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Pacifico

220 College Street, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 772-4002
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Ranked #41 of 496 Restaurants in New Haven
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Price range: $5 - $26
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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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English first
Hartland, Connecticut 06027
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Went to Pacifico last year before a show at the Shubert...thought it was very good. That is why we were so disappointed today at lunch. Three of us stopped in just a little before noon...no air conditioning (it was very humid today), weak service (we were so hot...why make us wait for water?) Then, we asked for change for the... More

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Prospect, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I tried this restaurant because of a groupon but was pleasantly surprised with how good the food was. The dip they bring for the bread is delicious. We went on a monday so all bottles of wine were 1/2 price- so we got an excellent bottle for $40! I loved the quinoa cakes and the pork with mango bbq sauce.... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The tappas plates were filling, I had the whole sea bass for dinner It was cooked perfectly. Good wine list. Service was good. Would make this a must go place when we are back in town.

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pacifico isn't the best food in New Haven -- though it's very good. It's not the fanciest address or decor -- though it's comfortable and well put together. But the combination of everything always makes me smile. The pan-Latino cuisine and decor and drinks make me feel like its always late Spring or early Summer.

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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

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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New Haven, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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