There are a lot of opinions out there about Pacifico, a Mexicanish place on Pacific St., just off of Smith St. in Boerum Hill (718-935-1294). Even though they removed a few of my favorites dishes from the menu, there are still reasons why I like it there and continue to go.
1. They have a fireplace, and in the dead of winter, there's nothing as cozy as a roaring fire a few feet from where you're sitting.
2. The Margarita's are fantastic and you can get them by the pitcher. Just make sure you're there with some friends...
3. The Pulled Pork Sandwich. I know - it's a little weird since it's a Mexican place, but it's really good. It comes on a nice, soft bun, with cole slaw on top of the messy pork, which is slightly greasy, but really tender, tasty and very delicious. It doesn't taste smoked, but more like it's been simmering all day in a spicy sauce. It also comes with Yucca Fries which I love.
I usually get the Guacamole to start with, mostly because I love Tostones, but also because it's yummy, with chunks of avocado and bits of tomato and onion.
On this particular visit, I shared everything with a friend, so for our second entree we got the Quesadillas with Shredded Yardbird, which is Turkey and Chicken and is quite good. Topped with a bit of guacamole, sour cream and sprinkled cotija cheese, and stuffed with the delicious meat, they were also quite substantial.