Always a favoriteYou can't beat Pampano for romantic rustic atmosphere, nouvelle mexican cuisine, friendly great service. The stairs are killers for people with disabilities--and the elevator access rarely works but I keep coming back because the experience is well worth the climb. We are obsessed with the lobster and filet mignon tostadas. Downstairs is intimate yet lively for tapas. Unusual selection of Ceviches and fish entrees. Classics like paella and guacamole never fail us.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOld FaithfulA very reliable place for a pleasing ambiance, very good gourmet Mexican food, and amiable service. I've only been there at lunch, when it gets quite noisy--sounds of enjoyment. The second floor outdoor terrace is the first area to fill up on a nice day. I, and all my guests have enjoyed this place on several occasions.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a surprise!We happened to be staying in Midtown East, which we never to, and happened upon Pampano. Now we will have to travel to this neighborhood specifically to eat there. From the upstairs room, which would be PERFECT for a private party of 50-80 people, to the outdoor terrace this place is just lovely. Open, warm, classy, and comfortable. The food was excellent! Guacamole, lobster tacos, snapper and shrimp all prepared perfectly and presented beautifully. AND, the margaritas were excellent. Who could ask for more?6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and service withAmazing food and service with an adorable deck for outside seating. The guacamole was of the best I've had in awhile and everything that came out of the kitchen looked and smelled delicious. I didn't try any of the cocktails or alcoholic drinks as I was there for lunch, but the sangria looked tasty. I can't wait to come back here.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you are looking for freshIf you are looking for fresh Mexican with a emphasis on seafood, this is the place. Some of the best cerviche anywhere and the hibiscus Margherita's are awesome.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh end MexicanFrom the unique margaritas, delicious array of ceviches and entrees, Pampano was a fun and delicious experience.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Date SpotWonderful experience all around. It's quality, style, slick and chic all wrapped up! I will be back!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDestination Lunch!Great way to escape to what feels like a foreign local in the middle of a work day in midtown. Great guacamole, empanadas and paelle. Excellent Service even when I made non-traditional requests like a virgin mojito and a to go cup for my mexican chocolate infused coffee (excellent by the way)!! The outside patio seating is really nice with portions of shade or sun depending on your preference. Food - Service - Ambiance = a trifecta for perfect lunch - definitely my new favorite spot :)5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat timeWe were celebrating a birthday on a beautiful evening in NYC. Open tables direct link to Pampano on maps sent us to w46 instead of e46 th. needless to say we arrived late. The staff was very curtious and sat us as soon as we all arrived. No one rushed us at any time. Our food was outstanding. All 5 members of our group enjoyed their meal.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat ambiance, great servicegreat ambiance, great service and fantastic food, as always!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh end Mexican cuisine,High end Mexican cuisine, sophisticated ambience & excellent service. One of NYC's best!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMuy AutenticoAuthentic Mexican fare prepared with fine ingredients and spices. The menu provides tasting opportunities to try several Mexican classics - cerviche and tequila. The service is attentive and muy amable.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved our meal at Pampano.Pampano proved to be a top notch restaurant. We began our meal with an order of guacamole and sangria. Both delicious! the Sangria was very refreshing, sweet and tangy....just perfect! We ordered the octopus salad as an appetizer and the cod as a main dish. Loved every bite! The service was excellent and I would definitely go back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMalways love pompanoAlways love it here. good food, nice service. interesting dishes.
Went on a monday night this time and it was not super busy, so the noise level was mellow..4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Ceviche this Side of Lima!My lunch guest and are both ceviche "addicts" and were not disappointed with our choice of"3 ceviches". This menu item provides the opportunity to choose a generous sampling of 3 of the 5 ceviches that are listed on the menue. Between the two of us we selected the tuna, the shrimp, the halibut and los mariscos (mixed seafood). All we're prepared with different ingredients and all were excellent, and extremely fresh, which is arguably the most important single consideration when dining on fish prepared in this manner.
Will definitely return for lunch and/or dinner soon and will have the ceviche again!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice!!Food was outstanding!! All 6 self-proclaimed foodies loved it4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated my birthdayWe celebrated my birthday with a pitcher of sangria and we both ordered the tasting menu. The food was FANTASTIC....a bargain at $50.00. The service was wonderful. We'll definately be back!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunchWe had a great time at Pampanos. We got the sampling of 2 dips for appetizers. The guac was Ok. We have had better guac before. But the smoked swordfish dip was excellent. For entree, I got the salmon in tomato sauce. I loved it. My wife got stuffed peppers. It was good but we liked salmon much more. The chocolate flan desert was awesome.
We were celebrating our anniversary. This place is great for special ocassion. The service was great, ambiance upstairs was nice and we had a great time.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything I have tried hereEverything I have tried here is just the most delicious, delicately-balanced, flavorful and satisfying "Mexican" cuisine.
Thoroughly enjoyable.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foood, service and cocktails.Great foood, service and cocktails. We had the octopus and shrimp cocktail to start. Both very tasty and well prepared. I had the scallop and jamon serrano as a main course. It was really delicious. The cocktail selection was great too. I'll definitely be back.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPampano never disappoints!I have never had a bad experience at Pampano and my recent lunch with a colleague there was no exception!! We both had been before and decided to try new entrees and we were not disappointed. From our first step inside the restaurant through the end of our meal, we were treated like special, honored guests and we delighted in our time spent there. Everything was wonderful and we cannot wait to go again.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been twice and willI have been twice and will add this in regular rotation when visiting NYC. Have only been with colleagues but plan on taking my spouse as it has a great dinner ambiance. Have recommended to many friends who have commented that it is a new favorite of theirs as well.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful dinner atHad a wonderful dinner at Pampano. The grilled octopus was superb!!! We all tried different small plates and salads. My salad with corn and mixed greens was great! Guacamole was really good and the chips were fresh, thin, and delicious. Great drinks too. They made special non-alcoholic specialty drinks for my grandchildren. Staff was very friendly and the whole meal was really delightful!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI visited Pampano for my birthday,I visited Pampano for my birthday, and it was really great! the ceviches were very tasty, the guacamole was fresh, and the food and deserts were well thought out and high quality. i had the blackened cod, it was very tasty. the pistachio creme brulee was excellent!.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI Love the food , especiallyI Love the food , especially the Ceviche Halibut. Everytime I come to NY, I eat there once (I live in Europe).. And in LA at Zengo (Same owner as Pampano)3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food regardless of whatGreat food regardless of what you order. Service is really good to as the staff is very attentive and pleasant. It is one of my favorite places for business lunches.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA fabulous place to have lunchA fabulous place to have lunch or dinner! A very unusual menu. It was a wonderful afternoon - the wait staff were great!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM