Mexican Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Speakeasy · Chinatown
11 Doyers St (btwn Pell St & Bowery), New York, NY 10013, United States
Closed until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. MasterCard & American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Inspired by Mexico City taverns with same name, Pulqueria features pulque tequila & mezcal cocktails, & our food is dedicated to the colorful flavors of Mexico.


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    Don N.
    "Sikil pak is a pumpkin seed dip that is SICK!"(3 Tips)
    Hamid T.
    "Get the spicy grapefruit margarita with extra habanero."(13 Tips)
    Michelle C.
    "Mexican in Chinatown; Try pulque (cocktail), tower of salsa and..."(2 Tips)
    Teresa M.
    "Amazing queso!! ALso very good mango pulque."(2 Tips)

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  • tacos
  • margaritas
  • cocktails
  • tequila
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • good for a late night
  • dancing
  • mezcal
  • DJs
  • good for groups
  • lively
  • romantic
  • pulque
  • authentic
  • short ribs
  • healthy food
  • music
  • mole
  • micheladas
  • Karl S.

    great a drink or full mex sesh pre joes shanghai

    Karl Schaffer · 5 days ago
  • Peter L.

    They were out of Pulque Classico but can make Cocktails with it. It's either a scammy upsell or some substitution where I got not what I wanted. Also crammed us into a tiny table in the back. Meh

    Peter Lada · 3 weeks ago
  • Russell H.

    Very trendy place. Food was good, not great. Pretty expensive. Drinks were not good at all. Pulque was not tasty.

    Russell Hirschorn · December 26, 2015
  • Kevin P.

    Great atmosphere and nice selection of pulque and mezcal in the city

    Kevin Phan · December 3, 2015
  • Untapped Cities

    Looking for an unmarked subterranean Mexican restaurant in the middle of Chinatown? Probably not, but now that you know it exists, you want to see it for yourself, don’t you? Read more

    Untapped Cities · November 11, 2015
  • Split Aces M.


    Split Aces M · November 6, 2015
  • Ranu R.

    Great cocktails and a fun vibe. Fun throwback 90s hip hop and dancing too. Came for a birthday and loved it! Try the Smoking Gun cocktail and their spicy Tecates.

    Ranu Rajkarnikar · October 26, 2015
  • Sophie B.

    Such a cool, underground spot in a surprising location. A little pricey for the quality though.

    Sophie Bakalar · July 24, 2015
  • stephiedoo

    HH all night long! $8 micheladas and margaritas. $4 tacos. Chicken taco is the best one. Trust me.

    stephiedoo · July 18, 2015
  • Edouard N.

    Good Tuesday party! Cheap beers, no dress code

    Edouard Netter · June 17, 2015
  • Pulquería

    Complementary Chips & Salsa!

    Pulquería · June 8, 2015
  • Ashley R.

    Do yourself a favor: come for happy hour and eat tacos and drink margaritas.

    Ashley Rudolph · May 13, 2015
  • Natalia B.

    Mexican restaurant with bar downstairs, great for a dance. Next to Apotheke for cocktails before!

    Natalia Baker · April 3, 2015
  • Asia

    Apparently according to the (extremely nice) bartender this is the only pulque place in N America. Awesome food, awesomely liberal with free drinks. Highly recommended :)

    Asia · March 26, 2015
  • Michael F.

    Really enjoyed the drinks here, well made creative cocktails. The music was pretty deafening in the lounge area.

    Michael Fox-Rabinovitz · March 15, 2015
  • Amanda T.

    $13-15 tacos

    Amanda Theiler · February 26, 2015
  • Tori M.

    Shrimp tacos and guacamole

    Tori Matheson · January 13, 2015
  • Felix S.

    This subterranean Mexican can improbably - yet credibly - lay claim to being one of the most expensive restaurants in Chinatown. You're paying for the atmosphere, although the food & cocktails are 😋

    Felix Salmon · January 10, 2015
  • Elena H.

    Yummy tacos!

    Elena Hood · January 4, 2015
  • Josh A.

    come here for the music. the people... well, if yr into nyc transplants (think vermont meets san diego) sure, i guess...

