La Pulperia THE PERFECT FUSION OF L ATIN AMERICAN FLAVOR B Y EL I Z AB ETH DAR WEN
ustic Latin American restaurant La Pulperia, co-owned by Victor Medina and Head Chef Carlos Barroz brings eclectic European influence with Latin American touches to the denizens of New York. Since opening their first location in Midtown West, Barroz and Medina have since gone on to present their fresh take on the classic delicacies of Mexico and Argentina to their three locations on the Upper East Side, Midtown East and Hell’s Kitchen. With a menu that is both inviting as well as adventurous, La Pulperia serves classic Latin delicacies with European inspiration taken from countries such as Italy and Spain. Signature menu items include Las Tablas, which allows patrons to choose from a variety of perfectly grilled proteins such as their famous Pulpo (grilled octopus), accompanied by 5 seasonal varieties of “cazuelitas” tasting, such as the Eggplant Chambota, Russian Potato Salad and Celery Root; Pacu Fish Ribs, which are a rarity in New York, are made with grilled Brazilian fish ribs, served with orange chipotle BBQ sauce and coconut rice; and Moqueta Mixta which includes a mix of fresh squid, shrimp, mussels, white fish, scallops, soy beans, Spanish chorizo, bacalao and green coconut rice in dende oil. The Warm Farro Salad with parsnips, beets, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and butternut squash, tossed in an orange maple vinaigrette, is an excellent lunchtime choice for guests of the Midtown East or Upper East Side locations. Hungry diners will relish with La Pulperia’s dessert menu, which features dishes such as the Spice Chocolate Mousse, made with Herradura anejo tequila, olive oil flourless cake, popcorn toffee, espresso crumbs and
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24k edible gold flakes; and Mango & Lychee Tres Leches, a citrus sponge cake, topped with coconut mousse & sake soak, with a dollop of vanilla whipped cream, white chocolate shavings, mango and lychee pico de gallo. On the weekends, diners can enjoy a Latin twist to a classic brunch. Menu items include Lobster & Baked Eggs seasoned with fresh herbs, crema de blue cheese, fresh cream and truffled scented toasted bread; La Pulperia Omelette with caramelized onion, roasted red peppers, tomato confit, Chihuahua cheese, a side of home fries and a house salad; and Tortilla Espanola, a Spanish style omelette with potato confit, onions and a choice of cheese or chorizo. The restaurant also offers an extensive selection of spirits and an ample cocktail menu featuring both classic and innovative cocktails. The Upper East Side location hosts live Jazz every Monday night, giving patrons a chance to unwind at the beginning of the week with Brazilian themed entertainment. Happy Hour specials are also available all day Monday, as well as Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Sundays from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The Upper East Side location also offers delivery within the area. Hell’s Kitchen is home to the famous La Pulperia Drag Brunch Sundays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This location also hosts Tuesday Night Lady’s Night where from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM all female customers receive their first drink of the night free of charge! Hell’s Kitchen’s Happy Hour is every week, Sunday through Friday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with Weekend Brunch and daily Dinner menus. Full service lunch menus are available
Monday-Friday on the Upper East Side and all week long in Midtown East, though not at the Hell’s Kitchen location. La Pulperia serves modern Latin American fare with a several fresh seafood dishes, accentuated by select meat and vegetarian options. Chef Barroz brings simple yet refined cuisine with European influences from places like Italy and Spain and has received an Open Table Diner’s Choice Award. La Pulperia’s interiors were designed by Andres Gomez (Red Rooster, Whitehall, SoCo) and mirror the authentic pulperias of South America, with handcrafted floor tiles from Mexico, reclaimed wood from Brazil on the ceiling and walls, and abundant shelving displaying top shelf liquor, fresh produce, and wine.
For more information, call 212 933 0757, or visit www.pulperianyc.com
La Pulperia UES 1626 Second Avenue (Between 84th & 85th St) New York, NY 10028 La Pulperia Midtown East 151 E 57th St (Between 3rd Ave & Lexington Ave) New York, NY 10022 La Pulperia Hell’s Kitchen 371 W 46th St (Between 8rd Ave & 9th Ave) New York, NY 10036