Upper East Side Latin Dining Sensation La Pulperia Celebrates its 4th Anniversary
La Pulperia celebrates four incredible years serving the best in rustic Latin American cuisine at the Upper East Side cockteleria on Friday, September 14th, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. at 1626 Second Avenue in New York City.
Co-owners Victor Medina and Executive Chef Carlos Barroz will produce the cultural celebration bringing back customer’s most popular dishes, favored cocktails and musical performers, over the past four years. From dusk until dawn, a live DJ and band will produce the lively but sultry sounds of authentic Latin American culture leading up to a special midnight performance in celebration of the milestone for La Pulperia Restaurants.
The Four-Year Anniversary menu will feature a fine selection of traditional Latin American fare with contemporary influences favored by La Pulperia’s loyal patrons over the years. For your enjoyment is the Cazuela de Pulpo served with Spanish chorizo, carrot puree, green peas, pickled red onions and mole poblano. A consistent favorite is the Brazilian Pacu Fish Ribs which is smothered in an orange chipotle BBQ sauce over coconut rice. El Salmon Brulee is cooked to perfection every time with verlasso salmon tartar, fromage brulee, strawberry & ginger leche de tigre, and micro bull blood greens.
Throughout the evening, friends and frequent diners will give cheers to the momentous occasion with specialty handcrafted cocktails made with the finest spirits and locally sourced, fresh seasonal ingredients. The La Pulperia UES cocktail mixes Viva tequila blanco with fresh pineapple, cilantro, lime juice, chipotle and with a house-made tajin salted rim. El Chilango is a favorite amongst La Pulperia diners and perfectly blends Tequila Cazadores Blanco, Cointreau orange liquor, tamarind nectar, habanero piquante with a salt rim. The Smoke Room cocktail is a flavorful mix of House mezcal & Milagro, passion fruit puree, fresh pomegranate juice and agave nectar.
La Pulperia Restaurant’s Fourth Anniversary Party will be a vibrant celebration immersed in the beautiful cultures of Latin America. Celebrating the Upper East Side location originally opening its doors on September 15th, 2014, a special midnight performance will be the peak of the festivities ending at 4:00 a.m. The rustic yet modern ambiance of La Pulperia’s celebrated location will be the perfect backdrop to the evening’s festivities.
La Pulperia Upper East Side, 1626 Second Avenue (@ 84th Street), New York, NY 10028
DINNER: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
BRUNCH: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
HAPPY HOUR: Sunday – Friday: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Monday: All Day
About La Pulperia
Contemporary rustic Latin cuisine restaurant La Pulperia first opened on the Upper East Side in 2014, followed by two additional locations in Hell’s Kitchen and Midtown East. The restaurants are the creation of Victor Medina and Carlos Barroz, who also serves as the Executive Chef. Named after the general stores found throughout South America, La Pulperia offers Barroz’s simple yet refined cuisine from the countries of Latin America with contemporary culinary influences from Spain and Italy. With interiors designed by Andres Gomez (Red Rooster, Whitehall, SoCo) La Pulperia draws inspiration from 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.
Located at the intersection of Second Avenue and 84th Street, La Pulperia Upper East Side serves lunch and dinner all week, in addition to brunch on weekends.
Wonderful Monday Night At La Pulperia Upper East Side
If you are a Latin Food lover, if you are a seafood lover, if you are a hand-crafted cocktail lover, if you are a happy hour lover, if you just love enjoying the good food – you will love love and love this place.
Living in a big city like New York, it is not difficult to find a nice Latin American restaurant. But the thing is you have to take time to do the research, checking Yelp, Google or Opentable… Actually you don’t need to do this much work, you can just trust us and do it with no regret at all. Heydoyou is a lifestyle blog – we know everything to make your life quality better, food, drinks, fitness, beauty, fashion and so many other things.
Recently, Lulu is just soooo into checking out the delicious places in New York., maybe because of the New York Restaurant Week, maybe because of the nice summer time, or maybe it is just because I love eating good food since I am an artist and an editor, plus a foodie.
Okay, I talked too much about myself. Now I am going to talk about the main thing in this article – La Pulperia – Latin American fare in rustic-chic digs with Mexican tiles & repurposed Brazilian wood. The one I tried was at Upper East Side Manhattan; they also have two other locations at NYC – Hell’s Kitchen and Midtown East. It was a Monday night and it is Happy Hour all day on Monday, plus they have live music performance from 7pm. The Happy Hour menu is very attractive.
I order their signature cocktail at the bar – La Pulperia. Ryan ordered Spicy Micheladas. The bar at La Pulperia is pretty long, it can have over ten people. If you are a sweet/fruity/good-looking cocktail fan like me, then La Pulperia is a must-have, it amazed me. If you are a Bloody Marry fan like Ryan, then I am sure you will like Spicy Micheladas.
After the first cocktail, we found a table at their skylight room in the back. The space is very large and cute – I love they have a whole wall displaying the Latin American snacks, grains and other goodies – so many food knowledge to learn. At the corner of the back skylight room, they have a wine storage – a lot of Latin American wines! The skylight makes the back room very bright. I guess it is also a good atmosphere to have dinner with the shining stars on the top – making it a nice dating night!
Let us continue the Happy Hour at the table! We ordered 6 oysters. They were only 1 dollar for each with very good size and freshness.
And another cocktail please – I had an elegant one – Upper East Side Lady, just like me!? Haha, it is very interesting because the cocktail’s color totally matched with my sweater color – my favorite color – PINK! They used Strawberry infused gin, Elderflower Liqueur, Lavender nectar & gold leaf, tasty and beautiful! Ryan started the real alcohol – a great authentic Mexican liqueur – Los Amantes Mescal Joven. I can only smell it because it is very strong, but you know, men love it.
For appetizers, our waiter recommended EL Salmon Brulee. Actually I knew it is a must-have at La Pulperia since I checked Yelp, it is the most popular Appetizer at here, and of course it looks amazing just the way it is!
The other Appetizer we had is Empanadas, super cute Mexican style fried dumplings. If you are vegetarian, you can choose the corn flavor. If you are a meat person, please have the beef one – so juicy. I feel I will come back here for it.
I know these are so many foods already, but let me show you our Entrée! You will surprise what we had – PACU Fish Ribs! Fish Ribs? Yes, you didn’t hear wrong. They exactly look like ribs, but they are fish!! The ribs are made from a big grilled Brazilian fish, with Orange Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Coconut Rice on the side. We enjoyed it, and emptied it. Wow, so full, but so satisfied.
Any room for dessert? Ryan always surprises how much I can eat in front of delicious meal. Of course I have a room for dessert forever. I believe here’s dessert definitely won’t disappoint me, and it doesn’t!
A wonderful dinner with the Live Brazilian Jazz Music, it is an amazing night for us. You should check La Pulperia out! For dates, group, family, kids, here is perfect for all of these. By the way, they have a seafood tower on the menu, the table next to us ordered it.
More about La Pulperia, you can check their website, or just go there!