• Critics’ Pick
  • Papatzul

  • Mexican $14-$20
  • 55 Grand St.
    New York, NY 10013
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone: 212-274-8225
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Papatzul blends the culinary refinement of Mexico City’s ritzy Polanco district with the colorful, sunny charm of the artsy Coyoacan district. Black iron tree-shaped candelabras are mounted on the back room’s white brick wall under a sparkly skylight. In the front bar area, Mexican masks hang on a saffron background above a red leather banquette. Behind the bar, dozens of tequilas, including high-end artisanal labels, are given the pedestal treatment they deserve. Those not ready to sip their agave straight can enjoy a long list of margaritas on the rocks, including the fuchsia Flor de Jamaica, made with sweet hibiscus juice. Chef Thierry Amezcua, a Mexico City native, got his start in New York in the kitchens of Il Buco and Savoy. The training shows in his elegant preparations of Mexican market-inspired dishes: Tender duck enchiladas come enrobed in an almond-based black mole, garnished with squiggles of crema, and sprinkled with toasted almonds; buttery steamed coins of sliced octopus wade in a smoky, mildly spicy chipotle tomato sauce, accompanied by a green fan of sliced avocado. For a contemporary rendition of one of the world’s most soulful cuisines in an exuberant setting, you can’t beat the experience.
  • Hours

    Sun-Thu, noon-11pm Fri-Sat, noon-midnight

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

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  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

  • Delivery Area

    Thomas St. to 4th St., Bowery to Hudson St.

  • Delivery Hours

    Daily, 11:30am-9pm

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