Permanently Closed - El Panzon Y Frida
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First time here. Came in to celebrate a friends birthday. The food is very good. Our service with Tim was excellent. He checked in on us and made suggestions on the menu. I had the ceviche which sat on a mango puree with a glass of sangria, very gooid. We sat outside. They do have music playing but not too loud. I would definitely suggest trying out this place. Great as a casual date night.
I was pleasantly surprised. Was looking for a new restaurant online and came across El Panzon y Frida. The restaurant had a nice decor and ambiance. Service was top notch and the food was outstanding. Had many unique and healthy options. My wife and I split 4 different tapas and all 4 were delicious, especially the grilled octopus. Even the side of roasted vegetables was unique and delicious. A must try in old town Scottsdale!
The restaurant was empty. Nice decor. Limited menu. We realized it was just serving brunch at that time. I am not sure I would go back because of all these factors.
My wife and I came for the flamenco music, song, and dance, which was over-the-top fabulous. But the food and service were also excellent. Between the two of us, we had the crudite appetizer (our favorite), the salmon main plate (done to perfection, with delicious roasted veggies on the side), another side of roasted veggies, and a side of mac 'n' cheese. Delicious, with great service from our waitress. It was quiet in the restaurant that night because most others were at tv screens watching a baseball play-off game, but the flamenco music made the room lively, passionate, and colorful for those lucky enough to be at Panzone y Frida.
Great flamenco show!!!!💃💃💃💃💃
Ole ole ole
Food is good
The live music on Thursdays was great! Definitely would recommend for a girl's night or date night. Feijoada soup was amazing and sirloin sliders were delish. Can't wait to go back!
We celebrated my husband's 40th at El Panzon y Frida and it was a fantastic experience! Incredible, attentive service, excellent food, beautiful decor -- overall fabulous!
Amazing food and beautiful atmosphere! Highly recommend!
Attentive and friendly service. Food was original and creative but everything was under seasoned (could have used at least salt and pepper). Pickled accompaniments were delicious.
The flamenco show was outstanding. The food seemed to be less special than the first time we dined here a few weeks ago, they were out of some bottles of wine, and the service was friendly but otherwise just average. 5 Stars for Overall and Ambience, and 4 stars for Value, because of the flamenco show and the decor, including the great painting of Frida on the wall.
From the Sage Margarita to the tequila ice cream, all was very well executed. Octopus, Orange beef taco bites, ceviche started our dinner. Truth be told their small plates could easily become a tasty food trip. The main courses were the bone in ribeye, salmon, and the scallops. All cooked to perfection. The Sunchokes and Brussels sprouts were outstanding. The macaroni and cheese side was unbelievably good. The service was very good. This is a hidden gem.
Inventive and tasty food and excellent service in a space that is unique and interesting!
The food and the service is fantastic. So happy I stumbled upon this place. I'll be back for sure.
The space is beautiful, when you walk in it has a wow factor. Beyond that, it's mediocre at best. We made a reservation for a table with the option of low top. When we arrived the host (not sure that was really his duty) sat us at a high top, when I said i had a reservation he just walked away - there were probably only 7 or 8 other tables in there. However, I was not that concerned about the table, so we stayed there. After 15 mins or so and two table touches by a hurried waitress letting us know she would "be right back" we were able to order drinks, after another 10 minutes or so we received them. We ordered a bunch of small plates so that we could share. We all loved the sliders and the goyza, as well as the meat & cheese plate, but the kale dip was inedible and only one person gave the fried olives a thumbs up. The real issue was while we were eating we needed another round. We attempted to get our waitress (or anyone) to take the order, after a while we got the water guy to get her. We ordered and ended up waiting for the drinks to come. We arrived at our reservation time at 8:00 and didn't get our second round until after 9:30 - I don't drink super fast, but 1.5 hours between rounds is excessive. I think after they staff up with a host, more floor staff and more bar tenders - it could be a successful place.
Very disappointing customer service. Took almost a full hour to get our food and I had to go up to the bar and ask for a server. I was also ignored at the bar. Food was nothing special.
I am an Arizona Restaurant Week enthusiast, and always try new places during the event. This was our first stop this week, and I was really underwhelmed with the food and service. Our dinner was at 7, and it was the first day of restaurant week, and they were out of clams. This was really disappointing to my fiancé who had them selected as his starter right away. They did substitute it for the crab dip, which was a nice gesture. Our service was very spotty, we had like three different people coming up to us all night. I would have preferred having someone I knew who to speak with. I had the fried Cornish hen which was good-but not leaving me anything to think of later that night. My fiancée had the lamb pastrami which was again good but nothingness amazing. I would say the best part of dinner was the desert. I don't think this place is even comparable to the other restaurants that I have gone to during restaurant week, really disappointed in this place! Average at best.
Delicious food, service was a tad slow but our food was hot and tasty. Went here for their restaurant week menu. The food seems to be a fusion of latin and other cuisines so if you're looking for unique and different , this is the place to go. The Chocolate Mousse is a must for dessert.
The ambiance and the decor of this restaurant is very nice. However the food was not. We all ordered different items to try and there was a general consensus that it was bad. I will like to give it another try on a Thursday when they have a live flamenco dancers and live music.
We were the only people in the restaurant. Literally. One two people. The hostess was super nice. The menu was odd. To say the least. I'd be stunned if they were there in 3 weeks.
Again, the hostess was really nice. That's it though. Food wasn't nice. Prices weren't nice. Waiter kinda disappeared on us.
Great food and service! Very cool place! Would definitely go back for lunch and dinner.
The restaurant is clean, vibrant and the food is excellent. Not to mention the flamenco dancing was absolutely wonderful!!! Highly recommend!
