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Robert | Jan 5, 2002 02:48 PM

Finally got a chance to try Pacifico's in Culver City last night. A real find, and we will be back. Perhaps a little more healthy than many mexican-style seafood restaurants, but certainly not "Cal-Mexican". A beautiful display of fresh fish and seafood when you walk in. Started off with a ceviche platter ($6.95). My wife's father was a zen master of ceviche, and she said that Pacifico's was just as good. Then we shared a huge bowl of corn chowder - world class. My wife said that she would come back for the chowder alone. We both had the three taco combo - shrimp, mahi mahi and salmon tacos served with rice and grilled vegetables ($10.95). A lot to eat, and we ended up taking some home with us. Can't wait to try the house specialty, whole fried red snappper (El Huachinago - $12.95 for a 1 pounder), the huge shrimp cocktail ($9.95) and the seafood fajitas ($12.95). Some of the soups also looked very good. Excellent and attentive wait staff, and one of the owners can over and introduced himself. All of the customers seemed very happy. Nothing fancy or esoteric about the place, very family-friendly with solid food. My only criticism was that it was a little too bright for us. The reason that I have included prices was that an earlier posting said that the prices were ridiculous. Don't know what some people expect; maybe the lowered their prices since they opened. The restaurant opened about six months ago. A tough time to open a restaurant, and I hope that these people make it.

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