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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
17:00 - 22:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
209 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-1501
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1 - 10 of 251 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pampano was a hidden gem within walking distance of the hotel. I was in NYC celebrating another birthday. The food and service was excellent. The restaurant has inside as well as outside dinning. On a nice night I suggest you do the outside. There is...More

Thank hsy25501
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Had the misfortune of having lunch here on a 90 degree day so it felt like 95 inside. The chic paddle fans did little to move the air and with a full lunch crowd, the noise level made conversation difficult. The menu is inventive, when...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

I had been here for dinner a few months ago and absolutely loved it, so when I had an invitation for lunch, I immediately suggested Pampano. This time, we sat outside on a beautiful day and it was glorious. The service is top notch and...More

Thank pmllny
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Booked last minute looking for a local nice restaurant. Ambiance was outstanding and service was impeccable! Menu was very limited.... primarily seafood. Excellent taste and presentation. Portions were incredibly small for premium prices. Drinks were very small:margaritas in high ball glasses. Deserts were ok.

Thank RobJakubow
Reviewed 4 July 2017

If you are expecting Tex-Mex or the usual taco/burrito fare, you will be disappointed. If you are looking forward to excellently prepared seafood (as well as non-seafood items), friendly, professional service and a relaxed ambience (not to mention their 2nd floor, outdoor terrace), you will...More

Thank Haifisch101
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I loved the ambiance of this restaurant the most. The light and airy feel is a huge change from Richard Sandoval's typical loud and in your face decor. As always, these restaurants are great for any occasion and any group of people. The service was...More

Thank jameswheat17
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We were a party of six out to celebrate a birthday with a fan of Chef Richard Sandoval. It was a relatively quiet Thursday evening featuring impeccable service, a reasonably diverse menu beautifully presented (try the Snapper), and a range of cocktails for every palate....More

Thank ggsmac
Reviewed 8 June 2017

There is so much to recommend this restaurant - ideal location, close to Grand Central for those travelling into Manhattan - excellent food, in terms of both quality and variety (I highly recommend the octopus and paella) - efficient and friendly service - festive ambience....More

Thank bh_green
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This was the first restaurant we ate at once we landed in NYC and it did not disappoint. Excellent classic margaritas and great tapas menu. The seafood options were a definite highlight. Loved the shrimp tacos and we also had some pork appetizers which were...More

Thank Astra B
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

There are things you notice in restaurants that indicate what the food may be like. An empty downstairs dining room with chairs on tables, a slightly worn carpet and menus that have seen better days. We are no experts on Mexican food and the chains...More

Thank Peter084
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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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