|Doyers St in Chinatown - can you find Pulqueria?|
|Apotheke is on the left and Pulqueria is on the right!|
Upon entering Pulqueria, you are immediately greated by a beautiful hostess. You can't help but notice the decor - a bit cliche with the Latin theme but something about the dark and speakeasy-esque atmosphere made it exciting.
I had purchased a great deal with Groupon Reserve for a 4-course tasting menu for two and 2 drinks at Apotheke so a buddy of mine came along to enjoy the festivities!
We started with Guacamole and the Sikil Pak (pumpkin seed dip). The Guacamole was fresh and creamy. The Sikil Pak was something I'd never tried before and was interesting. I liked the texture of the dip and am glad to have tried it, but it probably won't be a re-order for me.
|Sikil Pak on top and Guac on the bottom|
With the third course, we were served Hongos (mushroom quesadilla) and Pollo Mole (shredded chicken tostadas in mole sauce). The Hongos came with a huge pile of shredded chicken. I'm not a fan of Mole sauce though so I wasn't licking the plate on this one. The Hongos, however, was delicious! Covered in cheese and nicely crisp on the outside, the inside was warm and flavorful. The salsa verde sauce that it was paired with was also good with it.
And to round out our experience, dining buddy and I headed upstairs to Apotheke for a drink. It was a spacious area with small tables on the side. I particularly loved that the bar area had no stools! While that meant I had to stand, it was not cluttered and fairly easy to scout out a spot. After perusing the creative and original cocktail menu, I found their drinks to be refreshing and exciting!
While portions at Pulqueria were small, dining buddy and I definitely had more than enough to eat. I liked the fun atmosphere and wouldn't mind going back to try other things on their menu. The cocktails at Apotheke were definitely AWSOME and a must try for everyone! This two-hit wonder is a perfect escape if you are in the Chinatown area. Give it a try!
Piggys says Yes!
Thanks for reading - Piggy KK