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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
220 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wandering around New Haven around 7:30 pm on a Saturday evening without any reservations - stopped in at several local eateries and were told that we were out of luck. Then we came around the corner onto College Street and found Pacifico. Mark greeted us...More

Thank NoreenLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really nice restaurant with some unusual dishes and nice touches - like the excellent dip served with bread before the food came. It offers a good choice of dishes, tapas, slightly larger dishes or standard full size options, so something to suit...More

Thank 38sally
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We had not been to this restaurant in many years. On a Sunday night, crowd was energetic. Food was excellent to good: crab cake, excellent; beef, blue cheese & arugula tapa, good; passion fruit plan, very good. Service was very good. Recommend

Thank Shirley D
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

My son and I were visiting Yale. The concierge at our hotel recommended Pacifico, so we went. The ambience was nice; and we enjoyed the burrata with tomato and the fish tapa appetizers. And we enjoyed two adult cocktails. But the only thing we’ll remember...More

Thank kaleflagg
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Fun and inviting - this place sure pulls you in. While I found the food just okay, I still enjoyed myself. Why? Best margaritas I've had in ages - clearly there is some love at the bar. And the service was very friendly.

Thank cblukens
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We had a nice evening at Pacifico - their Mojitos and Guacamole are simply perfect! The ambiance is nice but it was a bit crowded (perhaps, sign of being a popular place!) - so, be sure to make a reservation in advance especially if you...More

Thank Shahana19
Reviewed 4 March 2018

First let me say this is not a seafood restaurant per se. It is however a fun place to food, drinks and atmosphere. The food was good but there weren’t many seafood options on the menu. Lots of drink options and overall a jovial atmosphere....More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 25 February 2018

The raw oysters we had were fresh and briny so our visited started off well. The rest of the dishes were bland, poorly executed versions of dishes that are far superior at other local spots.

Thank Charles V
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here with my wife. Her salad was one one of the best she ever had (her words). I had the Paella. It was a great dish. Not too big and not too small. Cooked perfectly and the seafood was not dried out and...More

Thank gdf
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Good service, creative food choices, and a nice ambiance. Park around the corner on Colege Street across from BAR restaurant.

Thank Bobfromhamden
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Jean D
2 March 2016|
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Response from Felicia H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice any in the menu
Dorothy H
18 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
US$5 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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