Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
Salad of the centuryThe food was outstanding. From the cocktail...double berry lemonade...to the heirloom tomato salad with basil crystals...to sea bass, the bacon risotto with scallops and/or,shrimp and chocolate semi freddo...it was one of the best meals we have ever had. The wine list was shown on an iPad so you could read a review and see each label. We wanted to sit outside because the view of the mountains was so nice but it was 105. A little too hot, even for a desert girl.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMight be the best seafood in PDVery nice appetizers, scallops and oysters in the half shell a must! Sea bass or scallops very nice. Good wine selection with an ipad built into the wine list so you order directly, very cool and for baby boomers you don't have to stretch out your arms to try and read the list, the ipad lights it up just right!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Restaurant!A friend and I visited this restaurant and had a delicious meal! Service was excellent!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the SalmonWe used to live in Temecula and would go there once a month, at least. Now we live in San Diego and it had been
a while. When I saw online they were doing a Mother's Day brunch I wanted to come back! It was worth the drive!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPacifica never lets me down.Pacifica never lets me down. Although I do not go to this fine Restaurant as often as I like, when I do I am always pleasantly "Happy" with everything about the Restaurant. Seafood doesn't get much better than this, and I understand the "Vodka" bar is one of a kind.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely setting and excellent mealWe requested a particular outdoor table and received our request which I didn't really expect for a Saturday night. Service was impeccable. The scallops were excellent. The seafood pot pie I was told was superb. The Lake Superior white fish was also excellent. We did have the cookie platter and ice cream for dessert which were also excellent. The wine list is on an iPad. Fun to browse. Do make a reservation and enjoy Pacifica.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Eats and Great ServiceWe chose this as the place for our Saturday evening birthday celebration for our Mother's 89th ... and they exceeded our expectations. Enjoyable service that was just fast enough and just slow enough for us to not feel rushed. For the menu we chose to share their calamari appetizer (enough for 4 and on my top 4 list). Three of us had the Chilean Sea Bass - amazing and - dare I say it??? - almost too much to eat. I had only put the birthday info on our open table reservation (didn't speak to anyone there) and after we finished eating the waiter (gem) brought a desert - not one dish, but two for the four of us. OTT ... spectacular.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good food servedConsistently good food served professionally In a nice looking location.
Can't do much better than that.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMPacifica is always an excellentPacifica is always an excellent choice in the Desert! Great vodka bar!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMJohn, our server was terrific;John, our server was terrific; took care of all our special requests!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant surpriseAs an ex New Yorker and lover of good food, I find it very difficult to find decent dining in the Palm Springs, Palm Desert area. So, I was delighted to find Pacifica which was recommended by a relative who lives in the area. I can only report on the Mulagatawny soup and signature salmon entree. Both were excellent as was the service and atmosphere. I will definitely return in the near future4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were looking for a outdoorWe were looking for a outdoor patio and resturant was recommended by Hotel staff. Great outdoor rooftop patio. I had the salmon and my wife had the Scallops. Both were excellent. Resturant was able to adjust spices due to allegeries. I recommend you making reservations as the patio was packed. No waiting as we had reservations
Fantastic service and excellent time4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPacifica is ALWAYS spot on...Pacifica is ALWAYS spot on... Great Food and Service every time.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding. ServiceFood was outstanding. Service very good. Very busy but very friendly staff.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMet a friend that I had notMet a friend that I had not seen in a long time so we started with cocktails and wine and slowly ordered an appetizer then eventually dinner. It was excellent service - the best I had in a long time. The waiter was very accommodating to us and allowed us a long time to just chat without pressure to get us out of the table but also did not ignore us - which was really the key to the great service. We were there for over 2.5 hours and had a really great time. The food was excellent. I am an East Coast gal and I had high expectations of seafood - they were definitely met here. Would highly recommend this place as well as that you make sure to get reservations just to be sure you have a table. It was really busy with seating indoors and out.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Pacifica severalI have been to Pacifica several times. I have always been pleased with my visit. They have a wonderful selection of fresh fish. I look forward to dining there again.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMtheir fish is always goodtheir fish is always good and fresh and the preparation is inventive and satisfying.
