Patacon Pisao Venezuelan Spot Returns to Essex Street Next Week
Closed for renovations during pandemic times, six-year-old Patacon Pisao is set to reopen on Essex Street.
Brown butcher paper in the windows typically conveys a shuttered business. But the Venezuelan sandwich shop is making some modifications to improve the business.
“We’re making it more accessible for customers and easier for our employees to work,” ownership tells us.
This includes the elimination of indoor seating to create more space for counter service, better access to ordering food, and for takeout orders.
Patacon Pisao hopes to reopen next week.
This sliver at 139 Essex Street – which debuted in 2014 – is the third brick-and-mortar outpost for the Venezuelan food truck behind Queens and Washington Heights.