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Pacifico - New Haven, CT

4.3
4.3
1216 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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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm Brunch Saturday & Sunday 12pm-3pm Dinner Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm- 10:00pm,Thursday- Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 772-4002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Rafael Palomino

  • Private party facilities

    Pacifico's private dining room can accommodate up to 50 guests. Larger parties may be accommodated in the main dining room. The private dining room is perfect for small gatherings, and business dinners. Let us create a menu that will delight both you and your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Walter Vera: (203) 772-4002

  • Neighborhood

    New Haven

  • Cross street

    Crown St

  • Parking details

    off street.<br /><br />Pacifico validates parking during dinner time at Crown Street Garage from 4:00pm-12:00am

  • Entertainment

    Let us help you relax at the end of the day, join us for Happy Mojo Hour at the bar. Monday through Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm with $5 mojitos and margaritas, 1/2 price select draft beers and complimentary tapas.The party continues Saturday night with Salsa Night, our DJ picks the best of this Latin rhythm. Music starts both nights at 10pm and it continues until 2am.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Mon-Fri from 12:00pm-3:00pm

Lunch

Sandwiches are served with your choice of yucca fries, mesclun greens or cumin fries

  • Cubano*$10.95

    Cuban sandwich, ham, pork tenderloin, mustard, white cheddar, pickles

    • Salmon BKT*$12.95

      salmon, bacon, kale, tomato, chipotle mayo

      • El Vaquero*$11.95

        grilled skirt steak sandwich, caramelized onions, manchego cheese

        • Chaulafan$11.95

          Latin fried rice, chicken, sweet plantains, scallions, sweet peas, shitake, mushrooms

          • Veggie Quesadilla$9.95

            mushrooms, quinoa, roasted pepper, avocado, queso fresco, jalapeño aioli

            • Chicken Chopped Salad*$12.95

              grilled chicken, black beans, tomato, corn salsa, romaine, avocado pineapple vinaigrette

              • Ensalada con Salmon*$12.95

                salmon salad, mesclun greens, avocado, tomato, egg, manchego cheese, dressed in a fig balsamic vinaigrette

                • Burger*$10.95

                  8oz grilled sirloin avocado, bacon, cheddar cheese, fries

                  • Ensalada Mixta$9.95

                    quinoa, arugula, red beets, roasted peppers, sweet plantain, pomegranate vinaigrette

                    • Quesadilla de Pollo$9.95

                      chicken, peppers, gouda cheese, served with roasted corn salsita, jalapeño aioli, pomegranate reduction

                      Create your own lunch bowl

                      Bowl Base: Brown rice, Quinoa, Mesclun Greens, or Salad (kale-romaine) Salsa: Salsa verde, Aji amarillo, or Pineapple vinaigrette. Add avocad $2 / Add bacon $2

                      • Cubano$12.95

                        pork belly, black beans, pineapple, sweet plantains, green peas, cheedar cheese

                        • Chicken*$12.95

                          grilled chicken, chihuahua cheese, scallions, red pepper, corn salsa

                          • Salmon*$12.95

                            BBQ salmon, pumpkin seeds, bacon, jicama slaw, avocado, mango

                            • Camaron$12.95

                              grilled shrimp, pineapple, queso fresco, black beans, beets, arugula

                              • Veggie$12.95

                                grilled veggies, white beans, pico de gallo, avocado, beets, cauliflower

                                • Fajita*$12.95

                                  steak, sauteed onions, peppers, pico de gallo, manchego, corn tortillas

                                  Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                  What 1,216 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                  4.3
                                  4.3 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.5Food
                                  • 4.2Service
                                  • 4.3Ambience
                                  • 4.1Value

                                  NoiseModerate

                                  Loved For

                                  • New York / Tri-State Area

                                    Latin / Spanish

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                                  1. E

                                    Edwrd

                                    New York Area

                                    37 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    37 reviews

                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Pacifico service and food was outstanding. Energetic atmosphere, staff handled Yale graduation crowd perfectly.

                                  2. EE

                                    EllenE

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Very accommodating. We were 20 mins late and they seated us right away. Service was attentive and respectful. Food delicious! My daughter loves this place. It’s where she learned to enjoy guacamole.

                                  3. LL

                                    LindyLee

                                    New York Area

                                    20 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    20 reviews

                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                    The menu is creative and the presentation is great Quality assurance person should have microphone directly to ear phones of kitchen. His yelling was too loud and distracting Service is excellent

                                  4. A

                                    Ange

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall4food4service2ambience3

                                    The food was amazing! We had a reservation at 4 but I called at 3:20 and asked if we could come in earlier. They said yes which was great! We were seated and it took our waitress 30 minutes to come over to us and to bring us water. I understand everywhere is short staffed but I noticed other waiters going to their table about 10 minutes after the party arrived. Overall we love the food and that is what would make us go back.

                                  5. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New York Area

                                    3 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                    overall3food2service3ambience3

                                    Actively disliked more than a couple dishes, pretty rare for me. Did enjoy the arepa. Outdoor seating option is nice but college st on a Thursday eve isn’t exactly idyllic.

                                  6. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New York Area

                                    4 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                    overall4food5service3ambience3

                                    Waited 15 min before a waiter came over we go there in the summer a lot today was def not like the rest.

                                  7. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Birmingham

                                    10 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    10 reviews

                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food was great and our server Sergio was awesome!

                                  8. n

                                    niteout

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great service & atmosphere. Margaritas were excellent. Wouldn’t order guac again because bland (basically just mashed avocados & few pieces tomatoes) but everything else was delicious.

                                  9. MR

                                    MelissaR

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food was great. Service was friendly and fast.

                                  10. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Sydney

                                    4 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    Brunch was good. The service was good. There wasn’t much shrimp in the shrimp ceviche, but the eggs Benedict with crab cakes was good. The music was way too loud.

                                  11. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great food, nice service., delicious mojito. We will definitely come back.

                                  12. HR

                                    HarshenaR

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    Food was amazing

                                  13. KA

                                    KArthur

                                    New York Area

                                    10 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    10 reviews

                                    Dined on April 21, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Good food -- we had the sea bass and branzini and the server negotiated a gluten-free version of the shrimp/scallop dish with the kitchen. Liked the Oaxacan Old-Fashioned! A good dining experience.

                                  14. D

                                    Danielle

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 21, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    I now understand why this place is always so busy. Food & service were phenomenal. Can't wait to come back!

                                  15. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 20, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great! Experience. My waitress was amazing, friendly and attentive. I’m visiting from New York and was looking for a great restaurant. Definitely will be coming back when I visit New Haven again.

                                  16. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 18, 2022

                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                    Excellent meals all around - steak done as requested - also gluten and dairy free salad with steak. Chicken - delicious. Shrimp and Scallops - excellent. Plating was great, too.

                                  17. j

                                    jeffreyc

                                    New England

                                    3 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                    overall3food4service2ambience4

                                    Apart from the service, which was a little slow with periodic absences a great experience.

                                  18. SJ

                                    SirJohn

                                    New York Area

                                    47 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    47 reviews

                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    A spur-of-the-moment decision led me to Pacifico for "something different". I cannot say enough good things about the shrimp ceviche and, especially, Chef Rafael Palomino's signature paella Palomino. Absolutely outstanding!

                                  19. M

                                    Matt

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    Waiter was amazing & funny! Food was good, prices not bad. Sat upstairs and was super quiet. Not many people dinning in at the time.

                                  20. d

                                    dwthree

                                    New York Area

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Always good food, great mix of small/medium/large plates so you can share or have your own entree. Management and staff were excellent

                                  21. P

                                    Paul

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                    Service was great nice guy. It was restaurant week and it was a set price meal. I left the restaurant hungry still. The food was top notch but not enough. I had the salmon tar tar, skirt stake and rice. My partner had sarveechi then the ravioli and the cake with the rum pudding under it. We left still hungry.

                                  22. CS

                                    ClaudiaS

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                    overall4food5service5ambience3

                                    The only problem of an otherwise nice ambience, friendly service, very good food is the noise level both upstairs and downstairs.

                                  23. A

                                    Alison

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 6, 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Restaurant week menu was outstanding. The food tasted so delicious and well balanced.

                                  24. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New York Area

                                    7 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on April 5, 2022

                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                    Overall, just okay. Decent food, decent service.

                                  25. CE

                                    ChilanyEats

                                    New York Area

                                    16 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    16 reviews

                                    Dined on April 5, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                    Angel was a great server. The food was good, but I was hoping for something a little more special/unique

                                  26. PR

                                    PaulR

                                    New York Area

                                    14 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    14 reviews

                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                    overall4food2service4ambience3

                                    Great attitude from staff. A bit slow service. Food just mediocre... quality so so, and not tasty

                                  27. t

                                    tatianam

                                    New York Area

                                    4 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                    overall3food4service1ambience3

                                    I have visited this restaurant many times, but was very disappointed yesterday. I server was horrible. He forget to enter some food items we ordered, he never came back to check on us, and when it was time to pay he went on break, and ended up charging us twice for one item.

