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220 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
+1 203-772-4002
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“paella” (19 reviews)
“guacamole” (23 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
220 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
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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.

1  Thank angelica q
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.

1  Thank Barun C
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...More

1  Thank 1Nicole
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.

Thank Anchsemale
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.

Thank Kathryn M
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.

Thank Annie M
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...More

Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Was here recently and really enjoyed it great service along with great lunches I had what looked like a paella excepted had plantain in it and I believe some avocado in fried rice chicken was perfectly cooked moist all very good I think the dish...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Came here solo for dinner. Had the shrimp ceviche and the Churrasco a La Parrilla- Grilled skirt steak with stir-fried rice with sweet plantains and lobster, saffron mojito and mushrooms chimichurri. The ceviche was good but the steak entree was amazing. The stir-fried rice with...More

Thank Renee S
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Been here quite a few times and have never been disappointed. Be prepared to pay for parking because there aren't many free places to park downtown New Haven. However, there is a lot located right behind the restaurant. Everything about the inside will draw you...More

Thank j2dagee68
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Jean D
3 March 2016|
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Response from Felicia H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice any in the menu
Dorothy H
19 December 2015|
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Response from Felicia H | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I would call first and inquire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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