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Pacifica Del Mar
Pacifica Del Mar

Pacifica Del Mar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pacificadelmar.com
  • Phone: (858) 792-0476
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian, American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Bolton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Pacifica Del Mar is able to bring its award winning cuisine to you. We can create a special menu for you and your guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th Street
  • Public Transit: Across the street on Camino Del Mar
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Three levels of parking available underneath the restaurant with optional valet.
A word from Pacifica Del Mar
Awarded the California Restaurant Association's prestigious Gold Medallion for "Best Seafood Dining in San Diego," and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, Pacifica Del Mar is one of San Diego's most popular Costal Ocean View Restaurants. Casual dining on the deck features breathtaking sunsets and creative costal cuisine with mouthwatering selections of fresh seafood, steak, and pasta. Inside, the art adorned feng shui setting also offers relaxed ocean view dining. Pacifica Del Mar has become the dining experience of choice, celebrated year round for it’s warmth, hospitality, service, and unforgettable ocean view dining.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had guests in town for an early 5:30 dinner outside table. Food, service was great. Too bad was a warm day and the sun baked our faces without any relief as the sun dipped. Server said they couldn't do anything for shade. The only bad thing about the experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The service was amazing here! Also the food was amazing as well! Appetizer, wine, main course, and dessert was on point! Very satisfy with everything and the whole experience !"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Terrible. this place has a lot of potential. But alas complete disappointment. The "special" drink was completely watered down. Needed to return it. The side of Brussel sprouts were burnt and had to return those as well. Thank god for the bread. Was hungry when I left."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I have been eating there for the last 12 yrs but getting tired of same menu ...stayed away for a while and am pleasantly surprised to see an expanded menu with lot of variety.The "old "favorites are still there but listed in A less prominent spot."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Pacifica Del Mar is one of our favorite restaurants. The Japanese Clam Chowder is so delicious and is filled with so many clams, fabulous mushrooms, and crunchy water chestnuts--a real treat. The signature salmon is always moist and satisfying. The view, even on a cloudy day, is spectacular!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I have been going to Pacifica for years for the view and ambiance. The last 3-4 times I've eaten there however, everyone was disappointed in the food. It's sounds great on the menu but ends up being ordinary and tasteless and is not given away. I will go to many options in the area b4 returning."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great location in Del Mar for treating out of town guests. Prices on the high side but most dishes have the option of half portion which made it a little more palatable. The wine list is on an iPad which was very intimidating, we just ordered glasses of the house wine. The Salmon and Scallop dinners were very good. The Calamari was tasty and a good buy with generous portions. The Japanese Clam Chowder as a first course was a suprpise find and was very good with water chestnuts and a soup base, no dairy."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Went for a special occasion dinner at 7:45pm Were basically sat down at a table, and the waitress disappeared for an hour. Came back for appetizers almost an hour later. Thank God we ordered those, we would have starved, as dinner was not ordered until 9:30. When you make a reservation for 7:45, you are not expecting to order at 9:30. It was extremely loud, so much so that you could not hear anyone other than the person next to you. Sat out on the patio. There was NO parking in D.M. Plaza, even the valet was full. They told us to go down the street and park, then walk back uphill, difficult for our Grandma with us. Too crowded of a restaurant, too loud, no parking, bad service, and didn't get our food until 10:15...never going back!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Slow food service. Adequate menu. Great bar and creative specialty drinks!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Pacifica del Mar is one of several restaurants located on the rooftops at the corner of 15th Avenue and Camino del Mar. All of these restaurants are very good. My party of three enjoyed the ease of reservations, the view, and the food. The menu is largely a la carte, with appetizers and sides to share. Half plates are available. The wine list is extensive. We had baked oysters for the appetizer, very delicious. My salad was unmemorable. Wild Yukon salmon was only fair - overcooked and with a sauce less impressive than it's description by the server and menu. Seafood risotto tasty but not amazing. Scallops were amazing but only four for $37. Dessert was great! The patio was very noisy, it was hard to hold a conversation."