Pao Restaurant

322 Spring St.
New York, NY 10013


  • Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm, Sun 1pm-4:30pm, Sun-Thu 6pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-11:30pm
  • $$$
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
PAO's limited menu offers a pleasing overview of regional Portuguese cooking. From the Alentejo in the south comes carne de porco a alentejana, a novel combination of pork chunks and small clams unique to Iberia. Native to the Algarve region is a seafood combo steamed in white wine and garlic in a cataplana, a hinged pot that looks like a Valkyrie's brassiere. The most unusual entree is gambas com acorda, five jumbo shrimp with enough sense to leave their exoskeletons on, on a plug of a wonderful bread pudding called acorda. How odd to see jumbo shrimp playing second fiddle to a pile of damp bread.


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