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K Pacho Showcases Mexican Feel

K Pacho is a modern restaurant and tequila bar that offers traditional Mexican dishes and a unique atmosphere for its guests.

 

The restaurant is decorated with pictures, candles and various decorations to give K Pacho an ambiance only found at their location.  And the space itself is huge. K Pacho has two dining rooms, a lounge area, a bar, and a lower level for catered events. In just the lounge and dining areas alone, K Pacho seats about 350 people. 

 

Owned by Jay Grossman and Ray Sidhom, K Pacho brings in guests of all ages, ranging from college students, to adults in their late 40s, according to restaurant manager David Lau.

 

Some of K Pacho’s most popular dishes include K Pacho Chicken and the Chicken Enchiladas. The Crispy Banana Nutella Torta, and the Churros are popular dessert orders.

 

K Pacho is a little bit different from a lot of other restaurants.

 

“We always try to do specials every weeks from dessert to drink to shot specials,” explained Lau. “We’re always trying to give back to guests.”

 

Happy hour is everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., which includes $5 margaritas, $4 draft beers, $4 bottle beers, and more.

 

Since the restaurant is located right next to Long Island Jewish Medical Center, K Pacho receives a lot of regular customers who work at the hospital. On Wednesdays, K Pacho holds a “Scrub Club Night” where any hospital employee receives a 25 percent discount.

 

“We accommodate a lot of the hospital crowd,” said Lau. “They come here a lot for happy hour.”

 

Thursday night is Ladies Night, where all ladies receive $5 margaritas for the whole night, including at the bar, lounge and dining room.

 

Not a lot of people know that K Pacho is a tequila bar. “We carry a huge variety of tequilas that not a lot of restaurants carry,” said Lau.

 

The restaurant wants its customers to know that tequila has much more to offer than just a shot with salt and lime. “Tequila is a very interesting drink,” said Lau. “If people come to K Pacho for their first experience, they should ask the server and bartender what their favorite tequila is here.”

 

Lau recommends trying the tequila Riazaul Reposado on the rocks in a margarita. “In my opinion it makes the best traditional margarita out there,” he said. “It makes an amazing drink. It’s well-priced, worth the money, and a great product.” 

 

From Tuesday to Thursday, K Pacho is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, K Pacho is open until 12. The restaurant serves brunch on Sunday and is closed on Mondays.

 

K Pacho is all about pleasing their customers and will stay open later if they see that a lot of guests are still at the restaurant and enjoying themselves. The restaurant looks to make sure that their customers keep having a good time, and keep coming back for a good time.

 

K Pacho is at 1270 Union Tpke. in New Hyde Park. The phone number is 516-358-2222.

News

The Village of New Hyde Park will soon hear Manhattan businessman Sam Chan’s proposal to open a 84-seat hibachi-style restaurant at 1215 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park, the former spot of the maligned Empire Billiards Hall. The hearing is set for Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

“The board will be hearing the case for restaurant usage,” Mayor Robert Lofaro said. “This will also have to go before the zoning board. They will likely hear the case.”

A fatal car accident on Tuesday, Aug. 19 that claimed the life of a 55-year-old man on Covert Avenue in New Hyde Park could fast-track a $250,000 Nassau County project announced last month to install traffic calming features along the road. The project would run north from Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park, south to Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont.

“The project is already ongoing and will continue to progress,” said Nassau County Department of Public Works rep Michael Martino.


Sports

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher Travis d’Arnaud brightened the day for some patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center last week in New Hyde Park, posing for pictures and handing out gifts and autographs. The players hung out with the kids in the afternoon, playing video games and answering questions.

They also found the time to make the rounds, stopping by bedsides to spread some cheer. Mr. Met also joined the tour and was a big hit with the children, who peppered him with questions about everything from his four-fingered hand to the whereabouts of the missing Mrs. Met.

The Sewanhaka Indians football team has a season of change in store.

The Indians have moved up from Conference III to Conference II, due to an increase in enrollment, and are set to face teams that they have never seen before, according to head coach George Kasimatis.

“It is hard to gauge where we will be in this conference,” he said. “There is a lot of uncertainty as where we fit in.”


Calendar

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Herricks School Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



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