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Tue, 4/24
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Pampano New York

4.5
1822 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 1822 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

MY FRIENDS AND I GOT TOGETHER FOR A FUN EVENING AND WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED OUR MEAL. THE WAITER MADE SUGGESTIONS FOR DESSERT WHICH WERE PERFECT. BETS CHURROS I'VE HAD...PAELLA WAS WONDERFUL. ALL AROUND A GREAT EVENING

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent service- noon was a great time for a business lunch (1230-1pm seemed to get super busy)
Ambiance is upscale but fun/chic and not stuff at all
Food was excellent - lots of choices and very clean eating

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Good well light spot and well taken care of. Reasonable business lunch prices.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Very nice setting. Lots of choices. Food delicious. I had the steak tacos. The staff very attentive. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food and drinks were delicious. The room was a little loud and we were seated next to a patio door which made it very cold. We were upstairs in a wide open room. Downstairs looked cozier but a private event was going on.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Always teriffic. I go to Pampano a few times a year, love it every time.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very nice meal
Food was excellent and margaritas super.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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."

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Lovely restaurant ..

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Lovely food, lovely service. Overall a relaxed place for conversation with a good friend.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Very good nouvelle Mexican fare and the staff is friendly

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

My birthday

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Delghtful, delicious but expensive. That's it, take it or leave it.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

We went there for Restaurant Week and as usual the food was great. Unfortunately, the restaurant was very packed so that we did not get to sit in the pretty dining room upstairs but in the much cozier back on the ground floor. A lot less picturesque but the same good food and a lot more quiet. Good for conversation. - We also had to wait a little longer than usual but the service was friendly and attentive. Would definitely go again, and recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Bravissimo! Fantastic evening with friends. Great service, terrific drinks, wonderful food, and an extra dessert offered to us just because! Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Everything we tried was authentic, delicious and special.
Can’t wait to return

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

I love this restaurant - great food, service and an inviting atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was excellent, service was great. The restaurant was very cold. It was a particularly cold day in NYC, and it was just as cold inside. We were there for almost 3 hours and had to sit with our coats and hats on. The manager was kind enough to check on us, but regardless it was really cold in there.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We had our new year dinner at Pampano. There is a parking garage just across the street which was very convenient as the temperatures that night were really cold. We had a very good time, the staff was friendly, there was a 4 course pre-set menu, with some options to choose from. The food was very good, the salad was great as well as the ribs. The huitlacoche risotto was a bit overcooked. Cayos de hacha (scallops) were a favorite for my wife. Desert were just OK (3-milks cake or chocolate musse). A mariachi band played for about 90 minutes (with some recess), until midnight, and that was fantastic. A glass of sparkling wine was included in the price. At $110 per person, the price was a bit high in my opinion ($90-$95 would have been fair).

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Carte un peu limitée pour un 24/12 au soir, rupture de paella a 7h30pm, j'ai moyennement apprécié.... Attention pas de menu enfant donc j'ai dû payer plein pot le plat pour ma fille qui n'a quasiment rien mangé car cuisine trop sophistiquée pour elle. Mon conjoint et moi même avons apprécié nos plats plutôt originaux.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Don't be fooled by the category. This elegant townhouse restaurant is a great place to dine with your special friends and guests. First of all, the ambiance. You feel you are invited to someone's house. Bright and just right, sophisticated decor. And then the food! I ordered a typical Anerican brunch dish, but it wasn't ordinary; every component was carefully crafted. It was over the top.
If anyone has tried extraordinary tacos at their taqueria outpost nearby (if not, I strongly recommend), you know what to expect to eat at this restaurant. But maybe not. You will be surprised still, pleasantly.

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