the food was very creative
the food was very creative and yummy! I will be back!!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was very good. Service
Food was very good. Service almost too much. Our waiter checked in a few too many times. He seemed very concerned that our food wasn't arriving faster, we were not.A bit too noisy for me, we were there for dinner but also to catch up. It was hard to hear.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have already started recommending Pacifico to all of my friends in the New Haven area. The food looked like a work of art and everything my group ordered was fantastic. The inside was vibrant and inviting, and all of the people who helped my group were friendly. I hope to be back again!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would recommended Pacifico
I would recommended Pacifico to others on certain conditions. The tapas portion was very small -as it is supposed to be- but too small for the price. As an entree, I ordered the paella palomino which was excellent and able to be shared with another diner. The service was excellent, fast, and was very accomodating for special requests. If it weren't for the cost of the food and drinks (happy hour is only at the bar) I would try it again, but too expensive for this place to be on my regular list.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined on a Tuesday night
We dined on a Tuesday night during restaurant week. It was a 3 course prix fix for $32. Lots of choices, something for everyone. Our table ordered crab croquettes and quesadillas for our apps-delicious! Entrees ordered were honey glazed salmon, seafood paella and bacon wrapped pork tenderloin-also excellent! You will not be disappointed at this restaurant.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food. Well presented.
Very good food. Well presented. Special Restaurant Week fixed price menu had some diverse choices, with the exception of desserts. Servers were friendly and helpful.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I had a great
My wife and I had a great experience at Pacifico. The food was excellent. The only issue was it was very busy and we felt a little bit rushed. Overall though it was a good experience.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food overall was very
The food overall was very good, though the Gambas al Ajillo was served more in a broth than the usual garlic laced olive oil that it the shrimp were sautéed in. There this was a very insipid dish. The other dishes were good and we would go back again.
The ambiance was just right…not too much noise, but enough to make it interesting. Great colors on the walls.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the duck quesadilla
We had the duck quesadilla and sirloin empanadas as appetizers - both were delicious. Then we had the pork tenderloin, which was very good (didn't blow me away, but still enjoyable), and the vegetarian paella, which was just okay - too many vegetables proportionately to the rice. Overall, though, a very good experience, and we will certainly be return in the future.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brought a friend from out
Brought a friend from out of state here this past weekend. We had the skirt steak for dinner. Shared a shusi grade tuna taco and quesidia. The food was outstanding. Our waiter was fabulous. Definitely will recommend
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall experience was great
Overall experience was great - Excellent place to eat before a show, we will definitely go back! For apps - the duck quesadilla was outstanding and the tuna tacos were small but delicious. Ceviche was pretty standard (good but nothing to write home about). For dinner - Currasco was amazing but the and the Camarones y Vieras was the best dish of the night - WOW. Service was good, only reason I put a 4 instead of a 5 was we had to ask for the bill twice (we were running off to a show and needed to leave quickly).
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place in New Haven for group
Went on a Monday so it was quiet, need to see what it is like on the weekends. Service was very good, our waitress was pleasant and attending but lacked a spark so I can't give an excellent rating. Servers and bus crew were amazing. Food was excellent, we ordered a few tapas, drinks and desserts. Highly recommend mojitos, margaritas, guacamole and duck quesadillas.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the prix fixe lunch and everything was delicious! Shrimp and Corn Chowder, skirt steak empanada, duck quesadilla and steak sandwich. No complaints at all!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was excellent. I bought
It was excellent. I bought the Chef's cook book... Fiesta Latina. It has a lot of the recipes from their menu in it. Awesome!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pacifico features tapas, which we found uniformly delicious. We ordered a number of each dish was a delight. Although the restaurant does feature larger entrees, the variety and blend of a number of dishes, especially when you share, makes dining fun. Only a few slight "buts" - the tapas are relatively small dishes, and the drinks, although delicious, seem light on alcohol.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will def go back. Veg paella and steak were great. Would go back to try more things
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had never tried Pacifico before, but because of a Living Social promotion, I tried it out. The food was excellent and the service was good. I will definitely be back.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Their tacos tasted better than any others.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious! The service was good. Didn't pay as much attention to the table as he should have. However, we didn't need much, other than the food and the check, which always came right in time. The food was delicious! The manager was great!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Discovered this restaurant while walking around downtown New Haven and had a wonderful pre-fixe brunch. Food was tasty, well prepared and nicely presented.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and innovative Latin cuisine! WIll not disappoint!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sangria is a must
Tapas and sangria were awesome. We had blue crab cakes - steamed clams - and various other appetizers
So good. Seasoned and spiced to perfection. A great find in new haven!!!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to relax, feel part of the scene, and enjoy good company. The food was fantastic!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great inventive foods
Loved the tapas- could make a meal out of them and raciones. Oysters were particularly yummy!
