Cafe Pacific

4.8
1663 reviews
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Seafood
An institution in Dallas dining for over 31 years, Cafe Pacific embodies sophistication while remaining decidedly unpretentious. Our friendly "neighborhood seafood restaurant" has garnered praise both locally and nationally for its casual elegance. You’ll dine in the warm glow of dark mahogany, rich marble, etched glass and polished brass. The walls are adorned with art from the owner's collection.

Cafe Pacific is nestled in Highland Park Village, Dallas' premiere shopping locale, where pampering is the order of the day. From the complimentary valet parking to the outstanding service from our knowledgeable veteran staff, Cafe Pacific offers you sophistication without a hint of snobbery.

Proper Dress Required (No T-Shirts, Shorts or Flip Flops.)

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HC
Dallas
402 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. Dieter and Walter are the best. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Very disappointing. We got there at 6:15 and were seated along the back wall next to the kitchen all though the restaurant wasn't anywhere near full. Waiters constantly walking back and forth, it was very distracting and noisy with their busyness. Our waiter's service was inconsistent through the meal. We had drinks, wine 3 courses - it was an expensive check and we felt rushed with courses coming one after another. I won't be going back. It seems unless you're a "regular" they don't care to have your business.

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OT
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Plenty choices of tasty food, professional service and handsome surroundings made for a delightful evening.

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MB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This is where the highland park crowd eats. The attraction here is that it is a venue to be seen. The food is only average, and the service is poor if you don’t have a purse that cost as much as a car draped over your arm.

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CP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met some dear friends for a lovely dinner. Everything was exceptional!

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PH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday- desert was delicioue

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TD
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pacific is consistent with great food and great service. I had the sole almondine which was outstanding. There were many new items on the menu which I hope to try on a future visit.

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F
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had invited two friends from Montreal to dinner, and they loved it. Mark was our waiter and he was superb. His recommendations were excellent, and he gave us exactly the right amount of service; not intrusive, but always there when we needed him. He was friendly and professional. The onion crusted sea bass was fantastic, and so was the crab and avocado dish as a starter. I will go again.

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D
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food is perfectly prepared, and served by the most professional wait staff in town. It never disappoints.

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JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. And we were not rushed but rather allowed to visit unhurried. Delightful meeting with old friend in very positive congenial environment.

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SJ
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was wonderful as usual except the waiter forgot about us and never checked on us until we were ready to leave. Somewhat disappointing.

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g
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration lunch. Excellent food and service!

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s
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible venue

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s
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Worst service I ever had. Had to go get manager to get a drink, then the waiter continually forgot about us. Ridiculous for what we paid for the meal.

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DD
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always a favorite.

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s
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place when in Dallas. Everything is great.

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B
Dallas
92 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch as always at a restaurant that's full of memories for us. We sat in the bar and Angie, the bartender, took great care of us. She's friendly and personable and full of energy and fun!
Good food - seems it's not as great as it once was, but nothing lasts forever - in great surroundings.

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SP
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating 41 st anniversary. We wanted a special dining experience, top shelf.

The service was spot on, Peter took care of our every need and his menu/wine suggestions were on target. Diatar and staff made sure our meal progressed at a fun and relaxed pace. The staff made our made our evening!!!

The sea bass, scallops, calamari, and the Bordeaux wine were all exceptional.... we finished with expresso and flourless chocolate cake! Compliments to the chefs!
Food has always been consistently exceptional!

For the best seafood, service, and overall dining experience in DFW, Cafe Pacific is the place to go!

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E
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and impeccable food, as always!!! We always enjoy spending time here!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So consistently good.

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R
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh seafood, excellent and friendly service.

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PM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service!!

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KD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emily in the bar is amazing and always has a smile! She also makes the best lemon drop martini!!! The triple onion crusted sea bass and risotto was amazing and the pecan ball is the bomb!!! Can’t believe I have not discovered this little gem before now I have been coming to market for 20 plus years! We will definitely be back often!!!♥️

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RC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way !!!
The food, service and ambience has been consistently great for over 30 years. A true story in excellence!!! I was present on "Opening Night" .
Last Thursday, We had a lovely evening with my friends and God daughters, who are now Thirtyish . It was nostalgic, in that they had been to Cafe Pacific with their deceased Father on many special occasions in decades past. Thanks !!!
Ralph

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow but everything else was amazing!

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HC
Dallas
402 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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KK
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Needed more waiters when opened the patio !!

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SC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Thursday, we had a 6:30pm reservation for 4 people. We were seated at a table next to the bathrooms and the kitchen door. Since only 4 tables had patrons, I requested a different table. Then we were seated facing the swinging front door and the hostess station, better but not good.
My steak was not tender. The key lime tart was mousse and not very tasty. Service was good and the ambiance was good.

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AR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing! The decor is so beautiful. We had the best waiter Ruben, he made this birthday lunch fabulous. I will be back soon.

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GG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pacific is one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. Exceptional!

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

As always, food and atmosphere was fantastic. Our server was pleasant, but entree service was a little slow. The hispanic gentleman who attended to our table is FANTASTIC

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My group of four came to Cafe Pacific to celebrate birthdays - As always, the menu selection provided many enticing options. We each ordered a different entrée - The food was delicious!

Reuben, our Server, was very personable, attentive, and made our celebration fun with his enjoyable sense of humor.

I'm a native Dallasite and have dined at Café Pacific on many different occasions - I'm thrilled that Café Pacific continues to maintain a wonderful experience for Patrons.

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s
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a treat to dine at Cafe Pacific. We were so happy to have Reuben as our waiter on Sunday. He really added a level of fun to our celebration.
Sadie

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JJ
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pacific is always our go to restaurant for special occasions!

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WH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very personal service, perfect! The quality and presentation of all courses was superb! Cafe pacific delivery’s every time!

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OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Wonderful service. Very nice surprise dessert for our anniversary.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this old, established restaurant! Brunch was fabulous! Met all my expectations! The ambiance is wonderful and the wait staff very attentive. Highly recommend Cafe Pacific.

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HC
Dallas
402 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by Walter, the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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