Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pacificaseafoodrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7606748666x
  • 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 7606748666x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
195 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (128)special occasion (111)fit for foodies (100)vibrant bar scene (72)neighborhood gem (63)scenic view (59)romantic (56)good for groups (50)notable wine list (48)hot spot (36)great for lunch (28)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • Great location in Palm Desert
    NickB
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We wanted to find a nice seafood restaurant and Pacifica was it. Very nice food quality and appetizers. They have an extensive Bar including dozens of vodkas so be sure to come thirsty! Sit outside if the weather is nice and you can see out over the valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Cruisemeister
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food, service and ambiance were all very good. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    foodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    service was just good enough to take our order and bring food. No more No less…. Food was Just Ok my White fish wasn't as good at last season when I ordered it. Must have a new chef…. Just Not up to Par for me or the other 6 people that were dining with us. To bad. Won't take friends there any more. CHECK...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EXCELLENT!
    Kady
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food and service were great. Will definitely come here again next time I am in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The wait staff was superior. However, the host and hostess were so busy talking to each other that it made us feel like an afterthought. It is rude to greet a customer, ask them a question, ignore the answer, then turn your attention to another employee with whispers, then turn back to the customer and ask the same question again. That, together with the distasteful black dress that was distractingly TOO short, left us with a bad taste even prior to being seated at our table. Unfortunately for this bad memory, the next time we have a choice between Pacifica and Sullivans, we will prefer the latter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and a beautiful setting
    FrankJudyVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Sunset dinners are a bargain and the quality is excellent. The catfish was one of the best I 've ever had, as it was prepared to taste like it was fried, but it wasn't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food; beautiful view!
    blueingreenVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Came for lunch and sat outside on the patio... it was absolutely lovely. I had the salmon sandwich (one of my favorite dishes) and a glass of wine. Couldn't have been better--the food was delicious, the service was great and it was just beautiful outside. I usually come in for dinner (or to grab a bite in the bar), but I always love coming in for lunch, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our desert favorites
    TruejulsVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This restaurant is a winner. The food offerings are wonderful and always come perfectly cooked and served with charm and attention to detail. John our waiter on this trip was one of the best ever. I highly recommend you have a night at Pacifica and you will come back, it's a great place. The Chilean Sea Bass is about the best we have ever had and the Lake Superior Whitefish is a great choice also. Of course, there are other menu items that are not from the sea but they are definitely seafood experts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good choice
    ChikindVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Appetizer of dates with bacon super. Tuna entree good. Nice atmosphere but loud. Reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant in the desert!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have been to Pacifica Seafood several times now, and I have never been disappointed. The fish is fresh and all of the food is delicious! I had a perfect steak the last time I was there. The service is friendly and attentive, but not overly so. My girlfriends and I just spent a perfect night dining on their patio! I would recommend requesting the patio if possible. This place is definitely a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We hosted four clients on the patio. Food and service were excellent as always!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good meal as usual
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We are frequent diners at Pacifica and are always guaranteed a great meal and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excelent
    Boise1939
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A great outdoor experience and very romantic. The best sea food in the area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gmama
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We always have an enjoyable meal at Pacifica. The sugar spiced salmon is always wonderful and the sunset view from the outside deck fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Find
    PaciVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My wife and I were looking for something a little different than the large steakhouse chains in the area. We went on yelp and thought we would give this a try. Wat a find. We had: The tomato and mozzarella salad - Absolutely delicious The duel lobster tails- again cooked to perfection The Seabass- great flavor and cooked perfectly We will be going back on our next trip out here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food well served
    SLeats
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    A very pleasant experience with a good selection well prepared. The service was excellent. A not to be missed dining pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Palm Deserts Finest!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    If you like seafood, then you need to try Pacifica Seafood. It is definitely one of the best seafood restaurants in Palm Desert! The Sea Bass is a real winner! I have dined here many times and never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pacifica never fails to please
    Satisfied
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our server was Angela and she was awesome! She talked me into trying a new vodka, which was delis and the food just never disappoints. The patio is lovely and our evening was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinning again!
