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  • Mexican, Nuevo Latino
  • 209 E 49th St, New York NY10017 40.7549973 -73.9707009
  • (Btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
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  • (212) 751-4545
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User Ratings (Based on 36 reviews)

3.525
Food 3.8 Value 2.9
Service 3.5 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 751-4545
Fax:
fax
(212) 751-0800
Website:
www.modernmexican.com/pampano
Notes:
Delivery Take Out Private Parties Visa, MC, AmEx
Hours:
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner Sun: 5pm-9:30pm Mon-Wed: 5pm-10pm Thu-Sat: 5pm-10:30pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Happy Hour, Delivery, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Pampano

    Posted by Frida on 10/12/2007

    Different countries, different customs..

    Glad to experience they actually have normal sized portions, not the typical US american huge plates with by far too much food which you can impossibly finish. I also liked the fact that you don't get thrown out of the restaurant while still chewing on your last bite which happens in too many restaurants in this country but actually get to enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant and to talk to your date.

  • Pampano

    Posted by Disappointed on 09/02/2007

    Are you kidding?

    Went there a few nights ago. I normally don't write these reviews, but want to do humanity a favor. The decor was soft and elegant. The waitress of the evening was a bit lost. When I asked her to translate a few things, she walked away thinking I told her to give us a few minutes. But that was miscommunication - won't hold it against her. The food: Where do I begin?? I know it's "creative mexican seafood", but at least do some justice to flavor. Our meals were, indeed, creative, but I don't mind the unusual look of things. It tasted awful and I tried my best to give it the benefit of the doubt. For high rated pricing, I definitely expected better quality. The French white wine, however, was excellent.

  • Pampano

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/28/2007

    One amazing meal!

    I went here for dinner tonight and heard the food was great. I couldn't have been more correct. The lobster tacos were delicious, the guacamole was great, and my golden bass was unbelievable (along with the delicious sauteed vegetables, beans, and amazing sauce that came with it). To finish off my meal, I had the chocoflan which was decadent (although, it tasted more like cheesecake than a flan). The cocktails were also very good, a little strong on the liquor though. My only complaint is that the service was nowhere as good as the food. It took forever for the waiter to realize we were ready to order, and while the food came out timely, it took forever to finish up in terms of paying for the check. It's not a question of staffing (they clearly can't handle more waiters in terms of the space), it's just that the waiters could've been a bit more attentive. Other than that, I have no other complaints about the restaurant and would recommend it to any one looking for a fantastic dinner for any special occasion.

  • Pampano

    Posted by Lisa on 06/27/2007

    Come hungry, leave hungry and broke

    I ate at Pampanos last night because it is near my job and wanted to try out the terrace view. The view was great. The food was not. The appetizers were expensive and so small all I could say was "This is it"? The main course of salmon was not much bigger and the not very good. They do know how to make food "look" delicious with fancy displays but don't be fooled. If you don't know good food and are starving yourself, you might like this place. But as for me, I won't be going back.

  • Pampano

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/22/2007

    Summer favorite

    Pampano has an amazing outside terrace that is on the second floor and is one of those special places that transports you outside of Manhattan. The hibiscus margaita and lobster tacos are my favorite items!

  • Pampano

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/15/2007

    Great decor and food, very poor service

    I love the bright space and food is unusual and really good. Nothing like Maxa Mexico across the street. This is hip and fancy. But service totally ruins it. Clearly understaffed, plus the 2 waiters attenting a full room and terrace are untrained and inattentive... it's a shame. With the prices they change I would expect much better service.

  • Pampano

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/23/2007

    Yum!

    Went for dinner with my father, his fiancee and my boyfriend. Nice table upstairs with a view of the outside deck. The service was nice and not rushed which made conversation easy. Appetizers were all great except my ceviche could have been a touch bigger of a portion. Main courses we had the tuna, the snapper, the swordfish and all were presented well and tasted so fresh and full of herbs. My father is very hard to please when it comes to food and he liked it all. Dessert was the sorbet which was wonderful as well as the chocolate cake and the coconut ice cream. This is a great, eclectic restaurant to come back to many times.

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