Cafe Pacifico

4.3
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73 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mexican

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Offering a lively atmosphere and a vibrant splash of colour, Cafe Pacifico – Covent Garden serves flavoursome Mexican cuisine. The sleek, long wooden bar and the cosy seating areas offer an authentic setting.

Serving up fresh, sumptuous Mexican delights in bustling Covent Garden, the Café Pacifico menu covers all the classics. As well as the trusty, loaded tacos and spicy enchiladas, modern, ambitious flavours feature, like baked sea bass fillet with banana leaves and sundried tomato salsa.

Famed for its buzzing, well-stocked bar, Cafe Pacifico bar and restaurant presents an unrivalled selection of premium spirits, cocktails and beers. Diners can unwind with a cooling, fruity daiquiri, or a stylish pomegranate margarita. Not forgetting the tempting dessert menu, Cafe Pacifico offers the Pacifico mud pie, or deep fried tortillas with honey, cinnamon and ice cream.
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was lrettt

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vipRaine
Austin
54 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Impressive tequila selection! SO happy to find this kind of cuisine in London!! YUM!! We will be back … often!

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vipHellieB47
Adelaide
18 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacifico is one our favourite restaurants and certainly our favourite Mexican restaurant! We have brought friends and family and it never disappoints. This time we came with family from Florida and we had a wonderful time. We are already booked to come back with friends at the end of February :D

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ArthurC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was lovely, from arrival to our leaving the staff were pleasant, attentive and extremely helpful. The food and drink arrived promptly, it not only looked good but tasted delicious. A lovely meal in pleasant surroundings.

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SERENAG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice place to have dinner with a good cocktail. It is a good place to have only a drink as well

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KirstyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food excellent. But we had a very forgetful weighted who either forgot our drinks or got them wrong and also forgot our starter and our main came out first

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Tori
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Seemed to be short staffed. We had to wait for service and finally ask for a waiter.

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lizard
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good location and good food and drink, bit pricey, tips manipulated in to giving 12%, service fair to good professional (rather than genuine, like it is at a chain)

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Browncow78
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was quick and friendly. I particularly enjoyed the mojitos! Would definitely recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Cafe Pacifico for numerous years. Always good service and great food.

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sarr
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food but little bit pricey not sure why when ordering fajitas the guacamole & cheese are additional charges??

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MargarethK
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, tasty food, friendly staff and also children friendly. We liked it!

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TeekXX
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, it's the best Mexican on this side of the Pacific. The food is amazing, the drinks are spot on, the live music is authentic and the staff are so cooperative :)

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octavia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience. Food was yummy but a little bit cold and the atmosphere was lovely but not great for a small get together as it’s quite noisy. I would however go again and recommend to others

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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ElizabethF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, good choice for vegetarians. A little noisy at times.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best salsa I have tasted anywhere. Margarita Rumba mmmmmm

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vipDavid
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very good food, the only but could be that the tables are too close one to each other

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Xxxx
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food is overpriced, not even traditional Mexican cuisine. Definitely was I'll the day after because of the food.

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ZoeS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We were really looking forward to returning to Cafe Pacifico. We really enjoyed our last visit.
Unfortunately our waitress' miserable face, disgusting attitude and overall appalling service completely spoilt the entire experience. She completely sucked the life out of it. Such a shame.

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vipBBBarlow
London
17 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great authentic Mexican food with an authentic atmosphere

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Sonia132
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst and most overpriced Mexican food I’ve ever had. Save your money and avoid.

SG
StuartG
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Just a lovely place, great menu and very lively.
Location is perfect.

MN
MrNice
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Pacifico is as good today as it was 15yrs ago. The food is great and so is the service.

The margaritas are a must, they don’t scrimp on tequila!!!

Great place to go with a group of friends or family.

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TyraP
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican we've had in London. Amazing food great cocktails

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CauMarch2015
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First visit back in what has to be 10 years and still this place doesn’t disappoint. A location where you think it’d be a case of quick to take the tourist dollar and average food but trust me this is not the case. The staff were fantastic, left us alone to enjoy the food and ambience but attentive and on hand when needed. The food was delicious and a proper social dining experience for the 7 in our party. Brilliant cocktails where they don’t scrimp on tequila. We will not be leaving it another 10 years until our next visit. This is a great place for families looking to eat in the Covent Garden area. See you again soon Mi Amigos! 😘

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vipbistrobest
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Nice Mexican right beside covent garden underground. Great for theatre and only place in London that has chimichanga. Bit noisy. No ac which is a problem in summer.

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TimI
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We’ve been here a fair bit over the years and the food is always up to a high standard and the service excellent. Tonight for the first time we decided to have a starter of nachos. Big mistake. For £9.50 you get corn chips with cheap cheese that hasn’t quite melted. Absolutely awful and this falls short of their usual standards. Everything else was excellent though!

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Brad
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place... Been coming for years.... Never been anything but great food and value.

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vipWendyS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’ve been coming for many years to cafe Pacifico and very sadly the food was disappointing this time. Nice service, nice atmosphere but not The tastiest.

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Munrid
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and drinks (especially margaritas). Service could be faster and more attentive but overall very nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good service and good food
Menu is more authentic than last time I was there.
Downsides: I ordered tacos al pastor however the presentation was interesting but meat with the tortillas on the side cannot be listed on any menu as tacos
- guacamole (which was nice and fresh) served in a ramekin with a few tortilla chips, £7.50?? I’m sorry but that is really poor value. I thought it must have been part of the main course I ordered, but to my surprise it wasn’t
Music should be adding to the experience, they could have Mexican music rather than indie rock
I’d return but would avoid the overpriced guacamole and try some other main course

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, good busy atmosphere but service also really good

JH
vipJavierHB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Weird Tacos al Pastor with no flavour, the Nacho with Chorizo looked like no nachos I’ve ever eaten before. Not coming back

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was wonderful. Great staff. Service very quick, if not a little too quick. Didn’t breathe between courses before next one set down!
Table was disappointing. Squeezed beside a pillar.

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MonikaG
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

This used to be one of our favourite restaurants when we would come into the city, however this visit was very disappointing. The noise level was so loud that conversation was impossible unless you shouted across the table. We had prebooked a table weeks in advance and asked for a nice table as it was our 10th anniversary. When the staff showed us our table, we were wedges tightly among other tables and so close that I could hear the neighbouring shouted conversations. The food was mushy, we ordered burritos, the portions are much smaller, but no matter as the food was mushy and tasteless. I don’t think I will be coming again nor recommending to friends as I have in past. It’s quite a shame as Cafe Pacifico used to be a diamond. Now it’s a pack them in, shove sloppy food at you and get you out, overpriced for what it is now kind of place.

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vipAlexL
London
27 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent welcoming smile - very good fajita with margarita. Highly recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and perfect location

JH
vipJimH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Mexican food - excellent selection and great service.

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Cafe Pacifico does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Cafe Pacifico is rated 4.3 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.