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Pacifica Cafe

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621 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-6478
+1 301-519-3113
11:00 - 21:00
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Miami, Florida
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153 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

It is always great to see more indigenous people in a specialty eatery and indeed this was the case here. The food was superb. Great tastes and variety. Great aromas with decent portions. It was tragic the the service was so poor, the hair in the food and the very sloppy presentations. Saying something didn't help. Well, bottom line is... More 

Thank Mark F
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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181 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I have been searching for good Chinese food in this area for quite sometime. Decided to give this a try and it was great! My new go to place. Just wish that the Kung pow was spicy but it was very flavorful. Will go back. Food tastes really good!

Thank Voyager0021
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

the food is excellent, priced well and has loads of repeat customers. Lots of Asian and most know how to order in advance for the seawood infused fish or the giant hot - pot. Serious service with lots of flavorful food in this small out of the way bargain restaurant. It is a great secret in the Kentlands.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

To get the most out of Pacifica, you have to know what it is and what you really want out of an eatery. I have been there 4 times, all positive, but each in a different way. First of all, if you are after stylish interior or ambiance, forget it. It's a typical Chinese restaurant, need I say more. For... More 

Thank Keydawn
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

A friend and I visited this cafe for the first time on a Tuesday night without any advanced planning. The place is very basically furnished and cozy Our server was very patient as we had difficulty choosing among the various tempting dishes. For appetizers I chose the Vegetable Spring Roll (2) and my friend ordered the Tom Yum Soup. The... More 

Thank Kolomyjka
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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340 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

You have to ask for the Spring Roll appetizers because they are really neat to eat. There is a real guy versus gal divide on the appetizers. All the girls are mad about the Steamed Dumplings and most of the guys hate the dumplings but love the Spring Rolls. Go figure that one out. All of the soups beat the... More 

Thank Hanschen
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2015

I've eaten all across the menu from the Hunan Chicken to Seaweed Infused fish. It's always good, every time. They have great lunch specials with tons of food for a low price (most people in my experience get some take away, increasing the value further). They have a diverse menu of asian foods, good service (I'm a regular customer and... More 

Thank Evan Y
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Authentic and Western cooking style can be found at Pacifica Cafe. Quielty tucked away in the farthest corner of the Kentlands. Atmosphere does not speak for the food or the service. Food is always fresh and plentiful. There are several menu styles to order from, Thai, Traditional and Western. Some of the specialties need to be ordered a day prior... More 

Thank Luv2critique
Boyds, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Took an hour and half on take out order. Owner doesnt care. This not only happened once. But twice. Will never go back again.

Thank Jakemuldoon
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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208 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Pacifica is always a sure bet for authentic, well prepared asian (Chinese- all regions and Thai) cuisine which is mostly frequented by local asian folks. We have been going here regularly since early 2003 and always enjoy the variety and selection of dishes. On this last visit I ordered chicken and eggplant in a clay pot and my wife ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-6478
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-519-3113

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?