Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
One of the bestWe go to at least one new restaurant a week for dinner and have been doing this for quite some time. We have experianced some wonderful restaurants in the Coachella Valley but the Pacifica is one of the best. I had the Salmon upon the waiter's reccomendation, it was great. The ambiance was very comfortable and the view breath taking. It's a little pricey but well worth it. It's one we've noted to go back to for brunch.and whenever we can. Thank you to the chef, servers and staff at Pacifica for a wonderful experiance.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA fine timeMy wife had an 8:15 reservation. The "crowd" had left so it was a very quiet and wonderful experience without the rush or loudness that over exuberant folks can bring. Nice place to dine if you like time alone without the hubbub.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's just a nice place to go to...We use Pacifica as one of regular "go-to" restaurants. The food is great (especially seafood), it has a a fun bar w/ great happy hour prices for drinks and bar food, the dinning areas (inside & out) are up-scale, quiet and very relaxing. Service is attentive and efficient. Pacifica is nice just for a night out or for a special occasion.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous evening!We arranged for dinner for 5 and asked for a quiet table. We received a table in the back of the restaurant - very quiet and comfortable, perhaps the best table in the house. We all had dinner drinks and some of the best seafood we have found in the area. Our group ordered halibut, salmon, linguini with scampi, swordfish and the chilled shellfish platter (oysters on half shell, shrimp, lobster and king crab legs) - arugula salad with toasted hazelnuts and strawberries. Deserts included creme brûlée with fresh berries, a date cake, and ice cream. Excellent staff too - wine sommelier was very helpful with wine selection. We would definitely eat there again and we would ask for the same back table!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a winner!!!No matter how many times we dine at Pacifica, we have never been disappointed. The food is always top shelf, the service warm and efficient, the overall atmosphere superb. We ordered from the restaurant week menu to try something new, and everything was exceptional. Can't find a single flaw, if you haven't eaten at Pacifica, you are missing one of the best restaurants in the Coachella Valley. We love this restaurant. Not to mention, they make a great martini!!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant Week in the DesertWe enjoyed the restaurant week menu! We have a second home in the desert and enjoy trying new places during restaurant week -- we'll be back to Pacifica. Many places seem to 'short-change" customers with pre-prepared foods (e.g., Restaurant Depot cheapies ) druing restaurant week. This was NOT the case at Pacifica both the Salmon and Halibut were creative and cooked to perfection. Event ends June 16.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinner for our friendsWe enjoyed the outdoor desert ambiance, efficient well paced service, fantastic cuisine, and the general view of people dining at this establishment. We will definitely have dinner here again!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMRun, don't walkRun to this restaurant during Palm Springs restaurant week. The menu is terrific, so many great choices. You get choices of salad or soup then choice of meal and then dessert all for only. $38.00. It's awesome along with delicious. Went Sat and will go again this Sat certainly worth the drive from Redlands. If you don't make Restaurant Week, just make sure you try this restaurant.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as alwaysit's Restaurant Week in the dessert and the offerings were delightful, very much enjoyed out dinner.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMALWAYS TOP NOTCH!We love Pacifica and were not disappointed on our latest visit. Food is great; Service is excellent and we always take food home because the portions are large.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTOO WARM!WAS VERY, VERY WARM IN RESTAURANT--I KNOW WE'RE TALKING PALM DESERT BUT STILL ASSUME A/C COULD HAVE BEEN CRANKED UP A LITTLE TO MAKE THE RESTAURANT (WHICH WAS PACKED) MORE COMFORTABLE. OTHER THAN THAT, PACIFICA WAS AS USAUL VERY GOOD.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Good!It's always fun to visit Pacifica, eat treat food, drink nice wines (especially on half-price Tuesdays) and be treated nicely by the staff.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & happy hour!I had a great dinner at Pacifica Seafood - arrived early for a "happy hour" martini ($6) and some calamari - both were great! Dinner was delicious, (Halibut) but the service was lacking. Our server, Andy, seemed to disapppear on me & my guest after our dinners were delivered. He didn't ask if we'd like another glass of wine nor did he check back to see if our food was "tasting good". We ordered desert and it took quite awhile for it to arrive and when it did, it wasn't our server. No one offered coffee or an after dinner drink, which we would have ordered. With all this being said, I would definitely go back to Pacifica Seafood again.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is exceptional!Isn't that what the eating experience is all about? The food is superb!! Oysters-on-the-half-shell....clean, fresh, scrumptious! Seared scallops....salivating as I relive the savory bites! The Chilean Sea Bass....cooked to perfection!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThere for Restaurant Week.There for Restaurant Week. Calamari app was capers large portion and good. Salmon was fabulous. Definitely want to return. To this restaurant.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Meal!!Googled best seafood restaurants near Cathedral City, found Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, saw excellent reviews, easily made online reservations & headed for dinner. Thrilled with our decision. Our 7:30 dinner reservation allowed us to sit on the patio, had a very pleasant and attentive but non-intrusive waiter, food was excellent! Oysters in the half shell were delightful, Cobb salad was crisp and fresh, and our entrees (Scallops with bacon risotto & seared ahi tuna) were fabulous! Most entrees in the $30's range. Meal including a wonderful bottle of wine and a couple great vodkas from the vodka bar was only $144! The price was definitely helped by the Tuesday special of half price bottles! Highly recommend and would definitely go again!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Organic Salad is incredible--myThe Organic Salad is incredible--my favorite item on the menu! John our favorite waiter makes every meal memorable, with great timely service and good friendly advice.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but not outstandingOverall we were pleased with our meal but believe to food seems to have slipped in recent years. Our appetizers (Oysters on the Half shell and Ahi Tuna Tartare) were disappointing but we probably shouldn't have ordered these dishes from a restaurant that doesn't feature Oysters and raw fish. Our salads were excellent. Our table ordered three different fish entrees and all were very good. Overall, our dinners were good but not outstanding.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSalad 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 AMExcellent Restaurant!A friend and I visited this restaurant and had a delicious meal! Service was excellent!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 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 AMMother's Day crowd was plentyMother's Day crowd was plenty and tables were everywhere which did not leave much room for backing up chairs. Servers were hitting our elbows as they passed through to other tables.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 FoodPacifica always shines with its quality and presentation of its menu a first class seafood dining experience. Fresh and expertly prepared.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 AM