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Posted by Anonymous on 03/07/2013
My review is the earlier one titled Delicious! I've since been back twice. And it's been worse. The food is not fresh, and the service snotty. There are much better Mexican places in the city. Not recommended anymore.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/21/2012
I have got to say that after living in this city for 20+ years - nothing surprises me anymore. This was not the case with Pulqueria. The place has no sign. The street does not look as if you are in NYC. You walk downstairs and the restaurant happened to be in the first of three unmarked doors. When we walked through the door? It does not match the exterior at all! We joked that it was like we went through a 'warp zone' and was transported somewhere. Great decor. Beautiful atmosphere. A friend had a Groupon for a tasting menu. We literally got one of every option. 10 plates all together. The plates were very small, but we felt them to be perfect. A couple of bites each. Nothing too huge. A perfect definition of 'tasting menu'. We liked it all: guacamole, pumpkin seed app, tostado, soup, corn app, and each taco - all were great. Was it a bit pricey? Sure. We owed more on the bill than the original Groupon. Was it worth it? Absolutely! Upstairs to another sign-less establishment, Apothoteke. The only distinguishing thing outside is an old 'Chemist' sign hanging from the building. Amazing drinks and concoctions. Again, I have never ever felt the need to write a review on MenuPages, but do read them before I go anywhere! This place is simply an experience. A very cool and interesting experience. Worth a little splurge. After all these years? I had a surprising NYC moment. Check it out.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/25/2012
Food was just alright. Atmosphere cute. Prices on the high side, given the quality of food and overall experience.
Posted by anonymous on 01/26/2012
Possibly the worst service I've experienced in a long time. There was one waitress for the entire dining room. She consistently forgot out drink and food orders and we didn't even get our drinks until we were almost finished our dinner. Unfortunately, she didn't seem to know much about the menu and when my friend ordered the Jarrito Loco, the waitress warned her that "she may not like it because it has a smokey taste," which it certainly did not. The food was decent but pricey for the quality/portions. Otherwise, it is a fun atmosphere. Hopefully they can look to hire some extra hands.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/30/2011
Super friendly staff and delicious food/drinks. They do try to push a little more food on you than you really need but that's my only complaint. Wonderful atmosphere too!
Posted by Mexican Mary on 12/03/2011
As a mexican woman of her early 30's and from Texas as a double whammy, I found this food to be the best mexican of my NYC life. And yes I've lived here a decade. There were a couple misses (fish in banana bowl) but the basics were amazing (grilled corn, quesadilla, carnitas tacos, guacamole + chips, salsas). The LA woman should go back to california b/c they don't know jack about food anyway. Go there if you can manage to get it and you won't be sorry.
Posted by LA Woman on 11/13/2011
I don't get it...really. The place is cute, but that's about it. After being seated at a table with what appeared to be uncomfortable lawn chairs, we were presented with a menu that was very limited, and not very appetising. We ordered the pumpkin seed dip, guacamole (the best they have on the menu) and crema to start with. The pumpkin seed dip (called sikial pak) tasted very, very healthy. We were asked if we wanted more chips once we ran out, and accepted (but no one told us they charge for chips!) On to the meals...everything is very SMALL portion sizes like tapas, although they don't have that much to choose from and with prices like $14 for 3 tiny fish tacos, you think you will be getting something substantial until the food actually comes...and it actually just is 3 tiny tacos. We were told that he refried beans were amazing, so we ordered them and they were...um...not as tasty as the canned Amy's beans I get from the grocery store (and for $6 for a tiny side of beans, not as satisfying). In the end we paid $140 for 5 people and walked out hungry. Good thing it's in Chinatown because we were able to go down the street and get some food that actually fulfilled us for more than a hour. If you actually want to eat and have a nice meal, skip this place and go some place else...anywhere else.