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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
  • "Great place with nice view of the ocean. The Yellowtail is exquisite. Be aware though that the main dining area has quite a high noise level. Not ideal for conversation with a new date."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I got married at Pacifica Del Mar five years ago. We had the pleasure of bringing our brand new daughter and my mother in law this weekend. PDM was the only place she requested that we go to by name as she wanted the delicious sea bass that she ate at our wedding again. Five years later and the restaurant still surpasses our greatest expectations! Thank you for a lovely night, scrumptious food and wonderful new memories for our family!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We finally had a date night after a busy 4 months. We love Pacifica and made a reservation fast. We love the food and the location. Food seemed a bit different taste wise from the last time we were there. But still enjoyed it. Service seemed slow, but they were busy, and we think our server was new. However, he did pace out our salad and dinner so we could enjoy our time out and have a decent conversation."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Dinner at Pacific Del Mar - our seafood was spectacularly fresh and so well prepared. Always a delight to dine here!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant. Great views over the Pacific. Excellent fresh oysters, dungeness crab cakes, crispy duck confit, wild mushroom tartlet, hamachi tuna and tuna tartare were all very good and fresh. Wine list is extensive a bit pricey but excellent selections. Waiter was friendly but must say I expected a bit more from the support servers who forgot palce settings, spilled wine when pouring and needed stern direction from the waiter himself. Would definitely recommend the restaurant as the food, view and ambiance were great."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Very fun......try it. Service is excelkent. So many food choices....tough to pick."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had the salmon and sea bass, regular items on the Pacifica menu, and loved them. We have dined here some 20 or so times over the last couple of years, and are never disappointed. As summer approaches, the outdoor dining will be amazing."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great service, wonderful food and an incredible view!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This place never ceases to please. The foodies in our party deemed the signature salmon to be outstanding. One of our favorites is the scallops which, like many of their dishes, is presented slightly differently each time. They know how to keep their menu interesting and appealing to diners. The entire staff are at the top of their game. This is one of the very few restaurants in the area that truly offer a completely satisfying dining experience. Beyond the excellent food and service, we like to bring visitors for lunch on the patio to enjoy the beautiful ocean view."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Pacifica for a quiet, relaxed, romantic anniversary dinner. Instead we were seated on the patio where it was quite loud, we would have much preferred a booth, which were all available, but not offered. Our reservation was for 8:45,and they should not seat that late if they don't want to serve that late. Our whole meal felt very rushed with our appetizer barely cleared and our entree on the table and the same with our dessert. My husband asked for coffee, we were told it would take too long to make a pot so how about a cappuccino. The food was ok, I had the filet cooked medium rare and it was dry, my husband had the ahi and the sauce would hav been better paired with my steak. Very dissapointing overall."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Was outstanding due in part to the dinner at Pacifica Del Mar. For several reasons, I have not eaten at Pacifica del Mar for many years. What a great surprise to discover a new menu, improved reservations handling, and a reduced waiting time for the reservation. I cannot say enough about the food. At our table we enjoyed the Ahi (rare), Filet, Sole, and Sole. There were only compliments and conversations about when we should meet for dinner at Pacifica del Mar again. Wonderful. Thank you!!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We used to be Pacifica fans, but left years ago as the taste of the food diminished. Thought we'd give it another try, but frankly, it barely met the expectations of its former self. The salad was unexceptional and small. The sugar cured salmon for which it is known was nothing special, and the lamb shank was not very flavorful or exciting. Our waiter seemed in a daze and unknowledge about the wine - and the noise level after 6:30 was defeaning -even on the open patio. We won't be going back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Although the views are nice, this restaurant is extremely noisy on the patio. It would not be considered a romantic evening, more for friends and loud conversations as you have to yell to be heard."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Always enjoy myself. Have gone often and have never been let down."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Fantastic wine bar with a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. Dinner upstairs was relaxing and cozy with amazing food and a great wait staff!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Breathtaking sunset views, incredible service and awesome food. Not much more you can ask for in a restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I brought friends from Europe here for dinner because I'm a loyal patron and can always count on the food being excellent. However, once again extremely disappointed in the wine list. Please can't you a few GOOD Pinot Noir's added to your wine list. It is one of the most popular wines currently and you'd think you could get a few at decent prices for your customers. And I don't mean Acacia etc. Also the desert menu has changed considerably. Bring back the small round chocolate cakes with the raspberries on top. It was the best desert on the menu. Bring back Brian! The fish was cooked perfectly. Thank you again. Libbie McMahon VP Del Mar Art Center Gallery Down stairs from your restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great Black Cod and Grilled Sea Bass!! Excellent customer service!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I absolutely love this restaurant. I don't mind paying higher prices when I feel I get what I pay for. We don't go here often, but my husband and I both really like it. I would give it more stars if possible. The staff is so friendly, the view from the terrace is beautiful, the food is fantastic and there are no words for the desserts."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "It's a little over priced for the food that you actually get. You're paying for the view and the atmosphere, both of which are spectacular. This is a much better place to go (more for your money) is you caught the early bird special---order by 6:00pm and get an appetizer and entre for $23.00. I would have given it 4 stars if I had done that!