                                  28. KB

                                    KristianB

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                    overall5food5service3ambience3

                                    I was very surprised by the quality of the food. It went above my expectations since I thought it was just your average Mexican restaurant. Instead, I came across a wide variety of Hispanic and Latin American dishes on one menu. I would highly recommend visiting this restaurant just from the freshness and quality of the ingredients. Our table never came across any greasy or disappointing dishes and I would definitely come back when I am back in town.

                                  29. PP

                                    PredragP

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                    We went to the restaurant during Restaurant week. The food selection was very nice and tasty.

                                  30. D

                                    Dott

                                    New York Area

                                    3 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                    overall3food3service2ambience4

                                    We went for restaurant week lunch and were pretty disappointed. For the price the food was nothing special and also had pretty small portions (we went elsewhere to get more food immediately after. Additionally, the food came out really slowly! It took almost an hour and a half to get our entrees, and we were not the only ones - the tables near us were also hungry and waiting for a long time. The servers were nice enough to keep checking in the kitchen but overall, given the wealth of good food in New Haven, we will not be returning.

                                  31. MC

                                    MelissaC

                                    New York Area

                                    4 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on April 1, 2022

                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                    Good experience. We were told there is a 3 credit card max per table which was inconvenient since there were more than 3 at the table.

                                  32. DD

                                    DanielD

                                    New York Area

                                    6 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on April 1, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Retirement dinner for six people. Great food, great service. Will be back.

                                  33. s

                                    shaybealer

                                    New York Area

                                    11 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    11 reviews

                                    Dined on March 25, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Outstanding drinks and tapas

                                  34. SO

                                    SarahO

                                    New England

                                    6 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on March 24, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Interesting and delicious menu!! Service excellent!!

                                  35. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                    overall2food3service2ambience3

                                    Portions were small and was rushed for the service not worth the money

                                  36. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Washington DC

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                    Exceptional cuisine unique menu and presentation. We are never disappointed here.

                                  37. s

                                    susan

                                    New York Area

                                    28 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    28 reviews

                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    This restaurant exceeded my expectations. The food was spectacular and I was quite taken with the classic ambience. They also had an excellent wine and beer list. I would definitely return.

                                  38. DP

                                    DianePop

                                    Washington DC

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on March 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                    Always delicious and friendly. A must visit favorite.

                                  39. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 6, 2022

                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                    The food was really great and service was amazing. But it is a little too overpriced for the amount you get.

                                  40. C

                                    Chris

                                    New England

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 6, 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Great place to grab a bite and a drink before a Shubert show!

                                  Safety precautions

                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                  • 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

                                  FAQs

                                  Pacifico - New Haven, CT does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pacifico - New Haven, CT also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 772-4002.

                                  Pacifico - New Haven, CT is rated 4.3 stars by 1216 OpenTable diners.

                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                  Booked 11 times today
                                  Google Map for Pacifico - New Haven, CT

                                  220 College Street New Haven, CT 06510

                                  Additional information

                                  • Cross street

                                    Crown St

                                  • Neighborhood

                                    New Haven

                                  • Hours of operation

                                    Lunch Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm Brunch Saturday & Sunday 12pm-3pm Dinner Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm- 10:00pm,Thursday- Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

                                  • Cuisines

                                    Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Dining

                                  • Dress code

                                    Casual Dress

                                  • Parking details

                                    off street.<br /><br />Pacifico validates parking during dinner time at Crown Street Garage from 4:00pm-12:00am

                                  • Payment options

                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Executive chef

                                    Rafael Palomino

                                  • Entertainment

                                    Let us help you relax at the end of the day, join us for Happy Mojo Hour at the bar. Monday through Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm with $5 mojitos and margaritas, 1/2 price select draft beers and complimentary tapas.The party continues Saturday night with Salsa Night, our DJ picks the best of this Latin rhythm. Music starts both nights at 10pm and it continues until 2am.

                                  • Additional

                                    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                  • Phone number

                                    (203) 772-4002

                                  • Private party facilities

                                    Pacifico's private dining room can accommodate up to 50 guests. Larger parties may be accommodated in the main dining room. The private dining room is perfect for small gatherings, and business dinners. Let us create a menu that will delight both you and your guests.

                                  • Private party contact

                                    Walter Vera: (203) 772-4002

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