Pacifico - New Haven, CT

4.5
1248 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was cooked to perfection, Server was outstanding and knowledge . We did not have to wait for refills and he made great recommendations as soon as we were ready to order. I would highly recommend pacifico.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being that I am a huge foodie and that I also try as many places old and new and try to always give my honest opinion this has been my absolute favorite restaurant for years. Yes it's pricey but you get what you pay for and you won't be disappointed here on any visit here. Food is excellent and always mouth watering good. Large portions and always cooked to order. I didn't even like seafood until I had it there. I would highly recommend Pacifico and I would give it 20 stars if allowed. Yes it's that good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a very good time. Our server, was excellent. Food was delicious. Ambiance was perfect. Definitely recommend the mojitos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! I highly recommend for an anniversary or date night, they took all precautions during COVID 19. Our server was very attentive & personable and the seafood was some of the best we’ve had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Good food. Very poor service. Will not go back.

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DCB66
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious however very expensive considering the entrees are extremely small. I had the shrimp and scallops over raviolis (only 2 small ones) My husband had the salmon dish served only with kale. The jumbo crab cake was the size of a golf ball. I would go back for appetizers and drinks not for the entrees.

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silkysmooth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice atmosphere. Not too loud. Not too quiet. Service was great...almost too quick as we were in and out in just over an hour. tables were divided with plexiglass and food service and hosts were all masked. Apps and drinks were great. Entrees were good. Well presented but could have used a bit more seasoning.

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Superbad
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place and great food..

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with remarkable preparation and service to match. We had a great experience here and would recommend to others. Steak was cooked perfectly with excellent crust. Lobster tail on the paella was perfectly executed as were the scallops and shrimp. Covid protocols were clearly taken seriously. Menu entree prices range from $20 to 30.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! I highly recommend for an anniversary or date night, they took all precautions during COVID 19. Our server was very attentive & personable and the seafood was some of the best we’ve had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with a warm and inviting atmosphere. All 3 courses were excellent with great flavor and fun inspiration behind the dish. Attention to detail can be found in everything. Each course was plated with care, and small details. The staff did a great job tying the experience together and making the night about so much more than just the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oscar was the best waiter! He was very personable and answered any questions we had about the menu. The food was delicious starting with the seafood tower , for entre we got the lomo saltado and the key lime dessert. We saw the manager visiting every single table, it make our experience wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walter was absolutely phenomenal with his friendliness and professional service! Not just him but the whole staff were very welcoming and hospitable. The mussels and octopus was amazing and cooked to perfection and the cheesecake was great as well, absolutely no complaints! Will definitely come back when I'm in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Love the experience!! Food & drinks were so unique and the presentation was extroidinary. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish. During this crazy covid world the team at Pacifico supported our family to celebrate special moments in a very safe and comfortable way. Amazing table, great service from front of the house to back of the house. Bartenders were great with perfect Makers Manhattan's, server was friendly / knowledgeable and helpful, managers touched base with our table several times to ensure our experience was perfect. Nice job Blue Pacifico!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best meal I've ever had in New Haven. Every bite was perfectly well balanced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best paella in town. My favorite place to go great atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the most amazing meals I've ever had. We did order a bottle of wine recommended by Walter to pair with our food and it was an excellent recommendation. The level of detail for every dish was amazing. Extremely nice chefs and staff, I can not recommend this restaurant enough.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the lomo saltado, the blue point oysters, and the veggie risotto. The drink was so refreshing and light! The oysters were sooo good! Blue points are always mild in flavor, but these tasted fresh, were large in size, and were shucked wonderfully. The veggie risotto was amazing & it was a nice portion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, server explained each course to us, the history behind the dish, the modifications to make it with all local ingredients. It was an amazing experience and I walked away from it not only satisfied from the meal but feeling like I had tapped into a part of the Latin community around me that I did not know that much about previously.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

the food and the ambiance was great! the service was lack luster 🤷🏻‍♀️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fare and presentation in a combined business and dining district. There is an emphasis on seafood but they also serve excellent steaks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dinner and experience! The staff and manager are so kind and so enthusiastic about the food and the stories. It was special to see (and taste!) what Pacifico creates to celebrate Latin flavors. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall fantastic experience. This was not a typical meal, it was far superior. The seafood paella and churrasco made this a unique and memorable experience. The execution was flawless. The food was top notch. Pisco sours were amazing. I would highly recommend this for any foodie out there!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful servers. Good drinks. Sangria was a bit waterered down, but food was pretty good. A few over priced items but generally a nice place to eat. Great vibe and crowd.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect cocktails. Very solid tapas. Staff are awesome people and make solid suggestions

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely phenomenal. One of the best restaurant experiences I’ve had. From the service to the pure perfection of the food. We were nothing less than impressed the entire time. The duck quesadilla was incredible , I savored every bite. Our entrees were absolutely amazing. I will definitely drive 2 hours to New Haven just to dine here again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood paella will make you completely satisfied and full!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TERRIFIC Happy Hour menu. We pretty much tried all of it. Delicious food, great cocktails and wonderful service from Diana.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very strongly recommended restaurant here in our area! My family and I celebrated my birthday here. We were so happy and satisfied with their dishes because it was so affordable and delicious. They didn't fail their customers' expectations of their services and foods. Until next time! Thank you so much, guys!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and management were amazing. They went above and beyond...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for my birthday, the atmosphere was beautiful and the NY steak was a fabulous choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a restaurant! The food is delicious and the cocktails are excellent. The staff is all super friendly and very knowledgeable about what they are doing. The staff spends lots of time with every customer because the meal seating is extremely well organized. There’s an intense sense of calmness at this restaurant. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great prices! Loved the layout and the vibes. I had a blast with my friends and we already have plans to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food, lovely atmosphere even in the bar. Oysters mofongo were delicious. Sea bass was perfect. Birthday Chocolate cake was lovely. Sadly it’s not letting me post my pics. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in New Haven, and love the atmosphere in addition to the food. Like many other reviews, the churrasco was great, and is one of my favorites. This time I also was able to try the Seafood paella, and this was also nice, service was outstanding.

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Tanelli
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We dined on the second floor of the restaurant. It was very cold and uncomfortable, compared to the first floor dining area. My date and I were tempted to wear our coats but we didn’t want to look awkward. Otherwise, the food was great as always. The restaurant was very clean and has taken many precautions for COVID-19 safety. The service was fast and consistent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely magical. Pacifico is a place you go on a special occasion. It was our anniversary so I thought it was fitting; It certainly was. This was the first time ever trying octopus as well. It was an amazing first impression to say the least. The food was phenomenal and the service matched just that!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! They have a great safe setup indoor.
The team were very friendly and helpful, providing great suggestions for wine.
The food was beautiful and delicious! We had the shrimp and scallops and the NY steak and its tough to decide which was better!

FAQs

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

Pacifico - New Haven, CT is rated 4.5 stars by 1248 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.