Cafe Pacific

4.9
2422 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2422 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKristaD
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, ambiance was perfect ... on the loud side, but we didn’t mind, service was impeccable! As expected from this restaurant!! Never had a bad experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trent was wonderful! He gave excellent advice on what to order and recognized our time of celebration was going to be on the slower side of service and accommodated it without saying a word!! I have been celebrating special events at Cafe Pacific for over 30 years and look forward to the next visit!

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vipdallasfoodie
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Our server was exceptional. I wish I would have gotten his name. One of the most courteous people I have ever met in my life. He’s a keeper.

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vipdebim
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Always excellent service and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was excellent

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SusieB
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as usual. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.

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Marcopolo2016
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance terrific! Service consistent and caring!

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MichaelC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Anniversary dinner there. Mike the bartender and Jordan our server were amazing!

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Marcopolo2016
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and white tablecloth

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PamelaJ
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Trent was outstanding. We had an excellent time

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CMRK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

We reserved an outdoor table 2 weeks in advance only to learn that the outdoor patio was reserved for a large group. We were seated outside next to the street/valet service. We asked for another table and were told we could not be seated indoors because of a “no shorts dress code”, which we understood. But to our surprise, they did let other customers in wearing shorts (our table was at the entrance), which was just puzzling. The staff just did not seem genuine. We will not return to this place.

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PreciousB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great portion of food!! Service was AMAZING.. never had to ask for anything!! 10/10

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NOLAlover
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific is a rare gem where quiet elegance is still the theme. The food is excellent as is the overall experience.

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vipRonR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waitress was slow and seemed confused and/or inexperienced

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vipBayside
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in class

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Jason
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was fantastic. Our Family enjoyed the food as well.

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vipCatherineM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best dinner I have had a in a while! Food was amazing, service was excellent! Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal here. Service is outstanding!

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Ruthie
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was so friendly and helpful. Appetizers and entrees were outstanding! Red snapper, halibut and sole were superb! Perfect setting to celebrate special occasion. Can’t wait to go back’

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vipDallasdiner
Dallas
71 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific is our favorite Dallas restaurant. It never disappoints. We had three specials, calamari, halibut and Copper River wild salmon. It was all fabulous.

RJ
vipRayandJane
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love eating here for special occasions as well as everyday dinners.

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
671 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was fantastic. He was very attentive and didn’t rush us through the meal.

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vipdinnerisfun
Dallas
71 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem for the best seafood and service in Dallas.

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LuraS
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!!

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MusicTree3
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacific is one of my first choices for out-of-town guests, particularly from the East Coast. The menu, service, and ambience have never disappointed--and guests often express surprise that there's such a fine restaurant in Dallas.

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vipReesaP
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our foursome had a marvelous time. The waiter was very attentive. We will definitely go back.

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vipRZFoodie
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous lunch at this Dallas gem! Food was perfectly prepared, with lots of eye appeal. Our server was very skilled, personable and present when needed. Can't wait for our next visit.

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vipDedeL
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Usually this is a very good restaurant but they are not on their game for sure. Appetizer plates not cleared before entrees brought and server still did not take them away when he came to check on our food. Remainder of wine in a glass was poured into new glass of wine. Lobster risotto was too salty to eat but was promptly replaced. Sole was heavily breaded, greasy and yet still dry. Almost no lobster in the risotto dish. Everyone was polite, just overall not worth going out for, which was super disappointing as we were looking forward to what has typically been an enjoyable experience.

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Ntcal
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner on your outdoor patio for my wife’s birthday!
Looking forward to our next visit.
Thank you

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HelenaR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to visit every time when in Dallas, and it never disappoints. Service is impeccable, and food amazing.

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vipSandyR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious. Our favorite restaurant!

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vipMcKinney
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT - WHICH IS WHAT WE EXPECT AND WHY WE COME BACK OFTEN.

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vipIwonaW
Dallas
73 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for any special dinner in Dallas. The food is absolutely delicious, service out of the world...

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vipRayandJane
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner for my wife!

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vipSuzanneC
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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BrianH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greeter was accommodating about finding us a table earlier than our reservation. I’ve been enjoying Cafe Pacific throughout my 40 years in Dallas. It’s one if a handful of restaurants that merits the adjective iconic, in the best connotations of the word. CP is a centerpiece of Highland Park Village yet, astonishingly, almost closed two years ago as HPV’s new owners continue their efforts to turn a city and neighborhood gem into a sterile, laughably expensive, Eurotrash tourist destination like Rodeo Drive. Long story short, if you haven’t been to CP, book a res, get your sport cost, take your best honey

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunchtime menu. Great spot for people watching in Highland Park Village on a Saturday afternoon. Wonderful service. I brought two friends from out of town and they loved the spot.

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GraceB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on time. The food is great and the service excellent.

FAQs

Cafe Pacific offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 526-1170.

Cafe Pacific is rated 4.9 stars by 2422 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.