Pacifico - New Haven, CT

4.6
1191 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
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Eliza
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Staff was very good. Music level made conversation impossible. Nice food selection and good (but not great) execution. Will try again as pandemic dining is likely no restaurant’s shining moment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server, Denny, was amazing! He was very attentive. We had reservations and were sat immediately upon arrival. The food was timed out perfectly. The fish tacos and paella were delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Last night was the first time we came to Pacifico. But It is obviously not the last time. We enjoyed the evening very much with the courteous service, with the magnificent cooking and fine drinks and with the honest price. We will absolutely come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went on $28 sangria pitcher night... Awesome. Between the four of us we each enjoyed our dishes. Ceviche was great too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, great paella and the best Pisco Sour I've had in a while.

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TomH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor with a party of 5.
Service and food outstanding!
We will return.

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JessicaV
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I think considering covid and the sheer number of people they had, and the fact that the wait staff has to run up and downstairs, they did a fantastic job. The gambas could have been a little more flavorful, but we had a great night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food consistently. The cocktails are delicious 😋

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorites for lunch. Great food, usually quick.p

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, amazing mojitos, and great ambiance! A little loud inside but I was still able to hear my date and the waitresses with no issues. 10/10 would recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The mojito’s were the best I’d ever had and the Chips and guac were delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here several times and I have not found any dish I didn't like, service is top notch, will keep going back...no doubtp

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superior food & service. Excellent dining experience Everytime we go there, which is frequently!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Ordered wine and tapas for a few friends. All the dishes we tried were excellent and the service was good as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was so good. The server was very friendly and attentive, the food delicious, and the prices totally reasonable especially for the Downtown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best skirt steaks I have ever eaten. Also great vegetarian food. The drinks were amazing as well, absolutley love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. We love the Shrimp and scallops and the sauce is to die for. The mango mojitos make you feel you are far far away from the city. Walter and his staff are the best and we love eating outside during the pandemic and have enjoyed eating inside pre-pandemic. If you want a great taste of Latin food, Pacifico is the place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place,delicious food good music great service our waiter was friendly and the food came out fast the place was pack and the prices are good .if u ever in New Haven you need to try this place I highly recommend it..

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff was very attentive. I particularly loved the lomo saltado. Such a cool and fun atmosphere - we loved the bottles and candles on the walls.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Loved sitting outside on the patio and how open the front area is. Very nice high-end Latin restaurant. Highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Little bit of wait, but that's to be expected on a busy night. They still got us seated fairly quickly. The place was packed which is always a good sign. Our waiter was spectacular. He was very helpful and very knowledgeable about the foods and tequilas offered. We left extremely pleased and full. Would highly recommend and next time we're in New Haven we know where we will eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my boyfriend were traveling through CT and just happened upon this restaurant. It was amazing! We loved the atmosphere, the creative cocktails and the food was just incredible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was soooo nice and helpful. The food was awesome the Margaritas were so delicious. Everything that came out looked so amazing I wanted to try EVERYTHING! Great atmosphere, very clean, and were able to social distance. Would definitely go back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. The Tapas are superb. Pitcher of sangria was delicious. Waiter was so great. Loved him! Had a great time sitting in the open air patio. Love the ambiance! We have lots of restaurants in New Haven but so glad we decided to try this one in Downtown! Was worth the visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks. Excellent service. I love the feature if you have to wait for a table they will text you. We walked around downtown and took pictures then came back when the text was sent. They give you five minutes to respond.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Daughter treated myself, her brother and grandfather to a wonderful brunch here. I highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice upscale Latin restaurant near Yale. Big bar with lots of drinks and a lengthy tequila selection. We were able to get a high top near the bar immediately on a Thur night but the place was plenty busy. Still the service was very good and the food was excellent. We had a variety of tapas, all of which were extremely tasty. I particularly enjoyed the queso fundido and the ceviche was delicious. Great experience overall.

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vipReallyWantToLikeIt
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Dining out these days is difficult so I'll cut them some slack but the service really wasn't very good at all. We got everything at once except for some appetizers that showed up with dessert. Our waiter was trying and made a big deal about telling them to bring certain things at each course but that didn't happen. The food that was good was really good but much of it was cold, dry or thrown on the plate. I get it... it's pandemic and we're all doing the best we can. So we'll try it again. Just go with expectation in check. Fyi, drinks were really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was wonderful accommodate my family even though it felt like an environment for party goers. Our waiter was super friendly my kids were happy the entire time food was delicious and he always recommended what was great on the alcoholic drinks and menu and he never failed my wondering taste buds you must go there to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the setting here! Our server Rafat was AMAZING! Our tacos were tasty and I loved the tequila French. Easy 10 out of 10 experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is always on point! Great margaritas, food is always fresh and delicious! The fish tacos and duck quesadilla are a personal favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tapas are AMAZING! And the atmosphere is perfect! The manager was so helpful on what to get. We love taking our friends when visiting New Haven!

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vipMandisaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food that was hot was great, but some of the food was served lukewarm.
It would be better value to get a bunch of tapas to share instead of entrees as they were underwhelming.
Be careful of your belongings, a patron got her bag snatched whilst waiting for her food.

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Daniel
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor dining. Reliable food quality. Fresh seafood.

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ChristinaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a great dinner date outdoor under the tent with lights . The service was great and the food was delicious. No complaints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Wait staff are friendly and very knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

A little annoyed because I made a reservation for 10:00 PM and when we were seated, we were told the kitchen was closing. I’d ratchet you not allow a 10:00 PM reservation of the kitchen is closing at that very time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent and service is outstanding. I love the vibes of this place!

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prompt attention, tables outside and spread apart.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

I was so disappointed in my experience at Pacifico. I had dined here about a month ago and was so excited to get back but this time was horrible. The drinks were not good. They had an entirely different menu to supplement for restaurant week. As someone with allergies, they were not accommodating. The only thing on the new menu I could eat was guac with vegetables and they charged an extra $4 for the smallest serving of carrots and celery. The rest of the food that my party got was just ok. I will not be returning.

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

Pacifico - New Haven, CT is rated 4.6 stars by 1191 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.