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Pampano New York

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209 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-1501 (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
+1 212-751-4545
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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United Kingdom
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice dinner! Great service, kind and caring. Good and tasty margarita and other cocktails. Guacamole was nice with seranos on the side. Taco/flat bread filet steak is very good and well prepared. Ahi tuna in sesame seeds with several types of beans is excellent. A lovely and soothing decor.

Thank Steph2310
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were here for a holiday dinner with family. The food was wonderful and plentiful. The first thing we noticed was the decor. The interior was very bright but not in a harsh way. The whole place felt very open, airy, warm, and inviting. Guacamole, salsa and chips started us off well. The hibiscus margarita was really good and not... More 

Thank Hillary R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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161 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Try this Mexican seafood restaurant in Midtown East,superb service very nice ambiance. If you thought the Mexican food is tacos and enchiladas think again amazing seafood dishes try it

Thank 1210tgho
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We were in NYC for one night and friends recommended this place, as they recently had a great meal there. The atmosphere was fine. It was a bit slow for a Saturday night, so I wouldn't call it a vibrant scene restaurant. I think I'm the summer (when our friends went) there is a rooftop deck. We both started with... More 

Thank baltimorefamily4
Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Pampano is a beautiful restaurant, located within walking distance of the theater district. We had a perfect dining experience. I really appreciate the ambience: the music is very subtle, tables are beautifully set and the decor is serene. Service is impeccable. We had the spicy guacamole (it was spicy!!) served with tortilla chips, both wonderful. I had a margarita and... More 

Thank CharleneM
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Good is good and the variety of margaritas are amazing Service is ok, but they forgot to bring our sides and didn't really apologise for it I would go back

Thank FerCastroUK
Bronx, New York, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The unlimited small plates and sangria make this brunch a lil different and special the chicken and waffles and the strawberry mint sangria was a Big hit among the Birthday celebrants

Providence, Rhode Island
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252 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband thought I had lost my mind when I ordered the churrasco pampano. His comment was "Steak in a Mexican restaurant? You'll be disappointed." It was great to prove him wrong. The filet was extremely tender and flavorful, but more than that, it was cooked exactly as I ordered it. I like my steak very rare to rare, and... More 

Thank KLGri
Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

At work, everyone used to kid me that I had stock from Pampano... A Richard Sandoval restaurant in NYC. I have had great dinners there. Please notice the past tense of the previous sentence. I went with 3 good friends to have a nice meal at Pampano. Service was professional and friendly as always.... But the food has slipped a... More 

Thank Gpags
Basel, Switzerland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been to Pampano in nearly 7 years and was so happy to come back and find it still fabulous. Great evening meal on the terrace: ceviche, cod, tuna - amazing!

Thank 135anonymous

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-1501
    (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Train to 51st and Lexington
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-751-4545
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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