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About Papatzul

Papatzul features authentic regional Mexican classics with a modern twist. Our expansive bar offers over forty tequilas, fantastic sangria and specialty margaritas. The dining room is both casual and elegant, featuring the work of various Mexican artists.

55 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern, Traditional Mexican, Regional Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Happy Hour prices Bar area only.

Cross Street:
West Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 274-8225

Website:
http://papatzul.com/

Entertainment:
Live Mexican music on occasion, including authentic "Huapango" music.

Catering:
Off-site catering is available for 5 to 500 guests.

Parking Details:
A public parking lot is located between Worcester and West Broadway. Street parking is also available around the restaurant.

Public Transit:
1, A, C, E, N, Q, R & W Subways to Canal Street.

Executive Chef:
Thierry Amezcua

Private Party Facilities:
Located in the heart of SoHO, Papatzul can accommodate parties of 20 to 30. For larger parties we can close the restaurant. Whether a sit down dinner for 60 or the popular Taco & Margaritas Party for up to 80, we are an ideal location for a a holiday party, with very festive atmosphere and décor.

Private Party Contact:
Thierry Amezcua: (888) 604-3929

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Papatzul Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

3.2

ambience

3.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (3)
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Good for Birthdays (1)
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Casual (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The sound level was reasonable but became too loud and was difficult to have a conversation.
Service got slow as it got busier. Enjoyed the food and would return if not crowded!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great before Wooster theatre. Young crowd but they even made old guys like us feel welcome. Great margaritas. Not your typical Mexican menu; fresh well prepared food

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We went for a birthday and have always liked it in the past but the food was even better than before. I highly suggest everyone stop here. Just amazing and authentic food.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Very promising happy hour. We looked at neighbors plates and decided to have just a main
course. This was a wise choice and we didn't need to worry about chips, etc. Our wait staff
attended to tables and taking orders. It was a rainy day, and found the humming.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Cozy
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Shocking!! Never again!!
Waited over 2 hours for food with no apology
Unacceptable

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I'm never disappointed with my time at Papatzul. Food and drinks are always spot on. Their carnitas and guacamole are THE BEST!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Guacamole and margaritas were good. Otherwise food was very average and overpriced. Place is a bit dingy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

I just had a large group dinner here for my bday and I cannot thank this place enough for making it such a great experience. The service was excellent. We loved the margaritas and the food- especially the fish tacos. Really loved this place for a laid back dinner with great food and drinks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Food and service exceeded expectations... It was a delightful evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

The entire experience was nothing short of a nightmare. The worst service I've ever experienced in my life-- from a waiter spilling red wine on my friend to my other friend having to reorder a tequila on the rocks 3 TIMES because they kept messing it up. Just getting our reserved table took forever, then getting waiter over to the table took centuries. Overall, I would never recommend or come back here. Order their fish tacos (the only great thing they have to offer, apparently) to go!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Guacamole was excellent. But our main courses were really mediocre, felt like an upscale chipotle. Nothing is really memorable.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Food was great, drinks were great, price was great, service was not so great

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Great atmosphere and amazing food, especially the fish tacos and guacamole. The best part was that happy hour extends to 8pm (which is rare) and Margaritas are $6 and delicious. The only downside was the speed of bar service, it took over 20 minutes for us to get our first drink which was frustrating as it wasted precious happy hour time. Our food arrived very quickly though, so it all balanced out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2016

always delicious, unpretentious and fun. i'm glad many don't know about this spot, since i can get a table anytime i want.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2016

I loved the food, fresh, inventive. Great drink😎 And nice staff. Music...way too loud. Lighting, warm and cozy.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Service was great. Attentive and friendly. We were chatting long after we finished our meal, and did not feel rushed to leave. Food was delicious and authentic. Creative, tasty, and at a good price

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Great Guacamole! Good size portion. Wait staff was very attentive! We would go back again. A Little "Hole In The Wall", with very good food!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2016

great food and friendly efficient service. The margaritas are awesome and prices great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 29, 2016

Terrible servìce as waiter spent his time texting instead of bringing water or refilling chips. No one checked on us after the food was brought to the table.
The restaurant was not busy but a table of 6 was so loud that we nearly had to shout to be heard.
The food was excellent though.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Authentic Food, Great Ambiance, Terriffic Service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2016

Good food but a really loud place. If you want to be able to easily hear the people sitting with you this is not the place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2016

The food is great but I couldn't enjoy the moment because is was super noisy.

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Our server never checked on us after bringing the food. The ceviche was obviously frozen shrimp that had gotten mushy and it tasted like they dumped cumin on it and salsa. I would have sent it back, had they even bothered to check on us. When the bus boy took our plates, he didn't even seem to notice that it was uneaten. When the waitress brought our check she wouldn't even make eye contact with me. Such a waste of money and time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2016

The gauc and margs were very good, and the fish tacos great. Deff recommend for a girl's night!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2016

this restaurant has delicious food, the wait staff is great. But the people at the table next to us who I believe knew the owners or something were rude and overwhelming. They took a table for 5, had 7 people sitting there and one guy was actually leaning back on our table...with his arm on our table.

and they had no care about anyone else in restaurant.

great for them to have a good time, maybe get a private room next time

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2015

I love Papatzul, especially the grilled fish tacos. This time I went with a group of friends and although I love the margaritas, they wanted vodka but they were out. None the less we made the most of it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2015

I went to Papatzul on Friday with my girlfriend and two folks from out of town who wanted to try some non-Tex-Mex Mexican. On that front, we got exactly what we were looking for. In some other regards the restaurant needed some work. But the food (or rather, certain dishes) were so good that I would definitely go back.

We started with the homemade guacamole with chips, which was both paltry and somewhat lackluster. It wasn't unfresh or anything that would turn you off, but it just wasn't special. However, everyone loved their main courses. Two of the four of us ordered the duck enchiladas in mole sauce, and we were both blown away. The mole was just the right combination of spice, smoke, and cocoa; the duck was well cooked and juicy; the cream and cheese complemented the mole beautifully' and the tortilla was firm rather than soggy. It was almost certainly the best mole dish I've had in New York, and an excellent and innovative dish by any metric.

The rest of the aspects of the meal couldn't live up to the duck enchiladas in mole sauce, but some were still good. The margaritas were small, but refreshing (I especially enjoyed the spicy jalapeño margarita, which was again just the right amount of spicy; not spectacular or the best margarita I've had in New York, but very good.). The service was friendly, but incredibly slow (despite the fact that there were plenty of empty tables). And since it was happy hour at the bar, the entire restaurant was loud (not impossibly so, but more than one would like if trying to maintain casual conversation). I also was a bit put off by the fact that the restaurant advertised happy hour specials, but failed to prominently note that it only applied to the bar.

Overall, a dish as creative and delicious as the mole inspires confidence that the rest of the menu has gems tucked away in it, too (and the mole itself would merit another visit). So definitely worth a try, but not the best in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

This is a noisy room with music turned up too loud. The service and servers are very pleasant and attentive. Unfortunately, the food is only passable and expensive for what it is.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2015

Menu could have more dishes but the ones they do have are pure authentiexican rich flavor and well prepared, presentation and portion size is great, a real unexpected gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2014

Great selection of tequila/mescal for any type of margarita you might be able to dream up. But the food was really the winner here- delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2014

Even if you are not a vegetarian, there is really too much meat in the dishes. As such, only one person of our group of 6 could finish his dish. Service was good and people were friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 1, 2014

Loved the restaurant and location. Terrific food and I will go back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Savannah)·Dined on April 26, 2014

Came with a bunch of friends for my birthday - we added guests at the very last minute and the staff was extremely accommodating. The drinks - especially anything with their smoked tequila - pack a punch and are absolutely delicious. The food is authentic, flavorful and will keep you ordering more. I always judge Mexican restaurants on their guac - it's fantastic.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2014

Nothing to complain about. Our reservation was honored right on time, great table. Perfect service, friendly waitress.
Water glasses were constantly being re-filled...I like that...attentive staff.
Food was outstanding. We started with the delicious guacamole...YUM! I had the fish tacos, while my friends had the duck
enchilades in mole sauce. Not a crumb was left on any of our plates.

Will definitely return to Papatzul. Will also recommend to others.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2014

A really fun place to throw a birthday party for a small group of friends. Great food, friendly vibe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2014

Good spot for date night or group dining. Truly a neighborhood gem in soho . The corn with sour cream, queso cheese, and lime served in a bowl is a must try appetizer!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Berlin)·Dined on December 14, 2013

very goodfood, especially the mole was fantastic.
really nice place to have drink (or more) during happy hour and than have some great mexican food.
good cocktail menu so enough to pick from..
was recommendedby a friend; will defenitely come back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2013

Salad was so-so and not cheap. The Corn cakes with Chorizo were DRY. Duck enchiladas were overpowered by mole sauce. Little duck meat inside. Slow roasted pork also overpowered by sauce. Waitress couldn't have been slower yet only 2 tables had people. Won't go back again. Chipolte better and cheaper!!!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 7, 2013

Pretty solid Mexican fair this far from the border. strong margaritas!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2013

Papazul offers an authentic Mexican menu in a beautiful setting. Reliably friendly to all kind of patrons, whether grown-ups or kids for lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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