La Pulperia 46th Street

4.4
618 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
La Pulperia Restaurant is led by Chef/owner Carlos Barroz & Victor Medina Veterans of the Latin dining scenes of New York, Together they’ve created a libation-friendly, borderless Latin menu that is rustic and hearty, It includes signature Crudos: El Salmon Brulée (Verlasso Salmon tartare, fromage brulée, strawberry/ginger leche de tigre, micro bull blood greens); Small Plates: Grilled Caesar Salad (grilled romaine, tomato confit, Dominican fried cheese croutons, pickled radishes, house Caesar dressing, anchovy salt); From The Sea: La Pulperia’s Seafood Tower (shrimp, oysters, lobster, King Crab leg, oyster shooters, crudo trio); Especialidades Moqueca Mixta Brazilian Style Stew.or Barbacoa de Pacu Pacu (grilled Brazilian fish ribs, house-made orange chipotle BBQ sauce)
La Pulperia’s “cockteleria”, has created an agave-centered list of cocktails that also offers plentiful opportunities to savor Latin spirits such as mezcal, pisco, rum, or cachaca. Sunday brunch Drag Queen Show.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Latin American, Seafood, South American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 12pm-4pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4pm -11pm
Friday-Saturday 4pm-12am
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Phone number
(212) 960-3176
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Carlos Barroz
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Catering
We can do on and off premise catering events

Very intimate space for private parties, corporate events.
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Cross street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues
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Parking details
Many Parking Garages in the area as well as street parking
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Public transit
A,C,E 50 St Stop
N,Q,R 49 St Stop
1,2 50 St Stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 618 People Are Saying
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love it at this hidden gem on 46th St. We sat at the bar, and although the happy hour oyster special wasn’t happening because it was Saturday night, still we had perfectly mixed cocktails and fantastic appetizers. Service is always terrific, and the general vibe of the place is always so friendly and welcoming and awesome. It’s a favorite to be sure!

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B
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was exceptional

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The drag brunch is a great show but the food and slow services is disappointing. Eat before you come and sit at the bar.

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BS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and ceviche. We loved our server Lina. My husband's bacon dish was not as good as expected though.

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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Made reservation on short notice and were the only people there when we arrived at 8 pm as they had just finished a private party. Excellent seafood. Restaurant was full by the time we left, but noise level was still not bad.

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SH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

CELEBRATED MY DAUGHTER'S BIRTHDAY! VERY WELL TAKEN CARE OF, AND FOOD WAS BOTH DELICIOUS AND THEY PREPARED AN INTERESTING COMBINATION OF TASTES. THEIR LOBSTER TAQUITOS ARE MY FAVORITE, WHILE OCTOPUS AND HANGAR STEAK ENTREES WERE OUTSTANDING.

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F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food And the service!!! Everything it’s great there !!

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SB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our visit to La Pulperia! Making a reservation was easy, the food was incredible, the service friendly, and the atmosphere was on point. I highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Staff was friendly, attentive and just nice in every way, including helping us pick the correct amount of food to order for myself, my wife and my daughter. Everything we ate was amazing. We had a trio of ceviche, the most incredible Eggs Benedict but not in a typical hollandaise sauce, lobster tacos, and a pulled pork tostada. Can't wait to go back.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place... their food is consistently great. With its unique “Spanish fusion” cuisine they are a keeper since they don’t have much competition.

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JR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Food and ambiance were exceptional, and we got to our theater on time. Thank you!!

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m
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I had heard that La Pulperia was a good place, but maybe they were overwhelmed by the pre-theater rush. The food seemed to have been hastily and even carelessly prepared; no one in our party of five particularly enjoyed what they ordered. Service was kind but stretched too thin; it was hard to get waitstaff attention as they rushed from one table to another. Also, the restaurant was louder than expected. Would not go back, sorry to say.

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LR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although they were out of the Fish Ribs, the Cod special was incredible, especially with the black risotto.

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L
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Drag brunch was amazing. Great food, lots of drinks and most importantly amazing queen keeping you entertained.
Would recommend to everyone.

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p
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great! Sangria wasn’t that good and $40 per pitcher was a little overpriced as was $12 for chips and quamole which most restaurants put on table for free.

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MC
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This is nice place, but not outstanding. They do not really like to accommodate changes to their menu items. They have every right to do so, but for my dietary restrictions, it becomes a problem. Some items were too salty and others lacked salt. With so many choices in the city, I would try something different.

