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
209 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (174)great for outdoor dining (169)special occasion (97)fit for foodies (88)romantic (78)neighborhood gem (73)great for lunch (52)vibrant bar scene (52)notable wine list (43)good for groups (36)hot spot (33)great for brunch (21)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • hearts of romaine...limp lettuce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    hearts of romaine...limp lettuce and not chilled. rib-eye served luke warm and undercooked. twice baked potato had only a small dollop of "twice baked" and was not flavorful. waitress was very good although had too many tables. she offered to heat the rib eye but the offer came too late. appetite lost. honestly, i took the better part of the $35 steak home to my dog. been going to Pacifica for fifteen years considering it a special place to take out-of-town guests. this is the 3rd poor dining experience in the past couple of years. won't return.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We really enjoyed our visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    We really enjoyed our visit and plan to return; great specials, great view, and pleasurable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service, fine selection
    blacVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    Excellent service, fine selection of wines,tasty cuisine and an ocean view makes this one fine resturant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eating here is always a great
    mnelsfVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    Eating here is always a great experience but could be better with more frequent changes in the menu. The menu has not changed substantially in a few years; it keeps me from coming back more often. However, good food, great service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very much enjoyed it! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/28/2008
    Very much enjoyed it! The waiter was very nice in brining out a beat
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • A dependable choice for years
    FoodDudeVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    A dependable choice for years and a fine dining experience. Great service and beautiful views just add to the enjoyment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I invited my boss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    My wife and I invited my boss and his wife for a birthday lunch celebration - we had never been to the restaurant before and were totally satisfied with every aspect of our dining experience. My boss and his wife said that they would definitely be coming back -as will we.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was the first time that
    aaanaisVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2008
    It was the first time that we had been to Pacifica Del Mar. The service was fast and friendly. And the host was very understanding when we asked to be moved to a warmer table. The view was gorgeous even though it was overcast. We will be back again to sample some of the other tantalizing dishes that were on the Chef's Choice Menu. We've already picked out the table by the amazing fish tank!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This by far is the best restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    This by far is the best restaurant I have been to in years. The seafood selection is wonderful, but don't let the sea food reputation fool you. I am a steak lover and had the ribeye steak. This was the best steak I have had in a long time. The steak was perfectly prepared, the sauce was excellent, and I enjoyed every bite. You definately get what you pay for here. From service and ambience, to food quality, this is a can't miss. If you don't go for the food, it is worth a visit just to enjoy the view as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband took me and my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    My husband took me and my two kids to celebrate my birthday.On the reservation, he had indicated that we were celebrating a birthday.Our server, Angel, was horrible.We've been there several times to celebrate special occasions and this was the worst! We've waited forever for our food (this may not be his fault), waited at least 15 minutes for him to clear the table.He made no converstion with us. My husband had to finally get his attention. Angel made eye contact with my husband but didnt' stop at our table. He came back with a scoop of ice cream and placed it in front of my son! We had no idea why he assumed it was my son's birthday. When we told him it wasn't my son's birthday, he said nothing. We had a terrible time at Pacifica Del Mar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really dissapointed! It took
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Really dissapointed! It took one hour to get our table even though we had reservation. We went to go ask the hostes and Manager what was going on. The hostes was friendly but "Manager" was a complete jerk. Later to find out the manager is actaully the owner. Our server was great, however the food was average to say the least. Word of warning, if you get the calamari, two sauces will come out with it. A yellow paste sauce and a brown liquid sauce. DO NOT USE THE BROWN SAUCE, it tastes like a sweaty gym sock that was full of bumblebee tuna. After we told the server he laughed and agreed. The rest of the night we drank and watched other poor saps eat calamari and try the brown sauce. I saw one lady start gagging from it.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, superb service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    As always, superb service and they keep us coming back with their frequent "coupons" and early bird specials. With so many restaurant choices in San Diego it speaks well for this one that we return time and again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pacifica Del Mar was just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Pacifica Del Mar was just great! They really made our Mother's Day memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They were very busy, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    They were very busy, but the service was spotty. The food however was great and was served hot indicating that the food runners were getting the meals out of the kitchen very soon after they were cooked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • windows seatings are very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    windows seatings are very tight and actually way too close for any private conversation or to feel comfortable. Service was friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites. Great
    RobertNVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    One of our favorites. Great ocean view. Excellent menu. Very fresh and well prepared seafood. Well informed and professional service staff. Outstanding bargain for early diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was wonderful and so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    Food was wonderful and so was the view. Our reservation was ready and we were able to have a window table. Service was fine, except a refill on a drinks, which were promised did not arrive and we had to remind the waiter. The restaurant was not that busy and that should not have happened. Otherwise, it lived up to the great experiences I have remembered in the past. I'm sure I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ocean view from the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    Great ocean view from the upstairs patio. Great wine specials. Very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The Crab Cakes are the BEST
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    The Crab Cakes are the BEST !!! We had dinner on a cool cloudy evening, and the patio still had a great warm atmosphere - very comfortable. Corkage fee for wine is only $15, so it was nice to bring our favorite ~ definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Food was very. View was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Food was very. View was excellent. Only complaint was that service was very slow and we didn't see much of the waitress. The restaurant was packed though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a fabulous evening.
    GourmetVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    It was a fabulous evening. The food was delicious, the service was professional, the view was terrific. It was my husband's birthday and our friend's anniversary and they gave them each a complimentary dessert. It could not have been a better evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We truly enjoyed our dining
    CarloVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    We truly enjoyed our dining experience. Our server was very good and friendly. The only negative was that we had to keep asking for more water or clear plates. We must have been in "no mans land" or the bus boys thought another bus boy was responsible for the table. It was perplexing since we could see everyone else was being taken care of w/out asking. Oh well. We'll be back again. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Great restuarant. The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Great restuarant. The food is good and they have a very good wine list. The Barbequed Sugar-Spiced Salmon is outstanding. Our server was fun and energetic. I've always enjoyed myself at Pacifica.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • was an overall good experience,howe
    DbarVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    was an overall good experience,however, it was a little upsetting that a few of my scallops were undercooked.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disappointed by the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    I was disappointed by the food which was really mediocre. Service was also poor (in their defense it was very busy for Monday night). I would not return (except for drinks for out of town guests who will enjoy the view).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is consistently very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    Food is consistently very good. Service people are great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very expensive for my wallet:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    Very expensive for my wallet: $30 for fish, $34 for steak. I suppose that that is the going price for this level restaurant, and why I do not often go there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great and our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    The food was great and our server was fabulous! It was our first time here and we will return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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  • 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
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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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  • 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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    • 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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    • 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.
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    scenic view
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic