Explore New York
Cuisine: Latin, Mexican, Seafood
Price Range: $$$
Forget sombreros and festivals, this is a high-end, sophisticated dining experience in a white on white dining room reminiscent of the bleach white light of Mexico's coastal regions. Expect the... Read More
Forget sombreros and festivals, this is a high-end, sophisticated dining experience in a white on white dining room reminiscent of the bleach white light of Mexico's coastal regions. Expect the unexpected: not a burrito or chile rellano in sight at this suave Midtowner, which is refining the concept of Modern Mexican cuisine. Chef Richard Sandoval combines the art of coastal Mexican cuisine with a strong passion for his native Mexico shifting his focus each month from one region to another: Baja in La Paz and an unparalleled culinary imagination. Start with the three or four-ceviche tasting or, perhaps, the octopus and aurugla salad. From there, Sandoval truly shines, as the main courses include golden bass with huitlacoche flan, swordfish with potato-caper fondue, and adobe-marinated skirt steak for carnivores.
- Mexican: "Try the Bottomless Brunch for $47 on Saturdays and Sundays; the Hora Feliz at Pampano's Bar, week nights, or the real secret: Pampano's underground Taqueria at the Crystal Pavilion Food Court, Third & 49th St."
- Best for Mexican Because: A proven choice that Michelin awarded two forks in 2015; step upstairs for the true elegant experience.