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Pacifico - New Haven, CT

4.4
1159 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
We are located in the heart of downtown New Haven NY times, Zagat, Hartford Courant rated, featuring extraordinary Nuevo-Latino cuisine. Along with traditional tapas, some of our signature dishes include Seafood Paella, Skirt Steak with Chino-Latino stir fried rice, Caramelized Salmon and Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. Among some other favorites are our Sangria and award winning Mojitos (Best Mojito – CT Magazine) which will surely liven your day.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1159 people are saying
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DoreenC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food!

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vipNKay
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our experience was very negative because of the poor service. First, they forgot about us after asking us to wait 5 min for our table. Then, when we were finally seated after we reminded them, we had to wait 15 minutes and flag down a server ourselves, because nobody showed up for our order. He took our drinks and appetizer orders, and we said we needed a few minutes to decide on the entrees. He never returned for the entree order and we had to flag down a server again, when we had almost finished our appetizers. The entree took VERY long to arrive (more than 25 minutes) and we had finished our appetizers long before then. It took another 20 minutes after we finished to get the check, because nobody showed the slightest interest in us or checked on our table. Meanwhile, the couple next to us was complaining about the silverware being dirty!
We will not be returning to this establishment.

LJ
vipLitchfieldJack
London
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The menu asks that guests spend no more than 90 minutes at the table, a reasonable request. 90 minutes after sitting down the only thing that had come out were 2 tapas as appetizers and drinks. Mains took well over 60 min after the appetizer course. The tapas were quite good but both mains were bland. This restaurant does not bring clean silverware for mains and did not clear dirty appetizer plates until asked. Both pet peeves and a sign of poor service and a lack of care for guests. Stick to tapas and you might be ok.

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ELSG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bright and vibrant atmosphere, refreshing and delicious cocktails, perfectly balanced and flavorful dishes (each one of them, no exceptions) all accompanied by top notch service … a casual place with everything to offer, must go !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were on point and food was amazing. Our server was helpful and kind. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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JillianD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences in New Haven! The atmosphere was incredible; bright colors but not garish, tastefully decorated, and pristine. The food was unmatched by any of the other Latin restaurants in the area; short rib empanadas are a must! Our server was Raf and he was personable, professional, gave great recommendations, and made the experience that much more enjoyable. I highly and happily recommend Pacifico to anyone looking for authentic Latin flavors with a fine dining flair. Compliments to the Chef!

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LucyB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
Highly recommend the duck quesadilla and the roasted cauliflower.

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SallyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was lacking. Made reservations for 6 but acted like they didn’t have our reservation - acted surprised at having to seat 6. Ordered from the fix price brunch menu. Ordered drinks came back for order after serving drinks. First course came out in a reasonable amount of time but second course was taking forever. Was finally told kitchen was backed up due to a wedding upstairs. No effort to mitigate offering refills on drinks(3 of 6 were sodas and was was a water only 2 were alcoholic)/free dessert for table or anything. Food overall was very good the exception was the Ceviche which had chunks of raw red onion which wasn’t appetizing and lots of orange juice which made it too sweet.

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OldmanZachs
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot for outdoor dining in downtown New Haven. Food and drinks on point. Service was hospitable. Would recommend.

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vipEztoplease
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food creatively prepared! If you want something different this is an excellent option. Only negative is the interior need to refresh and a deep cleaning to make the entire experience perfect.

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AndreyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always satisfied, when we go to Pacifico! Great place and excellent food!

ED
ElliotD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Service was bad, food excellent. Very noisy

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Coachinetto
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, friendly and attentive service. My only reservation is that the margaritas I ordered were pretty low on tequila. We didn’t wait long for the food to arrive, everything came right out of the kitchen hot and fragrant. I’ll definitely go back!

