Pacifica Del Mar
Pacifica Del Mar

Pacifica Del Mar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pacificadelmar.com/
  • Phone: 8587920476x
  • 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, American, Californian
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Pacifica Del Mar reviews from OpenTable diners
203 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (172)great for outdoor dining (160)special occasion (94)romantic (80)fit for foodies (73)neighborhood gem (60)vibrant bar scene (51)notable wine list (48)great for lunch (48)good for groups (33)great for brunch (27)hot spot (24)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Food good. Portions small. Desert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    Food good. Portions small. Deserts excellent. Service just OK.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my favorite restaurant in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    my favorite restaurant in San Diego. We also like to go to Pacifica in Palm Desert. My first reservations when we travel to either place as we live in Chicago!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have eaten there many times
    km158
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    I have eaten there many times and wanted to take my staff there since we do not get to San Diego much. They all enjoyed it very much.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On this particular night the
    MarkBVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    On this particular night the restaurant was not well equipped with outdoor heaters to provide the guests with a comfortable temperature setting. Some provisions could have been made which were not.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was very good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    The service was very good, but our waiter was conversing VERY loudly with the couple next to our table(apparently his personal friends). It was extremely distracting, & interfered with the total dining experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to celebrate our anniversar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    We went to celebrate our anniversary. I appreciated that they held a table by the water for us. They seated us right away even though it was very crowded. However, it was very loud, and probably over capacity with how the tables are set up so close to one another. I could not get out of my seat without bumping the person next to me. The food was excellent and the service was good. However, I would have preferred a more romantic, quiet place for an anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Since you asked.... It's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Since you asked.... It's been a couple of years since we last dined at Pacifica Del Mar. We remember the food being a lot better and more freshly prepared. We also found the service this time to be quite indifferent. We were disappointed and will probably not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and an outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    Excellent food and an outstanding view. The best service we experienced while on our vacation in the San Diego area. 1/2 price wine on Thursday's made it more enjoyable on my finances too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner. A business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Excellent dinner. A business associate gave us a GIFT CARD to eat there, which is the sole reason we went (we otherwise had never heard of this restaurant). We will return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The only reason they did not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    The only reason they did not get a very good on service was because they did not refill out glasses in a timely fashion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the reasons we chose
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    One of the reasons we chose Pacifica Del Mar was we've had lunch and dinner at their location in Palm Desert. The food is always good and we were meeting a friend visiting the area for the first time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Under-staffed for Sat. Staffs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Under-staffed for Sat. Staffs were nice, but were too busy, therefore quality had suffered.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We go to Pacifica a lot for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    We go to Pacifica a lot for happy hour/appetizers and sit in the bar. This was our first time eating off the regular menu in the dining room. While the food was good, it was not great for the price; next time I would go to Flemings or Blue Coral. I found the appetizers in the bar were of higher quality. The service was slow and they were not very attentive. All and all, I would definetly go back to the bar for appetizers but I would not go back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant has a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    The restaurant has a great view. Although we requested patio seating to enjoy the view, the restaurant often has large patios only on the patio, which occurred the night we were there and unfortunately, we could not be seated on the patio. This was very disappointing. Others should be aware of this. My suggestion is that the restaurant reserve at least a few patio tables for individual diners and not dedicate the patio area only for large groups.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    Consistently good food and nice specials before 6:00, which is great for us with young children!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale, great for fish, great
    BuntzVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    Upscale, great for fish, great view over Pacific, friendly service, albeit a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorite restaurants
    HappycustomerVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    One of our favorite restaurants in all of San Diego. Our server had been there 17 years; his colleague for 19 years. We have never EVER had anything less than a memorable experience; the restaurant really has their act together to keep their customers coming back. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My guests and I had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    My guests and I had a wonderful business lunch at Pacifica Del Mar. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • i frequent this restaurant
    peggy
    Dined on 4/1/2008
    i frequent this restaurant quite a bit and i normally recieve excellent, personable service. this is one of the reason why i enjoy PDM, every server is excellent! this visit was most disappointing due to a very somber, not happy waiter. i wish i remembered his name so that i could ask NOT to be seated in his area! Additionally, the bartender was not personable! unusally disappointing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was cooked to perfection.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    The food was cooked to perfection. The service from our waitress was on the slower side. The bus boys however were on the ball by ensuring our table was always with water.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I enjoyed the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    My wife and I enjoyed the seating along the outer edge of the patio, with a clear view of the ocean and the sunset. A very nice experience in Del Mar!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My absolute favorite restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    My absolute favorite restaurant. Keep doing what you are doing -- my only comment for improvement is that some times I have had a reservation and the table has not been ready. Great place and I dine with you frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    The food was delicious but the portions were small.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a delightful dinner
    GrandmaJ
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    We had a delightful dinner and evening. The manager greeted us personally, made sure we had the table we wanted, treated us royally. The food was delicious, as always. It was a memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Food was very good, especially the sea bass with coconut cream sauce. We sat outside on the patio and had a good view of the sunset, which was nice. The only problem was the deafening noise... that ruined the experience for my parents, who were visiting from the east coast. It was Saturday night and there were a couple of large parties near us, so what can you do? Maybe some accoustic tiles under the awning would dampen the noise?
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We asked for recommendtions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    We asked for recommendtions on the menu and our server did not have much to say. Our appetizer (Calamari) was very chewy and the batter did not stay on. Our server did not clear appetizer plates until we asked. It was four of us having lunch and we all found that our entrees lacked flavor and portions were too big for lunch. Our server did not follow service standards and needs polishing i.e. he served plates from the opposite side of the table (over our shoulders). He did not offer desserts. We had to request to see the dessert menu. The hostesses need to be more welcoming and smile as they are the initial representation of the restaurant. We loved the bread and view. We liked that the patio is covered it serves as good shade.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I met my sweetie ther 6 years
    Ted1VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    I met my sweetie ther 6 years ago and it is a favorite of ours ever since.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • At sunset, we saw the elusive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    At sunset, we saw the elusive Green Flash over the Pacific!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have a video review of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2008
    We have a video review of Pacifica Restaurant on our website. You can see it here: http://www.needapedia.com/dining/2008/03/pacifica-restaurant-del-mar.html
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly, accomodating and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/8/2008
    Friendly, accomodating and consistently great food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Held a business meeting there,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2008
    Held a business meeting there, was very conducive for a team or group dinner. Food is outstanding and so is teh wine list. My wife and I also go to their casual Breeze Cafe all of teh time for lunch or breaakfast. The group sales dept is excellent and accomodating. During race season in teh summer, teh bar is happening! Lots of "beautiful people" look out for the cougars. :-)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding service, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/3/2006
    Outstanding service, excellent food. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great and the service
    MelissaVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2006
    Food was great and the service was good...we had a large group and all went well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate