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Pampano New York

209 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-1501
+1 212-751-4545
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Located in Midtown, Pampano New York is celebrated for its Mexican offering, which spans ceviche to lobster tacos. The spot has built a positive reputation on TripAdvisor; as one...More
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Mexican, Seafood, Spanish, Latin, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
209 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-1501
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here after reading a recommendation in Fodor’s. Great Mexican food. Variety of menu items, great drink selection and good atmosphere. Seating was available outside but not when we were there. The guac was great, the beef tenderloin tacos were delicious and we loved...More

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An unattractive exterior almost resulted in me missing out on this excellent restaurant, but the “Join us for lunch” sign drew me in, thankfully. The inside decor is beautiful and peaceful, the service was very good, and the food was excellent. I look forward to...More

Thank Patti F
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Pampano was listed as a great place to dine, so we decided to go for dinner. The nice part of our experience is that we were seated in a quiet part of the bar, as opposed to the more lively dining room. The sad part...More

Thank DeeDee3579
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Just arrived in NY, dropped bags at the hotel and ran out the door for dinner at Pampano - a great find. Pampano is small and has a really nice feel to it, very clean and bright and not packed full of tables. More "posh"...More

Thank 2adults4kids
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Paella was very good, better than in other restaurants in the neighborhood. The problem was that in the menu, printed price was $ 32 and on my bill it was $38. Manager explained to me that perhaps my server inadvertently entered the wrong amount. Aren't...More

1  Thank ViajeroMaglalakbay
Reviewed 1 March 2018

I met a friend for lunch and really enjoyed Pampano. The ambiance is bright and airy, not overly crowded and the food was excellent. Our server steered me to order one of the crudo dishes and it was delicious! The guacamole starter was a nice...More

Thank Angela126M
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I had a birthday weekend in NYC with my family, and chose this place for Friday night dinner because it was close to our hotel and the menu looked interesting. We LOVED it! The staff could not have been more warm and welcoming, and the...More

Thank SusannaRK
Reviewed 14 February 2018

The last time I was here I participated in the bottlemless brunch for $43. Definitely worth it! You receive unlimited drinks and small plates for 3 hours. The chicken and waffles was my friends favorite! My favorite was the red sangria. I also had a...More

1  Thank cbaldino1014
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Good buzz as soon as arrived. Evening menu a treat. Churassco a must .. not sure needed the final glass of their Tempranillo.. large helpings 😀

Thank Julian C
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

This food is far from Mexican! Sure there are Mexican names to the food but for restaurant week it was so far from being Mexican that you could have gotten the food anywhere else! Being a Sandoval restaurant I had high hopes but this one...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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