Category Archives: Latin American

Pampano Taqueria: restaurant quality tacos

Dear Food Diary,

I found a hidden gem tucked underneath the Crystal Pavillion’s food court on 50th and 3rd Av. Delicious tacos for lunch! Pampano Taqueria was born of the modern mexican restaurant Pampano (part of a chain of mexican restaurants) which is located upstairs from the Taqueria next to Smith and Wollensky.

Pampano offers an extensive, high-end and sophisticated menu. The food is extraordinary, but so is it’s prices. Which makes Pampano Taqueria a great alternative for us paisanos who are short on cash. Specially during lunch. The food is made to order and it comes directly from the kitchen of the restaurant. So it might take a little longer to get your order, but it’s so worth it. It’s always fresh and you can taste the quality of the ingredients.

Cafe Habana: Smile it’s GRILLED CORN!!!


Dear Food Diary,
Everytime I think of Cafe Habana, i get a big smile on my face. Why?… well, four words “Mexican Style GRILLED CORN” !!!
Fire roasted smokyness on every grain, generously sprinkled with chili powder and cotija cheese. Flex your muscle and squeeze all the juice out of the slices of lime over your corn, trust me, you’ll thank me later.