Wednesday, July 13, 2011

PAMPANO - Modern Mexican Restaurant

Celebrating 20 years of dining out, it's Restaurant Week in NYC through July 24, 2011.  Over 300 restaurants participate offering Three-course prix-fixe dining.
Lunch $24.07 and Dinner $35.

For lunch today, I went to eat at Pampano with some friends.  Pampano is an upscale restaurant offering modern Mexican cuisine by Richard Sandoval.  Richard Sandoval has several restaurants.  This one offers dynamic seafood!  The restaurant has a large second floor sitting with a large outdoor dining.

And here's what I had for lunch:


Shrimp Ceviche was my choice for Appetizer or first course.  It was different from the usual ceviche I've had before.  The sauce was mild and creamy.

I chose the dish called PINTADO.  It was sea bass in a light mild soup broth with pieces of chorizo and garbanzos.
I actually liked it.  Very mild and light for the summer.
FOR DESSERT:  I chose something out of the menu as an option because they ran out of the chocolate flan.  They offered us the dessert pictured on the right which was a moist corn cake made from fresh corn, served with coconut ice cream with berry sauce.

The service was very nice and we sat on the second floor but not outside the patio as it was a very hot summer day.  Pampano has outdoor sitting on the second floor where you can eat 'al fresco'.

If you're in the mood for light fare seafood, this is the place to go.  Their prix-fixe price is only through July 24! 

They do have a short order taco place at the atrium below ground at 850 Third Avenue serving delicious tacos at very affordable price.


209 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 751-4545
Open Mon-Wed 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm; Thu-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10:30pm; Sat 5pm-10:30pm; Sun 5pm-9:30pm

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