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.View Private Dining Details
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.
The rating says it all. I’ll be back!
Very ordinary food
Unnecessarily highly named
Wonderful meal, as always at Pampano. Fresh, inspired Mexican food with regional specialties (Yucatecan cuisine!)
Very good up-market Mexican food. Friendly and helpful staff. Not inexpensive but worth it. We will definitely be going back!
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.
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!
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.
great food the pork enchlattas are amazing, sad the yucca fries are gone, do business lunches here when I can
Service was a bit slow, but outdoor table was very nice and food was good.
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.
Great Mexican Food; a lot more than tacos but they are excellent also
Great food, interesting seafood heavy takes on classic Mexican staples. Service is really fantastic. Place is quite nice.
Cinco de Mayo
Steak tacos and paella were fantastic!
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.
Great food & service - slightly overpriced and they did not have enough vegetarian sections, but still good.
Love it, great food and drinks. Outside patio amazing
Very enjoyable meal, attentive staff without being pushy. Would go again
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.
Great experience here! Food was delicious and service very good. Highly recommend!
There was a bug inside the water jug!
Great! Would recommend as always. Food is fresh and love the ceviche.
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!
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!
Food and service were great!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Excellent options for seafood and sharing. Great service. Found the atmosphere a little formal, but overall a lovely restaurant and tasty food.
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.
Nice, good food, but loud.
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!
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.
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!!
great place, great food - too bad it was so cold or we would have sat outside on the terrace
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.