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Cafe Restaurant Pacifico

$$ - $$$
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Warmoesstraat 31, 1012 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 2911
12:30 - 03:00
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England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not be fooled by the appealing facade of this restaurant, a smiling face and a decent menu tricked us into one of the worst experiences of my life. I ordered a mixed grill, eagerly excited for the meal I was bitterly disappointed with what I got... the ribs and chips were ok but the steak resembled a dead rat... More 

1 Thank DamianBest91
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Just been there with my friend. Had couple of drinks and some steaks. Overpriced for the quantity they gave us. Small piece of steak for 14€, weird. Anyway, totaling a bill of 45€ they added 10% of tips to the bill when you are supposed to pay by card (51€ in total). Don't go there! Not reliable ! DON'T GO!

Thank Nick K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We went here for my partners 30th Birthday who fancied Mexican food! The restaurant also offers Italian (mainly pizzas) and argentine meat foods! There was 4 of us. We hadn't been able to research where to go prior to visiting and I asked who I presume is the owner whether there was anything they could offer to make it slightly... More 

Thank Jessica D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We were unfortunate enough to pop in for food as we were exploring the lively streets of Amsterdam. I'am never one for writing a bad review but this was without a doubt the worst restaurant meals I've ever seen in my life!! The Burrito's me & my partner ordered were deep fried, grease dripping junk food - packed with revolting... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant gladly accommodated our group of ten and it pretty much went down hill from there. The female waitressing staff were polite, professional and friendly. The male waiter was none of those things. He treated us customers in a very degrading way. The food was just OK- the pizzas are probably your best option if you come here. But... More 

1 Thank AnaR8484
Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I was in Amsterdam with a group of friends and was forced to eat here. They take advantage of tourists and the food is horrible.

Thank David B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food was awfully dry (even Arizona is not so dry) so we ordered some sauce for the meat and the fries... which in decent restaurant is included in the price. This is an asbolute rip-off as we had to pay for the rice although the waitress said you can choose between fries and rice. We've been charged extra money... More 

Thank Michel P
zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This used to be one of the branches of Cafe Pacifico, with restaurants in London & Amsterdam offering very OK mexican food and good ambience. Now it's a very bad place with plastic menus offering Mexican and Argentinian food called only "Pacifico". And it's a really bad place! The Mexican food choices have been reduced significantly, probably to reduce number... More 

Thank Krister Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice place and the Mexican food is tasty. Open late, while all the rest are closing. Jimmy is very nice! The steak needs some salt and then it is very good! Thank you!

Thank Roman G
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went to this place and the start was ok. The female waitor was nice... but first of all we waited for our order for the longest time and when it came, my boyfriend's stake was over done and my fish was completely raw. I sent mine back and waited again. When it finally came the dish... More 

Thank Anni J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
12:30 - 03:00
12:30 - 03:00
12:30 - 03:00
12:30 - 03:00
12:30 - 03:00
12:30 - 03:00
12:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Warmoesstraat 31, 1012 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 624 2911
The Pacifico launched in Amsterdam in 1976,is the first Mexican & Argentinian restaurant in the Nederlands and is still going strong. Situated on Amsterdam's Warmoesstraat between Central Station and De Wallen (the city's premium Red Light area), The menu offers a fine selection of Mexican & Argentinian dishes, all prepared from fresh ingredients, and served at reasonable prices. Here you can enjoy the best Mexican and Argentinian delicacies such as fajitas, tacos, nachos, guacamole and the special Argentinian steak BBQ. As well as the main restaurant there is also a bar area where one may enjoy an excellent selection of wines, beers, spirits, and some super cocktails.Soon we will open the Pub Salsa Pacifico where you can have fun with friends after dinner, you can enjoy our special cocktails.

Special offers for reservation for birthdays,business dinners or a special dinner with your friends.

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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