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Pacifico in Port Chester

AEL Mar 26, 2007 03:53 PM

Any feedback on Pacifico?
Would it be a good place for a large group, say 15 people?

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    laylag RE: AEL Mar 26, 2007 04:47 PM

    My experience there is limited to lunch but I enjoyed it and like the atmosphere (very casual) as well as the food. Service was good. It's definitely appropriate for a large group and if I recall, there was a seperate space upstairs that would work for that.

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      debmom RE: AEL Mar 27, 2007 05:55 AM

      I had lunch there a while ago with some friends. They enjoyed the fish. I, however, don't eat seafood and my meal was awful. I can't remember what I had, but I've never returned.

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        mfenimore RE: AEL Mar 27, 2007 08:46 AM

        I love Pacifico, my meals have always been great there, inventive food, cool atmosphere

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          onethinmint RE: mfenimore Mar 27, 2007 09:54 AM

          Pacifico is okay, not great.

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            Shawn RE: onethinmint Mar 27, 2007 03:10 PM

            Agreed. The one time I went the food was mediocre. But most of my friends really like it. Maybe I was there on a bad night.

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              chocolate chick RE: onethinmint Mar 27, 2007 05:07 PM

              I also agree. I can't even remember the meals I had the 2 times I have been there. Very unremarkable.

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                xecuchef RE: chocolate chick Mar 28, 2007 05:39 PM

                I have been to Pacifico many times and have always had a great meal. The scene is casual and on weekends is very busy and noisy with an upbeat vibe. I prefer this restaurant to it's sister restaurant Sonoma(also in Portchester). I live in upper westchester and make the drive to enjoy this place.

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                  chocolate chick RE: xecuchef Mar 29, 2007 05:26 AM

                  I definately like the vibe there too. We have been there both times on a Saturday night with friends and the atmosphere is fun. Still can't remember what I ate, either time. Both within the last 6 months.

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                i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: onethinmint Jul 23, 2007 10:49 AM

                I agree with those who gave it an "okay." I was really excited to try it but was not especially impressed by anything except the carrot lobster bisque. However, I did like the atmosphere and the wait staff is very pleasant.

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                  dolores RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 23, 2007 12:08 PM

                  I agree on the 'okay' for Pacifico. I thought Sonoma was better, but it's been so long ago I couldn't say what it is like now. I tried Pacifico twice with the same impression -- meh.

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                    momof3 RE: dolores Jul 23, 2007 03:30 PM

                    Sonora not Sonoma. I agree with the "ok" on food. Fantastic drinks though.

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              dhammer53 RE: AEL Dec 4, 2007 08:53 AM

              We went to Pacifico early in 2007. We loved it. Lived up to all the hype.

              We returned December 1, 2007. While the food was still good, this time the service was lacking. Yes, I know it was a Saturday night; but why should that matter?

              The Sangria is a real value when you order by the pitcher. Serves 4. Cost $29.

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                dolores RE: dhammer53 Dec 4, 2007 09:09 AM

                Wow, when you compare that to $12. a glass at Tango Grill (what a ripoff) that's a bargain. Pacifico is okay, it's not great.

                I had a much more enjoyable experience at La Paella in Norwalk, CT.

              2. southlake RE: AEL Dec 4, 2007 06:10 PM

                drinks are great.........food is ok.......nothing orgasmic........service was good........i say give it a try! (consistency on all of these points i hit may be there biggest challenge.....but isn't it for all restaurants)

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                  pobo RE: AEL Dec 5, 2007 01:20 PM

                  Mr. Pobo and I love Pacifico and have taken many friends there. We find the food inventive, Mr. Pobo loves ceviche and we always have a Pisco Sour at the bar and reminensce (sp?) about our trip to Peru. BTW, they are the only place where you can get Pisco Sours in the US. Pisco liquor is not sold in the US yet, they are looking for a distributor.

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                    Marge RE: pobo Dec 5, 2007 02:16 PM

                    Not to t/j, but several years ago at a degustation held at Macy's in midtown, the pre-dinner cocktail was a pisco sour. I was so enamored with it, I searched high and low for pisco. I found it at a liquor store in Ossining. I bought one made in Chile, but they have quite an assortment. I have seen it sold in many liquor stores throughout Westchester and NYC.

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                      MisterBill2 RE: pobo Dec 5, 2007 08:02 PM

                      I always wanted to try Pacifico for Sunday brunch, but the last time I looked the menu was much less interesting than it had been in the past. Has anyone been for brunch? Is it worth going there for?

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