La Pulperia - 2nd Ave

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La Pulperia, a restaurant featuring Seafood & Latin American Cuisine, from Chef/Owner Carlos Barroz and Victor Medina. Named after the general stores found throughout South America, La Pulperia offers Barroz’s simple yet refined cuisine from the countries of Latin America with European influences from places like Italy and Spain. Signature dishes: Salmon Brulee, Pacu "Fish Ribs & MORE!!
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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for the drag queen brunch to celebrate my mom’s birthday and it was great. The food was very good and the service too. The show was so much fun. I would recommend for any celebration.

KA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserved a table to celebrate my engagement with my girlfriends and the service here was AMAZING.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster tacos off the hook

OT
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

So, the manager is amazing but our waiter was very rude. We were celebrating two birthdays in a party of six ppl. We mentioned this to the waiter at the beginning, we got through our entire meal and settled the check and still nothing-he had been a little short with us the entire meal-and then we got up to leave and the manager was super sweet, caught us, and gave us champagne and cake! We so appreciated him going above and beyond and completely made all of our experiences so much better.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. We went with her two young kids, and the waiters were excellent and could not have been more hospitable

HN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Had such a great time at Drag Brunch. The service was a bit slow in the beginning and it took almost 25 minutes before we got our first drink, but then the food and Drinks then came flowing. But let me make it clear, it's ALL about the amazing drag queens who made it such s fun show. haven't laughed so much In a long time. Highly recommended

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Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Limited menu but food was good; worth another try. And now this sentence to get to the silly 50 word minimum

KE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Drag brunch was amazing!

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent! Salmon and coconut rice were amazing. Homemade guacamole was outstanding. Staff were super friendly and fun! The music was ridiculously loud. I wanted to go to dinner not a night club. They did turn the music down when we complained. Thank you!

AA
Chihuahua
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

High level recipes. Juat food not fresh at all. Tasteless. Expensive too.

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, location and ambiance! A little pricey but great for a night out with a group of friends. There is also a great happy hour at the bar!

DA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. Brunch deal is great. Empanadas are amazing.

l
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The bartendress was great. She made fabulous Cadillac and spicy margaritas. The food was excellent and our server was lovely. The only negative is that it was a little loud ( but the music was good).

FR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

My friend and I shared the zoodles with shrimp and ordered a side order of grilled shrimp. Wine too. All excellent!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. I think we found our new fav in the neighborhood. Walking in the space & ambiance was so perfect with great decor & cool Latin music. The cocktails were so delicious and not too sweet or overhanded that both my husband were so impressed. Seafood Latin/Mediterranean style how awesome is that? The flavors were so unique and sublime, everything was good. Everything was done with flare and style, I’m wondering how many times we can come back this year.

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks. All of the staff were very friendly and that made the experience even better.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Happy hour menu was okay. We would have preferred more flavorful dishes.

D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place ALWAYS delivers, thank you for your consistency and great food, drinks, vibes and on the house bday drinks!! Wepppa!!

JS
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came here to celebrate a friend's birthday. The staff was friendly and the service was quick. We enjoyed the dishes very much - Guacamole and ceviche for starters; and fish, and pappaadelle with a braised short rib sauce. The staff did a nice celebration when they found out that it was a birthday dinner. Things got a bit loud in the front room after 9:30pm or so when they have a DJ in for dancing, but the noise level in the back was still manageable.

CJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome drag brunch!!!! The performers were soooo funny and made our experience a great one. Will definitely be back!

SC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening here, staff were very attentive and the food was great and well presented.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was overrated on various sites and therefore very disappointing. The fish ribs were covered in some sticky sweet barbecue sauce that absolutely negated any nutritional reason for picking fish over more cholesterol. And it was extremely expensive for food so lacking in culinary appeal. Just globs of stuff the pickled eggplant was rubber and tasteless. I will hand it to them though, they make a good guacamole.

JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend's and I really loved this place. We will definitely be returning.

AF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A bit expensive.

SC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The food is fantastic! I always get the fish ribs and the Caesar salad (although the Caesar is no longer on the menu so you have to request it and sometimes do a little begging - it’s worth it though, it’s sublime). I also appreciate the professionalism of the staff and management.

G
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent cocktails. My mother absolutely *loved* her dish (scallops) and that’s all that mattered, since it was Mother’s Day. I would have preferred a few more vegetarian options on the menu, but I knew what I was getting into beforehand, so I was prepared to have an average meal. Service started very inattentively with a server who was ending her shift, but then perked up with the new guy! Again - GREAT cocktails.

SM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem! Don’t miss the authentic Latin flavor! Great atmosphere and awesome staff.

KP
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! I celebrated my birthday here 2 days ago. The food and cocktails were phenomenal! All of my friends loved it! And they truly made me feel special during my birthday!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

I've been coming to this place for a while and I've always enjoyed it, but this is the first time I've had such a bad experience. Food was good as always, but the service was horrible, there was one waiter taking care of the entire place and he took a very long time in taking our orders and bringing the food. The music was absurdly loud.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pulperia's food and service is consistently good. And on weekends the drag brunch with Ritzy Bitz Never disappoints!!! Always a fun show that sends everyone out dancing!

GL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great services. I love the food, bartender great energy and amazing atmosphere. The owners very friendly. Thank you guys. I will be there soon!!!!!!

K
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

My first visit at Pulperia was great. Some dishes were very impressive while others were just okay.

On my second visit I was VERY disappointed. They were very flexible about moving my reservation due to traffic which was great!

The service, however, was terrible. Our appetizers took over 1.5 hours to come out (we ordered a seafood tower and 2 other dishes). We were told to order apps and entrees at the same time as the kitchen was backed up, which we did. After multiple times of being told we'd get our food "soon," it finally came.

We waited another hour for our entrees. The manager told us he'd "make it up to us" but when the check arrived it seemed he'd forgotten his promise.

Overall, I'm super dissapointed as this place has a ton of potential. I'm sure something was off in the kitchen that night, but frankly I won't be going back after the horrible wait times and zero effort to make it right.

NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Winner every time.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were impeccable. Caesar was an A++++ bartender.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

The staff was unengaged

LG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, we had a great time with my friend....

J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good though a little over priced. Happy hour menu and prices were limited yet decent. Cool little place, appears to just need to find it's footing. I'd recommend just to try the crab ravioli, the empanadas and the sangria

OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a bachelorette party brunch and the food was amazing!!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great from start to finish. The food was phenomenal. The drinks were also well crafted and perfectly explained by the waiter.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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