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Map & Directions 55 Grand St.
New York, NY 10013
  • Mexican
  • Sun-Thu 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am
  • Business Dining, Delivery, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Recommended, Accepted
  • Street


Village Voice's Description

The name refers to a pale nutty mole of toasted pumpkin seeds poured over enchiladas stuffed with scrambled quail eggs. Papatzul is New York's only real cognate of Chicago's Frontera Grill, an informal place that specializes in well made regional Mexican fare at prices that fall short of wallet shrivelling. Other admirable dishes include duck enchiladas in a dark, chocolate-laced mole (not mole poblano, but a variation), and a generous heap of guacamole freshly smashed in a metate, the three-legged mortar made of volcanic rock. The margaritas are strong, well formulated, and do not plop out of a machine.

Member Reviews

  • cassandra.rae wrote a review for Papatzul
    on 02/27/13

    If I could give this place zero stars, I would. All and all, this was the worst restaurant experience I have had in my five years as a New Yorker...and that's saying something. The margarita menu looks impressive on paper, but the drinks are all overly sugary and syrupy. The food is bland and tastes prepackaged. The waitress and hostess were pretty nice, but the manager is so... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Cezary P. on 02/24/10

    the enchiladas with mole sauce are outstanding

  • Jacqueline V. on 06/15/11

    Amazing $6 margaritas during happy hour. Fan-fuckin-tastic.

  • Sarah S. on 11/08/09

    Order the "el trueno" margartita. you will thank me later!

  • Sheena M. on 09/07/11

    Just ate lunch next to Justin Timberlake

  • Kathryn Y. on 10/12/10

    Try Papatzul’s Baja style fish tacos. They're addictive with chipotle citrus mayo and slaw.

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