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Cafe Pacific

4.7
1291 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.)

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
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Phone number
(214) 526-1170
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bill Trevino
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Private party facilities
Cafe Pacific is available for private events on Sunday evenings. During the week, semi-private dining is available for groups of up to twenty-six. Whether for business or a special occasion we will create a special menu to cater to your specific needs.

Please contact Mr. Thomas Regan, General Manager, or Mr. Vincent McGrath, Dining Room Manager.
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Private party contact
Thomas Regan: (214) 526-1170
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Preston and Mockingbird
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking and parking in the Highland Park Village Shopping Center.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1291 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. I highly recomend this restaurant

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Perfect special evening dining experience! Always consistent and good!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One of our very favorite places!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Cafe Pacific is consistently dependable on providing great food. This is my third lunch crab louie, and it did not disappoint. There are so many items on the menu I would like to try, but I keep going back to this salad.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Remains one of my fave spots in Dallas after all these years. Best white wine spritzer in Dallas and love the patio this time of year!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Celebrated a friend’s birthday. They always have impeccable service, outstanding food and never fail to make us feel special

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Delightful evening for two. Will make this a habit!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. I highly recomend this restaurant

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was good and well priced but the service was extremely slow to the point that the hostess went to find our waiter. It took us over 2 hours to finish our meal, one hour from the time we sat down to get our appetizer. Disappointing when you spend that much on a meal.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Best meal we've ever had! Nice staff and amazing food. The bartender even comped one of our drinks do to the wait -- b/c it was packed!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We love Cafe Pacific. It's always a wonderful experience and the food is delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Beautiful as always! Elegant--gracious service and outstanding fish. I loved the Chilean Sea Bass and Red Bordeaux. Nice desserts! Always a delightful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Still a Dallas landmark - worth the drive from the north suburbs!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a fabulous time dining for my wife's birthday. The food was incredible. My wife had the chef's halibut special and I had the salmon special, described by our waiter as the "Rolls Royce of Salmon". It fit the description.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Celebrated a BFF - BIG Birthday, with great service by Cafe Pacific staff & Lazlo, our waiter. Always a real treat to go to Cafe Pacific.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

- It took an hour to get our food, even with a reservation.
- I had the Lobster Roll. It seems to have shrunk, since I had it last June. Small roll, & skimpy amount of lobster placed on top of (not in) the roll for $19? Not even the size of a small hot dog, & no butter.
- It took too long to get our soiled dishes removed.
- The water refiller guy was on top of things. He must have passed by every 5 minutes.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I generally really enjoy Cafe Pacific. This was one of the evenings that made other visits much better. This time the service was slow and inattentive. We had to ask for the signature sweet
Potato fries and bread.

The trout almondine was very good, as was the Sea bass. The salmon was terribly undercooked, despite specifically ordering it medium. The waiter was not a lot of help.

All in all a pretty poor experience this time.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Our waiter Mark made this everyday dining lunch into a special event. The food and atmosphere were spot on but it was the service that turned this into a 2018 Top 10 experience. After I asked, Mark offered that he's been there 16 years. Whomever the Manager of this restaurant is probably knows what a gem this rock star waiter is. Viva la Cafe Pacific and waiter Mark!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Café Pacific is a wonderful place. We felt so welcome and pampered - with superb service and wonderful food and wine from a rather small, but diverse, menu.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great atmosphere and dining experience. Sea-bass was good but not as great as it has been in the past. The risotto and carrots were undercooked. The main dining area is quite nice and clean, but the bathrooms need a thorough cleaning. There is significant dust buildup on the walls, and the railings are rusting a bit. The pecan ball was excellent. I will definitely return in hopes that the Seabass will return to its former glory.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. I highly recomend this restaurant

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great night out for our anniversary with friends
The pecan ball dessert was the perfect ending . Half way through dinner our waiter forgot about us & we had to send another waiter to order dessert

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

A wonderful meal with excellent food and outstanding service.

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Big disappointment for our 25th wedding anniversary.

My wife and I had our first date at Cafe Pacific 27 years ago so it was the obvious choice for our 25th Anniversary. We had been back several times since we live in the Park Cities, but not in a year or so. Upon entry, we were immediately taken back to our first date. The place has not changed in years which is part of its charm. But after we got the hostess stand it all went downhill. We arrive at our reservation time on a Tuesday night, but were told "our table was not ready." For the next twenty minutes, we watched other couples walk in and be seated at other available tables yet "ours" was not available. The hostess did apologize several times but it felt rather hollow. Once seated, things continued to get worse. The waiter was polite and quickly took our drink order only to then disappear. Finally, after 15 minutes, the bottle of wine arrived. He politely poured and said he would be back shortly. Thirty minutes later he arrived to take our order. Then came to wait for the first course. Alas, now over an hour after our reservation time, we finally had our soup and crab cake. Then came the thirty minute wait for the entree, which arrived at room temp. (Fish at room temp is a turn off. It clearly had been sitting for awhile.) By the time he came by and asked for dessert the place was almost empty. We ordered an after dinner drink and asked for the check, but there was another lengthy wait for the check. When it finally came, we were over two and a half hours into a painful experience and he seemed oblivious and disinterested. Here is the weird part. We saw the same waiter treat other "obviously regular and elderly guests" completely different. Many couples arrived after us, had 2 and 3 courses, completed their meals and left before we had an entree. The take away was clear, unless you are one of their well- heeled regulars (the place is filled with folks around age 65-70) don't bother.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The food and atmosphere were great. It was a perfect spot for an afternoon lunch and my international visitor commented on how great the service and experience was. I will definitely go back again!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. I highly recomend this restaurant

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always wonderful. Best clam chowder ever. Service was great, bar great.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great! Food was amazing, especially the sea bass

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I love this place- always perfect, accommodating and great food consistently- who could ask for more?

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was wonderful and our waiter Nicholas delivered stellar service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Cafe Pacific is one of our favorite restaurants. Tucked inside the famous Highland Park Village, it is one of Dallas's long standing gems. The menu does not change yet there are specials and seasonal selections. the ambiance is classic, the staff is outstanding and very tenured and the food is excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Peter, our waiter, was great. Recommendations were top notch.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The staff could not have been more accommodating. Service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Our server, Charlie, was very attentive and paced our meal very nicely.
We were able to talk and enjoy the ambience and conversation

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable as always. Excellent and professional service. Traditional preparation of steaks and seafood, but food is always outstanding. Good wine list, and well priced wines by the glass offered as well. Nice ambiance in local neighborhood institution.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. I highly recomend this restaurant

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was good, but our waiter was NO where to be found all night. I had to flag down the manager multiple times. What should’ve been an hour and a half dinner… Turned into an almost 3 hour dinner because of the lack of service!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Food, Service, everything was amazing. We will definitely be back

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1.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Very disappointing on all levels. Would not return.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Ruben gave fantastic service with a smile. The fish was Delicious (with a capital D)! I had the Lemon Sole Amandine and my colleague had the Short Smoked Salmon. And the reason we went there was not a disappointment... the Pecan Roll was a treat for sure. Great choice for a relaxing meal.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Birthday. Wonderful. Look forward to returning.

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