La Pulperia - 2nd Ave

4.2
328 reviews
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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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Daily 4:00PM - 6:45PM 9:30PM - 11:45PM

What 328 People Are Saying
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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.

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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.

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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.

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D
New York Area
8 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!!

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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.

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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!

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SC
1 review
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.

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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.

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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.

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

A bit expensive.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!!!!!!

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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.

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

Winner every time.

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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.

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

The staff was unengaged

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

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

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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

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

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

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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.

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

Excellent food and service

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RU
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall, it was a good experience but I wouldn't go back. Some of the dishes were very good, others were so-so. The service was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service and drinks are great. The food was only okay. We would come here again for the drinks and guacamole only.

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SC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

some really inventive food. the fish ribs were remarkable. great service. caesar salad not on the menu but if you can get the chef to make it for you, it's heaven.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. I loved how management was were so attentive. We will be back!

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were first of the day for brunch so place was not quite ready to go. After they got up and running, everyone was fun and lovely and the food was of a level higher than expected. Easy place to have a ball.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great customer service and ambiance!
I love this place, their music and food! The Lobster tacos are awesome!

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FS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service , food was delicious I'll recommend to go try it you will not be disappointed

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food imaginative drink menu.

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b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best drag brunch in NYC. Ritzy Bits and Nicole Onoscopi are TALENT.

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g
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughter recently moved to the upper east side. We will be adding this restaurant to our new list of favorites!

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A
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tealky good food and service, but too loud (and not too good) music

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very high energy, good vibes, good music, nice staff, can’t wait to go back during drag brunch👍🏼

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TA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Too loud. Fun place. Valentines Day menu. $40 per entree. Friend had hanger steak and was sick all night. I had the seafood Mixta which was very good. Service was awful. Sat for nearly 25 minutes before able to even order drinks. Poor service all night. Hostess was excellent and friendly.

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely delicious - I highly recommend the wine soaked beef roast 👌. The service was exemplary, the place was classy and laid back all at once. The desserts were really good, very pleasantly surprised by the Mezcal Chocolate Mousse - was not like a typical Mousse and the Mezcal was subtle - very well done. The tres leches unfortunately did not live up to my expectations, not that it was bad, but it wasn't great. It's topped with coconut flakes which throws off the main flavor but if you like coconut - it may be for you. Again wasn't bad, but not great, the only negative part of my commentary on this place.

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