Mexican Restaurant and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Chinatown, New York
  • Don N.
    "Sikil pak is a pumpkin seed dip that is SICK!"(3 Tips)
    Holly F.
    "margaritas, cocktails, and guac!"(19 Tips)
    Teresa M.
    "Amazing queso!! ALso very good mango pulque."(2 Tips)
    the A ingredient
    "Recommend: Gringo Chicken Tacos, Tacos de Camarones, Esquites."(20 Tips)
152 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • tacos
  • cocktails
  • good for dates
  • tequila
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  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui Yu1 week ago
    Great bar to check out on those nights when the line outside Apotheke just seems too hopeless
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Mike S.
    Mike Sherman1 week ago
    If they have the passion fruit margarita it's your lucky day
  • Jastine K.
    Happy hour all night on Tuesdays!
  • Jarel H.
    Came here on a Thursday night and the tunes and atmosphere were amazing
  • J.R. R.
    J.R. ReedApril 23
    Music is so good - order the Frambuesa
  • Grace M.
    Grace MaApril 23
    drinks are good
  • Daniel P.
    Good not great, margaritas aren't the best
  • Marc S.
    Good portions of food and very tasty. The guacamole is a good option together with the tacos being the fried fish my favourites!!!
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • Nick J.
    Nick JensenMarch 16
    The queso fundido. I could forget everything else and just have that!
  • Abner A.
    Abner AcevesNovember 26, 2016
    Drinks are really good. Food is tasty but a little overpriced. Come on the weekends for a dance party!
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceSeptember 17, 2016
    Below street level, charming find. A dinner side and a boisterous bar side, enjoy the Chinatown hideaway.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 4, 2016
    Walk down a hidden flight of stairs in Chinatown and you’ll wind up in Pulqueria, a Spanish joint with some damn tasty tacos. We’ll take ours with a side of cactus salsa, please. Read more
  • Alex L.
    Alex LangowskiJuly 8, 2016
    Awesome drinks and food. Loving the atmosphere.
  • Monica L.
    Monica LeslieJune 28, 2016
    Great margs down a random alley that used to be known as the "bloody angle"
  • Holly F.
    Holly FitzgibbonJune 16, 2016
    margaritas, cocktails, and guac!
  • Uyennie
    UyennieJune 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    good margaritas. fun time.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BrookeMay 23, 2016
    the margaritas are amazing. understaffed bar.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinMay 1, 2016
    seriously underrated and unexpected (being in Chinatown)...get the kale+mushroom burrito, worth it even if you aren't vegetarian
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesApril 27, 2016
    The pineapple bomb is fun. Made with Pineapple, patron reposado, coconut, habanero, served frozen in a whole cored pineapple. Expensive but fun to share.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesApril 27, 2016
    Fun vibe. Good place to go out in China Town.
  • Tonya D.
    Tonya DeFeliceMarch 4, 2016
    We had a large group and a menu to select from. EVERYTHING was absolutely awesome and the service was just as great. Thank you to the staff for a fabulous evening!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaFebruary 28, 2016
    Amazing bartenders and tequila
  • Karl S.
    Karl SchafferFebruary 8, 2016
    great a drink or full mex sesh pre joes shanghai
  • Peter L.
    Peter LadaJanuary 21, 2016
    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
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornDecember 26, 2015
    Very trendy place. Food was good, not great. Pretty expensive. Drinks were not good at all. Pulque was not tasty.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PhanDecember 3, 2015
    Great atmosphere and nice selection of pulque and mezcal in the city
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesNovember 11, 2015
    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
  • Rubesz M.
    Rubesz MNovember 6, 2015
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarOctober 26, 2015
    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.
  • Sophie B.
    Sophie BakalarJuly 24, 2015
    Such a cool, underground spot in a surprising location. A little pricey for the quality though.
  • stephiedoo
    stephiedooJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    HH all night long! $8 micheladas and margaritas. $4 tacos. Chicken taco is the best one. Trust me.
  • Ed
    EdJune 17, 2015
    Good Tuesday party! Cheap beers, no dress code
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RudolphMay 13, 2015
    Do yourself a favor: come for happy hour and eat tacos and drink margaritas.
  • Natalia B.
    Natalia BakerApril 3, 2015
    Mexican restaurant with bar downstairs, great for a dance. Next to Apotheke for cocktails before!
  • Asia L.
    Asia LindsayMarch 26, 2015
    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 :)
  • Michael F.
