Pacifico Restaurant

We are located in the heart of downtown New Haven, featuring extraordinary Nuevo-Latino Seafood cuisine.  Along with traditional tapas, some of our signature dishes include Seafood Paella, Skirt Steak with Chino-Latino stir fried rice, Caramelized Salmon and Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. Among some other favorites are our Sangria and award winning Mojitos (Best Mojito – CT Magazine ‘08, ‘09 & '10) which will surely liven your day.

The New Haven Advocate raves:
“The warm, human buzz in the two-floor-high space plays off the colors and the open kitchen to create an emulsion of atmosphere that is more than the sum of its parts.”

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Chef Rafael Palomino

Chef Rafael Palomino

People say that talented artists aren’t usually business people; Chef/proprietor Rafael Palomino is an exception to this rule.

Keenly aware of flavors people love and crave, Colombian-born Chef Palomino draws from his childhood in Bogotá, his younger years in New York City—alongside such culinary legends as Larry Forgione and Charlie Palmer—as well as his time in France, with Michel Guèrard in Eugènie-les-Bains. Today his many restaurants—his menus and his success—represent the culmination of his artistry and business savvy; he knows food, and he knows how people relish their dining experiences.

Rafael Palomino Restaurant Group