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had the oysters & crab cakes for appetizers. Crab cakes were excellent, oysters were ok - but with oysters either they're good or extremely gross. My wife had the halibut which she said was the best halibut she's ever had. I had the scallops, which were ok - not the best I've ever hard but far from being the worst. We wen't on a thursday night and all wines were half off. I'd definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We had not been to Pacifica in a long time - fun to go back - food, service and view were outstanding. Not as expensive as I rememberd from the past -"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Atmosphere and food were good. But our wait disappear on us each time for more t,Han 20 minutes. We have to ask someone else to call him back. We ordered a dozen of fresh oyster and it came one short. This should have never happened as the server is the last line of defense for mistakes like this."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Took some business colleagues from east coast. Ate outside. It may be noisy to some because the street is below but we weren't bothered by it. You can get a table inside but the patio is great in the summer. Great view. Very much a California experience. All of us had fish. Everyone said the food was excellent. This group travels globally so they're a discriminating bunch. Recommend for buisness dinner, special occasion or social. I noticed a mix of business people and locals. We dined on Thursday and all bottles of wine were 50% off. Crazy because they don't need to do this. We got 2 decent bottles of wine for less than $50. Never had a bad meal here. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "if you go get a table right next to the glass so you can watch the sunset"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "three of the four of us had really ad food ranging from tasteless to overcooked - one of the four of us did have good food - one had choc cake for desert and it was so dry she could not eat it - would not go back"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I've dined at this restaurant several times over the past 20 years. The current chef is doing wonderful things with food. Dining at sunset is special on the outdoor patio. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Wonderful sugar spiced salmon during sunset dining, perfect for early dining. Very tasty pineapple, chipotle margarita but pass up the bread pudding... it really let us down."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This is a BEAUTIFUL setting and the food is good, served at reasonable prices for the venue and quality. But they have ONE "Vegetarian" dish on the lunch menu (which was described as "bland") and do not even have a garden burger option. They do not offer tofu/meat substitutes for any of the dishes already on the menu that could be easily modified. Just a couple vegan entrée options would make this place a great choice for people like me who have to eat a plant-based diet for health reasons. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Our server, Anne, was simply amazing. She went out of her way to help us celebrate a birthday. We were overwhelmed with her generosity and her kindness. We will definitely be going back very soon!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were on the patio looking out at the Pacific on a beautiful night, and what could be better? Well, add in great food. We had a party of 6, and there were orders ranging from seafood to beef and pork. All of it was wonderful. Seafood is their speciality, and it was great. Service was attentive and friendly, pricing is good. A very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "food is always excellent no matter what you order. wine list is great too. Servers are always on top of everything. Pricey, but the food is so good and if you get a table with an ocean view it's a really nice meal out"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Always an outstanding meal at this restaurant! Great service, great food and a spectacular view of the ocean. Sitting inside under the roof is not so bad. if next to the railing, it's a better view than sitting outside on the terrace because you are above the people on the terrace and the view is unobstructed. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our server was efficient and friendly. The food was excellent and we were able to order something off the dinner menu, even though it was lunch. The sea bass was very tasty and side dishes very good. Everything was done just right. We really enjoyed the outdoor dining with the ocean view."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The food and service here is always the best! We have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. This time I was really craving some grilled shrimp which was not on the menu, the wait staff inquired to the chef and I was able to get a fantastic dinner of grilled shrimp, garlic mash potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables! I was so happy!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were seated outside with a great ocean view, but right in front of us on the roof were raggedy weedy plants in containers that hadn't been watered in ages - not appealing. Food was fair; kind of a weird menu as far as combining items that didn't seem to go together. Both my husband and I love seafood, but both ended up ordering other items because of the weird combination of accompaniments with seafood which were unappealing. We won't go there again for dinner."