    RickJK
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Took some friends from out of town this past Friday, and as always Pacifica was outstanding! From drinks at the bar to fine service at our table out side. All of our dishes were prompt and excellent. One of our favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Lunch Turned Crab Fest
    JerryK
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Pacifica specializes in fresh seafood, and they didn't disappoint us, again. In a party of three, two ordered the Dungeness Crab Loui. The crab meat was so abundant and tasty that the third in our party was compelled to order one to go. Their New England clam chowder was up there with the best I've ever experienced. To top it off, somehow, maybe it was the birthday cards sitting on the table, that one of us had a birthday, and treated us to a gift of one of their signature salad oils. Seafood lovers will have a difficult time deciding what to order at Pacifica!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sea Food
    Homecook100VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This is our favorite sea Food Restaurant in the Palm Desert area. Everything is very fresh and well prepared. The Chilean Sea Bass is really nicely done. I had scallops which were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    DesertRat
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Pacifica is a bit of a drive for us so we really only go on special occasions. We visit 2-3 times a year and they never disappoint. John gave us great service and the food was - of course - wonderful. It is consistency like that, that keeps us coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food on, pace off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The seafood at Pacifica is usually excellent, but it was served less than lukewarm and lacked its normal pop of flavor. Clearly it had been sitting too long before reaching our table. Though the place wasn't very busy, the timing of our service was off throughout the meal. The spotty and less than polished service was below the high standards we have come to expect from Pacifica.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the restaurant
    lovelydesert
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We have been here many times to celebrate or just for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great night
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Pacifica is always a lovely place to dine, especially outside. The manager Dave went above and beyond to make sure our dining experience was perfect. We celebrated my friend's birthday and everything was exceptional, the ambiance, the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fish appreciation
    Kims1picks
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I had our 25th anniversary at the restaurant. Started with 2 excellent hot oysters. For an entree I had the catfish and he had the sea bass and they were both truly excellent. Good wines also. Would go again when we return to the Desert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh seafood
    foodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    always consistent food and service. Great variety of vodkas and interesting drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening and meal!
    InSearchofSeafood
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had heard the seating was cramped inside and you could not have a conversation without the other people nearby hearing everything you say. So we sat in the patio and had an awesome waiter who recommended the best bottle of chardonnay at a reasonable price. It was superb. We were there with 3 women and did not want a fast bar scene and it was perfect. Although we were there (October) before the peak season started out in the desert. We all ordered the same item... scallops with celery root sauce, pureed cauliflower and brussel sprouts. We all loved every bit of it. Not inexpensive but we felt it was worth it. Our waiter, we think was Mark?, didn't rush us at all. He was excellent. We will go back every time we go to the desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palm dessert gem
    Essenguru
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We absolutely love Pacifica for both it's Bar scene and for the amazing food. The happy hour is great, amazing oysters. The evening menu is varied and delicious. The goat cheese stuffed dates were decadent and delicious. The cod fish was just the right combination of piquant and tasty, the black cod was to die for. We especially like the smaller plate option which allowed us to have appetizer, main and dessert and not feel overful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last visit to Pacifica
    TheKid
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Pacifica is a very nice place to go for that special occasion. They are a bit pricey, but that is what you would expect for excellent food and service. Our last visit we had the Spicy Salmon and the Chilean Sea Bass. As usual, the food was excellent and the service was mostly good. The only complaint was the wine we ordered with dinner came just in time for our last bit of food. I still would recommend Pacifica to others and plan to return again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Service pretty bad. Waiter could not answer questions. Portions VERY small. Too pricy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SamthewineguyVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Nobody in the desert does seafood better than Pacifica. Everything is fresh, expertly prepared, attractively presented, and bursting with great flavors. The service is excellent and very attentive without being intrusive. The Sea bass is a must, the Crab Louie superb, and the calamari is consistently cooked perfectly. Every time we visit the desert we always dine at Pacifica for several lunches and dinners. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pacifica Seafood
    PalmDesertPick
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Superb restaurant. Service good, food outstanding and atmosphere great. We shared the wedge salad and had the salmon and the sea bass. We also had sautéed mushrooms. We each had a glass of the Hahn Pinot Noir. Portions were above average. We can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food is consistently very good. The patio is delightful. Happy Hour in the bar is great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    Farley
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I had a wonderful dining experience at Pacifica and will go back when I can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Spot
    Unlucky
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a great meal. The food was fantastic. Unfortunately due to the time of year they had already run out of several menu items by 8pm! It sucked to have to eat what they had left and not what you wanted............
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Price
    FreddieRM
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The prices for what you get are expensive. There are plenty of restaurants out there with great food, atmosphere and service and better price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Special Occasion Place
    brea2942
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were seated promptly for a 6:30 bday reservation. The excellent waiter made great wine recommendations. The food choices were extensive. I had seabass-outstanding-and my request for different vegetables was honored. My friend had sugar salmon-exquisite! My hubby had the filet and it was not good-thin, flavorless, tough. He was very disappointed. The manager noted the problem-they cut the filet in half horizontally instead of vertically & it is hard to prepare. He said they would suggest the chef do it vertically to preserve flavor and ease of preparation. Why they didn't know this by now is incomprehensible but it ruined hubby's meal. They did not offer reimbursement or free dessert-otherwise, very good. Did get free birthday dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Desert Gem!!
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We always enjoy our dinner at the Palm Desert Pacifica. The staff is friendly and courteous and the meal is always delicious. We have been many times and will continue to go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Visit Great, 2nd Not So Much
    WorldFoodConnoisseur
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed this restaurant so much on our first visit that we decided to bring our friends back on the second night. The first evening my scallops were cooked to perfection, the second evening, they were overcooked. The manager quickly brought a second plate that was undercooked. The evening was topped off with a cheesecake with a freezer burned flavor. Inconsistency is enough to keep me away.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate