Cafe Pacifico

5 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA
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Review Summary from 5 reviews

5 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA

020 7379 7728

Mexican/Tex Mex

Other Branches
Pacifico Group

Covent Garden

Nearest Station
Covent Garden (0.05 miles)

Opening Times
monday Opens 12:00 - Closes 23:45
tuesday Opens 12:00 - Closes 23:45
wednesday Opens 12:00 - Closes 23:45
thursday Opens 12:00 - Closes 23:45
friday Opens 12:00 - Closes 23:45
saturday Opens 12:00 - Closes 23:45
sunday Opens 12:00 - Closes 22:45

Cafe Pacifico serve delicious authentic Mexican food in a good, lively atmosphere. Non smoking areas are also provided.

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El Pacifico isn’t the cheapest Mexican restaurant you’re likely to find in London but it is one of the capital’s most established. This is the place to come for large groups and families who expect an authentic environment to go along with their tacos, fajitas and enchiladas. The food is wholesome and the list of tequilas is impressive.

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Back in the 80s Mexican food may have been scarcehowever Café Pacifico was around, having opened in 1982. It may not be classed as the most “authentic” of Mexican venues, but it’s a good place to get a strong margarita in a large jug.

User Reviews

Reviewed by T.A.O
I hadn't been to Pacifico for years but went along recently for lunch. The staff weren't the most polite I've experienced but then I remember that from past visits.

The food was, however, up to the standard I recalled. Big portions (althogh expensive) and good ingredients. I won't leave it so long again.

Dec 4, 2013

Reviewed by Reelscot
Can't go wrong with Cafe Pacifico - Food is always consistently good! Great venue with lively atmosphere! Great venue for groups. Staff are very busy though and can be slow in waiting tables. Definitely worth a try!!

Jan 19, 2012

Reviewed by Kim from London
We went tonight, both vegetarians. Very limited choice, largely tortillas with salad and sauce. Refried beans bland, rice had horrible artifical taste, so not impressed with the food. Do so much better at home. Even less impressed with the dead mouse on the floor which we had to point out to the waiters and again unimpressed that they did not thank us and apologise for pointing it out. Will not be going back

Name: Kim
Location: London

Jan 15, 2011

Reviewed by Anonymous
My friends and I went to this restaurant on Friday night. We spent in total over £112. I now wish I had said something before paying up. I thought the food was terrible. After reading the menu, I was at first struggling to make a decision, the menu is very varied, there is a lot of choice. But, when the food came out, I was totally astonished to realise that the rice was packet microwaveable rice (the smell gives it away) - and the fajitas seemed like the sort you would by from a packet at a supermarket. That's not even mentioning the re-fried beans from a can and Chicken that was so overcooked, there simply was no taste left. I think it is unbelievable that you can get away with this standard of food in a restaurant in Covent Garden, where you are charging prices that would stipulate the food to be made on-sight FRESH! I think it is almost unforgiveable what they are doing at this restaurant and I shall certainly never be going back for another visit!!!

Nov 23, 2009

Reviewed by Melji
Whenever we come up to London, Cafe Pacifico is the first place we go to eat. I am unable to comment about the standard during the evening as only visited in the daytime, but cannot rate highly enough. Both the standard of service and the food is fantastic, with the size of portions, especially the main courses being more than enough, a slow walk afterwards is required, would highly recommend this little gem just off Covent Garden.

Jan 10, 2008

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