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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pacificaseafoodrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (760) 674-8666
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch - Sunday - Saturday: 11;30 - 3pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm

    Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Californian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private, semi-private facilities and private patio available for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Tim Snyder (760) 674-8666

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Pablo
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Two story parking facility available at the rear of restaurant. Valet service available 7 nights a week in season at the valet circle. Street parking also available.
A word from Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant serves the freshest seafood in the Desert. On a daily basis our seafood arrives from San Diego, delivered by the primary supplier of Pacifica Del Mar for the past 25 years. We strive daily to make Pacifica Seafood Restaurant your first choice for fine seafood dining.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had the Sunset Dinner, so the restaurant was relatively uncrowded. The food is consistently good, and the tables on the patio are very scenic--good view of the Little San Bernardino Mountains and Joshua Tree National Park to the north. Service was good, with various people asking us if we wanted the shade up or down, etc. I think the sunset dinner menu is a very good value and prefer it to the regular menu. It was my daughter's birthday and our server was very kind about bringing the birthday we'd brought with us to the table. They also offered her a small gift (bottle of olive oil) which was unexpected and a nice perk. I recommend Pacifica for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The food was excellent and presentation was superb. Friends had the sugar spiced salmon, and lake superior whitefish. Dessert was pretty amazing as well."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Absolutely great seafood. Best choice in the desert for seafood. Thursday is lobster night, but it was so popular, they did it on Friday too."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Pacifica is doing a special lobster dinner on Thursdays right now, and it's incredible! This has got to be some of the best lobster I've ever had. We also loved the calamari, the seafood platter and the mussels with our martinis and a little Veuve. The service and ambience are outstanding--Pacifica is a perfect blend of top-notch food in a fun and friendly atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Noisy. Limited menu. All three of us had to send fresh lobster back as inedible. Manager was pretty rude. Never again."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Living in the desert has demonstrated some interesting challenges in finding decent quality fish in restaurants i.e. they either don't buy it or don't know what to do with it ... The folks at Pacifica know where to buy it and what to do with it totally. Their Chilean Sea Bass is one of the best ... anywhere. And their "collection" of vodkas is beyond belief .. go and enjoy and share our enthusiasm."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We went for the Sunset Dinner and had to order by 5:30. Food was more than enough for a two-course dinner at a great price. We will try this again!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My first time visiting the Palm Springs area and wanted a upscale place to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. It definitely met and exceeded my expectations. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. I would definitely recommend Pacifica Seafood!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The space is nice and convivial, with good selection of cocktails, especially vodka based. The service was also quite friendly. The food, however, was not up to expectations for a high-end seafood place. The barramundi with tomato compote was an overcooked stringy piece of fish in a sour broth with tomato wedges--no compote! The catfish was heavily battered and fried, but ended up soggy. Overall, the food was mediocre, and certainly not up to expectations."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Been coming here for years, but it just gets better each time. Very fresh seafood, great service, and great martinis!! Love the outside cabanas. Great spot for a quick app and cocktail too."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I can't get enough of Pacifica's seafood platter. The oysters in particular are so delicious. And it's just the best martini in town--I love Crater Lake vodka (and this is a vodka bar), but the rest of my party drinks gin and they also raved about their drinks. Everything is always great here."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "And it was. We were on vacation again and have dined here before, so returned. We were not disappointed. The food and wine is excellent and ambience just right to ensure a really enjoyable evening. The waiters don't fuss around and are there if you need them for friendly advice. Dining in the desert does not get much better, thanks Pacifica for making our visit to Coachella Valley again a memorable one for all the right reasons!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We were in the area on holiday and booked a table here because of good reviews on line. We were not disappointed. Welcoming attentive staff, a nice atmosphere, inside or outside dining ( outside had misters). Our food was tasty and plentiful. A great place to dine - wish it was near us in the UK!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "A lovely evening as always. We each had one of the classic entrees -- the Chilean sea bass and sugar-glazed salmon. Both were delicious and the wine perfect. Appreciate the attentive service and attention to detail. Pacifica continues to be a great dining experience."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Another fabulous dinner at Pacifica--everything was delicious. We especially loved the oysters, mussels, shrimp and martinis. Everyone was so friendly and attentive, and it's a very comfortable, beautiful dining room. This is always one of our favorite spots, and it never fails to impress. It's just a great spot for anything from a special occasion to a more casual dinner after a little shopping. Love it."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I enjoyed Pacifica for 10 years and have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh, cooked to my request and delicious! Service is great and the staff is friendly!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Service and food was amazing! A must place to go to."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Love it! Good to see the optional smaller portions offered . Always courteous and friendly. It had been awhile since we've been there. We can depend on our guests always enjoying our choice for dining out."