La Pulperia 46th Street

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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.

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We were in NYC for a show on Wednesday, 3/4/2020. We picked this restaurant because of the high rating I saw on Opentable and wanted to try latin American food for a change. When we walked in for a 5:15 pm reservation, there was only 1 table of 4 sitting in the entire place. The waiters were very attentive, may be because the place was empty. The menu was very simple. I ordered the shrimp enchiladas and my husband ordered the seafood black-ink pasta which was a special of the day. Both dishes were warm, not hot. In fact the tomato chipotle sauce on my dish was cold but good flavor; the melted cheese on top of the enchiladas already began to harden; the shrimp inside the enchiladas were chopped into less than ½ inch pieces and hardly had any flavor. The black ink pasta of my husband's dish was lukewarm; the clams and squids in my husband's dish were also cold; the sauce was favorable; the piece of toasted bread was cold and hard. By the time we checked out, which was around 6:00pm, no new customers came in for dinner except for the bar that was full.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fun and engaging drag brunch experience. Quick to replenish cocktails if doing the bottomless portion of the brunch.

The majority of the brunch menu consisted of regular brunch items with a latin flair. However, the flavor of the food was lacking. Portion sizes were decent. Special requests for food were not effectively translated to kitchen staff. Overall, food was okay but not a culinary experience.

Some of the cocktails are premade, which is to be expected with a bottomless cocktail brunch. However, one of the cocktails (La Loca) was very syrupy and needed to be diluted with water.

The drag show itself was upbeat and the drag queens talented. I do believe as it was the second show of the day they may have been a bit tired though. The competition portion of the show was very lively as guests were invited to partake in the show.

Unfortunately seating arrangements are not the best for all as it is a small restaurant. The restaurant is essentially made into a long corridor but the queens spend most of their time deep in the restaurant so those seated near the entrance do not get the best experience.

Be aware that booking this brunch comes with a $10 reservation fee that you do not get back on your food and drinks.

Overall, a fun experience, however, I cannot say I would book it again.

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a pre show dinner! Food was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the drag brunch show to celebrate a friend’s engagement and we had an amazing time - the food was delicious, our mimosas were never empty, and it was a really fun show. We are going to go back for dinner - highly recommend!

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the flaky empanadas to the warm lentil salad to the smoky cocktail, everything was top notch. We could even hear our own table conversation!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, food excellent and really good value! Loved it

t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend for pre-theater, or post.

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Drag brunch on Sunday was AMAZING! The two queens who hosted were amazing, the wait staff was fast, efficient and great. Food was good, and everything came out really fast and hot. Will be coming back for more entertaining drag brunch and delish food!

e
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our reservations were for 6p. We were offered 2 seats at the Bar after waiting 15 minutes. The Hostess greeted us with champagne while we waited, to our happy surprise. We took the seats at the Bar and remarked after we left and truly believe they were the best seats in the whole place. Daniel, the Bartender was attentive to our food and beverage needs. If we didn’t have Theatre tickets we clearly would have stayed longer. The food was quality with proper portions. The mojito’s were excellent. We’ll be back!

JR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here for Valentines day. Service was great, food was delicious, and noise level was great and could have a conversation. We will return again when we have tickets to a show. Great location for Broadway-5-10 minute walk to theaters.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Small restaurant which normally doesn’t bother me however, despite having a few waiters the service was horrible. Once we finally had a waiter take our order we put everything in because we had a show at 8. I had a difficult time choosing from 1 of the 3 or 4 wines they offer by glass (they all got horrible reviews on my wine app) went with the most expensive and it was just “okay”. Ordered guacamole with no cheese as an appetizer and I noted that was because I have a dairy allergy. The guac came with cheese. Though, They fixed it no problem. For dinner I ordered the squid ink pasta, one of my favorite things to order out. It was just “okay”. Honestly, it was a bit bland, certainly not the best I’ve ever had. Overall, I was shocked at the amazing reviews this place gets. I just didn’t have that experience at all. There are certainly much better restaurants in the theater district. Will not return.

SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location for your pre-show meal and a great restaurant for any other occasion. Seasonal menu and amazing cocktails. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the owner is often mingling and welcoming guests. I highly recommend this and their Upper East Side location!

PS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for drag brunch, and it was AMAZING! Such great energy and the food was very tasty!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our service was slow. We were going to theatre and our server was told this. He kept saying it was coming. People who came in after us were served before. The food, when it finally came out, came out one at a time, each dish clearly being finished in the kitchen! The steaks were mediocre as was another dish. I was extremely disappointed as Pulperia was my recommendation. I had eaten there two times before and had enjoyed the food and service! I doubt if my companions will want to return.

L
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious. Had the salmon. Also shared a salad and empanadas. My husband and risotto. Everything great plus great service.

T
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went here for a birthday with a group of 9 around 10 for dinner and it was a beautiful little spot (almost missed it) but very cute and cozy. The service was really good and the food was delicious. The drinks were really good and strong. There was a dj after dinner but I think it was a special occasion so not sure if they usually have a dj there

ST
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. Food tasted very good. However, the minuscule portions did not justify the cost. Four mini tacos for $22 outrageous, even for New York.

MD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They really need to get their act together. Multiple parties had issues with their reservations at the same time. Maybe they have difficulty with the pre-theater crowd but based on where they are, they should expect it. They had to ask people to leave early and move around. We were seated 20 minutes after our reservation at a table they had to bring out from the back that was in a pretty bad location by the bar and seemed to forget about serving us half the time. In the end, we got our food in time to see our show but it was close. The server kept bringing the wrong food to different tables and we got the incorrect check at the end. It was nice that they gave us a free Guacamole but I cannot recommend it based on our experience. Too many other options in Manhattan.

LI
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent tuna ceviche and salmon! Fun dinner!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was good but one waiter for the one place? No thank you.

PJ
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom to La Pulperia, and Sammy made her feel so comfortable. He was personable and kind and helped us make good choices from the menu. We both had a lovely experience. Thanks again for a great meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was my first time there, the food, drinks were great and the show was a great experience. I went with two close friends of mine. At the end when we were getting to leave I went to the bathroom, my friends were paying the tab and when I came back out, I was informed how the waiter stated they work for their tips and that one person was missing on tipping him. I paid cash, he was talking about me. I did not like the fact that he did such comment, I was in the bathroom and he couldn’t waited patiently for me to come back to leave my tip. A waiter should not approach anyone that way.

L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cute spot though a bit tired. Limited but tasty menu.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was awesome. Steak was cooked to perfection. The side potatoes and lettuce were a great combination and not too filling. Left plenty of room for the delectable dessert. By far the best flan I've ever had. The ambiance was great too. Will def return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buzz in the restaurant, but still able to chat with friends. Great cocktails and some unusual dishes, but all extremely tasty.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food sucked

OT
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A cool little place in the theater district that serves up interesting and tasty food. Guests are well taken care of by a friendly, attentive staff. Go before or after a show!

SL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Well seasoned and prepared food. A touch noisy and tables somewhat close together, but a theater are find nonetheless.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Loved the fish ribs, guacamole, and lobster tostadas. Started off very quiet then noise went to moderate.

MH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun little place with great food to have with friends.

LC
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous!!! A bit costly for the portions but high quality and extremely tasty. Want to go back already.