Great ambiance, large sized drinks and a pretty good wine list.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur seabass was PERFECTLYOur seabass was PERFECTLY cooked, the service was great, served by a lovely young waiter, Tony. We were thrilled to have our request of a gazenbo filled ~ first time ever and we loved it!! We'll be back. Thank you!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful birthday dinner.Pacific consistently serves excellent food. I especially enjoy all the seafood dishes. For lunch my favorites are One Heck of A Salad and the Crab Louie.....both exceptional. This time I had the sugar spiced salmon and the waiter suggested a ginger buerre blanc as I didn't want the mustard sauce. It was unique and delicious, a perfect touch. My friend had the white fish and thoroughly enjoyed it. The bar was quite lively and noisy but we were seated in the back so it was private and quiet...just perfect. The waiter and busboy were attentive to our needs without being in the way. Our waiter knew his stuff and all his recommendations were right on.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey, but very good!The food was excellent, the service great.
We booked the reservation online and asked for a table along the wall inside, but that was not evident by the table to which we were shown - it was in the middle of the room. Fortunately, the table beside it along the outer wall ( with the plastic curtains) was unoccupied and we asked for the switch, which was accepted. The wine price list is too pricey for the standard selections and out of reach for the specials (for some) but the selection is outstanding!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGo to Pacifica if you haven't goneWe've been coming to Pacifica since moving to Palm Desert a hundred years ago, and having moved to Indio, continue to enjoy the restaurant. We have friends who bought a house in La Quinta that do not explore much. We introduced them to Pacifica this past Friday evening and they were blown away. They, as are we, vodka drinkers. When our server came over he was asked about the vodka selection and was told to surprise them with on the rocks cocktails.
Cocktails were perfect for them, and my Crater Lake martini (first time for this one) was delicious. In fact we each had a second.
Food taste, quality and presentation were spot on and you didn't let us down in our raving about Pacifica. Keep on doing what you are doing.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!!This was our first time back to Pacifica this season - and it didn't disappoint. We were lucky enough to sit in one of the romantic gazebos on the patio which made it extra special. The food was GREAT as was the service! Enjoyed it immensely!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPacifica is one of our favorites.Pacifica is one of our favorites. The food is consistently great. We love the fish and the salads to start are wonderful. Eating outside is terrific and beautiful.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent All Around!Great place, -- we love it! Plus, the staff is so nice!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and drinks.Excellent food and drinks. Good services with a manager always around checking on everyone to make sure everyone is we taken care of.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat all around restaurants.Great restaurant with excellent food. Wine list is great. Service was very good. One of our favourite restaurants.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful seafood. GreatWonderful seafood. Great saucing. We ad superb meals here.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been going to PacificaHave been going to Pacifica for years and have never had a bad meal. Don't, however go if you're in a hurry because the service can be spotty.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the second time weThis is the second time we have dined at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant and both times we have been very pleased with the food and the service. We have brought friends and relatives with us and they were also impressed with the restaurant.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly, welcoming, greatFriendly, welcoming, great food, fabulous vodka bar. Lunches are well attended, especially outside, but in the evening you never see an empty table. After all these years that means this place is still tops!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was cooked andEverything was cooked and served to perfection! We all loved what we ordered and will definitely go back again.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster lunch. The food wasEaster lunch. The food was great as was the environment outdoors. Thanks.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!We love Pacifica and come here regularly. Wanting to avoid the mayhem that can accompany Easter brunch we came here, which was a wise choice. It was relaxing and unhurried. We had a lovely spot out on the patio and were able to enjoy the gorgeous day. Normally the food is fantastic but we had a few snafus on this trip. Management quickly offered a generous solution so that we were quite pleased with their concern. To me this is the mark of great management! We left happy & felt they really cared about us as guests. Oddly enough, the disappointing experience actually gave us an even better impression of Pacifica! We will be back!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMService was somewhat rushedService was somewhat rushed and could have been paced to suit the evening better as there were not an abundance of diners waiting to be seated following our 6:30 pm reservation
Service was courteous but staff seemed in ahurry to turn over our table.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Absolute Must!Went out for a girls weekend in PS, and for our last evening, treated ourselves to Pacifica. With more than 140 of the world's finest vodkas at $6.00 each, we enjoyed trying vodkas from countries we never heard of! Our waiter Tom was a bit uptight, but besides him, we enjoyed sitting outside and the delicious meal.