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food was very good. Our server was missing in action most of the evening. First we ordered two Tuna Tartare's for the table to share as an appetizer. We then ordered soup as well as our entrees. The first item to arrive was the soup course for one guest. Our entrees came next. We has to ask the server where our appetizer were. Our server then asked if we still wanted our appetizers. For a restaurant of this caliber the server was a rookie at best. I do not mind paying for good food but expect the service to be as excellent."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a fantastic time at the restaurant, the food (lobster tails) were amazing!!!! The service was great!!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The restaurant put us in a private room so we could celebrate a friends 60th birthday more privately. A really nice evening!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We are always delighted with this great restaurant. Never disappointed. And we have been eating at Pacifica for years."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We've been coming to this restaurant now for 3 years for seafood & it never disappoints. Consistently good service & food. Sea bass , salmon, scallops & lobster tail are all excellent & the manager makes a point to stop by your table to make sure everything is to your satisfaction. Pacifica is now offering half portions in addition to their regular portions - perfect lighter summer fare!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our food and the price for the early dinner specials was very reasonable. Will definitely go there again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great food and service but didn't feel super comfortable dining; I prefer a little more casual for a seafood dinner. Maybe if we ate outside it would've been a better experience, but it was still too hot at 7:30pm. Too expensive in my opinion, we spent over $100 for sauteed mushrooms, a salmon dinner and a halibut dinner, and no drinks."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Every time we are in the desert we go to Pacifica. We have always loved it. The food is very good and it is a very nice looking place with very good service."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food and service was great. They are a Vodka bar and have all their selections by country of origin on a iPad for you to choose. The menu is smaller than most, but perfect for us. They also have half portion options - which I thought was a great alternative. I had the Sea Bass and it could not have been any better. Not inexpensive, but well worth the money. If I'm ever in the area again, I'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great restaurant, multiple generations were satisfied with the variety of selections on the menu. The best service!!!!,would recommend any fish dishes, salads, or meat. all delicous and well prepared."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Pacifica for the past eight years has been one of our favourite restaurants. Food quality is always excellent...the sea bass or halibut are our favourite entrees. Service generally is top notch. Wine selection is very good and the choice of vodkas is excellent. We would recommend."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We love Pacifica, and go there quite a bit. We have spent our anniversary there every year since they opened and have always been very pleased with the experience. The food is always top notch and it is a lovely atmosphere. This time the service was a little off, OK, but not the usual attentive service we have come to appreciate. The prices are also edging up a bit on the high side, but for now, we will continue to go there because we love the food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Our meal was spoiled by an over aggressive waiter who did not seem able to read social cues. He pounced as we sat down with friends who we hadn't seen in awhile and wanted to take a drink order. I asked him to give us a moment or two but he was back almost right away. I had to send him away again. Finally when we did order beverages he had no idea of the drink that one member of our party wanted to order. Later, at the conclusion of our meal after he presented us with our check, he was back again asking us if he could take care of it before we even had a chance to get our credit cards out. But the worse thing of all was his personal hygiene and I'd like to speak to a manager about it."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Considering that this is considered one of the best, if not the best, seafood restaurants in the Coachella Valley, I thought that their menu was very limited. Perhaps this is the wrong time of the year for a wider selction but I would think they ought to be able to offer more variety. The portions are ample and the food is good but this place, all in all, was not as good as I had expected."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Pacifica serves the finest fresh seafood in the desert. The food is consistently outstanding, perfectly prepared, and visually attractive presentations. Most importantly the flavors are superb. Service is prompt without being intrusive. While on most evenings it's too hot to eat outside in the summer, dining outside on their patio is the perfect place to enjoy a great meal in springtime, fall, and during the high season. Pacifica is a must stop for us on every trip to the desert. Lunch there is also great when they offer it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Always a solid meal here...sometimes feels like they are slightly understaffed, but other than that the food is on point."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Had a very nice supper. The halibut was fantastic. The food was paced nicely and the atmosphere is comfortable. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "evertything was delicious and the service was great!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "dined early, but as the restaurant started to fill, the service got slower. Both the fish dishes were wonderful (barramundi and lake superior white fish). The beet salad was very lightly and flavorfully dressed. Choice of portion size was nice too."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We were very disappointed with this restaurant. We ordered the single lobser tail. Food was overcooked and dry. The restaurant was busy and noisy. We will never come back."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The fish at pacifica is very fresh and properly prepared. Need to learn how to steam and present asparagus side dish. Undercooked no lemon. Waiter steered us to a Pino 2012 Mieomi at $60. Bartender at the classic Club advises with Mark-up price should be in range of $30. Thanks for pretending that 1/2 price Tuesday is real. Smaller portion smaller $ meant on one of the meals a smaller portion for the full portion price. Once again felt taken as the waiter did not comment on this."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had an enjoyable dinner at Pacifica. The wine special (50% off) was a pleasant surprise. Meals were very good and we were all happy with them. An added benefit was the availability of half dinners for more or less half price. Light eaters, give this place a try."
    Dined on 7/1/2014