Pacifica Del Mar
OUR 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 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 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 AMFor Easter Sunday, it wasFor Easter Sunday, it was a bit crowded and noisy. The food was excellent. The flavors went together well. Overall an enjoyable time.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster diningThe food is always excellent, the view and area overall is a beautiful setting for family, friends and guests. Having the flexibility for indoor or outdoor dining makes this restaurant a favorite for all occasions.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I scheduled aMy wife and I scheduled a dinner there for our 27th anniversary, but were forced to reschedule to a lunch due to an emergency. When we arrived we were seated at a table overlooking Del Mar and the ocean. I couldn't have asked for more. The food was exceptional and our service was constant but not interupting. The brunch menu was surprisingly well priced. We found that they also have a specially priced "Sunset" menu that my wife and I will be sampling soon with the beautiful Del Mar sunset.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service is alwaysThe food and service is always great. The view, especially at sundown, is gorgeous and romantic. I just wish they had more space between tables so it didn't feel so crowded. I plan to go there regularly.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place w/ some boorish groupsThis great place would be outstanding but some table groups are quite loud and uneducated. I guess some people think money makes up for uncouthness.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fabulous. TheThe food was fabulous. The ipad wine list was a pain.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPacifica del MarA wonderful evening. Great food, service and view. Not to be missed.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMJapanese Clam Chowder wasJapanese Clam Chowder was worth the price of admission! Fish cooked perfectly.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe before 6PM specials whichThe before 6PM specials which include a first course soups or salads and main course for 23.75 are wonderful. The signature japanese clam chowder and brown sugar grilled salmon were included this particular evening. Nothing skimpy about the portions.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Pacific Del MarThe food at Pacific Del Mar was, as always, stunningly delicious. We had the Mahi Mahi and the lamb ossobucco, both of which were to die for (not to mention an excellent value). The mussels appetizer (with duck) was also wonderful, as was the salad with date vinegrette. The dishes were inventive (tomato and pancetta marmalade!) but not odd--everything worked together wondefully. Wish I could go back today.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot in Del MarWent twice during a visit to Del Mar. Great experience with terrific, creative seafood. Very nice, helpful staff. Swordfish and Seabass terrific.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved this place. We hadLoved this place. We had a really great view even though it was a little overcast. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great recommendations on drinks, wine, and food. The food was absolutely delicious. My only complaint was that I didn't save enough room for dessert!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe all had different fishWe all had different fish and each was nicely-prepared and served. The baked oyster appetizer was great. We eat here at least once each winter when we visit the area and will continue to do so.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the feel of this placeI love the feel of this place - ocean view, inspired chefs, attentive wait staff and wine list on an iPad!! I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Ahi plate on rice cake with spinach was not only pleasing to the eye but was amazing tasting. My wife tried the Sugarcoated Salmon which rivaled my plate. The selection of wines by the glass was decent and their recommended Cabernet was noteworthy. Service was well-timed and friendly, ocean view was very romantic!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTook a work party of seven.Took a work party of seven. Food was great, location was great and the service was great. One of the great locations in the northern San Diego area!1/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a blast, service wasWe had a blast, service was awesome, food was excellent. We will be back.12/23/2012 12:00:00 AM