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MiddleNameLynn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hoping to eat outside. The weather was slightly cooperative but the noise level on the street was not. I bring this up only because it was warm outside, and also warm inside. We were placed at a table near the oven - versus a high top in a different area and there was very little air flow and definitely no cool air for the table. The rest of the experience, food and service was delightful.

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Nicola
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was pretty and tasty. Waitress was very attentive. We were there for date night + glad we chose: place provides an intimate setting.

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food, great service. Can be noisy sitting outside in front due to city traffic.

MA
MaryAnnS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were upstairs and it was very quiet despite several people there. The covid barriers are still up and this offers some sound buffering and personal space!

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LindyLee
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is extraordinary. As a pescatarian, the choices were very appealing The preparation and presentation were excellent. Service was gracious and attentive
This is a really nice way to spend an evening

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ArunS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent: Duck quesadillas outstanding!! Beef empanadas very good. Give the chicken enchiladas a pass.

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vipScott
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was my second time and I loved it. The food and drinks were outstanding as was the service. Just a bit too noisy last night for my taste. Can’t wait to go back. Fish tacos….5 star!!!!!

KT
vipKarlaT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The ambience is nice, but the waiter didn't check up on us nearly enough, sometimes there were breaks of 25 to 30 minutes where he didn't stop by, didn't introduce himself, didn't seem interested in us. The food and drinks were also only mediocre. When you pay $13 for a plate, you expect it to be a decent portion as well, so the food was not only just so-so but they're also wasn't enough of it.

JD
JustinD
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great as always. Service was slow and asked for a place in the shade, even in my reservation, and the host put us in the sun. Had to ask to move mid way through my meal because my guest was too hot in the direct sun.

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MAXS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess, was every friendly & welcoming - sat us immediately, even though we were 15 minutes early on the reservation - the service, food & staff were all outstanding - can't wait to go back!

MJ
MJ66
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food very happy with visit. Desert was outstanding.

CS
CarolinaS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best places to eat delicious food and good drinks. I was with few friends, and they were satisfied with my restaurant choice.

MO
MorganO
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing, as always. Service started out great during the first half and everyone was very nice. unfortunately things started to get disorganized towards the end and one of our last dishes was forgotten and needed to be made, and then it also took a very long time to be able to get dessert and the check so we could head out. I do love the food there, unfortunately my significant other has a hard time when service slows down and we can’t leave, but maybe there’s a shortage on servers?

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Saturday Brunch options were outstandingly delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I had a terrible experience there. I arrived at 8pm and did not get my dinner until 9:30. I ordered drinks when I sat down and those took 20 minutes to arrive. They clearly forgot to place my order. I even tried to order a beer just to see if the drink would come out fast and the same result happened. It took too long. The manager never came over to see how we were doing. Packed house there but Cleary they were either under staffed and the staff was weak. The lomo Saltado was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food, good service, needs better seating and host service.

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vipPhillyD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Great waitress

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love Pacifico! Took my friend for a dinner date to catch up. It was her fist time there & she’s considering coming back for brunch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

For about 15 years we have loved going to this restaurant. Food, in our opinion was peerless. Menu has changed!! Start with the tortillas-they were tasteless. Steak tacos poor.. Same great service and ambiance-just have to restore the quality of the food.

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vipKeithA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there - food and service excellent. Will be back. Try the crispy sea bass

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Familyfun
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, just a suggestion to pls make it clear on the menu and staff that the bottomless memosa is $20 per person. That was unclear. 4 thumbs up!!

DK
DrewK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, interesting menu, exceedingly well prepared, and a good value. Great service, too. this restaurant is a real keeper.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and exceptional "white glove" service. The Ceviche and Tamarind Salmon were excellent. Full of flavor.

BM
BlakeM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic waiter with even better food. Can’t go wrong with any item on the menu.

CM
CMac
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, it’s been a staple for four years. Going to miss it now that we have a graduate.

FAQs

Pacifico - New Haven, CT does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Pacifico - New Haven, CT is rated 4.4 stars by 1159 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.