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For 2
Date
Fri, 1/19
Time
11:00 PM
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Pampano New York

4.6
1787 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican
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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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Cross street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
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What 1787 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

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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ErnestoO (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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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pwiwi 
3.0
Dined on December 25, 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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CatNYC (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

Outstanding food and service! Awesome margaritas and food was delicious! Great service too!
Will definitely go back next trip to NYC.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

We visit this restaurant eveyiine we travel to New York! Great food and service!

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Inkak (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was good but I would say way too expensive for the type of food served. Guacamole for $18, paella for $38. We were party of 4, all agreed that we liked the food we ordered, but the price.

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vipcinci75 (Cincinnati)
3.0
Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was very good but the service felt rushed.... especially for a midweek night where they did not appear to be

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westhamCT (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on November 27, 2017

Highly attentive service combined with fresh tasty, nicely presented food, made for a great value lunch (choose from 3 course set lunch menu). Upstairs space is very bright and airy and on this lunchtime, was also very quiet.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican
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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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Cross street
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 751-4545
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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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Catering
Our event planner and chef are happy to tailor menus for off-premise events.
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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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Executive chef
Richard Sandoval
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
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Loredana Mendoza at loredana@richardsandoval.com

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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