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Pacifico

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220 College Street, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 772-4002
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Fish, over priced apps

We were a party of 5. Our server was very patient. My whole Mediterranean Sea Bass was excellent [I had mine pan-seared] and the Croquetas de Cangrejo (crab cakes) were tasty but extremely small [4, each about the size of a quarter]. Cheese cake very nice. The other in my party enjoyed their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
CidniGee
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Cromwell
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Middletown, Connecticut
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was my second visit to Pacifico and it was just as amazing if not better than the first time. We had ceviche, crab cakes, calamari & oysters. And of course mojitos!! The serving sizes are on small side but the Flavors are large! The wait staff was prompt & helpful with menu selections. We sat outside and has some... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food is excellent however the service, attitude and lack of restaurant manager who cares gives this restaurant a 1/0 in my book. I wanted to have a dinner party here and the manager couldn't return my call after 3 attempts. The problem is this restaurant thinks there food is that good and they don't have to worry about service.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

we've made this our almost weekly happy hour spot after work. The mojitos and sangria are fantastic. I'm addicted to the coconut mojito.

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New York City
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I agree with a review written in May 2015. I also had been to Pacifico many times over the years and enjoyed a good meal. Something has changed. The croquet vegetarians was inedible, and the grilled oysters a disappointment. We wont be back and we suggest you eat elsewhere. If you are looking for tapas, try Bistro in New Haven... More 

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Oakland, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is a great bar! Friendly and welcoming with great drinks. The bartenders are great! The have an extensive array of tequilas and scotch. Appetizers are ok, but the Margarita and terrific.

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Pacifico a few times, in fact it used to be one of my favorite places to go for dinner. But something has changed in the last year or two, the food quality has diminished. I went for a 2nd time this year and it will be my last. I ordered Lobster ravioli in shrimp sauce, I... More 

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Cromwell
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were a party of 5. Our server was very patient. My whole Mediterranean Sea Bass was excellent [I had mine pan-seared] and the Croquetas de Cangrejo (crab cakes) were tasty but extremely small [4, each about the size of a quarter]. Cheese cake very nice. The other in my party enjoyed their entrees as well. I'll let them add... More 

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Milford, CT
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It was New Haven restaurant week and we debated what place that would be new to us to try. Pacifico won out. I also knew I would have trouble finding parking. True- all places at the nearest lot were full! So I had a few blocks to walk. In the mean time, my husband whom I had dropped off had... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It is restaurant week in New Haven and a three-course meal at Pacifico is $32. The food is simply great. The service is perfect and warm. The restaurant is delightful, fun, colorful, bright. The appetizers, corn cakes with short ribs and quinoa croquets were veery tasty and just the right amount. The paella is terrific, chocked with seafood and excellent... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place sucks. Sat a the bar, slow service. Bill was 27.00 and got charged $50.00 for a coffee and a cocktail. Never go back again. Won't be in business long with this kind of customer service. Shame on them!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 College Street, New Haven, CT 06511
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 772-4002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 26
  • Cuisine: Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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