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Pulqueria is a trendy, modern Mexican cantina in Manhattan�s Chinatown. In addition to its contemporary dining room and bar, there is a private dining room that can seat up to 15-person parties. The full bar features Mexican-inspired cocktails, and the kitchen serves only fresh, seasonally-driven cuisine that blends the flavors of Mexico into something new.
Pulqueria�s menu features a variety of small and large plates, and there are many vegetarian dishes, so there will be something for everyone on the menu. Start your meal at Pulqueria with some guacamole classico or empanadas with chorizo fried rice. Larger plates include the el pulp, langosta mole, camarones con harina de maiz and carne asada tacos.
New York, NY 10013
Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Regional Mexican
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am, Bar: Monday - Saturday 6:00pm - 2:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We have live salsa Wednesdays from 9pm to 11pm.
We have a DJ in house Wednesday to Saturday.
Take the B, D Train to Grand St or the J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W or 6 Train to Canal St.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact our Bookings Director
Pulqueria Ratings and Reviews
First of all, I would like to point out that my friends and I were very excited about this place. The decor is nice. Too low lighted to my taste.
The food was okay. Not great. I've tried better Mexican and being a Mexican myself, trust me it was just okay.
Drinks, the 3 kind we tried which basically was the reason why we decided to go there was for the Pulque. My husband and friends who aren't from Mexico have never tried it and I wanted them to. We asked about just having the Pulque by itself but they don't serve it solo. Which is fine. So we decided to have the Lychee cocktail which according to the menu, has some Pulque on it. Well..it did not taste like Lychee or Pulque. It tasted like pure sugar with vodka..not Mezcal as it was on the menu. Vodka. So we decided to have another Pulque drink. Terrible idea. The tequila used in the drink was of the lowest quality and whoever designed the menu and liked it..should be having daiky
The service was good! Everyone looked happy and smiles since we walked in. We had a great time. City prices of course and food portions were small but they were just enough for my husband and i. I would recommend this place for a night out or just to sit by the bar and enjoy a delicious drink. We will back soon!
The food was excellent, although the tacos were kind of sparse. The drinks, soup, and the appetizers were amazing. In Mexico, pulque is the poor man's drink, but Pulqueria brings it to a whole new level. Our waiter was personable and fun. I love that it's a Mexican restaurant in the basement of Chinatown.
Recommendations I gave were based on how I anticipate it would be at 10:00 PM and later rather then at opening when we were the only customers. (No complaint, it made it even more personal and special.) First you have to find it but since you've decided to eat Mexican in Chinatown I am guessing you're up to it. Got to drink Pulque for the first time and had an incredible huitalacoche quesadilla that was off menu. Five salsa appetizer was wonderful and the we were treated like friends. Only disappointment was the sister cocktail bar next door was closed until later in the evening for a private party, but then we have a reason for returning sooner.
I loved pulqueria and returned because my fiancé had never been, is not a New Yorker and wanted Mexican while we were staying in Soho. I thought I have just the place! Unfortunately, it was our only night in town and the only dinner we had in Manhattan was terrible! Not ok...terrible! The drinks which were also amazing in the past, undrinkable. The only cool thing remaining about the place is the underground vibe it has. So sad one of my favorites is no longer even worth visiting.
I used to enjoy going to Pulqueria as a special find to take someone from out of town or as a unique NY hidden gem in a different neighborhood. This last visit was the final straw in a string of visit with less than satisfactory service. On top of the fact that they could not find my reservation even though they had called to confirm not hours before. The server was slow, disappeared, could not remember things, and didn't even know the specials including sounding surprised that there was such a thing when asked about the margarita of the day. There were maybe 20 people in the return side, so service should have been amazing and attentative instead we got better attention and service from the bus women than our actual server. Food was okay, not great, but service just made me not want to return. Sad since it used to be a fun little place to take a group of people.
This was a great find. Food was delicious. Fresh, fragrant and perfect sized portions. The staff were really friendly and the setting was very atmospheric. It is darkly lit, almost hard to read the menu but this only added to the experience. Very good menu plenty of choice and drinks options are good too. Lovely bar for pre or post drinks, hit it at happy hour and enjoy a Margureita or four. The restaurant is difficult to find, literally a doorway on Doyers St, but don't give up, worth finding.
This is one hidden gem in China Town everyone must check out! Its somewhat hidden so you really have to know where you are going but it is definitely worth it in every way. The staff is super sweet and friendly which is a total turn on when you are spending money on a night out. the waiter was great and had excellent recommendations for food and beverages. The food was on point and the prices were very reasonable. overall i would highly recommend this restaurant.
The hostess was what put a damper on our night. Lacking in greeting / customer service skills she really killed any excitement for dining at Pulqueria. We've been several times, and were introducing some friends to the spot. As far as taco joints go, this spot has decent food, but is over priced for the quality and quantity. However, it's the ambiance that makes it a fun place to dine. Pulqueria used to be better, the food was priced appropriately and the service matched the venue. Hopefully they up their game again.
Get ready for a stomackhache and a headache. The waitresses where trained at McDonalds but forgot to smile. The music compilations is a 100 club mixes for 99c. The food over spicy so the fish and the chicken taste just alike. If you want to go, just don't go.
This place was awesome. It is like a hidden gem in Chinatown. First of all it is not an area (I'm talking near the bar, where we requested to be seated) where they jam in tables to force as many patrons as possible. It was spacious and had a very relaxed atmosphere.
We had drinks at that bar before dining and had a charming bartender that made great suggestions. The hostess honored our request to have a table for dinner in the bar area.
The food was AMAZING and the service was good. The bar did eventually fill up...it got hopping in our area around 11pm and we shifted tables and decided to stay for more drinks and had a great time.
we enjoy the food the location the decor - the week night staff is another story
the waiter is moderately interested and is lacking in enthusiasm - it feels as if we were interrupting something else he would rather be doing and the hostess was just too busy doing nothing - to be bothered with customers
there were - wait - count them - four small tables - and while we were not placed on top of each other - we were placed under a speaker that was blaring nice - but loud music - making it impossible to hear each other - and after asking for and hearing the music go lower - but then raising the volume again - we were told there was nothing they could do - so we asked them to move us - and they reluctantly accommodated us - in what was basically an almost empty dining room
this restaurant is really fun - just from the food, the decor - there's no need to ear blast the people trying to enjoy the delicious food - as if the volume is set to cover something else up - we've been there on the weekend and the staff is much much more attentive and more interested in the customers - - - very unfortunate
Stylish decor and stellar food make this a standout amongst the many incredible dining offerings in the city. Love the odd location and confusing entrance - lend an air of a secret mysterious club. Tacos were delicious, especially the shrimp, pork and fish, the ceviche had a bright freshness, guacamole was plentiful, chunky and we'll seasoned. Only complaint, my drink (the Garden G&T) was tasty but bery light on alcohol content. Would return here in a second!
It's a little loud and dark in here so both times I went, there were times where the waiter could not understand our order or didn't hear parts of it. We would wait for our food to come and eventually ask, only to find out that we never "ordered" it. Otherwise, the food and drinks are quite tasty. Been twice now, but don't necessarily feel the need to go back.
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