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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-1501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank cbaldino1014
Reviewed 2 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 25 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

Thank DenTravelGuy
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to Pampano. I was as delighted as I was in April when I first visited this wonderful restaurant. The guacamole was exceptional as it was then. My fish entree was creative and delicious, combining many subtle flavors. The meal was...More

Thank Drrosenbloom
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Came here for a work lunch as work nearby and had never eaten at this restaurant. It looks small from the outside, but once entering, we were quickly shown by the hostess upstairs, where it is decorated as if you area actually in Mexico, and...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Our party of six shared a wonderful meal at Pampano last week. We had several people with various food restrictions, and although we didn't ask for any special preparations, the waiter (and chef) went out of their way to accommodate everyone by preparing dishes with...More

Thank mnbnyc
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I know, Mexican and high-end seems like an oxymoron but this place manages to pull it off. The food is very good although the menu is somewhat limited. The paella rice dish was excellent, and could actually feed two people. My wife's lobster tacos although...More

Thank rossvesq
Reviewed 2 November 2017

A quirky upstairs interior and very good friendly service was most welcoming. As a family of four with two teenage girls the menu was a little 'different' with not your typical NYC fayre. It may take some explaining from the waiter. Having said that once...More

Thank MrPastry69
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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