There are many activities that should not be performed on an empty stomach, including swimming, surgery, and swimming 30 minutes after having your appendix removed. Acquire activity fuel with today's Groupon for southwestern cuisine at Magic Pan Restaurant, valid at the locations on Cincinnati Street and Doniphan Drive.
Magic Pan Restaurant casts its culinary spell with a menu of light, fresh, and vibrant southwestern fare paired with a comfortable, refined environment. The Cincinnati Street location presents a charming eating area with arches and warm lighting for enjoying a brisket wrap ($10.95) or a South Sea salad ($11.25) of albacore tuna crowned with grapes and almonds. While surrounded by greenery on the Doniphan Drive location's outdoor patio, diners dig into buffalo short ribs ($21.99), Japanese sea bass ($28.99), or the moulard duck breast ($25.99), which is dressed in a fiery pomegranate sauce. Delectable desserts conclude the fine-dining experience by diving into your mouth with sweet orders to cease and desist.
Although some Citysearchers were not totally satisfied, Magic Pan Restaurant has a four-star average from five Yelpers and an average of 3.5 owl eyes from TripAdvisors. Magic Pan has more than 800 Facebook fans:
- The Magic Pan is one of my favorite places for a romantic meal. They offer patio seating and usually have a musician providing background music. The menu is upscale and pricey, but great for a special occasion. – buffbetty, TripAdvisor
- The Magic Pan is a gem! I've been to both locations and am equally impressed with both. The food is delicious, the decor tasteful, the service prompt and attentive, and the overall quality at both restaurants is superbly consistent. – Norah V., Yelp, 10/30/10
The Magic Pan Restaurant
When describing The Magic Pan Restaurant's cuisine to Ventanas Magazine, owner Annette Lawrence, an El Paso native, described it as "gourmet with a Southwestern flair." Homemade sauces and dressings in flavors such as honey Tabasco and creamy cilantro lime add kick to fresh salads served with sides such as pecan cornbread, while parmesan cream laced with peppery chipotle spices up a classic bowl of fettuccini alfredo. Smoked and roasted meats fill the majority of the restaurant's sandwiches, which are held together by focaccia, brioche, ciabatta, or the telekinetic powers of the kitchen's chef, and meaty entrees such as prime angus ribeye with smoked sea salt, cognac, and fresh herb compound butter reveal the kitchen's talent for updating culinary classics.
According to Ventanas Magazine, The Magic Pan's interior also combines flavors from around the globe in a design scheme orchestrated by Lawrence and her daughter Vanessa. At The Pan Restaurant on Cincinnati Street, work from local furniture makers is showcased alongside pieces imported from Bali, while guests to the original restaurant on Doniphan Drive enjoy their vibrant fare while surrounded by colorful, original artwork or patio planters filled with exotic flowers.:m]]