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This is our number one favorite restaurant in San Diego and once again it proved to us that we've found the perfect restaurant. Scott served us which is always a pleasure. Anyone who can boast being there for close to 25 years - since the day they opened - is proof of their status. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We went for an early dinner on a Saturday night. The menu had a good mix of different kinds of food for fair prices. The seafood choices were particularly good. We sat outside and had a nice view of the ocean. We did get some direct sun that was a bit uncomfortable as the sun set, though I'm not sure there's a way to solve that problem without harming the view. The serving staff were friendly and helpful. The only minor problems we had were that one of our entrees was initially left off the bill. Also, my wife requested that some of her leftovers be boxed up, but they were accidentally thrown away. The server offered us a free dessert as a replacement so no major harm done. Overall, we had a good experience and would consider going back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Lovely atmosphere. Had a drink at the bar before being seated. Bar staff was friendly and the martini was perfect! I had the halibut for my entree, it was delicious. Really can't recommend Pacific Del Mar highly enough. My new favorite."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a simply great dining experience. Friendly and informed service. Notable house wines. Outside table in beautiful sunshine and not too noisy. Seafood (halibut, swordfish) moist and prepared to perfection. The view is simply stunning and we had a lovely Mother's Day sunset to wind down the day. I've been before and will certainly return. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "While we had an early reservation, and the restaurant was not full, the service was slow and unimpressive. It took 10 minutes or more to fill a glass with diet coke and the $10 mimosa was very small. They served half of our table meals, and then preceded in making the other half wait over 20 minutes for their orders. The manager did apologize, but no added benefit or discount was offered. They had a fixed menu for brunch which had plenty of acceptable choices. The asparagus omelet was good, the eggs benedict was disappointing with muffins as hard as rocks, and the French toast was average. Overall, there are plenty of other restaurants that give you more bang for the same price. I recommend C-Level and Island Prime. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Brunch was expensive, food was average, and the service was very lacking. Will not be back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I thought Pacifica was a great place to take my Mom for Mother's Day Brunch. The service was great. The food was what I would expect. It was crowded, but the service staff didn't rush you. The meal was paced very well. It hit all the right notes for me."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Incredible in food, service, and ambience. Everything was outstanding. The food was beyond raves."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Always love and can count on Pacifica Del Mar. Great view, service and food! Romantic or festive! "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This place is very very loud. Do not go here if you want a quiet intimate experience. Food was poor for the price. Halibut was overcooked and Rib Eye lacked flavor. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I had lunch at Pacificia and the view was outstanding. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. I spent 2 hours there with an old friend and we had a lot to catch up on. There was no sense of rushing us, even though they we very busy on a Thursday afternoon.The food was great and I would certainly go back and highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "the service was excellent but unfortunately the salmon so overcooked and dry. The restaurant apologized and graciously took it off the bill. It's our regular "go to" spot and normally the food is properly prepared."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "After spending about 10 minutes too long in the parking structure, finally handing over our car to Valet Parking, we were seated in Pacifica's dining terrace on a warm summer-like evening. The scene in the bar was energized as we passed through to our table. The sun was 15 minutes from setting into the Pacific and the views were stunning. If only the sky was not so perfectly clear. Our server was attentive and helpful at first but was very busy as the dining room became completely full. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the time to socialize and admire the view. Wine selections were very good as was the food. Our party dined on sea bass, salmon, scallops and yellow fin tuna. Top marks to the scallops and sea bass, low marks for parking."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My guest and I went here for lunch. Sat outside even though very hot day. I started with the beet salad and it was fantastic. Wonderful goat cheese mousse. The had the yellowtail on orzo. Nice flavors, although sauce bit too lemony for me and fish bit more done than I prefer. My guest had the ahi tuna salad and thought it was delicious. All dishes had nice presentation. The other thing worthy of note was the flavored ice tea. Was pleased that it came unsweetened."
    Dined on 4/30/2014