Good service too.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good, but there was quite a wait for it to arrive. We asked for butter for our bread and got a pat, divided into 6 pieces. Very artful but not very hearty. We all got just a taste. I don't know if they have desserts. No one mentioned a tasty ending to our meal.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was attentive. Food came at a good pace. Food was very good. Had a very enjoyable time. Will return.
We have experienced the sister restaurant in Portchester, NY called Sonora and was just as good.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service started off slow but
Service started off slow but once we finally were greeted our waiter was great and the food was awesome!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and Festive
We were a party of 8 and we were there before a show at Yale Rep. Food was very good!. I recommend this place because it is exotic enough to be interesting and conventional enough that no one is nervous.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in New Haven
Flavorful Latin cuisine. The guacamole made at your table is a must!
We liked the food so much that we went two nights in a row on a business trip.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
To die for!
I had seen this restaurant listed on Amazon Local, and had purchased their Chef's Tasting voucher. I figured that the meals and service would be subpar due to this, but I was mistaken completely! The service was wonderful, not too imposing, and made for a nice, comfortable evening. The food was visually appealing, and the taste did not disappoint. The music was at a reasonable level, and not too loud to take away from a nice conversation. Aside from the voucher items, we also ordered dessert, which was wonderfully plated, and very delicious. Overall, a great experience, wonderful food, and a place that will definitely be revisited in the near future!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
All of the food was delicious. Everyone in our group was happy with their meal.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great options for Restuarant Week
We were very happy with our options for Restaurant week, I recommend the duck quesadilla, the port and the chocolate cake. The seafood paella was great as well.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
The shrimp gazpacho ceviche
The shrimp gazpacho ceviche was spicy and refreshing. The Paella Palomino (Seafood) was loaded with mussels, calamari and clams in saffron rice was seasoned to perfection. The grilled skirt steak was prepared as ordered and the mojito sauce made it very flavorful.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pacifico is great!
Nt during restaurant week for the second time. Portions are large and every item is so tasty! One of the best in New Haven in my opinion!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there for pre-theater
Pacifico is on the list of restaurants that offer a discount to Long Wharf Theater subscribers, so we decided to check it out last Saturday night. The restaurant was not very busy when we arrived at 6pm, which was fine with us ... not too noisy and service was prompt. More people were arriving as we left around 7:30, however. The food was excellent. I had the whole sea bass which was prepared very creatively, with the head and tail intact and the body nicely filleted into a ring of fish surrounding a bed of greens, a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. My wife had the beet salad and tilapia, which were both excellent as well. Overall a very good experience and a reasonable price.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had dinner prior to seeing a show at the Lyman Arts Center. We had the cerviche, calamari, empenadas and the seafood paella. The best paella I ever had! The sauce for the bread on the table was delicious too. Great spot for a night out with friends or a special date. Background music was contemporary and added to the ambiance of the restaurant. One thing to mention, don't ask the busboy any questions, leave the questions for the waiters. They are more informed about the menu.
P.S. This was my second visit to the restaurant. Great food and service both times. A keeper.
OHHHHH forgot to mention. The Mojito's are the bomb! I heard a comment at another table too.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a favorite
My wife and I love brining other couples here for the first time. We park across the street, Get here for a lovely dinner then go to the Shubert for a show. afterwards we end up at the bar for a night cap and frequently run into the cast of what ever play or musical we'd just seen. Great great restaurant in a fantastic spot!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pacifico has a duck quesadilla that I order every time I go. It is mouth-watering. The shrimp and corn chowder and the ceviche are also outstanding. My friend had the salmon and loved it, but the portion was small. I had the skirt steak, but I think I would go for scallops next time. The food is consistently good.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM