Panuchos is a hidden gem located on Broadway between Little Italy and Chinatown. People line up out the door at lunch time, and since it is open late, people stroll in until 3 am on weekend nights! Local bars also love ordering from here for their staff.
The location used to be a Vietnamese Restaurant that was opened for over 20 years. The owner of that restaurant retired, and Juve Carrillo took on the chance to carry on a late-night eatery, reminiscent of his family kitchen. At Panuchos, you can go with the common choice like quesadilla with carne asada or chicken burritos. Try the Cochinita Pibil, which is pork marinated in a secret recipe and slow-roasted in banana leaves for six hours. Poc Chuc is also popular; it is pork marinated in Negra Modelo beer. Panuchos also offers fish of the day, shrimp, tofu achiote, and grilled vegetables if you aren’t in the mood for meat.
They offer bar table seating in the back that can fit three to four people. All credit cards are welcome, so walk in and enjoy. Buen provecho!