Pazo is located in a rustic yet chic two-floor venue with an open kitchen, plush booths, mezzanine dining and a posh-meets-earthy bar/lounge. The ... More
Pazo is located in a rustic yet chic two-floor venue with an open kitchen, plush booths, mezzanine dining and a posh-meets-earthy bar/lounge. The Western Mediterranean peasant cuisine includes the classic tables of Sicily, Sardinia, Campania and Catalonia.
You don't have to be one of the beautiful people to get into Pazo but you will certainly feel like you are. It's open spaces tasty dishes and ambience are to die for. Free valet parking, 7 days a week. A bit pricey but a great dining experience often is.
Located in a old warehouse that has been lavisly revamped into a huge Spanish style hacienda. The ceilings are lofty and adorned with voluptious Spanish chandeliers. The first floor has several half moon low back plushy seatings, graciously inspired by a Mediterranean flare. This place is creatively pleasing to the eyes in more way than you can immagine. Well how so? Well, this is where Baltimore good looking list frequent to quench their thirst, savoring those perfectly concocted coktails that will land you straight on the floor. Professionals from around the city tend to gravitate to the allure and sexiness of Pazo.
The bar offers some of the largest most thought out cocktail list in the city, with a tad of appeal for just about anyone. The bartenders aim to please and will mix whatever concoction your mind might immagine. It is unreservedly exciting to be in a well conceived atmosphere that serves to an unambigious duality, and that is to serve some phenomenal Mediterranean/ Spanish Fare and attrack the sexiest in the city to hop to some beat thumping music on the weekends.
My last visit's experience was superb!
I must point out the lighly battered eggplant (and I am not an eggplant person lover, whatsoever), deliciously crispy on the outside and a pleasantly surpprising soft inside, the eggplant practicaly melts aways in your mouth giving your taste buds an orgasmic experience ( I am talking about eggplant!). Next is the ceviche with Jicama wich is just formidable, deliciously sinful. I have had plenty ceviche in my lifetime and this one tops them all. It is just so light and summery. Generally speaking ceviche tends to be overly lemony, this one as is paired with the Jicama escapes such fault. The wood grilled lamb chop I must admit is a big tease, melts in your mouth and leaves you high and dry wishing for more. To top my experience is most definitively the best dish I had that night and that is the lamb sausage ravioli, perfectly lightly cooked and sprinkled with a delicious light sauce.
Overall the food here at Pazo is confortably Mediterranean with meticulous thought to detail in every aspect, from techniche to presentation. It leaves you desiring for more or to try more, but essentially satisfying the most complex Mediterranean palates out there.
Its been 2 years since I stepped into Pazo. From what I remembered the tappas were great, decor impressive, and service spectacular. Last night I had an opportunity to stop back in. While the decor seemed like it hadn't changed much I still thought the place looked great. Customer service had also remained top notch though the food was far from impressive. Our first course of tappas included small, gritty scallops and bruscetta that resembled a mound of caramilized onion (shallot) with a tiny piece of goat cheese, both entrees were soaking in oil/butter (salmon & tuna), and for desert we received creme brulle covered in cold sugar as thick as a dual pane window. I was really surprised how down hill the food has gotten. The owner's attention must be totally focused on opening new restaurants and wine shops that they have forgotten the importance of the food at their existing establishments.
I love hip and trendy places, and Pazo's is just the place to see and be seen. The girls and I all ordered plethora of items that were smaller than expected and a little pricey. Although the mushrooms were tasty, the steak, and pork were succulent, the drinks were good but pricey. The three of us spent $50/person and were still hungry...ladies this is definately a place to go, just eat before you get there.
Six of us decided upon this restaurant to kick off a monthly dining out. There was some apprehension that this restaurant might be a bit over the top. But once we dropped the car off with the complimentary valet parking and were seated, these fears dissipated. The hostesses and the servers made us feel comfortable. I should also mention that despite the restaurant being extremely crowded at 7pm, and us running a bit late (perhaps 10 minutes), our table was ready immediately.
Pazo's is located in what appears to have once been a large factory or warehouse: the center is a single dining room that was quite loud, and a balcony runs around the building on the second floor with seating. Very nice looking, but our party of six was hoping for something quieter...
We were in luck: the restaurant has rooms to the side for larger parties that are much quieter than the open dining room (though these can still be a bit loud, but in a fun way).
This is a tapas restaurant, and the sheer number of tapas available was overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a number of fixed-price options that offer a wide variety of tapas. We chose one for a party of six.
Almost every plate was outstanding: calamari that ranks with the best any of us had ever had, a spicy shrimp dish, and a marinated beef plate were the stand-outs. One unanimous (at our table) was an empanada/samosa that was a bit dry and nothing spectacular. The cheese dish was also a bit underwhelming--again, two of the three were right on target, while the third just didn't suit any of our tastes.
The staff was very friendly, not at all what you would expect considering the typical clientèle of the establishment and the prices on the menu. Overall, a terrific kick-off to our group's monthly outings.
I enjoyed my experience at Pazo's this evening. I dined with some very special and influential people and we all enjoyed ourselves. It was very cozy but spacious at the same time. I would recommend this place to any of my friends and I will definitely go again. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very relaxing, has Zen (like)feel. And above everything the conversation was amazing, the essence of its concept.