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Posted by Ricky on 03/09/2012
Best Peruvian food in NY
Posted by simon down on 02/27/2012
If you turn up toward the end of service on a sunday night., then the waiters/manager should tell you. The service here was dreadful. Plates and glasses were taken the moment someone finished and dessert was offered to one of us before the other was finished eating his main. It was so bad that I asked that they didn't hurry us. Towards the end they even put the TV volume up and were clearly very keen to get home. How simply would it have been that they just say when we arrived that service had finished. The food; dull as dish water and over priced. A ruined evening! Though it was so bad it was funny
Posted by JS on 04/14/2010
The food at Panca is actually pretty good. It's fresh and tasty, and if I were basing my opinion of the restaurant on the food alone, I would definitely go back. However, the service was the absolute worst service I've encountered in a NYC restaurant in years. It took about 45 minutes to get our main courses and 25 to get our dessert. We had just told the waitress to cancel our dessert and just bring us the check when our dessert finally arrived. I'm not sure what the hold-up was with either course because the restaurant wasn't particularly crowded, and it was relatively early on a Thursday night. Because of the unpleasant service, there's no chance I'll ever go back here.
Posted by Liz on 11/21/2009
Found this place just by walking around and stopped in because I was in the mood for sangria! Delicious Peruvian sangria; a little differnet from Spanish sangria, not as fruity, but still good. I couldn't stay for dinner since I had another engagement but I had an appetizer (yuca) and it was quite yummy. The decor and atmosphere are superb! I look forward to going back real soon.
Posted by SM on 11/05/2009
I am Asian and may not know the difference, but I do care about food, value and service. We had a small birthday dinner here today and it was fabulous. Service was good, but could be because the restaurant was not packed tonight. The Fritos and Octopus cerviche was yummy. Then we shared 3 main courses and all 3 were flavorful and fresh. If you like a strong cup of java, you can't go wrong here and my friend said the mojito was really good. I want to know how they make that rice, beans and potato mixture served with that skirt steak. Get me a small salad along with this rice, I can eat it every other night.
Posted by ranoon on 08/05/2009
my friend and I tried a number of small plate items 1st an appetizer sampler which consisted of 4 items: causa marina (peruvian yellow potato with crab & avocado) my friends favorite beautifully presented, the chef's signature cebiche of snapper, octopus, mussels to die for, tabouli and choros a la chalaca (mussels with red onion). a great sampling of the fresh flavorful heavenly food this restaurant serves. im used to arabic tabouli -- this was made with quinoa rather than bulgar and full of flavor citrus explosion. the missels were also wonderful and loaded with finely chopped red onion so expect to stink and enjoy! approx $18 & worth every penny we went on to have the snapper cebiche served with 3 different sauces 1 red 1 citrus 1 cream all 3 glorious a good experience and would order again. approx $12 lastly we tasted the anticucho de corazon (marinated beef skewers) which were not the best cut of meat but flavorful and fantastic. not my favorite of the night but great flavor, spicy but not overwhelming. approx $9 do not forget the SANGARIA you'll come back from more! going back to this restaurant asap. good food, reasonable prices, a very nice night out with friends.
Posted by anonymous on 08/04/2009
We've not gone to this neighborhood restaurant for some time, mainly because we'd not heard much of it. But we were pleasantly surprised on a weeknight to find plenty seating outside (charming seating inside), delicious cocktails, tender and flavorful ceviche, and delicious, well-cooked entrees. The meat was tender and perfectly cooked; the quinoa risotto is out of this world. We're putting this on our neighborhood list of go-tos.