La Pulperia 46th Street

4.5
677 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.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend it! Mascarpone dessert was incredible. And the black ink spaghetti is delicious.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was great, the service was outstanding; Hector was very helpful, nice and super accomodating. The place is small so sitting was tight. We had a great time and loved the food.

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V
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you enjoy seafood served in an innovative and delightful style than La Pulperia should be on your must visit list. The bite-sized Lobster Taquitos are delicious. My wife and I also enjoyed the grilled octopus special and the monkfish wrapped in serrano ham. Craft cocktails to try along with sangria and a well chosen wine list. Can be a bit noisy and cramped with a crowd.

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AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall, our experience was good. Went after a Sunday matinee for Mother's Day. Hector, our waiter was very genial and professional. Mom had a fresh lime margarita and we had the crudo tasting as an appetizer. One minor thing was a piece of shell in the ceviche, pretty small but it was pointed out by her when eating. For the entree I had the hanger steak with coconut rice and the potato salad, she had the moqueca mixta. We both found the rice to be a bit undercooked and hard, as opposed to the fluffy texture of rice we're used to. The crostini which came with the stew was also too hard, making the concept of bread to sop up the stew a bit difficult. The steak was also under cooked as I asked for medium and it was rare in the middle portions. That being said, the flavors were good overall. For dessert we shared the marscapone flan. The passion fruit syrup was a bit too sweet, but it complement the richness of the flan well. Lastly, Hector was a gem and gave my mom a glass of champagne for Mother's Day, a nice touch that won bonus points with us both. Seeing as it was our first time, I would be willing to go again and see if the minor things improve before recommending to a friend. I did find the prices a bit high for the quality of the food, but given the location's proximity to the Theatre District, I wasn't surprised.

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

Interesting cuisine with lots of fresh fish and authentic flavors. Think citrus, tuna, jalapeño, cilantro...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Standard 47th St fare. Passable but not outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oyster Happy Hour is amazing

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FB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

SO much fun at drag brunch!!! Show was excellent, food was great, cocktails delightful, service was amazing. Don't miss this, you need to reserve in advance. Ritzy Bitz and Misty Mountains were the best!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is amazing and so is the food. This is one of my favorite restaurants in New York. Highly recommend it.

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MM
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very hospitable and friendly atmosphere and service. Good food and a fun experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The staff at La Pulperia was amazing! Everyone was so attentive to our needs at all times. The lobster taquitos were to die for, as well as the moqueca mixta! Their cocktails are also all so well executed. I was pleasantly surprised. Would definitely return!

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music was on but it was low enough not to interfere with conversation, loved that we could talk without shouting.
Service was fantastic. Very thoughtful and engaging wait staff. Constantly filling our water glass

Also, they pay attention to the online bookings, i noted we were celebrating a bday and they arrived with a delicious candle-lit custard to our table.
Perfect portion if your monitoring your portion sizes.

The entrees were $35- $38 each but were very good.
Loved the place and will be going back.

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LT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! Been there more than 5 times.. lobster tacos and the beef empanadas are a most! Staff is always very friendly and attentive.

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N
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

The drag brunch was amazing. The sangria was delicious

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N
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pacu fish ribs and octopus were sensational. Chocolate tres leches cake was exceptional. Very friendly staff.

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SS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Small intimate restaurant with friendly service and knowledgeable servers about gluten free issues. Hector did an outstanding job.

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HF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday after a Broadway show! Dinner was delicious, I had the branzino special, and there was tres leches cake that was amazing. 2 tequila shots on the house made it extra fun!

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R
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delightful the drinks inventive and everyone who works there knows the kind of place they are a part of: a special theatre district seafood parlor. Try it!

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r
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey the bill for two people who shares apitizer was $150

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CB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Pacu ribs are as great as I remember them from five years ago.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Attended Sunday drag brunch at 12 noon and it was a great afternoon - food was good and entertainment was great. Service was fabulous.

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DK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend here on her birthday, as a pre-theater dinner. Food was good, service was great, and the location was great for the show.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing specials. The drinks were very well made. Definitely get at least one seafood dish if you are here.

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LK
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Sunday drag brunch for my nanas 75th birthday and had an amazing time! The ladies were amazing performers and the brunch delicious. I 100% recommend their brunch.

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EY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only have I recommended La Pulperia already but I am planning the next meal there!
Our waiter was unbelievably attentive, recommended the best meals, and was super nice!!
The Lobster Taquitos were slammin', the Grilled Octopus was savory and delicious, and the Branzino was delectable. Now, regarding the desserts....OMG the Maracuya Flan was nothing what I expected and absolutely enjoyable and creamy. The Chocolate Tres Leches (my fave dessert) was heaven.

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OT
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Bustling, cozy and dark atmosphere serving fresh seafood and great octopus. Would have liked a bit more light to see the seasoning, toppings and ingredients, but was very flavorful none the less.

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pulperia never disappoints. Delicious dinner, prompt service and romantic atmosphere. Love this place.

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AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious cocktails, wine and food. The lobster taquitos and short ribs entree are a must-taste. The short ribs were a special, and if they are on the menu, do not pass them up!

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DM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some friends and I attended drag brunch at La Pulperia on Sunday and it was a blast! The performers were great, service was quick and attentive, and my tostadas were absolutely delicious!

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j
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Will def be back!food and drinks were terrific! Sat at bar.. bartender was super friendly. Best salmon Ive ever eaten. Loved it!

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JF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great for pre-theatre dinner. got his barbecued octopus special was really good.

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l
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We chose this for Saturday Brunch but we couldn't find a brunch menu on line. When we arrived we were very disappointed to find that almost none of the items shown on their regular dinner menu were available for brunch and that it was mostly a usual egg type menu. We ordereda Guacamole app which was very good but quite small especially for the $14 price and then ordered Empanatas which were 2 for $9 and were probably the smallest I've ever seen, although good You probably need at least FOUR orders for two people as an app. The main course egg dish was good, but again not nearly as interesting as the items on their normal non-brunch menu.
I might come back for Dinner but not for Saturday brunch. They have a Drag brunch Sunday and maybe they do a different menu, I didn't ask. Service was pleasant and restaurant has a nautical decor.

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m
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Amazing drag brunch. Ms Ritzy Bitz is flawless

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Y
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

HAD THE BEST TIME!!! We went for the drag brunch at noon. Ritzy Bitz and Jacklynn Hyde were AMAZING, gorgeous, and just simply fabulous. The restaurant was smaller than anticipated yet they made use of all the space in a wonderful and comfortable atmosphere. Love the decor. Cocktails and entrees were so delicious; we had the steak and eggs, guac, lobster bake, and the eggs benedict. Everything was plated beautifully including the drinks. We had a couple of food allergies and diet restrictions that our servers and chefs were able to accommodate. Servers were exceptional. Everyone dining was having a blast and was extremely friendly. If you want to have a good time--I definitely recommend La Pulperia!!!

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EB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The cocktails were meticulously made. I had an octopus platter that was on special and it was amazing. Definitely worth it for a before theater meal.

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KL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A great neighborhood pan-Latino spot. Polperia is a perfect pre theatre restaurant or for any occasion - everyday or a celebration. Food is great, service comfortable and personal, ambience low key . Terrific all around . Bar scene and bar menu rocks!

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LI
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Try the fish ribs...outstanding...and so unique! Totally yum.

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A
Philadelphia
242 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great! Highly recommended!

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HM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, our experience at La Pulperia was outstanding. The food was well-prepared and delicious. The service was timely and professional. The drinks were terrific. A really special restaurant where you are welcomed and treated like family.

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R
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The food was very disappointing but service friendly and helpful

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