Worthy of a few opportunities!
This place has Foodie | Bar life potential.
Brand new and still working on their execution, the goal seems to be to extend the Scottsdale Foodie scene geographically; into the nightlife district. A beautifully and meticulously designed rebuild of the old Taco house, the room has a modern, comfortable, industrial feel with contrasting wood walls that soften the steel to provide a very comfortable and grounded atmosphere. A cross between a foodie shop, and a man cave at your Abuelo's (grandparents) house. The only critique is that it feels over-designed. The room could benefit from some scars and personality.
The service was very good although the room was empty when we were served so this aspect of my review must be taken with that caveat in mind. The drinks were well crafted, the server was personable and charming with strong product knowledge.
The food is always the thing. The most challenging thing to execute with so many variables.
At El Panzon y Frida, they hit a solid mark but have to potential and aspire to something much greater.
The hits: Fried Olives with a DRESSED side salad. Perfect! Mousse, silken, rich and not cloyingly sweet. Presentation were all very nicely done. French Toast was just executed perfectly!
Three major critical misses were being out of Bread Pudding (3 weeks after opening and no one else in the building), a top executing operation cannot be out of any menu item. The second issue were the Sirloin Sliders. The meat was tough and butchered in an odd manner for a slider. The third issue were the Gyozas which were beautifully cooked on the bottom while the top were under-cooked.
This place is new and still working on execution, I will happily stay with them as they nail down the few loose boards.
very limited menu; food fair, not terrible but not special in any way; second time going and almost no one in the place and yet it took forever to get our food; waiter seems sh/he doesn't want to be there or doesn't want you to be there. our family will not be going back
Food plates were very small. Great drink specials!
Flamenco night (Thursday) was a treat for our first time. My avocado gazpacho was my favorite dish that night. The octopus was good but it wasn't as tender or flavorful as I hoped. My husband had the sliders and orange citrus tacos and he said they were just ok. Our chocolate mousse was very good! Our biggest negative was that we had three people serving us at different times so we had no idea who was actually in charge of waiting on us. As soon as the flamenco dancers started our server forgot about us. We waited what seemed like 20-30mins to be asked if we wanted another drink or anything else. I'm sure they are busy on flamenco night but maybe they can add more people for Thursdays.
Great food, creative menu!
Excellent restaurant! I went there without expecting anything too good. We started with grilled octopus (excellent) a goat cheese salad and a avocado gazpacho. Then the server told us that the rib-eye was also excellent. In general I don't like the steaks that I eat in America and I was a little skeptic about it. As I was hungry, I decided to give it a try. That was probably the best steak I ever had since I came to America! I ended up even hungrier, because the steak made me want more and more!
The service was very good. I don't remember her name, but she was awesome.
The ambience is more like a pre night club place, with loud music. But I don't care too much as long as they have very good food, as they do.
Fun, unique and eclectic menu. The food was really tasty and the flavor combinations were well thought out and interesting. Our server was really smiley and friendly. The atmosphere was good. We will definitely be back to try the menu again as it rotates seasonally.
We have been here twice. Its spectacular. I do think that they need to have a few more approachable choices. A few more chicken choices as there were none on the menu. The only one they had was pulled. Great atmosphere. Great service! Super location. Just think that you need some more menu choices at a bit of a lesser price point.
We celebrated Mother's Day Brunch. The décor at this place is very pretty and colorful especially the Frida mural. We were a party of four and we all ordered something different and we all loved our meals. Even though the menu selection is small for brunch, I would like to try out their dinner menu and their small bites menu. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I love the location and we even got a good spot to park. Will be back for sure.
Gorgeous on all the senses! Love this place! Must haves: Small plates: grilled octopus (super-tender & flavorful), gyoza (vegetarian & beautiful presentation), ceviche & fried olives. Carnivore friends raved the bone marrow & beef tacos.
Soups are outstanding! Avocado gazpacho is perfect for our hot AZ weather and loved the twist of using avocado u stead of tomato and the grilled shrimp on top.
Entrees: sea bass was perfection especially over the pea puree. It was cooked perfectly; crispy in outside, moist and tender inside! Scallops & lobster were outstanding as well
Drinks are hand crafted and have a unique twist as well (Paloma is frozen & caipirinhas are with cucumber).
Service from Robb has been stellar both times I've been there.
Check out their flamenco 💃🏻 too!
My husband and I went to El Panzon Y Frida and were very impressed. They had only been open for 5 weeks and it wasn't very busy on a Sunday evening. We wanted to try several items so we ordered the gyoza, the grilled octopus, the cornish hen, the fried olives, and the tacos. Each dish had complex flavors and were cooked to perfection. Our server Tim was attentive and friendly. I hope they are successful because we definitely want to go back. The only negative thing I have to say is the restaurant is located behind a day and night club and you can hear the loud music from across the street which changes the ambiance if you were to dine on the patio.
Had a great time! Went with the wife to celebrate 20th year anniversary. Did not disappoint. They have been open only for about 1 month, but seem to have everything together. Drinks were very good. Friendly, upbeat atmosphere with great mural of Frida Khalo as the center piece!
This is a new restaurant that I REALLY hope makes it. The decor is really pretty and hip, EVERY employee was super friendly and helpful, and the food was REALLY REALLY GOOD!
GO GO GO ... we recommend it HIGHLY!
This place is remarkable!
The octopus was unbelievable, it's a must try!!!
Will be back...
The food at El Panzon Y Frida is wonderful! Especially the appetizers/small plates. Highly recommend the steak tartar, gyoza, and grilled octopus. The vibe and location are great as well!