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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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roaches, flies, dirt....

By francat on 10/9/2004

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

All I want to say is: Our food had a live cockroach in it and the table next to ours was served a soup with a fly in it TWICE! When we asked for our check, the waitress said: "would you like any of it to go"? ARE YOU KIDDING me?

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315 out of 604 people found this review helpful.

could it have been worse?

By brooklynreviews on 4/14/2008

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

We were sat immediately, but then neglected by our server. It took forever to order food and drinks, and much longer to receive them. I ordered something specifically vegetarian, which the server said would not be a problem, but when it arrived it had meat in it. The hostess (our server was nowhere to be found) told me that if I could show her some meat, she'd take it back to the kitchen. We left -- she was challenging and confrontational; no one needs that on a night out.

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68 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

Horrible experience

By katiec3966 on 5/19/2009

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

Went to Pacifico last night with my sister and her boyfriend. Seemed cute and menu looked good. Little did we know that our dinner would be SO bad. First, my sister got a filthy water glass that had lipstick marks that were not hers all over the rim. So gross, but we couldn't get another one because our waitress didn't come over to us one time the ENTIRE meal. Not even once. My meal was inedible, but again, couldn't tell our waitress because she never came over to us AT ALL. Had to flag down the busboy to give us our check and I told him that my meal was awful, but he just laughed and walked away. I literally took 2 bites. Got our check and my meal was still on there, so I paid for something I didn't even touch. It was possibly the worst dining experience I have had in quite some time. I wouldn't even go back there for a beer.

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60 out of 135 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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43 out of 92 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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78 out of 153 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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73 out of 154 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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63 out of 127 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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343 out of 646 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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72 out of 167 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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69 out of 133 people found this review helpful.

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