Since it was unseasonable hot this day, I wanted something light to eat and chose the chicken flautas, their housemade taquitos, from the appetizer section. Three deep fried pieces came topped with avocado slices and cream with a spicy dipping sauce on the side. The flautas were slightly overcooked, especially on the ends, and very greasy but the insides were creamy and had decent flavor. Keith ordered the Mexican Street Corn to start. It looked very pretty on the blue and white designed plate, but was incredibly messy to eat. Not appropriate date food. The flavor was alright, salty from the cheese, and tart from the lime juice. For his main dish, he chose three tacos: Baja Fish (fried fish), Carne Asada (marinated skirt steak), and Grilled Chicken. He found them all a bit plain and small, and did not like that they were served in a flour tortilla, rather than more traditional corn tortilla.
Coupled with the soggy gratis chips and odd tomato salsa, I was underwhelmed with my first visit and not very satisfied with my meal. I would come back to give Pacifico Cantina another chance and order something more substantial. Keith stated he would only comeback for drinks, but prefers Banana Cafe for Mexican food along Barracks Row.
Total Rating: 3.2
Food: 3, Price: 3, Service: 3, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 5
What I ate:
avocado-tomatillo salsa & Mexican Crema
served with chipotle buttermilk dipping sauce
Mexican Street Corn
corn on the cob with butter, cheese & spices
Baja Fish: fried fish with chipotle buttermilk, cabbage slaw & mango salsa;
Carne Asada: marinated skirt steak, red Voodoo Sauce, cabbage slaw & pico de gallo;
Grilled Chicken: grilled red onion, cabbage slaw & salsa roja