Uruguayan Restaurant ‘Charrua’ Now Open at 131 Essex Street
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Pulperia nosedived into oblivion last May after barely six months in business (and the previous year under construction). The ground level at 131 Essex Street remained wrapped up for the duration. Now its replacement is ready to rock and roll. And it’s in a similar “culinary” vein.
Charrua is the next nightlife concept to make a go of it here. It’s a restaurant-bar focusing on the niche cuisine of Uruguayan food.
Community Board 3 fast-tracked approval (adhered to standard stipulations) for the wine-beer license last month, but it appears that the establishment is still waiting for the official stamp from the State Liquor Authority.
Before bars crept into the equation, 131 Essex was home to the remittance entity Cibao Express.
Below is a look at their menu: