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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 - 21:30
Closed now
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with colleagues that quickly turned in to friends. Menu catered for all tastes including a distrust of fish - and the mysterious "churros" were a huge find. Incredible. We ate like pigs in honor of Topaz - Jon's childhood pet/friend. The tequila menu is exhaustive - it practically runs to a second appendix. Service was first class - refreshing... More 

Thank anmol b
New York
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really loved this place, three times already and I enjoyed very much. The guacamole is a must, the ceviche is very tasty and we shared a mariscada and a churrasco. The food here is amazing, make sure you get dessert with a café con leche. Great service from the staffs. Ops make sure to make a reservation.

Thank W0nderW0nder
Westfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Pámpano several times over the years with friends, family and business associates. The quality of the food remains exceptional (love the Lobster tacos appetizer!) and there's an incredible selection of Spanish wines. Really unfortunate that they still haven't brought any Mexican wines after all these years!

Thank Somnolet
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in midtown east, this dimly lighted Mexican with a seafood emphasis is pretty without being glitzy, has very attentive service without being stiff, and offers a varied menu with a lot of fish options. Maybe best of all, you can hear yourself talk despite the mix of couples, tables of 4, and larger tables of family with kids.

Thank PacePace
United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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