    Really enjoyed the drinks here, well made creative cocktails. The music was pretty deafening in the lounge area.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 26, 2015
    $13-15 tacos
  • Tori M.
    Tori MathesonJanuary 13, 2015
    Shrimp tacos and guacamole
  • Felix S.
    Felix SalmonJanuary 10, 2015
    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 😋
  • Elena H.
    Elena HoodJanuary 4, 2015
    Yummy tacos!
  • Josh A.
    Josh AleksanyanDecember 13, 2014
    come here for the music. the people... well, if yr into nyc transplants (think vermont meets san diego) sure, i guess...
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RuedaDecember 7, 2014
    get 'some like it hot' and love your life
  • Luca
    LucaNovember 13, 2014
    An unexpected gem!
  • Luiza R.
    Luiza RomeroNovember 9, 2014
    Great place to celebrate birthday!!
  • Teresa M.
    Teresa MariaOctober 30, 2014
    Amazing queso!! ALso very good mango pulque. The chicken tacos are delicious
  • Bobby T.
    Bobby TawilOctober 19, 2014
    Great music. Great drinks. Great people. Can you ask for anything more!
  • Erika G.
    Erika GrijalvaOctober 15, 2014
    It is a great spot! The food is delicious and the service as well. The drinks are strong.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MurphyOctober 2, 2014
    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.
  • Public House W.
    Public House WineSeptember 3, 2014
    Decent Mexican, but a good upbeat vibe. Checkout before a big night out.
  • Sagy M.
    Sagy MirandaAugust 30, 2014
    Pulque watermelon aaaaaamazing!! Ask for Mishi he is the best mixologist!!
  • Siovonne
    SiovonneAugust 26, 2014
    Restaurant and Bar is awesome. A good date spot, and great cocktails too. Dark and Intimate.
  • Arjun S.
    Arjun SethAugust 23, 2014
    Service, margaritas, chorizo, queso, guacamole
  • Meg M.
    Meg McNamaraAugust 10, 2014
    Cocktails were fun. The drink served in a pineapple was neat. Food was yummy.
  • Maximilian
    MaximilianAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Order the Camarones Tacos. Enjoy. Repeat.
  • Aditi A.
    Aditi AmaleanJune 17, 2014
    Good music, great cocktails!
  • Inaki O.
    Inaki OrozcoMay 18, 2014
    Try the Riazul tequila cherry bomb cocktail, amazing!
  • Sagy M.
    Sagy MirandaMay 8, 2014
    Omg! Im obsessed with this place, so unique, so newyorker! Try everything!
  • Compass
    CompassApril 24, 2014
    Aside from the classic Mexican food served here, Pulqueria was the first restaurant in the city to offer offer Aztec spirit Pulque.
  • Val
    ValApril 6, 2014
    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.
  • the A ingredient
    the A ingredientMarch 8, 2014
    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!
  • Romina P.
    Romina PeñaMarch 6, 2014
    Loved the Mango Pulque, all dips were amazing and tacos were delicious. Will be coming very soon
  • Kara O.
    Kara OxendineFebruary 12, 2014
    Benjamin is a fantastic server!
  • Edward G.
    Edward GregoryJanuary 31, 2014
    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?
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisJanuary 12, 2014
    Great music. Expensive drinks. There were children here tonight....might have been the sweet 16 of the owners. Weird.
  • Franki W.
    Franki WJanuary 5, 2014
    Sick grapefruit margaritas 🍹🍹🍹🍹
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GisrielDecember 27, 2013
    good mexican in Chinatown
  • Kim A.
    Kim AhearnDecember 21, 2013
    New fav!!! Who knew in Chinatown!?!?
  • Eliza
    ElizaDecember 7, 2013
    If you come for dinner with friends you want to talk to, sit in the back. That's the quietest spot.
  • Eliza
    ElizaDecember 7, 2013
    You definitely want to make a reservation. It was a long wait on a rainy winter Friday night. Worth the wait, though
  • Lauren N.
    Lauren NavarroDecember 1, 2013
    The guacamole and carnita tacos are amazing! Must try!
  • 💖✨Brigitte V.
    This is the entrance, go down the stairs, right next to Apotheque. Enjoy :)
  • Pierce C.
    Pierce CrosbyOctober 4, 2013
    If you go for margaritas, you will be satisfied, however, don't get caught paying $16 for three corn chip fish tostadas.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MarshallSeptember 23, 2013
    sashimi tuna tostada was super fresh and yummeh. but maybe it was the jalepeno margs...
