Cafe Pacific

4.8
1361 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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 1361 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 14 hours ago

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic.

The service provided by professional waiter, Walter, is one of the main reasons that we keep coming back to Café Pacific.

His old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value his Focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent.

I highly recomend Café Pacific

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Consistently wonderful food with an emphasis on seafood this restaurant delivers great food, service and drinks, and where you are treated well!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This 39 year old gem is one of Dallas and Highland Parks best seafood restaurants. Several of the staff have been there over 30 years and their expertise shows it . The dessert was something my wife will talk about for weeks and the whole experience was outstanding. Our anniversary was extra special because of it .

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good, as usual. Service was excellent with well trained and veteran wait staff personnel, Peter and Walter. Cafe Pacific has been an all time favorite of mine for the last 30 years! It was a very nice dining experience.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

our meal was first rate. my wife started with champagne, and I started with a side car. then she had the ceviche, and I had the crab cake. then she had the short smoked salmon, and I had the pepper steak. she skipped on dessert, and I had the key lime tart. we had viader 2010 to drink. it was all first rate. furthermore, the service is excellent, and the ambiance is very pleasurable. café pacific is a very comfortable and pleasant place to dine.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Birthday lunch with a friend. Everything was perfect! I always know we will have a great time with great food at an affordable price.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Thanks to everyone for helping me walk because of my bad hip. All else was superb as usual

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We were a party of 8 on a Friday evening. Our original reservation was for 6 at 8:15 pm. We changed our party to 8 people which caused a 45 minute delay. Semi-understandable.

The iffy serve started when we were finally shown to our table before the support staff had set up the table. We were chastised by this individual for trying to sit down before he was finished. This same individual took forever to serve water. I guess we were being punished. Next the waiter insisted that we hurry up and order before the kitchen closes. If you have a table for 8 expecting a fine dining experience this is not the first thing you want to hear from your waiter. Another extremely unfortunate thing was that the A/C was not working. I could go on but I think you get the idea. One high note the food was excellent. It’s a tough call whether or not I would go back.

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1.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Terrible. So sad. This is a Dallas establishment that has run its course. Server came to the table one time to take our order and then never again. Not even to refill water. Food was mediocre at best and had to ask host for someone to come over and clear and hour after we ordered. Time for new management, new servers or time to wrap it up!

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

It felt like we were mostly ignored because we weren’t “regulars”. Food was good but service was not great (for us - the waiters spent a lot of time socializing with people they knew). It would have been nice just to have more interaction.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

I always go to CP to celebrate a friend’s birthday. It is perfect!

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We have been going to Café Pacific since it opened in 1980. It is the best seafood venue in Dallas and ask for Peter as your server. He is excellent!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. I highly recomend this restaurant. Walter is a gracious and professional waiter. Truly one of the best in the business.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

I simply love this restaurant. I travel to Dallas fro NYC, 3 or 4 times a year, and City Cafe is always a place I go for dinner. The staff are amazing, kind and helpful. And of course, the food is amazing too!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

This place is always great! We come in about 2:00 PM for our final meal of the day and enjoy the quiet, uncrowded dining room. We've been coming for many years, celebrating birthdays, Father's and Mother's Days, and anytime , really. Great food, unmatched service, both professional and friendly.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We went to Sunday Brunch at Cafe Pacific and it was fabulous. The food was absolutely delicious and we had such an attentive waiter. We started with one of their $3 Bloody Marys, which was spiced just the way we like them, and such a great price for an upscale restaurant. I tried their huevos rancheros which their version is de-constructed and a vision on the plate. The steak, filet slices were cooked perfectly medium rare. My spouse had crab cakes Benedict and was over the moon with the rich taste. We finished our meal with one of the best cappuccinos I've had in the U.S. Truly this was a great brunch experience.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. I highly recomend this restaurant. Walter is a gracious and professional waiter.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great brunch. The service was even better than perfection.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Some things don’t change—and that can be a good thing! It had been 18 years since we had been to Cafe Pacific and it was as good as I remembered! Peter is an excellent waiter, friendly and attentive. Crab cake and lamb chops were perfect—you must have the pecan ice cream ball for dessert!!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Always wonderful food and terrific service, it is always a delight to dine here

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great wait staff especially the ones that served the water!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Three of us met and were seated upstairs on the landing. A couple was near us and he must have been hard of hearing as he talked very loud.

Otherwise, our meeting was over 2 1/2 hours and we were accommodated very well.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Well done. Seafood and staff was terrific. Atmosphere is formal but comfortable. A bit pricey, but worth it for special occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

It's such a pretty restaurant and the service is always good. The wine list is top notch and keenly priced. It's definitely a Dallas tradition that has aged gracefully. It's also a restaurant where the whole is greater than its parts.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great food and staff and always enjoyable. We enjoy going here for brunch for their amazing menu items.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

I have been going to Cafe Pacific for years. My recent visit was the worst service I have ever had. We waited and waited for our waiter to take our drink order. Then, after bringing our drinks it took almost 20 minutes before he came back for our order. Then they brought my friend the wrong entree. Also, I noted on my reservation it was a birthday. No one at CP ever acknowledged it. We were a party of three, seated at a four top table and the waiter/busboy never removed the place setting. Really disappointed.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Love the restaurant . Always feel special. Service and food are good and the restaurant is beautiful.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Cafe Pacific is consistently a great experience. We’ve never had a bad experience. The food is always excellent and the service great. And what a great atmosphere! Quiet, comfortable, and classy. Everything about it is great. CP is a Dallas institution and always one of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We loved celebrating a friend’s birthday at Cafe Pacific. Delicious seafood and good service. We have enjoyed dining there for 37 years!!!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Unique atmosphere, fabulous service, and creative dishes on the menu

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Everything was great

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Cafe Pacific is not just a place to dine but rather a wonderful and memorable experience.They leave nothing to chance as it is all beautifully efficient and choreographed to make each visit a memorable one.Food always excellent and so well prepared and a big variety of selection and of course one of the very few places to get consistantly served fresh well prepared seafood...

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Surf & turf was incredible. Server was very funny. Martinis were made very well too. Overall excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Had not been to Cafe Pacific since we moved away 30 yrs ago. Was our favorite restaurant and looked forward to going back hoping it was still a great environment and great food, and we were so pleased that all was well. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Returned after a few years only to wonder why we waited so long. Our lunch was amazing. The crab remoulade was the best appetizer we’ve ever had. Don’t miss the fresh berries on an almond Tuile . Go to this place.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great crowd!

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