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Pampano New York

1804 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:30am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday 5-9:30pm;
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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Our event planner and chef are happy to tailor menus for off-premise events.
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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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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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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 1804 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rosstaferion (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great food, service an overall great experience!
This is a fun lively place but not too loud that you are overwhelmed by your neighbors.

RobertP (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

It was so pleasant to be in their large, open room that was quiet without being church-like. Attentive service that did not dawdle. My wife loved her paella and I had a marvelous filet. Dessert was the best lime sorbet I can recall having. Excellent house cocktails and very good wine selection. All in all, we were very pleased and will make a point of returning.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very nice meal
Food was excellent and margaritas super.

MIRO (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food on Valentine's day, special menu, excellent Don Julio tequila flight enough for two. Very pleasant atmosphere and attentive staff. Will come back!

StephanieW (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, expect to spend a good amount of money. Special occasion :)

vipElPavo (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I’ve been coming to Pampano for many years but have never reviewed the restaurant. Hopefully the Chef will read this. The food is great. Tasty. Well executed. But it is getting boring. The menu hasn’t changed significantly in a long long time. The service is friendly but clumsy. For example, we were seated but nobody came to our table a at least 10 minutes. The wine list was omitted. Utensils from the previous course were left on the table. Steak knives only appeared after the meat arrived. Glasses were left I filled. A wine chiller appeared after half the bottle was gone. And the list goes on and on. For a restaurant trying to be more than a taco joint, this restaurant needs attention and the chef appears asleep at the wheel.

vipDocA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

"I love the relaxed feel of this place . I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, drinks were great and affordable."

vipBetty123 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

excellent food and service, most seating and rest rooms are on the second floor. Will need to walk up about 20 plus steps to get there. Some of friends has knee problem may have problem to climb up these steps

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Very festive and bright atmosphere..... will definitely return!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Lovely restaurant ..