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Cafe Pacifico, London,

Cafe Pacifico

4.2
4.2
73 Reviews
£25 and under
Mexican
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 12pm - 10.45pm Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 11.45pm Sunday: 12pm - 10.45pm

  • Phone number

    020 7379 7728

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was lrettt
  2. R

    Raine

    Austin

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 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!
  3. HB

    HellieB47

    Brighton

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 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
  4. AC

    ArthurC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  5. i

    italy

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    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
  6. KP

    KirstyP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    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
  7. T

    Tori

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  8. l

    lizard

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    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)
  9. B

    Browncow78

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to Cafe Pacifico for numerous years. Always good service and great food.
  11. s

    sarr

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    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??
  12. MK

    MargarethK

    Hamburg Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant, tasty food, friendly staff and also children friendly. We liked it!
  13. TX

    TeekXX

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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 :)
  14. o

    octavia

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.
  16. EF

    ElizabethF

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely food, good choice for vegetarians. A little noisy at times.
  17. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best salsa I have tasted anywhere. Margarita Rumba mmmmmm
  18. D

    David

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 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
  19. X

    Xxxx

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    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.
  20. ZS

    ZoeS

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  21. BB

    BBBarlow

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great authentic Mexican food with an authentic atmosphere
  22. S

    Sonia132

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst and most overpriced Mexican food I’ve ever had. Save your money and avoid.
  23. SG

    StuartG

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Just a lovely place, great menu and very lively. Location is perfect.
  24. MN

    MrNice

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  25. TP

    TyraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican we've had in London. Amazing food great cocktails
  26. CM

    CauMarch2015

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    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! 😘
  27. b

    bistrobest

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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.
  28. TI

    TimI

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    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!
  29. B

    Brad

    Surrey

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place... Been coming for years.... Never been anything but great food and value.
  30. WS

    WendyS

    London

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 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.
  31. M

    Munrid

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    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
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner thanks
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, good busy atmosphere but service also really good
  35. JH

    JavierHB

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    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
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  37. MG

    MonikaG

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  38. AL

    AlexL

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent welcoming smile - very good fajita with margarita. Highly recommended
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and perfect location
  40. JH

    JimH

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great Mexican food - excellent selection and great service.

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Cafe Pacifico is rated 4.2 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 12pm - 10.45pm Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 11.45pm Sunday: 12pm - 10.45pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

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