What to Eat at the Pan American, Bringing Quinoa Macaroni and Cheese to Nolita

Nolita's newest pan-Latin lair.
Nolita’s newest pan-Latin lair. Photo: Courtesy Pan American

Seems like only yesterday we were telling you about Nolita’s latest pan-Latin joint, but now there’s an even newer kid on the block, the Pan American. Three veterans of Nuevo Latino eatery Agua Dulce are behind the restaurant, which according to its website, focuses on the flavors of the Americas, “from Patagonia to Nova Scotia, Havana to New Orleans, the Yukon to the Yucatán, and everywhere in between.”

If visions of ropa vieja poutine are dancing in your head, know that the menu tends to stick to one region at a time, ranging from queso fundido with shrimp and chorizo to a churrasco-style steak to macaroni and cheese made with quinoa-flour noodles. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. We certainly hope this place will fare better than some of the year’s other Nuevo Latino newcomers; regardless, check out the lunch and dinner menus below.

Pan American Lunch Menu [PDF]
Pan American Dinner Menu [PDF]

The Pan American, 202 Mott St., at Spring St.; 212-925-9225