed a perfectly cooked T Bone Eye steack, tasty, tender. The choice of wines is large, the Argentinian Malbec was perfect in color and temperature.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Pulperia
    whiskygirl
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Came here after matinee at Hirschfeld Theatre. Easy walk and pleasant surprise. Being from California we were a little leery of what "Latin" food meant in NYC. We ordered the 3 ceviche Chef's selection appetizer. No need for chips, we used spoons. All 3 were absolutely divine from the salmon with hint of brown sugar to the calamari, shrimp and scallops. I was a little dissappointed that they didn't have the fish ribs that are a speciality of La Pulperia, but the grilled Branzino was cooked perfectly. The wine list is very limited however their cocktails were imaginative and complemented our meal. Be sure to request Victor's Milkshake (Quarenta y tres liquor with a float of cream) and the best tres leches cake ever.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was better first time there.
    Peter
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Was better first time there. Out of items, over salted entree, undercooked meat , still decent but was better
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    NYCMSL
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    As a New Yorker, I typically steer clear of places on cross streets that are too close to the theater district b/c they usually are over prices and mediocre. BUT this place is neither, I took friends here on Saturday and all 3 of us enjoyed our meals. The lobster taquito was delicious and not fried but fresh unlike you'd expect when you think about a taquito (think mini hard shell taco with fresh lobster) and the short ribs was delicious. Also, the service was really good. Fast and friendly (but I didn't feel rushed).
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  • cool spot in the theatre district
    worldfoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    On restaurant row, great spot before or after the theatre. Inventive menu, cool vibe and creative mixologist. Really enjoyed the fish ribs and skirt steak. Defintitly will return. Really glad to find this in the middle of the theatre district where mediocre food abounds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time dining here
    KimSVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great experience! The staff were upbeat, friendly and accommodating and the food was great. The guacamole was incredible! All of our main courses were delicious and dessert was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find in the theater district
    GoodFoodGuyVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Delicious lobster taquitos and mushroom omlette and bottomless bloody Mary made for a great pre-theater brunch spot. Would definitely go again! Nice find in the theater district.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater find
    Pierre
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Located at the far end of Restaurant Row, La Pulperia is rather small and cramped, but on a recent Friday evening it was full, lively and noisy. The staff was uniformly friendly and helpful, almost to a fault. The menu is limited and emphasizes seafood, but what the restaurant does, it does well. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had the cerviche and seafood
    Phil
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Had the cerviche and seafood stew, delicious. Their cocktail menu was also very good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.