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$25 - $40
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks

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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.3 miles from SoHo
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

Great buzzy atmosphere, efficient staff, enjoyed the tacos - enough said! Friday night was full on. Recommend this

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

Good fish tacos but the rest was disappointing... nothing special with the menu and food was underwhelming. Margaritas were good

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 15, 2019

Papatzul is my favorite Mexican restaurant north of San Antonio. Try the saulsas sampler. I like the the tacitos. Veriy sabroso as is everything on the menu. The house margarita is excellent. I like to come early for lunch and sit in the window seat...and people watch the crowds on Grand and West Broadway.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 26, 2019

We went to Papatzul restaurant because of the many good reviews. The restaurant itself was very run-down and the service confused.The food was ok, but some of the dishes (f.e. the Guacamole) lacked spices. For a Saturday evening the restaurant was very empty - now...we know why.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 28, 2019

The real deal in food, beverage and warm service. The fish tacos had a perfect balance of richness and acidity. Margaritas were perfection.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 25, 2019

Papatzul is a friendly, neighborly Mexican restaurant with great food and drinks, at reasonable prices. Service is friendly and the whole mood is relaxed - something increasingly hard to find in Soho.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 31, 2019

My go to place when I am in soho. the flavored margaritas are the best! Always a good crowd however sometimes the service can be slow

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Happened to stumble across this place after a visit to a few museums in the area. The dining area is festive and comfortable. Since I arrived during happy hour, the waiter recommended I have the white sangria (excellent) and a hibiscus margarita (also excellent). The...esquites was creamy, tangy, and the corn was obviously fresh. I asked about the spiciness of the mole, and my waiter was kind enough to bring me a taste with a few chips in order to test it. I ended up ordering the Alambre de Pastor, which was roasted pork with veggies and cheese, served with tiny, freshly-made corn tortillas. The food was all really delicious, the wait staff were super friendly and efficient, and the bill was surprisingly affordable. I'll be recommending this place to everyone I know when they visit New York!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Festive and cozy at the same time. Great guacamole. Ceviche is outstanding. Great happy hour with a variety of margaritas.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We booked a table on Friday night, and were glad we did, as this place was busy. The food was delicious - we had tortilla chips with guacamole and salsa (fab, albeit it took a while to arrive), followed by pork, beef and fish tacos,...which were all great too. We timed our visit perfectly at 45 mins before the end of happy hour. We were keen to make the most of it so checked what was covered under the happy hour. We were told margaritas were covered so we ordered a couple of pitchers! As they took a while to arrive, we ordered 2 more once the first ones arrived, joking with our sever that we wanted to get in before happy hour ended! We had a great evening of food and drink, which was why it was a disappointment when we got our bill and I found we had been charged full price for the pitchers. When we challenged this, we were told the pitcher weren't covered by happy hour. After a bit of an argument, we got slightly discounted pitchers but not as cheap as they should have been, hence we left with a slightly bad taste in our mouths. A shame really but would still recommend for the food - just make sure you check what is and isn't covered by happy hour!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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  • Yes, Papatzul offers takeout services.

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  • Papatzul is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4