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The taste of the food was exactly as described by the waiter so it was clear he elicited input from his previous guests and listened well enough to pass along the advice. Everyone was very attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great food, great service and the view was amazing. Seafood was fresh, flavors bountiful and the wine was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This restaurant has it all. Everything was great. Calamari was fresh and cooked perfectly. Cocktails were perfect Scallops were done to perfection. The view of the ocean was a plus"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Baked oysters are as good as you will find. Seafood fresh and nicely-prepared. After being seated and served water, we waited 15 minutes and had to ask for a waiter. Once someone came, service was fine."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "This is my second visit to the Pacifica del Mar and I won't be going back. Yes, it was a dismal evening, but I was cold all evening as they said they couldn't put a heat lamp anywhere near our table. The food was not nearly as good as the last time I was there. Very expensive for what it was."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Service was a tad slow. Took a while between appetizer and main entrée. Food was excellent. Rib eye was cooked perfectly and the catfish was surprisingly good. Sunset over the ocean was beautiful. Will definitely be back"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Most beautiful sunset over the ocean for an hour while we enjoy our drinks and food. It doesn't get much better at a fun and active location."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I liked that we could either look at the 2 course menu before 6pm, but then also had some quality appetizers and main courses you could get alone. The quality of the food was very good, and the prices were very reasonable for where you were and the view you had. The dining room is a little to open with tables pretty close to one another, but also had a cool bar area. The view is spectacular. Very good service."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We went first for lunch and split a tasty large sandwich of seared ahi. The view was good and we enjoyed it. We went back for dinner with another couple and were disappointed. The fish had no taste. They were stingy with the mussels (only 12 in appetizer). One guest wanted to order a different side with her entre' and was told (politely) by the waiter that the chef would not allow it. It was extremely noisy. So...good for lunch with a nice view, but not much else."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "One of the strengths of this place is the outstanding serving-staff that we have come to depend on during the many years we have been dining here. They are the perfect complement to the excellent menu. This time, however, our party of six received so little attention from the server that several persons became visibly upset. Her lack of presence for extended periods of time detracted from our enjoyment of the evening."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "For many years our mother celebrated the birthdays of my sister and me at Pacifica Del Mar. Although Mother is no longer with us, my sister and I still celebrate our February birthdays here. The food is always yummy and the view outstanding. We were treated to two desserts which we shared with our husbands. And we feel Mom is there, helping us celebrate!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "A special Del mar restaurant with great views food and service. No wonder they stay and other restaurants there come and go."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "For a special romantic dinner with a view of the ocean, this is a lovely place. The service is excellent and the food is very good. The Mocha Semifreddo is a dessert that you must have...but share it. It's too rich to eat yourself. After returning home from dinner, my husband's blood pressure became elevated and both of us were desperately thirsty and continued to be for the entire night. I was woken in the middle of sleeping because I was so thirsty. The cause of my husband's increased blood pressure and both of our uncontrollable thirst had to be the tremendous amount of sodium in your food. It may have been your bread from O'Brien's. Whatever it was, we may not return because of it. We will certainly warn our friends and family."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Planned a birthday lunch with girlfriends. Best feature is the outdoor dining, beautiful view and comfortable seating. Service is good, food is yummy. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Been here often when we vacation in La Jolla, but we won't come again on a Saturday night. Exceptionally noisy due to crowded bar and disco area with young and not-so-young singles in various stages of dress or undress. Food and service was very good - wonderful baked oysters were the best I've ever had. Pacifica does fish very well indeed, but be warned about the noise on Saturday nights."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I dine frequently at Pacifica, both for work dinners and personal. Food is very good and service is also consistenly very good. Tuna and salmon are restaurant specialities. Also, a very good value. Bon bon ice cream desert is outstanding."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Love this place! The food and cocktails are wonderful and so is the service !"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a very tasty lunch at Pacifica Del Mar. My thai chicken salad was delicious with great flavor and plenty of food. Slight problem we had was with our seating. It was a bit chilly on the patio so I asked the hostess if we could sit by the window to be warmer and she moved us there. When the waitress arrived at our table she warned us that it might get rather warm by the window but we were comfortable so stayed where we were. We should have listened to her!! The heat and sun became almost unbearable as our lunch progressed, so much so that we kept moving our table back further on the patio out of the sun. Had it not been for the discomfort of the heat this would have been a 5 star review. Next time we will stay in the shade!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Our office staff goes out together about every 2 months. There were six of us and we had one of our best times ever. Loved the fact we could go right from work and take advantage of the early evening menu, 2 courses for only $23.75. Pacifica has the best salmon you will ever eat. It also happened to be $6 martini night, and we took advantage of that. The service was great, we were never rushed so we had a chance to really unwind, laugh and have a great evening."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "No review necessary. Go here, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/19/2014