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TL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here was outstanding, particularly the fish ribs and the faro salad. The hangar steak was good, but not great. The lighting is very dim, and we had trouble seeing the menus (that's what a cell phone is for, right?), and the music is very loud. We had 6:00 reservations before an 8:00 show, and were seated immediately and finished in plenty of time to walk back to the theatre. Even though it was too loud and too dark, the quality of the food will bring us back.

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VB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really delicious food! Can be a bit loud at times but it’s a very intimate and warm environment.

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F
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food and drink were reasonably priced. Expected more than one performer but venue was small. Experience overall was good.

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SH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lobster taquitos were out of this world - delicious! Friendly and attentive service, food came quickly - we had no problem making our show even though we arrived late due to traffic problems. We will be back!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Central/South American food I’ve had in a long time! The service was warm, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was cozy! Special shout-out to the chef for the rib-meat fish, and the flan... All so delicious!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried everything on the raw bar menu...amazing! The ceviche trio sampler, dollar oysters, and king crab legs are the essential raw bar experience. Loved every minute of this incredible foodie find.

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DB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Greeted by Victor the Owner and immediately made to feel very welcome and special.

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v
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drag Brunch at La Pulperia 46th Street was a great time! I highly recommend it. Hysterical entertainment and great food in a wonderful space. A must do in Midtown on a Sunday!

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RR
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'll post what I wrote on my instagram.

"Celebrated my aunt's birthday at #lapulperia @lapulperianyc on 46th street. Been here several times and each time gets better and better. Our waitress/hostess Lina was outstanding! She took care of us like #VIPs, thank you Lina, for everything including playing @maluma songs for me and the birthday girl, my aunt. It made our night. :) Thank you, @lapulperianyc for an overall awesome night. #Ambiance, #deliciousfood, amazing #drinks, #music and #service. What more can anyone ask for? :) Goes without saying that I will be back. I highly #recommend this place."

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T
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster tacos are to die for! Amazing guacamole, and our waiter was the best. Perfect in every which way. Love this place

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MD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great before Broadway show - very fresh seafood and attentive service

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CR
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very tasty and came to the table at the right temperature. We had the corn empanadas and the perfectly grilled hangar steak with some delicious sides that were included.
Service was excellent. Very attentive and courteous.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing drag brunch!!! Food amazing!

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DR
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant was located in the theatre district which was perfect. If I had been walking along the street without knowing it was there, I would have missed it. We were seated by the kitchen, which was also near the restroom which was also good. There was a lot of noise which was unfortunate. The server was very kind and helpful. She is from Colombia and was good at telling us about the specials. We had drinks, the signature drink was not the best. We had the lobster tacos which were excellent. The server wanted us to put our main course order in and we felt rushed. We had the Sea Bass and the octopus, both of which were delicious. I would go back again and recommend others to try it as well.

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JK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food choices are very limited. Not great options for brunch. Only really worth coming for the awesome drag queens!

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NR
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Fun time, great drinks will definitely go back. I love their spicy margarita

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Overpriced, didn’t make it clear on the website that happy hour was only at the bar. Bad loud music playing. Maqueca was amazing though! And good serving size for guacamole. Drinks not very strong

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CC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting and unique food. Server was helpful and kind. We loved it!

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PC
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Theater district, it was great before a show. I loved the ambiance, the staff were lovely and attentive.

We split 3 appetizers and had drinks, everything was great.

The flan for dessert lifted everything to a new level, it was spectacular.

We will definitely go again.

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K
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service. Would highly recommend.

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CP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited here yesterday before a show. The place is really cute inside and has a nice layout. The manager welcomed us and spoke with us and made us feel comfortable and the service was great as well. Every person working in that restaurant was kind and attentive. The cocktails were great and the food was delicious and plated nicely. I would definitely come back here and I advise anyone looking for a good option in the area to visit La Pulperia.

Suggested dishes:
Lobster Taquitos
Pulpo
Sangria Braised Short Rib
Coquito Passion Cocktail

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SK
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and funny staff. Seafood tower was incredible, can't say more! Went for my birthday party with some friends and had a great time.

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PJ
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We appreciated Lina’s excellent service. A fine staff at La Pulperia, a wide array of cocktails, and great food!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Way overpriced! Main dish looks like appetizer! Appetizer looks like a sampler.....

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