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Panca

3.9
124 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Peruvian
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  • Fit for Foodies (126)
  • Neighborhood Gem (124)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (81)

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Treat yourself to some fabulous ceviche and mouth-watering chicken at Panca. Serving the West Village, this cozy restaurant offers a delightful fusion of Peruvian cuisine prepared using traditional Asian and European techniques and served in warm surrounds. Chef Ezequiel Valencia helms a menu that features a dizzying array of options, designed to appeal to even the most stubborn of sceptics. It includes tapas, soup, rice dishes, rotisserie chicken and a selection of entrees. Try the aji de gallina for a delicious Peruvian classic. It includes rice, potatoes and shredded chicken served in a spicy and creamy sauce.

Drop by at Panca in the evening to take advantage of their happy hour specials. The restaurant�s fun and relaxed vibe make it a nice place to visit after work for drinks and casual dinner with a friend. Panca is open Mondays to Sundays.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Peruvian, Latin American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 488-3900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Emmanuel Piqueras
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Catering
Panca provides full service catering for events of all sizes, from casual gatherings in your home to big parties. We can also help you plan your private party at our location.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bleecker & 7th Ave South
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Public transit
Take the 1 train to the Christopher St. stop.
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Entertainment
Panca does many events, from Pisco tastings to parties. Be sure to become our friend on facebook to keep yourself updated with upcoming events!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
3.8
service
3.5
ambience
3.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipIlovewine2 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2014

I havent been to Panca since i went there for my birthday celebration.
My boyfriend and I went back there last night and ooppps i gorgot how much the pisco sour is so good.....we always get the same food but we decided to change and we werent disappointed...my fav spot to eat a traditional peruvian ceviche...

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vipvcBK (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2014

I have been to Panca on multiple occasions and the food has been great every time. For Apps, I recommend the Cebiche clasico, Anticucho and Papa a la Huancaina. I love the Lomo Saltado and always drink Pisco Sours when I go! Staff is friendly and the place is also great for groups. Delicious food, highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2014

The restaurant was pretty empty for a friday night, especially for one with a bar. But we came here for a late dinner so because we were one of 2 couples inside the restaurant, the waiters were attentive and we were served promptly. We ate a few of their ceviche appetizers and they were each delicious. Would come again.

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Sandy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 9, 2014

We found this restaurant randomly checking the West Village map and after reading how good it was in yelp, we gave it a try. We were not disappointed. The pisco sour and the piscomojito were really good cocktails and the ceviche was excellent. The "papas a la huancaina" were also very good and we had a good time. The staff members were very attentive and nice and they made sure we had everything we needed. I'll be back for sure.

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vipBrittettes (Miami)
2.0  Dined on August 8, 2014

We visited this restaurant because we were looking for Peruvian food .
The ceviche always , I mean always it's served with Peruvian Cancha ( toasted dry corn) but they dont offer it . The Pisco sour was a bit bitter . It's supposed to be more on the sweet side than bitter .
I must say that their quinoa chaufa was really good .

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vipDiner7 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 8, 2014

Food was very tasty. Particularly enjoyed the aji de gallina and lomo saltado. The passion fruit piscine spurs were fantastic! Price point was great and it was easy to get a table on a Friday night.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 4, 2014

Panca serves authentic, fresh Peruvian cuisine. There were 3 of us and we ordered appetizers to share: marina causa and cebiche, both were excellent and very tasty! We then tried the Lomo saltado and the mushrooms quinoa, that were also delicious.
The staff was very courteous, and prompt.
We had a wonderful time!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

I had the Pescado a lo Macho. It was delicious yet a bit too expensive other ways i would say I had a great time there.

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foodluvr13 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

Hi, My wife found Panca on the web because she wanted to go out for some Peruvian food and although I was a little skeptical I decided to go and try it. We went and had dinner and to my surprise the service was top notch and the staff they were very welcoming and knowledgeable, the food was beyond delicious the portions were perfect and I honestly could not have asked for a better meal. I will definitely revisit Panca and I have already spread the word to all of my friends. it was an all around great experience.

Thank you.

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vipAndrea (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

Great Ceviche! Very close to the authentic Peruvian food that I would eat in Los Angeles.

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vipChief (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2014

Place was super fun and the service was great. GREAT drinks!

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duckrabbit (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 4, 2014

I've been to this restaurant a few times, and each time it has been less busy. I can't honestly say why. The food is exactly like other reviews say - ceviche that is divine, excellent lomo saltado, other things variable.
The service is how I like it - friendly but with room to breathe. As always with this old-world style, you have to fight a little to get the bill, but I'm never in a hurry so this is hardly a problem.

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vipJJJJerseyCity (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2014

I go to Panca often. The food is incredible. You can't leave without trying any one of the numerous ceviches they serve. Just amazing.

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Goodeats001 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on May 25, 2014

I was looking for a Peruvian restaurant and this was the only one in the neighborhood. We waited 30min before our drinks finally arrived, then an additional 20min for our appetizer. The food was good, but not worth the wait at all. I would normally get up and leave, but I was exhausted and starving. My husband and I will never come here again. I prefer to head uptown to Pio Pio. Better service and food.

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kseats (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on May 25, 2014

the food was o.k., but the service was terrible. the food took forever. They had a problem with the gas line, but didn't tell us until we complained after an hour.

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vipcalicoemw (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2014

My paella was made without mussels as I requested. It was PERFECTLY cooked and the seafood was soft and NOT overdone. Amazing flavor and wonderful service. One of the best places in NYC for paella.

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None (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 3, 2014

Panca is consistently serving very good and authentic peruvian food. Service is fast and friendly. While a short menu has been reflected in consistently good dishes, needs to have some variation to keep charming old customers. Drinks are also very good and the bartender is amazing but last time I detected too much foam in the Pisco Sour this is a minuscle detail. As a Peruvian and foodie I recommend this restaurant without any hesitation.

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vipFoodie76 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 3, 2014

I am Peruvian, and I dare to say that I know what good Peruvian food is. I have enjoyed every visit at Panca their dishes and drinks. You will find everything you like: vegan, vegetarian and carnivore! The drinks are one of the best Peruvian drinks I had. Try the passion fruit sour if you are in the sweet side. Jalea will feed two people the least! I will definitely recommend it to any person who feel like trying out of the box food :)

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vipGhy1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 13, 2014

Best anticuchos ever!!!!!

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jilly (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 12, 2014

We tried two classics, ahi de gallina and lomo saltado. They were both excellent (though the ahi de gallina could use a bit more ahi amarillo). The service was slow but friendly. The atmosphere was bustling and crowded but not too crowded. I would definitely go back again.

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