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Pacifico Mexican Restaurant

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1237 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, CA 94515
707 942 4400
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our favorite Mexican lunch!

We come to wine country from Chicago and never miss a drive to Calistoga for lunch at Pacifica. They have the BEST tortilla soup in the world, and their house salad is awesome! Green, white and purple, with spinach, purple cabbage, jicama, crispy raw beets, sesame seeds and a delicately zippy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
barbaraholman
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Western Springs, Illinois
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Anaheim, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was good and food was good. Nothing spectacular, but a good value for your dollar. Hit the spot after a long drive from So. Cal.

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Western Springs, Illinois
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come to wine country from Chicago and never miss a drive to Calistoga for lunch at Pacifica. They have the BEST tortilla soup in the world, and their house salad is awesome! Green, white and purple, with spinach, purple cabbage, jicama, crispy raw beets, sesame seeds and a delicately zippy' lightly applied creamy dressing. Wonderful! Even the ice tea... More 

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Thank barbaraholman
San Francisco, California
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like some of the other reviews, I agree the service here is nice. The food is just average, though. My tortilla soup was likely just canned chicken broth and tortillas with added chicken and cheese. My kid's burger (I know, you order a burger in a Mexican restaurant...) was cooked as black and hard as a hockey puck. But the... More 

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Thank mattyaloo
Oakland, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

this place has nailed mexican food! the dishes are standard mexican fare but done extremely well with good meat quality and perfectly seasoned. their service is fast and unobtrusive, and the food is just excellent. would eat here all the time if i lived closer.

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Thank yasmin k
Calistoga, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We have tried all the Mexican restaurants in town, there are quite a few, we find this on the best for food, service, atmosphere, they have sports TVs and Mariachis during the summer

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Thank jlp94515
Miami, Florida
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

It was late, and almost the only restaurant still open was Pacifico Mexican Restaurant. Food was ok, service very good

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Thank Richard20282930
Meadow Vista,CA
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Came during Happy Hour. I see why the 'locals' like the Happy Hour. The 'well drinks' were very good and the appetizers were very good size. I had the cerviche ($5) and it came in a soup bowl. Huge serving that could have served as dinner. It also came with chips and salsa. Do ask for Tapatio or jalapeño sauce... More 

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Thank 2Sojourn
San Francisco, California
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103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Highly recommend Pacifico. The chile relleno, tamales and fajitas are amazing and the barbmakes a great margarita. Casual, family friendly and yummy.

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Thank Sue L
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Some other guests at our resort recommended it, and we were so happy they did. Food was excellent, but service was exceptional. I'm sensitive to spicy foods, so i asked the waiter about the sauce. He brought 2 different ones to the table for me to try, was so patient with me regarding all my questions, and very attentive the... More 

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Thank PinkNails92
New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

For authentic Mexican food in an upbeat, yet peaceful setting, try Pacifico. It's been around for ages and no wonder: the well-spaced tables encourage conversation, the authentic food is fresh and ample and well seasoned and the service is wonderful. We had the taco salad - when one of us ordered it without cheese or sour cream, the server said... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1237 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, CA 94515
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Calistoga
  • Phone Number: 707 942 4400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?