Patacon Pisao Opens on Essex Street After Months in Limbo
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To anyone frequenting the environs of Essex, it would appear that Patacon Pisao was left for dead. The interior teased the masses for the better part of the last six months without incident (including a mural by artist Joseph Meloy). Not to mention, those yellow neons have also been in place, albeit switched off. Not to worry, though, as the restaurant opened this week.
Finally. Finally. Apparently Con Edison was to blame for much of the false promises and launch letdowns. Something about the replacement of a gas line into the building.
The ten-seat eatery at 139 Essex Street is the third brick-and-mortar outpost for the Venezuelan food truck behind Queens and Washington Heights. It carries a similar menu offering as the original.
“It’s been such a long ride,” owner Jonathan Hernandez told us recently. “But so happy to finally introduce Patacon Pisao to the LES.”