Photo: Cititour.com


Photo: Cititour.com

Contact Info:

Address: 51 Ave B
City: New York, NY
Zip: 10009
map: View the Map
Phone: (212) 777 3912
Website: https://www.popularesny.com/

Food Info:

Menu: View the Menu
Cuisine: Mexican
Order online:  Click for reservations
Takeout: Yes
Payment: Accepts Credit Cards


New York City’s Avenue B is welcoming the new Populares Mexican Restaurant & Bar. The modern boutique establishment brings a fresh perspective to traditional Mexican cuisine with an aim to delight diners.

Serving up popular Mexican dishes infused with a contemporary twist, guests will enjoy tasty entrees and drinks in the inviting atmosphere that blends retro-stylish décor with the fun vibes that are uniquely found in the popular neighborhood.

Redefining a traditional restaurant layout with the taqueria seamlessly integrated into the dining room and bar area, guests can savor freshly made tacos at any time of the evening. No other type of venue is like this in the downtown area where a truly dynamic and interactive dining experience is found.

Populares boasts a menu curated by Chef Niklas Lucich (Spice Market, Jean George - Bouchon, Thomas Keller), featuring a tantalizing selection of popular Mexican dishes reimagined with a modern twist. From mouthwatering tacos and flavorful ceviches to innovative small plates and signature cocktails, each dish at Populares is crafted with care and attention to detail, promising a culinary journey that surprises and delights.

Menu highlights include Flautas (queso chihuahua, potatos, sour cream, cotija, watercress and salsa verde), Mushroom Tostada (roasted shaitake, mushroom puree, pickled daikon radish and sesame), Sope (lamb chorizo, tomato sauce, cilantro and sliced avocado), Albondigas (chipotle marinara, lamb and beef meatballs, cilantro), Paella Croquetas (octopus, paella, poblano crema), and Tuna Tostada (shashimi grade, soy brushed, salsa macha, guacamole, radish).

Tacos are made with base ingredients such as cauliflower, beef al pastor, lamb chorizo, baja fish, grilled shrimp, birria, duck carnitas and even lengua tinga. Plato Fuertes are superb servings of Chile Relleno (poblano peppers vegan picadillo, rice, carrot, peas, chipotle marinara), Pato (duck breast, mole rojo, figs, sesame), Pulpo a la Parrilla (Octopus, Carrot, Mango, Habanero puree and chard tortilla powder), and Grilled Skirt Steak (patata brava, salsa verde).

Complementing the culinary offerings is an expertly crafted beverage program overseen by Fernando Louis (Casa Mezcal), featuring an array of handcrafted cocktails, artisanal spirits, and curated wine selections. Guests can indulge in classic margaritas with a twist, mezcal-infused creations, and an extensive tequila selection that celebrates Mexico's rich spirit heritage.

Populares promises to be a culinary destination that celebrates the flavors, colors, and vibrancy of Mexico while paying homage to the eclectic energy of the East Village. Whether guests are dining in the cozy dining area or enjoying drinks at the sleek bar, they are invited to immerse themselves in the lively spirit of Populares.