La Pulperia 46th Street

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705 reviews
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Latin American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went here before seeing Hamilton (theater is very nearby) and both the food and cocktails were excellent. Service was friendly, helpful, fast. I’d definitely recommend to a friend.

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F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place , amazing service and very delicious food

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RS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in New York. Our server, Liz is a superstar. We literally sit down and let’s her order whatever she thinks we should try. She hasn’t sent us a bad dish yet. The food is excellent and the drinks are strong. The real star is Liz. People like her make dining out a pleasure.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Happy hour oysters were great. Tasty and priced right. Fish ribs that everyone brags about were just alright. Octapus was pretty good. A tiny desert for $12 was K. I also find it amazing, that what they charge you on the bill and what the price on the menu are not the same. Yes, it's $3 or $4 difference, which most people will not complain about, and I didn't either. But it leaves sour taste in my mouth.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

PRIDE!!!!!!!

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s
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quiet little downstairs place, interesting menu options, but a lovely experience.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The venue is very cosy, I almost missed the entrance. However, once inside we were greeted by warm and attentive staff. The food was well seasoned and very delicious and not very expensive Highly recommend this restaurant.

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BF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Limited menu with specials which were very unique. Highly recommend.

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, warm comfortable atmosphere. Barbecued fish ribs were delicious and unique. They were very accommodating when we needed to arrive earlier than expected for our reservation.

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Y
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a party of three and everyone was very happy with their meal. Our waiter was very friendly and efficient. We ordered a sample platter of three ceviche dishes which were a perfect start to the meal and ended with the flan. The grilled fish and octopus entrees were well prepared, tasty and filling. I wish our visit to NYC had been longer so we could have eaten at La Pulperia again.

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RP
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a nice place!!! Great service and delicious food.

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RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great ambiance, excellent wait staff. The food was good, but I ordered the Mista, and it was one of the smallest plates I've had at a restaurant. And the 5$ apiece shrimp should be 10/12 size not 16/20. Overall my date and I did enjoy our pre show dinner.

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A
Philadelphia
247 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good food, but way too loud.

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DI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Don't be deceived by the exterior. The fish ribs - a house special - were one of the most unique dishes I've ever enjoyed. The spicy cocktails are also excellent.

It might not be the best place for a first date (where a bit more space and less noise help) but great for a second date or a meal before a show.

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KK
Seattle
109 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our hotel recommended this restaurant. The menu is small, like the restaurant, but what they do, they do well. My husband had the fish ribs, a house specialty and I had grilled octopus.The bartender made a great pisco sour, transporting us back to Lima! They alone are worth a second visit, as was the marscapone flan for dessert. Staff were very good.

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DC
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent. We will definitely go back.

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C
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What an amazing surprise! The restaurant is small, cozy and intimate. We arrived early for dinner so it was not at all crowded, and we were able to receive ver concerned service. The food was amazing and creative. I ordered the monkfish. It was wrapped in Serrano ham , baked, placed upon a bed of carrot purée which in turn was on a spicy arugula puree. The combination of flavors was unexpected and amazing... the slight salty ness of the ham, sweetness of carrots and finally the peppery spice of the arugula! A masterpiece! My compliments to the chef. My husband had the black spaghetti with seafood in a spicy sauce that was absolutely delicious! Highly recommended! We will certainly return.

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FF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Terrific food. That's the high point. Service is good. But this is a neighborhood joint devoid of atmosphere or charm and it's noisier than LaGuardia. If I'm in the area I might come back at an off hour when you can hear yourself think. It's a shame because the food prep and presentation deserve a better "wrapper."

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E
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Definatley not worth the Price but our meals were decent. My steak was a bit tough but very well cooked (asked for Medium). Oysters were very fresh and the grilled octopus special was delicious! The burgers were on point too!

My cheese empanadas were not cooked 100% and being told thats how they were suppose to be was a little annoying - considering the dough was raw and the filling was cold. They did bring out another complimentary order that was cooked better, after they saw I didn’t eat mine - but they should have done that from the beginning.

Overall would go back for a date night of just drinks and appetizers because the ambiance is good and romantic. For dinner, very over priced.

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c
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went to dinner with several out of town guests. The service staff was very attentive and accomodating, especially the management. Cocktails were excellent and the food was delivious. The restaurant is small but comfortable. I would be happy to return.

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Had high expectations about this place, but it ended up being a Tourist trap. It has an overpriced menu.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. I’ll go back again. Victor, the hosts was very profesional and friendly he made our dining experience a joy. Thanks, Victor!

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JB
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service
Try the fish ribs !

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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Z
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was delicious, but the service was so-so. Had to ask multiple times for lemon wedges for our water, and the check.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the bbq fish ribs with coconut milk rice. It was recommended by the waiter.

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N
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time visit. However, I have dined at a few other restaurants on 46th (Restaurant Row). Glad we made the call to give La Pulperia a try. Service was very good, as was the ambiance. My date had an excellent black spaghetti, and I had one of the daily specials - soft shell crabs over risotto.
Nice job, and I'm hoping to go back the next time I'm in NYC.
Thanks

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DP
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sunday drag brunch is so much fun! Great place for bottomless brunch, great food, and awesome show.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
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
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
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 on 15 May 2019
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 12 May 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 7 May 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 28 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Standard 47th St fare. Passable but not outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Oyster Happy Hour is amazing

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FB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 21 April 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 20 April 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 18 April 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 13 April 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 10 April 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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