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Pacifico

220 College Street, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 772-4002
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Ranked #39 of 495 restaurants in New Haven
Price range: $5 - $26
Cuisines: Latin
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
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67% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
CT
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had a great dinner with my wife. The staff was friendly, and knowledgeable. The food was delicious, our favorite was the Duck.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is my favorite tapas spot in the city. This is just an inexpensive, high quality, down-to-earth dining experience that offers something for the carnivores and the vegetarians. Great wine selection and the sangria's pretty good too. Defiantly try the Croquettes Vegetarians (quinoa croquettes with black pepper aioli) and the Yuca Frita is one of the best I ever had.

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was looking for something light and tasty. Calamari was perfect, minimal batter with jalapeño and tomato based sause. Gambas al Ajillo grilled and done perfectly. All complimented with a mojito. Just what I was looking for. Staff was very attentive, but not overbearing.

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New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Last time I came here, I had a groupon offer, which is good because the prices are a little bit high. However, the food is so good, I would go back even without an offer. I had baked tilapia and a mango salsa. The fish was very tender, delicate and tasy. The salsa was just perfect. I also had the... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is our second trip to this restaurant on a Sunday evening. It is quiet and the wait staff is very attentive. The fish menu is extensive, and there is a nice baked chicken with potatoes for the less adventurous in our party. I had the tilapia over shrimp enchiladas - delicious and just enough. The glazed salmon with arugula... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Graduation weekend so there was a fixed price set menu - that's fine, but it should have sped up service but instead service was very slow - and no bread was offered until we asked for it. And the food...one dish sent back because "medium rare" came out very well done. My Paella Palomino did not taste good at all... More

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Costa Rica
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The restaurant has a very good vibe, is not fancy, its simple but good. The food is also very good. i had the cochinillo and the rest of the table had tuna tacos. The sangría is also very good, highly recommend it.

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Southport, Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Mediocre food, and such small portions. Yes, I know it's an old joke, but it sums up our experience at Pacifico. We have dined here before, several years ago, before attending an event at Yale Rep. As I recall, it was pretty good. Alas, things have changed. We and our friends decided to start with a few tapas, and then... More

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Atlanta
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I popped in here for dinner on a whim because it was near my hotel. I was unimpressed with the service, but loved the food. I was dining alone, and the first staff person I made me feel like I was in the wrong place. "May I help you?" instead of "How many in your party?" When I said "are... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

So glad my coworkers and I tried something new this trip. The food here was amazing and truly unique cuisine. Definitely try to pork bellies! Service was attentive and helpful, especially in helping us understand the unusual menu. Will definitely come here again and recommend this place to coworkers!

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