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Pacifico

269 Pacific St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201
nr. Smith St.
718-935-9090

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5
Food: 6
Service: 5
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

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62% would go back.

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Pacifico will be missed by those who matter!

By DOnofrio on 7/9/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Pacifico was so cool. Just a real cool, laid back spot. Because it made its debut in the early 2000's, it sported a 90's type vibe. Even though it was a Mexican joint, it felt like grunge music would be more appropriate to play instead of anything tropical. The portions there were always generous and super delicious (fresh & flavorful), as were the drinks. The only thing that started to go downhill was the disgusting influx of yuppies and perpetually pregnant acrid foodie wannabes. So of course, when the neighborhood goes to shit, so does the good intentions of early pioneers like Pacifico, who was brave enough to bring a different style to a predominantly Italian neighborhood. It was a good balance of Italians and artsy (unpretentious) folks. So yeah, Pacifico had a good run while the area was tolerable. Now it's so overpopulated it's repulsive! Having grown up there up until my late 20's, I was sad when I moved out of the neighborhood last year, but when Pacifico went, I understood that it was different times. So here I am with family in Williamsburg. Hey, if I'm gonna coexist among a bunch of idiotic imports, may as well do it in style. New York is nothing more than a skeleton of the vibrant body it used to be. Soon it will be dust, and eventually, not even that. All these imports are turning my great city into fucking Colorado meets Jersey. To anyone that knocked the quality of this joint, PUHTOOEY in ya face!

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32 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

Mixed reviews?? I beg to differ!

By cchristina on 7/24/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Go and experience for yourself before listening to above reviews (unexperienced eaters)The host was extremely accomodating, helpful and polite. The waitress was attentative, experienced, and a breath of fresh air.... ask for BRANDI, she was great.. true sweety. The food was delicous (drinks as well)and unique mexican dishes. The ambiance and decor were cool too. Bring a sombrero and a big appetite. Will def go again and recommend to a friend.

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55 out of 118 people found this review helpful.

Yucca Fries...

By playtimejava on 10/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food is consistently stellar. The service is sometimes good or sometimes lacking, it depends who the server is. I usually opt for indoor seating and the service is better. The onion and chorizo app is to die for... and so are the yucca fries, delish!

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81 out of 170 people found this review helpful.

Outdoor patio sells it

By bluberry on 3/21/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My sister and I stumbled into Pacifico for brunch yesterday and it was just what we were looking for. The outdoor patio is a sun-lover's dream, transporting you to Austin, TX. The food was fine and our waiter was fast and attentive when necessary. I would go back.

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75 out of 142 people found this review helpful.

perfect local spot

By gowanusbutterfly on 6/3/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

if you want a relaxed fun place to have some great drinks and food, its Pacifico. If you know brooklyn restaurants, you should not expect constant ass kissing, you should expect a fun spot to relax and eat a good meal... nuff said. enjoy.

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81 out of 180 people found this review helpful.

fresh squeezed lime juice

By chloe406 on 12/17/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Pacifico is a tiny slice of a mexican foodies heaven. Kitchy and quaint with a roaring fire place on a blustery winters night and a spacious patio for the summers eves, its a great choice for the brooklynite who merely wants a taco and a margarita to satisfy the dinner urge. With the $5 buck section of the menu and fresh squeezed lime juice margaritas, the meal is not going to break the bank. It's a place to make a point of going to as well as a place to hit when all else fails.

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348 out of 657 people found this review helpful.

Oh please!

By mls on 8/12/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Ate there just last night and enjoyed the evening. Regarding the previous reader review, vegetarian needs are still something special for many restaurants and I'm not sure a Tex-Mex place with a Jimmy Buffett-type vibe is the place I'd go for such. For a relaxed meal of typical Southwestern style food--yummy (& clean) enough for this semi-fussy eater--and decently good drinks, served by non-professional, but perfectly fine servers, this is a good choice. Being in design, I also kinda like the honky-tonk/carnival/backyard barbecue summer night atmosphere... lighten up everyone and ENJOY!

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68 out of 134 people found this review helpful.

Great concept, lame execution

By shawly on 7/9/2008

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

With scruffy decor and outdoor seating, Pacifico seems like the ideal place for margaritas on a summer night. If only the actuality lived up to that... Service was horrific -- our waitress visited only 3 times during our 2-hour meal. Fish tacos were overcooked. Salsa could have been store-bought. (Grilled corn was tasty.) Still, the interior feels so cheerful it's hard to begrudge the place too much.

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78 out of 162 people found this review helpful.

Buzz Kill

By ultimate on 8/27/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Do not expect service here, which may have to do with the recent new ownership. Since the outdoor seating is so tempting, I've been 3 times now, but on my last attempt we walked out before receiving the drinks. To start, we ordered over $30 of appetizers and beverages; the waitress rudely told us that we may have to give up our table since we weren't eating "dinner." (It was 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon and the place was empty.) The guacamole is above average, but overpriced and not worth the aggravation. If you're looking for tasty tacos and tequila in a relaxed outdoor setting, El Pacifico will not live up to expectation but surely kill your weekend buzz.

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83 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

WORST PLACE ON SMITH STREET IN BROOKLYN

By deb1980 on 7/20/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

Very immature bartender, didnt know how to make specific drinks, service was so slowwwww, the food was not fresh or warm, waitresses were busy flirting with men at the bar and werent very attentive to all the customers. I would never recommend this place to anybody even for a casual dinner.

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49 out of 103 people found this review helpful.

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