The light, airy Café Pacifica is a focal point of our Vancouver hotel, and a wonderful place to relax and watch cruise ships and boats pass by as you savour a West Coast meal. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Café Pacifica is also home to Vancouver’s celebrated Sunday Market Brunch. Join us on Fridays for our pasta buffet lunch, or come on Saturday evenings for our famous Opera buffet, complete with a live operatic performance to accompany the ultimate experience in Vancouver dining.
Food and wine here are consistently great. The opera buffet is very enjoyable. In the daytime, the abundance of natural light makes ou feel like you are sitting outdoor, yet with the comfort of being indoor. The only slight negative is that the roof of the convention center outside blocks almost all of the view.
Must go for their Mother's Day Brunch Buffet experience! Delicious foods, and plenty of it! Fresh and tasty! Plenty of fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee to go around. Fun chocolate fondue fountain! Great treat to take your family to, young and old! Well worth the $$.
Went here for xmas "Angels Italien Dinner Buffet" and I expected to see a little choir of people dressing up in white. But instead it was a couple of Opera singers, the ones I normally see on a weekend. For $62 a person, that was what I expected. There were lots of appys (salads, ham, cheeses, beef carpaccio, bread, and ahi tuna. The ahi tuna would've been better if it didn't tasted so burnt. As for entres, there was lamb, pork chop, fish, shrimp skewers and pastas (cook by the chef). I was a little disappointed because there was no beef! And I don't think they had ham or turkey too! How traditional is that? Anyways talking about traditional, the wide selection of dessert looked nice but tasted unusual. I think everything was made traditionally: ginger cookies, some raisin blob that I thought it was brownie cake, jello in a glass that tasted worse than champagne, cold pre-made creme brulee, some cakes that I don't dare to try, etc. Overall, it was a very expensive experience. I learned my lesson.
After having attended the Santa's Sunday Brunch last year (2008) we decided to attend this year. In advance, we directed an e-mail to the Cafe Pacifica to inquire as to whether there would be Alaska King crab legs on offer and received an e-mail back to the effect that there would definitely be.
We attended the brunch on 20 December 2009 and guess what??! There were NO Alaska king crab legs!!! Upon inquiry of one of the staff on site, she replied rather blankly that there were no King crab legs but that they would be available on the Christmas Eve brunch for $99.00!!!
This is nothing short of false advertising. The price is already exhorbitant and for there to be no Alaskan King crab legs is outrageous. In Vegas you can have them every night of the week for $26.00!!!
The Cafe Pacifica is a deceptive rip-off! We will never go there again. Avoid at all costs!!!
We bought a Travelzoo coupon for use on our wedding anniversary, $45 for a 3-course meal for two, a great deal. When we arrived at the restaurant, we asked if we could be seated outside, as it was a nice day. The hostess went to look and see if there were any open tables (there were) and came back and said that because we had a voucher, we weren't allowed to sit on the patio. Ridiculous! Nowhere on the voucher does it have that stipulation. Our waiter that night wasn't stellar either, he neglected us during the 2nd half of our meal and kept focusing on another table. We waited 15-20 minutes for our 2nd course plates to be cleared (by someone else) and dessert brought out. We were pretty disappointed with his service and feel like we were treated differently because we didn't pay full price. If they will be treating their coupon holders this way, why even have coupons available for purchase? If anything they should be treating coupon holders better because their ultimate goal is not just getting new customers, but repeat customers, which we definitely won't be. Despite the terrible service, the food tasted delicious and the portions were decent.
When TravelZoo had offered a coupon for Cafe Pacifica, we took advantage to go to a place that we wouldn't normally go to.
We were sure didn't felt like we were treated any different from any other parton. We were greeted by a lovely hostess and were seated right away. It was a beautiful summer evening so we chose a table outside and had a lovely view of the sights of Vancouver.
Our waitress was friendly and prompt and she came back many times to refill our beverages and to check if we were enjoying our meal. The food was very good, I had the flat iron steak and it was cooked pefectly, hubby had the salmon and he also totally enjoyed his meal.
One of the nicest part of the evening, is to sit back and take our time with the dinner, we weren't rushed and even though there were spaces of time between courses you didn't feel like you were waiting forever. It was nice to take more than 20 minutes to eat a supper. I would say we were there about 2 1/2 hours and we didn't mind that at all.
It was great value, no hidden charges, just tax and tip at the end of the evening.
I will be back again, I hear the Sunday Brunch is very good.
It was a wonderful evening, Thank you Cafe Pacifica you out did yourself.
We had a travel zoo coupon and had good service; we did not feel in anyway put down for using the coupon.
With the coupon we felt it was an outstanding value; but if I were paying full price; it would only be of average value. The set menu had a variety of choices.
We chose the pasta buffet and enjoyed the expereince. The pasta is prepared before your eyes by Angelo, who was extremely friendly and cheerful.
Pasta itself was good and complimented by a decent salad selection.
We sat outdoors and the ambiance was relaxed but not really of the sophistication one might have expected in a 5 star hotel. Service was good. The place was not busy.
Overall, a nice luch but the buffet is not extensive (no deserts etc).
Only real negative comment was that the servers used a rather untidy table to store their dishes etc in the corner of the patio.
Mmmm steak & lobster, and fried cheese on my platters. But overall standard for these restaurants.
BEST SERVICE. All of them are good, and they know how to recognize and treat a regular, even though i'm usually to drunk to remember anybody. *pss there's a waiter that looks like chris rock... kinda funny like him.
... Keep in mind you're paying for the experience. It's pricey... and the drinks cost double club prices... but the complimentary stuff evens things out.
Best patio/terrace in Vancouver. Very relaxing. Very Chic.