Written by Paige Mcatee Saturday, 05 July 2014 00:00
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.