Pacifica Del Mar
Reliably fresh ingredientsI had the scallops with black rice, a dish I've had before and is always very good. My three companions were pleased with their selections: a seafood pasta dish, a ribeye, and the seabass. The seabass was a bit overcooked. We also shared vegetables: roasted asparagus and Chinese beans...delicious and plenty for the table. We were very happy with dessert which was a trio of small offerings. Pacifica Del Mar is relaxed but lovely with views of the Pacific Ocean. The service is always superb, attentive but not overbearing. The waitstaff is knowledgeable.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNot to be missed when in Del MarPacifica is a long-time 101 standard for fine dining, great bar scenes and fantastic water views. The menu is always fresh and tempting, and the quantities are big enough to satisfy but small enough not to overstuff. Give me moderate amounts of fresh food any day over heavy breading and sauces. Located in the former "Henry's" plaza, it has convenient parking and is right up the hill from L'uberge and other great night spots. Come, sit, enjoy, and be pampered. Then wander off for a glass at the bar or at another little hot spot in town. But be there at sunset! And order the seafood whenever possible - it won't disappoint.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat coastal view & diningConsistently good service and fresh seafood perfect for corporate evening dining.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful view on a beautifulWonderful view on a beautiful day in Del Mar. The lunch menu was excellent and our food and wine were delicious. Even though there were plenty of window tables available and I had made a specific request for one in my reservation, the hostess tried to sit us at at interior table until I asked her about it. Our waiter did something quite strange...He brought us the check after we had finished our entree - We then had to ask him to bring us the dessert menu! It wasn't that they needed the table as it was mid-week and the restaurant wasn't crowded. Just seemed like inattentive service.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Food!We celebrated our anniversary there, anticipating the great food/preparation and weren't disappointed. Each dish was tasty and presented very well. Service started out extremely good, but slacked off somewhat as the meal progressed. By dessert, had to ask for the coffee three times and the check twice. All service people are very mannered and polite. We don't go to Pacifica very often because we reserve it for the special occasions and, frankly, the energy (noise) level can be uncomfortable during peak hours.
Best of all worlds for us was the early-bird special before 6PM. Same great food, although less selection, and we were able to hear each other talk.
The food alone is worth the visit!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo words, Sea Bass!We had a wonderful time here AGAIN! And will continue to come back for the great food and tremendous service. The Sea Bass is devine. But the Mahi Mahi was equally as great. Great food, excellent service and a view of the Pacific... why wouldn't you dine here?6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOut for a special Birthday DinnerYou have many choice to dine out overlooking the Pacific....But if you want to hit a HOME RUN every time.....Pacifica Del Mar does not disappoint. Of course the food is outstanding...that is a given...and the view of the pacific...wonderful...but the added extra that really set this restaurant apart is...the service. We had Anne as our server...a long time employee of the restaurant. She was able to sync with us (2 couples) and with our event of the evening....6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPacifica Del MarLobster expensive but very good. Patio good later in the summer. Somewhat noisy.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMJust one thing was offEverything from the hostess, wait person, to the food and the incredible ambience on the deck over looking the blue pacific... was spot on!....the only thing that was off.... was the water glass had an offputting smell to it.... it was either the water or the glass ... not sure.... but it kept me from drinking any more of it....
I'll be back .... and if the water is off.... I'll order bottled.
Thanks!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur FavService is always excellent. We live an hour away from Del Mar. This is our favorite restaurant and try to come down every couple of months. Seafood excellent. Lemon merange martini My Fav5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night outwe had dinner at PDM on Friday night. I made our reservation online but called the day of to request an ocean view table (which we got). we had not been to.PDM for about 5 years but was very pleased with the service and the food. the wine list is average and the typical 'well known' wines seemed a bit overpriced. there are some finds there though if you know your wine.
The oyster starter was very nice, the swordfish and salmon dishes were vrry good. we skipped dessert.
Overall it is very good as I remembered but not great.
