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Tue, 6/19
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Pampano New York

4.5
1851 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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Chef Richard Sandoval and Maestro Placido Domingo have partnered to create a Mexican escape in midtown Manhattan. Pampano’s breezy yet elegant, white on white decor showcases Chef Sandoval’s vibrant coastal Mexican cuisine. In the spring and summer, sip on handcrafted margaritas or one of Pampano's 100 tequilas on the outdoor terrace.



“Best New Restaurant in America” Esquire Magazine



“a clear sense of how competing flavors and textures can be orchestrated to create exciting results” New York Times – two stars



“Sandoval uses European techniques to bring the vivid flavors of Mexico to life” Michelin Guide
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday 11:30am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday Closed;
Monday - Wednesday 5:00-10:30, Thursday - Saturday 5-11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 751-4545
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Sandoval
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Catering
Our event planner and chef are happy to tailor menus for off-premise events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
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Parking details
There are public garages in the area.
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Public transit
6 Train to 51st and Lexington
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Entertainment
Enjoy Sunday Brunch from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Prix Fixe menu for $39 includes bottomless Food and Sangria for two hours. Kids 12 years old and younger dine for $15.

Happy Hour at Pampano's Bar Monday thru Friday 5:00 pm -7:00 pm. Special priced cocktails, wine and beer.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Loredana Mendoza at loredana@richardsandoval.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

This sophisticated, tropical restaurant provides dynamic seafood from the coasts of Mexico. It was born out of a partnership between Chef Richard Sandoval and Maestro Placido Domingo.

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What 1851 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was a lovely evening. Sitting outside on the balcony was a special treat in midtown Manhattan. It wasn’t noisy and the weather was perfect. We all enjoyed the food. The special was delicious. The staff was very accommodating, splitting salads and main courses that we shared. Everything was gracious and lovely. I’ll definitely be back again this summer.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The rating says it all. I’ll be back!

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Very ordinary food
Disappointing
Unnecessarily highly named

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Wonderful meal, as always at Pampano. Fresh, inspired Mexican food with regional specialties (Yucatecan cuisine!)

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Very good up-market Mexican food. Friendly and helpful staff. Not inexpensive but worth it. We will definitely be going back!

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2.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Sadly, our evening at Pampano took 2:45 hours due to the complete incompetence of the staff. I of my guests was so fed up, he left early.
Pampano never staffs up properly for its deck opening but this was incredibly bad. Inexperienced and indifferent wait staff, drinks that took 45 minute to arrive, later rounds of drinks that just didn't arrive, the wrong food being delivered and staff who could care less about the problems.
The managers should get fired or Pampano should just close. Have they lost their lease and are milking the restaurant for the last few dollars?
Having been many times, this experience will have me never going back.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

My friends and I had a ladies out night and wanted to find a place that had great food, drinks and ambiance. We found it at Pampano! The wait staff was very nice, and we were taken care of right away. The food was very fresh and tasty. Will be coming back again with my hubby!

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2.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Staff and manager were utterly inconsiderate about air conditioning draft and outside door opening causing further draft. Request to change tables, to be removed from draft, was ignored and then denied due to reserved seating when there were 10 empty tables. Skip this place.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

great food the pork enchlattas are amazing, sad the yucca fries are gone, do business lunches here when I can

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Service was a bit slow, but outdoor table was very nice and food was good.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great menu, food and setting. The only thing on this particular night was the wait between courses and trying to get someone's attention for anything.

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great Mexican Food; a lot more than tacos but they are excellent also

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great food, interesting seafood heavy takes on classic Mexican staples. Service is really fantastic. Place is quite nice.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Cinco de Mayo

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Steak tacos and paella were fantastic!

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The service was a mess, although everyone was very nice. 3 people to get a drink order and I asked for salt and pepper and they only brought salt. The food was also not great. Bland and very small portions as if it were fancy but it wasn't. The strawberry sangria was good, margaritas were too sour as if made with sour mix. I used to like this place with the bottomless brunch but I was surprised and disappointed at how unimpressed I was. The outside seating was nice for a nice day.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food & service - slightly overpriced and they did not have enough vegetarian sections, but still good.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Love it, great food and drinks. Outside patio amazing

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Very enjoyable meal, attentive staff without being pushy. Would go again

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent food and very personable service without being intrusive. My favorite was the dessert that consisted of a corn cake. I had read great reviews prior to visiting; I was not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great experience here! Food was delicious and service very good. Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

There was a bug inside the water jug!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Great! Would recommend as always. Food is fresh and love the ceviche.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC! The ambience, food and usually the service is impeccable! All of the above were true this time except the service - it was not good! We had to flag someone down for everything from the beginning until the end - perhaps they were short staffed because it looked like the managers were taking orders, delivering orders and trying to figure out what was going on. Probably need a better system for waiters to know their sections and pay attention!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious. 'Regular' fare but prepared with touches that made it particulalry Mexican, slightly different from the 'norm', wonderfully balanced flavors, perfectly seasoned dishes. As my friend noted [and I agreed!] the meal was A++! Starting with a perfectly prepared guacamole, one salad, split for two was generous, a side mushroom and corn risotto so creamy and tasty and NOT Italian at all, along with sauteed poblanos crema that had a hint of a bite that was enjoyable, not overpowering. All accompanying shrimp tacos and sea bass. Every bite was a culinary delight!

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Food and service were great!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We love Pampano! The food is wonderful. Great flavors without being overpowering and very well prepared. And while the food is first rate, the attentive service is spectacular.

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Pampano had great reviews online, so we decided to try it. The restaurant was quite lovely, with a very large menu. Everything sounded delicious. Unfortunately, the food was not what we expected , as it was quite bland. Also , service was very, very slow. I don’t think I’ll go back anytime soon.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Pampano is a very good restaurant with great service. The food and service are consistent time and time again. Next, if you like ceviche, look no further. The ceviche offerings are always fresh and extremely tasty. Finally, Pampano has a good wine list and they make great cocktails.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was my third time eating at Pampano. The food is delicious, I can’t wait to go back and try more dishes. I wish the restaurant was a little more accessible. Everything involves stairs, even the first floor dining room. (Which was not in use at our last visit).

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

とてもフレンドリーで楽しい。
お料理も美味しく、サービスも良い。
コストパフォーマンスの優れたお店です。

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This was my second time dining there. A very nice atmosphere, service was very good, and my dinner was quite tasty. I will be going back.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent options for seafood and sharing. Great service. Found the atmosphere a little formal, but overall a lovely restaurant and tasty food.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The most amazing staff, food, and service. We enjoyed every bite of our meal and dessert was amazing...corn cake! Oh, and my glass of wine was delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Nice, good food, but loud.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food was amazing as always! Love their guacamole and chips...yumm! I brought my manager here years ago for a team lunch and it has become our favourite place whenever we get together for lunch. Hibiscus margarita is a MUST! Returning on April 10 for lunch with friends...again!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Pampano; creative and delicious Mexican cuisine . Totally out of the ordinary. The food is not what one expects when one says "Mexican". Gourmet truly is the key word that comes to mind. i have yet to eat here that the meal has not superseded expectations.
Ceviche varieties , chips that are crisp ; planatos that are sweet and perfectly fried. Just everything.
The main salon upstairs is white and bright; even on a cold winter day, it is like being in the tropics. make room for desert. So delicious. Every time we eat here.. we wonder why we don't come back more often.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

My boss asked for a reservation at a Mexican restaurant while in New York for a week long meeting, and what a great find!! Service was prompt, and the food was exquisite - each of us had a different fish dish and the preparation and presentation were amazing. Perfectly cooked, excellent flavors - we will definitely be back next year!!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

great place, great food - too bad it was so cold or we would have sat outside on the terrace

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

a beautiful and delicious lunch with a friend and colleague I had not seen in over 25 years so it was perfect for a special occasion.

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