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Pacifico

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Spanish, Latin
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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, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Tapas

Informal setting, fun atmosphere, young crowd, good tapas all within a short walk of the New Haven Green.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
GeraldWW2
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Bethesda, Maryland
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East Haven, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place. Went there for New Years Eve with a group of friends and was very impressed with the food, the service and the overall experience. The sangria was probably the best I have tasted in a long time. Perfect blend of wine and fruit. We ordered of the set menu Great meal on a great night. I give this... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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220 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Informal setting, fun atmosphere, young crowd, good tapas all within a short walk of the New Haven Green.

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CT
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Terrible service. ..the waitress left around 10pm and my wife and I waited 30 minutes to get our main course. ...midnight came and we were waiting for the desert. ...and never did...champagne never came either...I even had to look for some that works there to pay ..I do not recommend this place to celebrate new year...plus the food is not... More 

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Nice place with a great bartender who mixes several interesting concoctions. The dates are worth a trip alone. Best I've had in a long time. The paella was perfect, lots of interesting things, nicely made, and just the right size.

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This was our third visit to Pacifico over the past four years, as we visit New Haven once every two years. This would certainly be our third outstanding experience. We dine late and used Open Table for our reservation and got our favored window table. Those overlook a fairly busy street just two blocks from the Yale campus. The service... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere here is stellar! The apps are excellent, tapa's and seafood. It's a great place to eat. Parking is tight, but you can pay to park across from bar for cheap.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to Pacifico on a Sunday afternoon. We got there around 1pm to meet friends. It was pretty empty at that time. We spent about 2 hours there, and the restaurant started to fill around 2pm. The food was great, as was the complimentary mimosa.

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Pacifico used to be one of our favorites but we only go there when we have Shubert tickets b/c parking is such a hassle. As usual, the food was phenomenal. The duck quesadilla is unlike any other dish. We also had the short rib empanadas, the shrimp in garlic and fresh guacamole. The flavor and presentation of all of our... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great place to eat before going to the Shubert Theatre. Tapas were delicious. Atmosphere was fun. Would definitely return again.

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Seymour, Connecticut
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128 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Went as part of the Griffin Hospital Gala and I had a wonderful meal, shrimp, scallops and lobster ravioli, wonderful sauce, I loved it, had a Caesar salad to start and it was fresh and delicious! Attentive wait staff, would definite look forward to going back. It is a bit noisy but fun!

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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: Spanish, Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?