    Josh Aleksanyan · December 13, 2014
  • Vanessa R.

    get 'some like it hot' and love your life

    Vanessa Rueda · December 7, 2014
  • Luca

    An unexpected gem!

    Luca · November 13, 2014
  • Luiza R.

    Great place to celebrate birthday!!

    Luiza Romero · November 9, 2014
  • Teresa M.

    Amazing queso!! ALso very good mango pulque. The chicken tacos are delicious

    Teresa Maria · October 30, 2014
  • Bobby T.

    Great music. Great drinks. Great people. Can you ask for anything more!

    Bobby Tawil · October 19, 2014
  • Erika G.

    It is a great spot! The food is delicious and the service as well. The drinks are strong.

    Erika Grijalva · October 15, 2014
  • Erin M.

    I went for my birthday with my boyfriend and had a great time. I love the interior and how it's sort of hidden. The guac was great and the drinks were tasty too.

    Erin Murphy · October 2, 2014
  • Public House W.

    Decent Mexican, but a good upbeat vibe. Checkout before a big night out.

    Public House Wine · September 3, 2014
  • Sagy M.

    Pulque watermelon aaaaaamazing!! Ask for Mishi he is the best mixologist!!

    Sagy Miranda · August 30, 2014
  • Siovonne

    Restaurant and Bar is awesome. A good date spot, and great cocktails too. Dark and Intimate.

    Siovonne · August 26, 2014
  • Arjun S.

    Service, margaritas, chorizo, queso, guacamole

    Arjun Seth · August 23, 2014
  • Meg M.

    Cocktails were fun. The drink served in a pineapple was neat. Food was yummy.

    Meg McNamara · August 10, 2014
  • Jon L.

    The tacos!

    Jon Lexa · August 7, 2014
  • Maximilian

    Order the Camarones Tacos. Enjoy. Repeat.

    Maximilian · August 7, 2014
  • Aditi A.

    Good music, great cocktails!

    Aditi Amalean · June 17, 2014
  • Inaki O.

    Try the Riazul tequila cherry bomb cocktail, amazing!

    Inaki Orozco · May 18, 2014
  • Sagy M.

    Omg! Im obsessed with this place, so unique, so newyorker! Try everything!

    Sagy Miranda · May 8, 2014
  • Compass

    Aside from the classic Mexican food served here, Pulqueria was the first restaurant in the city to offer offer Aztec spirit Pulque.

    Compass · April 24, 2014
  • Val

    The ensalada de la casa is to die for. We were sure there was bacon in it but it's purely vegetarian. Absolutely delicious, you can't stop eating it.

    Val · April 6, 2014
  • the A ingredient

    Restaurant/Club in basement. Great (but quite loud) music plays in restaurant and bar/dance floor area. Recommend: Gringo Chicken Tacos, Tacos de Camarones, Esquites. Great Margarita list!

    the A ingredient · March 8, 2014
  • Romina P.

    Loved the Mango Pulque, all dips were amazing and tacos were delicious. Will be coming very soon

    Romina Peña · March 6, 2014
  • Kara O.

    Benjamin is a fantastic server!

    Kara Oxendine · February 12, 2014
  • Edward G.

    A great festive hideaway under Doyers St. Unique and fresh ingredients in their mixed drinks. But how many "secret" bars does C Town really need?

    Edward Gregory · January 31, 2014
  • Danielle D.

    Great music. Expensive drinks. There were children here tonight....might have been the sweet 16 of the owners. Weird.

    Danielle Davis · January 12, 2014
  • Franki W.

    Sick grapefruit margaritas 🍹🍹🍹🍹

    Franki W · January 5, 2014
  • Ryan G.

    good mexican in Chinatown

    Ryan Gisriel · December 27, 2013
  • Kim A.

    New fav!!! Who knew in Chinatown!?!?

    Kim Ahearn · December 21, 2013
  • Eliza

    If you come for dinner with friends you want to talk to, sit in the back. That's the quietest spot.

    Eliza · December 7, 2013
  • Eliza

    You definitely want to make a reservation. It was a long wait on a rainy winter Friday night. Worth the wait, though

    Eliza · December 7, 2013

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