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220 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2404
+1 203-772-4002
Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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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Bron, France
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170 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 was called Chaffalon ?

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Thank Mark W
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 plantains and lobster was seriously out of this world. Truly unique and a great combo... More 

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Thank Renee S
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 back in again... The food, drinks, staff, atmosphere, etc... Is all great! There is music... More 

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Thank j2dagee68
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Dining before the Shubert or Long wharf theater... one must take a pause.... Pacifico is a perfect sigh of delight. Staff, and restaurant lay out are welcoming an energizing environment to partake before theater, meeting a new work group or dining with family and friends. The roja (red) dipping sauce with bread sets the stage for an exceptional lunch or... More 

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Thank eliisawinkel
New Haven, Connecticut
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The menu is divided into tapas (relatively small portions), raciones (larger portions than tapas), and entrees. In addition there are soups and salads and a small section listing a raw bar. Three of the preparations we ordered had 3 pieces each: crisp oysters topping a rich sauce; delicious bacon-wrapped pork; steak skewers served with fingerling potatoes. The shrimp in garlic... More 

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Thank Devorah33851
New Haven, Connecticut
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The food and service are amazing. I visited during winter, so could not make use of the seating outside. They have a nice mix of appetizers and entrees. Ideal for a date night or a night out with family and friends

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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
US$5 - US$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, Bar Scene, 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?