  • Danielle T.
    Danielle TerenzioSeptember 19, 2013
    Braised short rib tacos + jalapeño cucumber margarita = extreme happiness
  • Anna P.
    Anna ParisiSeptember 17, 2013
    Try the jumanji! Specially if Cole Ramstad is jammin in the house
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa D.August 22, 2013
    Do not order anything from the menu that doesn't have an asterisk beside as "house special". Skip house drinks, all too sweet.
  • Elise P.
    Elise PoulainAugust 16, 2013
    Went on Thursday night, no problem to get in. Dj was great, loved the music and we danced till they closed.The Mexican staff is super nice. Food is good but pricey.Great drinks.Loved the place!
  • Payne G.
    Payne GarciaAugust 2, 2013
    The service sucks!! But the food was really good. I might come back again.
  • Alon B.
    Alon BonderJuly 7, 2013
    Guave Suave, do it!
  • Shannah A.
    Shannah AlbertJune 30, 2013
    Possibly the best Mexican food I have ever had, yes, in Chinatown.
  • Mallory W.
    Mallory WJune 7, 2013
    Don't come here. Ridiculously overpriced. Mexican should be cheap. This place has small portions like you cannot Believe and $14 cocktails. Kill me.
  • Asim J.
    Asim JaweedJune 3, 2013
    try the pulque - its a mesoamerican fermented drink thats the namesake of the bar
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PartingtonJune 1, 2013
    Try the Lunazul Tequlia flight. Amazing!
  • Preston R.
    Preston Roberts Jr.April 28, 2013
    You don't see it coming, but you should-go down the stairs, do it.
  • Cara S.
    Cara SamiaApril 27, 2013
    And again... Worst service everer
  • Cara S.
    Cara SamiaApril 27, 2013
    Worst service ever
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BlackmonApril 13, 2013
    Best DJ everrrrrr if you ever find this place!
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoApril 6, 2013
    Not easy to find your first time. Doyers Street looks like an alley and there's no sign out front. Just take a leap of faith and go down the stairwell with the black and white square pattern.
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoApril 6, 2013
    After dinner, the restaurant turns into a dance club.
  • Nikki 🌺
    Nikki 🌺March 11, 2013
    Love this place! Can't beat reggae and Latin dance party on a Sunday night! Skip Apotheke and go here instead.
  • Eater
    EaterFebruary 19, 2013
    Pulqueria is the Mexican spinoff from the owners of Apotheke. In addition to food they offer beer, Micheladas, and Mexican inspired tequila and mezcal-based cocktails like pulques and Jarrito Locos.
  • Frani L.
    Frani LiebermanJanuary 30, 2013
    Go ahead, walk down that alley. It's the right place. Fear not, walk down those stairs into never land and choose the blue door. Then, all of the guac and queso.
  • Katie T.
    Katie TJanuary 25, 2013
    Make a reservation!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SiroisJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    excellent food & mezcal and always a dance party late night
  • Flavia N.
    Flavia NestrovskiNovember 27, 2012
    Sample size food! Very small portions but full size prices... The food is good thought.
  • Alexandra L.
    Alexandra LeiteNovember 6, 2012
    Order the jalapeno margarita, some fish tacos and then go upstairs for a night cap at Apotheke.
  • Allison M.
    Allison MillnerOctober 13, 2012
    Oh sorry, I didn't realize you were filming an episode of "Girls".
  • Zuzia
    ZuziaOctober 6, 2012
    The music in here is awesome. No problem with doorman if you call ahead. The drinks are super tasty. We were totally surprised by uber cool ambience of this place. This is my new secret spot. ;)
  • Serena W.
    Serena WAugust 20, 2012
    Head to Apotheke - an unsuspecting speakeasy next door for after-dinner drinks.
  • William G.
    William GrugerAugust 13, 2012
    A dim candle lit place that bumps Slum Village? Make sure you being your lady-friend.
  • Alfaro
    AlfaroMarch 10, 2016
    Está muy oculto. No sabes cuál de las tres puertas abrir. Pero una vez que la abres,descubres el mundo mágico. Happy hour hasta las ocho.
  • Nico M.
    Nico MJune 10, 2014
    Excelente experiencia!
  • Natalia H.
    Natalia HergDecember 30, 2013
    sashimi-tuna + avocado + chipotle + crispy onion <3
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