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220 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
+1 203-772-4002
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17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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91 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday, a few empty tables but busy. Host and waitstaff were clearly overwhelmed and didn't try to hide it. We seemed to share the waiters, they tried to be pleasant but I felt sorry for them as they were understaffed - tapas was served before drinks?? Food was good. We enjoyed a selection of tapas and all... More 

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Connecticut
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each of us (4 of us) had a delicious dinner--> 2 Salmon dinners, a paella bowl, and a shrimp&scallop meal. The food was very good, but then again, after waiting nearly 30+ minutes for it to arrive, we were famished... I think cardboard would have tasted good! Our server was delightful. Friendly, informative, attentive. He brought our drinks and appetizers... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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169 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This was a very, very nice experience. The waiters were very polite and attentive and the food was top notch. What stood out to me most was their guacamole -- we ordered it as a starter and it was very good. Stood out from other places. If you are looking for a more intimate setting request a table upstairs! The... More 

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1 Thank Daniela B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We are always looking for restaurants that can cook better than us. Pacifico has a great kitchen. The ropa vieja is amazing, and all their seafood dishes are great in this place.We are always pleased and happy with the food and atmosphere.

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1 Thank angelica q
Stamford, Connecticut
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150 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had a lovely dinner here. The tapas were delicious, with the Fish Tacos and Duck Quesadillas being particularly good. Nice cocktails, a pleasant atmosphere and good service also added to the experience. It was fairly crowded on a Sunday evening, so reservations are recommended.

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1 Thank Barun C
Massachusetts
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133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We started with delicious guacamole, the best we have had outside of the West Coast. (We might have guessed that from the huge bowl of avocados). The Pellegrino was served in a marbled wine cooler container with a separate glass of ice and lemon and lime slices-- very elegant (sometimes if we don't order a drink, we feel the service... More 

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1 Thank 1Nicole
Bron, France
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171 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We were three of us and shared several tapas as starter, including excellent oysters. Globally food is fine and served hot. I recommend.

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Thank André H
Tutukaka, New Zealand
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tasty food and attentive service. The music was a little loud but we managed to talk over it. We recommend the salmon and the scallops.

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Thank Kathryn M
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

My favorite tapas location. I always come with friends and family. We order the entire tapas plate menu and share everything. It is always delicious and never disappoints. Friendly staff, fun environment. Get there early if you don't have reservations, because they fill up quickly.

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Thank Annie M
New Haven, Connecticut
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We had dinner at Pacifico with 4 people before the theatre last week. The place is cozy and they have done a nice job with the decor with tables not too crammed together. The food was really disappointing. Ceviche app was a tiny portion in the bottom of a martini glass. The fresh guacamole was way too salty...the waiter did... More 

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Thank Ellen L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 26
Cuisine
Spanish, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-772-4002

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