dependable very good, with a great view. casual or dressed up is ok.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Nice!We enjoyed a dinner here on our visit to San Diego. All in the group enjoyed the meal - from ages 22 to 72. The view is wonderful - request the outdoor seating. We went for an early dinner at 6:15, and the place was packed! It's a great choice!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNever tired of dining hereAlthough the menu doesn't vary much, what they do they do very, very well. The best thing after the first quality food is the competence and continuity of their wait staff. I have never been to another restaurant where the wait staff remains loyally and happily on duty for so many years. Kudos to the ownership.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fish dishes ordered wereThe fish dishes ordered were very good, beautifully plated and reasonably priced. The location is very nice.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT 4 A REASON!Once again...we had an outstanding meal - served (by Scott) like we were royalty.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNice placeMenu was a bit limited but we had a great view and the environment was very nice.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good. One of my favorites.This was one of many trips to Pacifica. The food, service and view are always top notch.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA Real Restaurant with a ViewI find restaurants that sport a nice view, as does Pacifica, tend to mail it in when it comes to service and quality. Hence, I've been aware of Pacifica long before this, my first trip. Shout out to Open Table -- I asked for a certain type of table when I made my reservation and they accommodated us beautifully -- exceeding my expectations. They also did not rush us out. Whether that is owing to our exceptional server or the restaurant's proclivity I don't know. Excellent wine list -- delivered via iPad. The menu offers not the most contemporary, leading edge dishes, but there is something for every mood and palate and each dish we sampled was quite good, well plated, and served at the correct temperature.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant Prom dinner for 6We requested an ocean front table for a group of 6 going to Prom. The table was perfect. Service great and food yummy!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favoriteHave been eating here for years and are never disappointed. Great food, great service, great mgt.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again a fabulous timePacifica never disappoints. The food is always good. Shrimp Appetizer and the ceviche were excellent. The purple potato chips served with the ceviche weren't as crisp they could have been, but they were tasty. The salmon entree was also moist and flavorful.
Chris behind the bar was an excellent ring master, enjoying himself while making the all of the patrons feel welcome and properly cared for.
I never leave feeling hungry or wanting when I go to Pacifica Del Mar.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful views and fine diningOne of the best coast restaurants in San Diego County. Excellent food, great service and fantastic views!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat View - Great FoodAnother great fish dinner, with the fish cooked perfectly, not over or under cooked. At first we were skeptical about their rewards program, but it has more than paid off with going there only a few times. Their early dinner special is a great deal.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining with ocean viewPacifica del mar is an excellent restaurant, with very good food and service. It is a very good value at brunch, but expensive for dinner. Be sure to ask to sit outside.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, excellent view.Great food, excellent view. Waitor is okay but some of the people who deliver the food could be better, they just plop the food on the table without moving some of the items that are in the way.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMenuI have been going to this restaurant for many years, off and on. The menu changed since the last time and much for the better. The selections were more extensive. Seafood is the speciality. I will continue to come here for the food and the view.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGem in Del MarThis restaurant offers great food, great service and wonderful views at a great price. We cancelled our reservation at another local restaurant to return for a repeat performance the last night of our visit to Del Mar. Highly recommended.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!!We had great service, amazing food and an amazing view! Rib eye was very tasty, the salmon as always was outstanding, the ceviche appetizer..yummy! Don't miss having the bon bon for dessert it is to die for! Our server, Susan was very attentive as was the busser (I didn't get his name). Highly recommend the Raspberry lemon drop martini!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentI had the salmon, which is their signature dish and it was excellent - perfectly prepared. My husband ordered the sea bass with coconut-curry sauce and it too was superb with a nice level of spicy heat! It was a rainy Sunday night and not busy, but I imagine it could get noisy when there are more people. The location takes advantage of a beautiful view of the ocean with mostly outdoor seating but heated, so very comfortable. We will return!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, upscale diningExcellent, upscale dining in a beach casual atmosphere, great patio dining. Great menu, excellent food preparation, a weine list to complement your food selection, and great service, attentive but not rushed. Combined with the excellent outdoor atmosphere, a recipe for a great dining experience. Definitely worth a visit, you'll be back.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food & Wonderful Sunset!!The service was excellent & we were blessed with a beautiful Sunset.
The Japanese Clam Chowder was very yummy!!
