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Pacifico - New Haven, CT

4.4
1139 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1139 People Are Saying
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JustinD
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food very happy with visit. Desert was outstanding.

CS
CarolinaS
1 review
Dined on 16 June 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.

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MorganO
1 review
Dined on 12 June 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?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Saturday Brunch options were outstandingly delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 June 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 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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

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PhillyD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Great waitress

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 June 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 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
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 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 5 June 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!!

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DrewK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 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 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BlakeM
1 review
Dined on 26 May 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 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burata is a must! The guacamole the best I’ve had outside of Mexico. Only negative was the wine ( cork broke and server didn’t get new bottle) - I’m in the restaurant business so I may be fussier than most.

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aqwack
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Graduation weekend

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razorfacemadman
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. The drinks were excellent, ( the mojito was delicious) The homemade chips and guacamole were a great starter. We had the paella for dinner and it was excellent. For dessert, the Dulce de leche cheesecake. The service was perfectly timed. We never felt rushed or ignored.

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Prospero
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Boring food. And a very limited menu for those of us who are allergic to cilantro.

I make better paella at home.Server was charming, but one entree never arrived.

A disappointment

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BarbaraV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love all of Chef Rafael Palomino's restaurants!! Pacifico is always amazing! The food is delicious, plated beautifully, and always hot and fresh. A perfect place for a celebration, get together with friends or family. We loved everything we ordered and try to order something new each time. Always delicious!!

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Eosuchian
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food and ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service should improve! Servers also messed up our orders

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We eat here often and it has always been a great experience. But the last two times we were put in a corner by the speaker. It feels as if they forget us. Our drinks took forever, and we waited 45 minutes for our appetizer only to get our meal five minutes later. We were seated right by the speaker which played techno music that was more appropriate for a club rather than soothing for dinner. I’m sure we will continue to go because the food and the environment are phenomenal, but I feel they need to readjust now that summer is here and they are overly busy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We sat outside it got chilly as the night went on but it was still nice downtown vibes. Our apps were delicious, we ordered guacamole, ceviche, and calamari, the guac was my favorite. Drinks were good as always. Our dinner was good except for my steak wasn’t cooked medium rare like I requested. The service just wasn’t good, I don’t remember our waiters name maybe he was just busy and overwhelmed. I will return but maybe not on a busy Saturday evening. I’ve had excellent service at Pacifico in the past.

GB
GabrielB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter John tempted us with Palomino's Paella and tasty Tapas. His personability and knowledge was engaging. The outdoor ambience was rustic. The food was decorative and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers day

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Luve2brunch
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

MothersDay

MB
vipMelB
Atlantic City
34 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best dish was the Ceviche - four shrimp, a little spicy and a little sweet. Guac was freshly made and good, although the homemade chips could've used a more salt. Crabcakes were decent, - careful if you're sharing the tapas. We ordered one to share, got two and were billed for two, so specify how many when you order. The steak tacos were unremarkable and a bit bland. Maitre 'd offered some tobasco sauce when they arrived, we quickly found out why! Blood orange margaritas were very good! We would go back but sit downstairs where it's more casual for apps & drinks.

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WesleyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Attentive service. It was nice to see a full restaurant.

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Lje45
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect start to finish. Great wait staff, food was excellent!

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Suss
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food was excellent but service was poor. As soon as the waiter learned we were using a Groupon his service level stopped. He wasn’t a bad waiter as I watched him with other tables, he was attentive to all others. Even with the Groupon I would normally have tipped highly- more than I would for a regular paid meal because I had already saved money. With the lack of service, that didn’t happen.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific Tapas and Great Drinks. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was really good — the pork belly was out favorite. Lots of outdoor seating, which was great. Service was great.

LT
vipLTCT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun night, great food!

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RubenA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always, Pacifico never disappoints.

DR
DontreseR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant would recommend to other friends and family

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing

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Ralph52
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent but one of our five meals came much later than the others due to a kitchen error.

FAQs

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

Pacifico - New Haven, CT is rated 4.4 stars by 1139 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 bookings at the moment.