The sea bass was melt in your mouth! I highly recommend Pacifica to everyone!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Bill, was outstanding.Our server, Bill, was outstanding.
Food was wonderful.
Tables a little too close together and kinda noisy.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience! PacificaExcellent experience! Pacifica honored our online request perfectly! And being the Easter weekend that was amazing and so appreciated by this local!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat in one of the cabanas-We sat in one of the cabanas- very nice and private. Easy to hear conversation. It was snug for 6, but doable. Excellent food!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent RestaurantWe dined at Pacifica Friday evening. The appetizers and entrees were outstanding and the service was very good. Great bar and wine menus. I would highly recommend. Pacifica is one of our favourite restaurants in the Valley.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, as always. It wasGreat, as always. It was a little noisier than usual due to the Easter crowd but still such fun to eat outside......3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful seafood and ambiance.Wonderful seafood and ambiance. Very nice outdoor seating. Appreciated the attention to detail regarding food allergies and sensitivities.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENT FOOD EXPERIENCEWhat a great delight to dine here! The patio was phenomenal for ambience and the menu is delectable. Would like suggestions from the waiters for wine with the dinner.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treat to eat at Pacifica'sAlways a treat to eat at Pacifica's in Palm Desert! We were shown to our table immediately (we had a reservation), enjoyed wonderful service and fabulous food. The scallop appetizer with spinach and bacon was the highlight although our entries of scallops and tuna were also excellent! They treated my husband to a special birthday dessert and we left fully satisfied and planning our next trip back to eat at Pacifica's!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM2013 spring golf vacation.Excellent salmon. Exceptional wait staff. A great first meal in the area. Will be back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMParty of six arrived and seatedParty of six arrived and seated promptly at a very nice outside table. Very lovely new lounge area for the after party. Overall nice place.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMReliably memorableWe're making a habit of oysters & champagne at Pacifica; on this occasion, we had a great table outdoors on a patio (not much of a view, but that's not Pacifica's fault), with just enough chatter and laughter around to give the place some buzz (for more noise & louder music, try the bar area). The main courses were excellent (scallops for one of us, cooked to perfection; white fish for the other), and the service was fast, friendly, and efficient, even though the place was packed, with the age range apparently being 8 to 80. Our third visit, and it won't be the last.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Chilean Sea Bass AnywhereHad the Chilean Sea bass (again). I think its the best I have ever had anywhere. Super cool wine list all searchable on an ipad, and all wine by the bottle is 50% off on We love going there.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMService outstanding and veryService outstanding and very engaging. We had a guest with dietary restrictions and they did mit miss a beat. They accomodated him and it was perfect!! Thank you!!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBig Wow from CjhicagoWe took friends from Chicago here for dinner. They were blown away with the service, food, atmosphere, just everything. They have many choices in Chicago and they rated The Pacifica as one of the best ones they have been to. All the food was delicious and timed perfectly. They were most blown away by the attentiveness of the staff. They checked on every dish to make sure it was perfect, filled water glasses, brought extra rolls. It was like they were reading our minds. Thanks to everyone there, you did us proud.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was great exceptOur food was great except one plate of food was cold. It was address quickly by the staff. Of course the food still wasn't as good as it would have been if hot from the start, but the Manager was quick to address our satisfaction, and took care of us by reomoving the order from the bill and offered us a complimentary desert. This was not expected. We did appreciate and we felt the Manager was exceptional in his handling of the situation. We will be back. Thank you3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM