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- $30 for $60 worth of upscale Mexican cuisine for dinner for two
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- $40 for $60 worth of upscale Mexican cuisine for dinner for two
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Even just a couple of years ago, as attested by Vice and the Los Angeles Times, if you wanted to try pulque, you had to go to Mexico. Though nipped for thousands of years by everyone from ancient Aztecs to modern-day Mexican hipsters, the drink was never really absorbed into American consciousness. Pulqueria is out to change that. This Manhattan cantina is fermenting barrels of the stuff, a cactus-based cousin to mezcal and tequila that's fermented with agave nectar. The sweet, milky drink naturally lends itself to fruit infusions, which Pulqueria serves in flavors such as baby coconut, guava, and teenage mango.
In keeping with this ancient tradition, Pulqueria's dining room showcases rustic elements inspired by Mexico City street markets and ancient Aztec designs. Mats and chairs are woven from dyed reeds, turquoise mosaics color the walls, and carved stone murals add texture and depth. The food is just as thoughtful—tacos are lined with everything from tempura-battered cauliflower to wine-braised short ribs, and roasted chicken breasts are glazed in housemade mole sauce.