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El Pacifico

#283 of 2,027 Restaurants in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Sandweg 79, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 446988
17:00 - 00:00
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Frankfurt, Germany
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Pacifico exists for at least 30 years, still well visited and recently renovated. The Portuguese owner is caring for authentic meals and the like. Sometimes packed, especially in Summer, reserve! Excellent bar-team, good cocktails during a possible wait. Good service too, fast and efficient. Recommended.

Thank Sailortom_D
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff very friendly, good options on the menu and food was tasty! City prices make it a little bit expensive, but not bad. Not exactly the same tastiness of US Tex-Mex, but also maybe a bit healthier :D Only issue was the restaurant's payment system didn't like either Visa or German Bank card, so were forced to pay with cash.... More 

Thank Carson C
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nice decorated. We found the food entertaining and the evening was pleasant but the overallquality of the dishes didn't match the price. The cocktails are very good, but once again too expensive. Very friendly service.

Thank Amalia I
FRagend, Inhaber at El Pacifico, responded to this review

Hello Amalia, i am very sorry you mean we are to expensive with the prices. Well the prices are under the value of the products that we use. A lot of products are produced only for us and with mexican corn from mexican producers. The most cost is in the production. We try to give the authentic flavor of a... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner over at El Pacifico and really liked the atmosphere and interior of the restaurant. The food was good, we were only a bit disappointed with the service. We were waiting to get served for quite a while when we came and unfortunately later during the dinner as well. Also they don't have the menu in English and... More 

Thank Ivona P p
FRagend, Manager at El Pacifico, responded to this review

Hello, i am so sorry normally your staff speak spanisch german and english i can´t understand it. I am very sorry, i will get soon the english menu. I hope next time we can be helping with it. Thank you for your review. Have a nice day. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

What can I say about El Pacifico except it was amazing! We were here for a design fair and turned up around 7:30 on a Saturday night and it was absolutely packed. The lady who was seating people was very busy but absolutely had the restaurant under control and was polite about not having a table. She then kindly offered... More 

Thank thinquizzie
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I went to that place a couple of times now and it never disappointed me, however the menu is not dynamic therefore I would not consider it perfect. Nevertheless I suggest it to anyone searching for a nice Mexican evening.

Thank Mave G
Frankfurt, Germany
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

great atmosphere, nice food & drinks, kind service, guacamole and red beans paste are great! and also the mango drinks!

Thank muller_georg
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This restaurant is always busy and a reservation is a must. The restaurant has a hostess and the table seating is very well managed indeed. The cocktails are very good and the bar staff give the place a pleasant ambiance. The bar staff are particulary attentive in keeping the bar area clean. The food however needs some looking at. The... More 

Thank MsEuro
sosa s, Manager at El Pacifico, responded to this review

Hola, thank you for the open words. Maybe it was to busy, because we all ways want to serve the same quality. Maybe we make some mistakes with the food. I am very sorry about it. But well we have to do your best and of course we need to serve always the same quality. We are already looking to... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Luckily we had booked as the place was full. Very busy. The service was quick and efficient. We ordered different dishes and sort of mixed and matched. Both dishes were excellent. The lady serving was very helpful, adjusting the table, offering extra items if we needed them or ran out. We were sitting outside and it was unfortunate that later... More 

Thank Papongo
sosa s, Leiter Gästebetreuung at El Pacifico, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for the nice review. The next time you should make a reservation online per mail info@el-pacifico-ffm.de or with quando and give us a information for your table. Then we will try to make your wish comes true. Thank you again. The prices are adjusted to the rent we pay ;-(( sorry More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I always felt the food and drinks were ok at El Pacifico, however I just couldn't stand the service! So slow, extremely forgetful and just all in all, bad! I stopped going after trying it out a few times...waiting for a bowl of nachos for 40min, is bad! Anyway, things seem to have changed! We went last week and wow!... More 

Thank nazv13
sosa s, Geschäftsführer at El Pacifico, responded to this review

Hola we try all the time to be better and better and for sure we get a new menu since 2,5 Years and change the way to cook and we make the guest room totally different but same owner. So sorry to get the information that the older team was not so good, slow and forget a lot. So we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sandweg 79, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Frankfurt>  > Innenstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Innenstadt
  • Phone Number: +49 69 446988

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