Presentation, of the entrees, was outstanding.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNot disappointed...We're semi-regulars at Pacifica Del Mar. The food has always been outstanding. We had one experience where the service was sub-par, but not this time. Anne was attentive and helpful, but not overbearing. Two of us had the salmon, which was excellent. One in our party had the catfish, the other had the swordfish; each was very pleased. We picked a good night: Thursday was half-priced wine by the bottle. There's a good range of wines and prices. We're big fans of Paso Robles...and the 2010 Justin cabernet would have been terrific at the restaurant's regular price, but at half price, it was even better. We still think it's one of the best restaurants in the San Diego area.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDecent spot...Decent food and beverages. Nice view, expect to drop 2-3 bills for dinner for 25/2/2013 12:00:00 AMHAPPY EXPERIENCEEasy parking, Great view, Crabcakes were great, Salmon was awesome, and the Catfish was a little soft not flakey. 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, not crowded, great service!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe lucked out and our reservationWe lucked out and our reservation (via Open Table) got us a table for two on the edge outside. We watched the sun set behind the marine layer clouds, but it did not spoil the atmosphere. The wine list came on an i-pad, which made the choosing process more fun and more informed. Our waiter was excellent, stopping in when it was obviously time and staying back when not. The food was very good - in our case it was for an anniversary dinner, so the price that comes with the view wasn't a large concern - and the bread beforehad was great. All in all, a very nice restaurant.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite resturantsOne of our favorite resturants and we really loved the pre-selt menu.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good food, beautifulConsistently good food, beautiful setting, professional service. At a table next to us, the people complained about the hamburgers being too peppery. The waitress immediately offered to take it off the bill and get them something else. When she left to let them look at the menu they kept eating their meal. During the several conversations the waitress had with them, she was very polite and did everything to accommodate them. It was most impressive. It seemed that if it was that bad they would have stopped eating.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI was with my family to celebrateI was with my family to celebrate my nephew's graduation from MCRD that day. It was a joyous occasion and he was in uniform. When contemplating dessert, before we even had a chance to order, someone brought out three desserts. We told them we had not ordered any yet and it was explained that one of your frequent patrons saw us come in and wanted to treat us to three desserts!!! Scotty, our waiter also bought us a dessert! It was an act of genuine kindness and after the great food and wine and view, it was the perfect end to a perfect day and evening. We were all greatly touched by the very kind and generous gesture. It was truly a wonderful experience!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe regularly choose to returnWe regularly choose to return to Pacifica Del Mar. One of our favorites.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have always had a greatWe have always had a great dining experience at Pacifica Del Mar. I had the grilled swordfish and it was wonderful! Four of us were celebrating a birthday and we all ordered something different. Each of us was extremely delighted with the food. In addition, we were pleasantly surprised to find that wine was half-priced on Thursdays. Our server was attentive and informative about the menu. My only regret was that the room was extremely noisy once filled with diners - so much so that we had difficulty conversing. The food was worth it however!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe salmon for lunch is alwaysThe salmon for lunch is always a no fail outstanding dish! Perfectly delightful setting for a special treat with a friend!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food. But, so noisy,Wonderful food. But, so noisy, even sitting outside, that it was hard to have a conversation. I wish there was a little more space between the tables so that the noise would be better controlled.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMToo neighborly but very tastyHad a wonderful dining experience! The server was friendly and prompt, the food was delicious!! I had the vegetarian ravioli (don't recall printed name) and my date had the swordfish which he loved. Portions were just right, not too large or too small. Add good food to a beautiful sunset and you get a very nice evening. The only thing I would say could be better is that the dining room seemed crowded and a little noisy. The tables seemed closer together than I was really comfortable with. I could easily hear other conversations which I would prefer not to do so that I can focus more on the one I am having w/my date. But overall I highly recommend this restaurant.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding setting, deliciousOutstanding setting, delicious culinary choices and Dan gave us meticulous service. Alwaya consistant!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best of the bestEverything about our experience was exceptional. The ambiance, the service, the food, and the friendliness of our server. The outdoor patio provides a magnificent view of the ocean. We've dined here many times, and they always live up to our expectations. We highly recommend them.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMArriving early for our reservationsArriving early for our reservations we had drinks at the bar which the bartender made more enjoyable. On time we were taken to our table out on the patio with a view of the setting sun. We split appetizers of crab cakes and oysters on the half shell, both of which were excellent. The dozen oysters were three different types ranging from British Columbia to Baja which made them much more interesting. After two delicious salads we enjoyed our entree of seared rare ahi. The staff was attentive, friendly, but not obtrusive. A very enjoyable dining experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMPacifica is a GemWe love Pacifica and have been there twice. Have tried various local eateries -- Brigantine, Las Ojas, Poseidan, etc, -- but Pacifica topped them in taste, service and ambiance.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPacifica Del Mar is alwaysPacifica Del Mar is always outstanding. The food is delicious, I especially love their signature BBQ Sugar Salmon. Great view, always good service. You won't be disappointed rather you go for lunch or dinner. Just celebrated our anniversary for lunch and loved it.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful experienceHad a wonderful experience here. Easter brunch so the wait staff was extremely busy. I'm sure they did the best they could which was fine considering how crowded it was. They have now put a very nice awning over the patio with a beautiful ocean view and it's quite comfortable on sunny days. Really love this restaurant.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday BrunchWe had Sunday brunch on the outside deck. Lovely view and the food was quite good. The waiter was excellent and made the experience great overall. The only negative was the 20 minute wait even though we had reservations.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM