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Pampano

209 E. 49th St., New York, NY, 10017
nr. Third Ave.
212-751-4545

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

75% would go back.

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What a Find!

By ncfoodie on 3/15/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Do not get to the city very often but when I do I rely on this site to lead me in the right direction. What a find! It was a homerun in my mind. The lobster tacos...WOW!.... The Quacamole....WOW!......I tried the Chef's 5 course Selection......Small portions but a great tasting. I am so happy I found this review....HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE THE TIME AND VISIT!

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97 out of 180 people found this review helpful.

Hybiscus Heaven

By tdmale on 6/24/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Without any comparions, simply the most original, flavorfull and tasteful restuarant in NYC. The coastal Latin cuisne is light and packed with amazing texture and contarsting flavors. I started with the Hybiscus Margarita which was pure heaven. My wife and I shared the cerviche which was amazing then the Pescado Azteca with Huitlacoche it6 had an incredible earthy flavor and finished with the chocoflan not big enough for me but everybight was incredilble, the service was incredibly freindly and the terrace was beuatiful, it was exoensive compared to most Mexican restaurants but what you get is miles above. Cant wait to try Maya next.

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306 out of 596 people found this review helpful.

Light Lunch - Great Meeting Spot!

By lacatarina on 5/31/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I don’t usually recommend places for lunch, but I had a nice experience at Pampano last week. We were sat at the terrace, with such beautiful weather it was just perfect. We had a ceviche sampler, which was a really nice choice for the beginning of the summer, then I had the seafood salad, and my colleague had a steamed fish with vegetables, they were both good choices to keep the diet low in fat. Service was very friendly, I had to ask for an aspirin and they were very helpful. It is an excellent place for lunch meetings, this was my first time there, but I will be going many more.

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381 out of 808 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful Tacos and Tortas

By truly_sweet on 3/14/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Try the carne asada tacos and tortas. Also great fresh juices and lemonade.

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293 out of 662 people found this review helpful.

Terrific New Spot

By benski on 5/7/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Pampano is outstanding at every turn...the food was inventive, delicious and bountiful. The staff was attentive, without being cloying, and very helpful in navigating a very unique menu. The newly renovated space is light, airy and fresh. Dining upstairs under the skylight is beautiful. The price is very, very reasonable for the quality of food. A definite A++ to Pampano!

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265 out of 500 people found this review helpful.

What a find!

By food_is_amazing on 3/20/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Mexican seafood? In a city full of Rosa Mexicanos and Chipotles (and this far from San Francisco), the concept seemed a bit dubious. Well, I was wrong: this is a lovely restaurant. Spacious (for NYC) and warm, with well-seasoned and fresh food. The stuffed tamale was wonderful, and I will definitely go back for the warm corn cake with coconut ice cream.

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125 out of 220 people found this review helpful.

Sublime dining experience

By msbstam on 1/26/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love this restaurant. Our dinner was wonderfully light, flavorful, beautifully served, and just plain civilized. From the greeting downstairs, to the courtly and friendly waiter...all was just wonderful. The guacomole was the best. The triple seviche wonderful, the fish soup lively with flavor and crunch, and the scallops were sweet and prepared perfectly. I've eaten here about four times....and every meal is a treat. I would love to move through the menu....item by item....What a treat.

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192 out of 358 people found this review helpful.

A great discovery in the neigborhood !

By midtownfoodie on 5/28/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have lived in the neighborhood for a while and have seen this spot open and close its doors before, so it took me a while before I got myself to try this Mexican place. I am terribly sorry I waited so long!! I've been missing out on one of the best Mexican restaurants in town if not the best. The atmosphere is wonderful, the downstairs bar always with a buzz, and the upstairs dinning room a perfect place to enjoy the wonderful food. Mainly seafood, this restaurant is a showcase of what modern mexican food really is.Go on a date, a business meeting or to celabrate an important occasion, you won't regret it. Service is friendly and accomodating.

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379 out of 816 people found this review helpful.

First Rate Dining!

By MTdiners on 9/24/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

We rarely rate a restaurant so highly, but PAMPANO earned our praise. The beautifully appointed bar and equally well executed upstairs dining room combined with perfect Spanish background music provided a very comfortable setting for the terrific food and attentive service. Pampano has, without question, the best Margaritas in the city. DON'T miss this great new restaurant!

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306 out of 638 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Food and Outdoor Seating

By RayJB on 5/27/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great restaurant with beaatiful food. I ordered the tasting menu when I was there to try out everything that they had and not one dish dissappointed. The service was a bit slow as we had to get the waitor's attention just to give us menus but the outside seating is perfect in the summer

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58 out of 116 people found this review helpful.

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