It was wonderful. The owner was fantastic and if you want a great server ask for JImena.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome food, decor, staff
Awesome food, decor, staff and neigborhood! The Sangria is worderful
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly service and solid
Friendly service and solid drinks lead to a surprisingly wide variety of Peruvian dishes that will keep you coming back time and again.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
only second NYC restaurant i repeat visit, the menu entree choice bit small, but impeccable service, delicious food, perfect pace, its awesome!!
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good Peruvian restaurant
I recently ate at Panca with my wife, who is Peruvian. The menu is very basic but has a good variety of Peruvian food. I have been to a few Peruvian restaurants with my wife before and a couple of things that were missing were Cancha, which is fried peruvian corn which is typically a free little dish that is served. They also did not have Chicha, which is a traditional purple corn drink. Asides from that the food was delicious. We ordered the Ceviche mixto which was very fresh. For main course we ordered the Tacu Tacu steak which was excellent and we ordered the fried Yucca which was great as well. The service was very good. Overall the food was great and the service was very good.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pisco sours
Rotisserie chicken was delish...moist inside and crispy skin outside. Ordered the Lomo saltado with the tender chunks of ribeye was very good. Both styles of ceviche were also good. But the pisco sours is what made the evening.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Need to honor OpenTable reservation
I reserved on OpenTable 15 mins before arriving. Had to wait 45 minutes for a table because the owner didnt actually have tables available.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service & Tasty Food
Our waiter made this a memorable experience by explaining the background and preparation of the typical Peruvian dishes he was recommending. Our group tried several cocktails and preferred the Piscomojito to the Picso Sour. The cebiche and tiraditos were delicious and portion size very generous. We enjoyed the Tacu Tacu Steak and the Aji de Gallina (shredded chicken in a delicious sauce). But the item that will draw us back is the Rotisserie Chicken. All this entrée can be found at many restaurants, it is really amazing at Panca!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service!
Every time I visit Panca, I try something new and never leave disappointed. I have been there on a weekday and the service is definitely super compared to the weekends. On a Saturday evening, if you don't have a reservation (so they claim), they will place you by the bar counter. Nothing bad about that, but if you have many dishes they might not fit in your space. I went there on a Monday evening, and the place was not too busy. Service was really good, together with the food and the happy hour, which by the way, it is good for drinks and food! I am planning to come again with more friends!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and service was extremely attentive to make sure we were having a good time. As a child of a Peruvian mother, the food was really well made compared to other Peruvian restaurants in NYC. I would definitely go again, especially during their happy hour special - sangria is perfect!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Peruvian Food!
Came to Panca with some peruvian friends and was gladly impressed by the variety and flavors of their cuisine. I especially enjoyed their lobster causa and the ceviche is made fresh to order... For entrees i recommend their lomo saltado and their arroz chaufa de pollo is also a must! To round up your meal get a pisco sour or algarrobina cocktail and you will have a true peruvian treat!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
give me another pisco sour!
Tasty tasty food, tastier drinks, and excellent staff. My only complaint is they are always out of the yucca fries. More yucca, please!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Pisco Sours in NY and great Peruvian food
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & wonderful service
My first experience with Peruvian food, so I can't vouch for authenticity, but I loved it. The food was excellent, the prices very reasonable and it was very popular, there barely was an open table the entire time we ate there. My husband had one of the ceviche shots and it was a very large portion for just $3.00 but even more importantly, it had lots and lots of fresh seafood & it tasted really great. I tried the quinoa risotto and it was really, really good. I loved the combo of mushrooms, tomatoes and asparagus with the nice creaminess of the quinoa. The cocktails were original and the spicy ginger cocktail (sorry, don't remember the name) was absolutely fabulous. It had a nice kick to it and helped to keep us warm while sitting outside.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pisco Mojito is A+
Visited with a Peruvian colleague, who assisted me with the menu options and cocktails. Ceviche was a huge portion - enough to share. It was good, not great. We shared the fried seafood platter - again good, not great.
This is a small restaurant. Service was very attentive for half of our meal, then a party of 8 came in and that seemed to suck the waitstaff's energies. Waited quite a while for the check.
Great opportunity for people watching out the front windows, and outdoor sidewalk seating is fabulous weather permitting.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great fun
Just felt very well taken care of. Fresh, fun, delicious food.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Planca has a nice selection of Peruvian and Peruvian-inspired food. All of the food was well-prepared, and the presentation was nice. The ceviche (mixto) was some of the best that we have had. The service was excellent and friendly. Although there is a very small wine selection (two reds), both (a tempranillo and a malbec) were good and a nice accompaniment to the food.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We realized we were going
We realized we were going to be a bit late at around 7pm, so we changed our reservation from 8:30 to 9:00pm. Even though we made the change and it was confirmed by opentable, they gave away our table when we were not there at 8:30 as they didn't see the change / didn't check opentable. We then had to wait almost an hour for a table, and as the restaurant is so small and was crowded, they told us to wait outside in what was a freezing night in NYC. By the time we got our table we were numb, but the food was delicious and our waiter was incredibly friendly so we let it slide and enjoyed the evening. I was surprised though that management didn't do something nice for us, comp us a drink or whatever, considering the inconvenience.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is amazing... my favorite
Food is amazing... my favorite peruvian restaurant in NYC for sure, the most similar to the typical
peruvian dishes... nice enviroment, service is excellent, food delicious. Looking forward to go again!!!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM