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Moonraker, Pacifica, CA

Moonraker

4.6
4.6
1222 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Floor to ceiling windows that look down on the beach makes Moonraker restaurant a go to spot for food and an excellent view. Situated inside the Lighthouse Hotel in Pacifica, Moonraker serves lunch, dinner and happy hour!

A large selection of fresh seafood dots the Moonraker menu with items like Dungeness crab, Chef's selection of oysters and ahi poke. Other options from "the land" include pot roast, steak, chicken parmesan and a vegetarian tagine. The chef makes a lot of the offerings gluten free, like crispy calamari and coconut prawns. Be sure to save some room for bananas foster bread pudding or campfire s'mores with a table side hibachi.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 557-7025 ext. 2
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jason Yeafoli
  • Private party facilities
    We have two banquet spaces, both with ocean views, that can hold parties of up to 150 and 100 guests. Within the restaurant, we also have a space for up to 20 guests for a smaller meeting or private dinner. Buyouts of the restaurant are also possible. Please email Michal@moonrakerpacifica.com or visit our website at www.moonrakerpacifica.com
  • Private party contact
    Michal Wulftange: (408) 702-0657
  • Neighborhood
    Pacifica
  • Cross street
    highway 1
  • Parking details
    Private lot and Street
  • Entertainment
    Live pianist every Friday & Saturday evening.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,222 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Romantic

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Great for scenic views

  • Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Peninsula

    Great for scenic views

1,222 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view was amazing and breathtaking. The servers were very caring and nice. The food on the other hand was not that good. It was very bland and definitely not worth what was paid. Unfortunately, we didn’t finish it and left.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Avoid this restaurant unless you want to be treated badly. The Host - Jenny - is very discriminating. We specifically requested for a booth facing the ocean for sunset dinner- way ahead of our scheduled visit. Indicated that we were celebrating my daughter’s graduation. When we arrived, she led us to a table not as requested and when i said politely of My requests - she said those tables amd seats were paid for and that a lot of people are requesting for those seats and i cannot accomodate you. There were other vacant tables , but she insisted that we have to pay in order to have those seats. We were ready to spend $500 for a dinner but ended up ordering salad and appetizer - because of how rude she was before we left in spoke to the waiter attending to us and he was nice - at least this one. Zz at one point we requested for extra plate because we needed it and so then we were asked how Many do we need? It waa for the appetizers and there were three of us. Before we left i spoke to Jeff who seems to be a head at that time… he assured me he will escalate and retrain jenny… overall Bad Experience, Food was not that impressive. the view is the selli g point- however with that very bad service, i’d rather sit by the rock on the shore and eat a humble food. Avoid this restaurant if you dont want to be mistreated as a guest. After all we eat out for the service that we deserve

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  3. LisaG

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was good and the food was excellent. We requested and were given a booth facing the ocean which was lovely.

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  4. CraigL

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I reserved a table on this app to get a window view table approximately a week before apparently the hostess said there was three other reservations for them tables and told me next time go on their website and reserve that table OK. So then a couple was sitting on the window table and tore out the roll down window shade, and the sun was beaming into everybody’s eyes. The waiter was extremely kind. He checked on me every few minutes made sure my water and my drinks were full. His name was Alvaro. The kid top-tier overall the restaurant is great, but make sure you make a reservation on their website

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately my wife and I had a poor experience today as our reservation was given away even though we were within the 20min grace period (per OpenTable policy) of our scheduled time.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. PBnJ

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David was great! We came to celebrate our anniversary and we were given a nice dessert that had Happy Anniversary written on the plate. Nice touch!

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  7. ChrisR

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our dinners at the Moonraker. Love the ambience. The waiter was exceptional.

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  8. MaryA

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch and view loved our crabcakes and calamari

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  9. RashaunR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic experience we had lobster and mac&cheese It was delicious. The white wine and shrimp cocktail 🍸 😋. The ocean view with the surfer riding the waves. We had a grand time

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent view, ambiance and food quality. They made us celebrate a memorable anniversary. We will definitely come back

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The view is absolutely stunning! There was live music by the bar. The apple crumble for dessert was soooo good! I got the New York strip & lobster Mac n cheese for my entree. It was good but my meat was a little over cooked to what I asked for (medium rare and I got medium-medium well) Oyster’s are really good!

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  12. JessicaBaby

    San Francisco

    95 reviews

    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our reservation was at 6:30 pm. Perfect time to watch the beautiful sunset on a clear day. Seated at a booth facing the window with a great view. Food was good. The salmon and other stages were delicious. Quality is much better than when I visited over 3 years ago. Service was attentive. There was a big party that night so noise level was kind of loud. Other than that, it’s a great place to have a romantic dinner. Love that parking is available at the hotel parking lot. It’s a gem in Pacifica.

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  13. MichaelY

    Portland

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It didn't start well because the hostess was unable to find the reservation. Furthermore, she was not welcoming it was an odd beginning. Once we got past the "gatekeeper" it was good. Our server Veronica gave us the right amount of attention. The food was good and the view of the ocean was fantastic!

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  14. debbiel

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most beautiful sunset -service was incredible and the food exquisite.

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  15. CarlH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and shoreline view of the ocean is top notch! Created an intimate setting for any table you are seated. Have to get there when they first open for the best tables because the restaurant fills up quickly.

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  16. Brooklynite

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very good lunch here with my 91 year old mother in law. The food was excellent: fresh, well prepared and ample. The service was friendly, attentive and low key. The bonus was the superb view of the cove in Pacifica — all the tables in the dining room are oriented to take advantage of it and we were lucky enough to be in the front row. It was a busy Saturday but the room never felt (nor sounded) hectic. Altogether a lovely experience.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous and the view was amazing. I have never had a bad experience at Moonrakers.

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  18. HugoC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great views and food. Will definitely come back anytime I’m in the area

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  19. Simulcaster

    Sacramento

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is how a restaurant should be run. Great in every way

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  20. PatrickW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful old school charm mixed with fresh seafood and a great view of the Pacific Ocean.

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  21. Frank1716

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive staff, great food and a speculative view! The piano player also added a nice touch. A little pricey but worth every penny.

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  22. LangeP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for lunch and had a stunning view of the green cliffs and the waves crushing the coast. The restaurant perfectly complemented the view with a great seafood menu.

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  23. SoniaA

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was also great And the ambience was nice and there was a pianist that was playing. That was very nice as well

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  24. MikeW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to enjoy a good meal, enjoying the great spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

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  25. LeslieS

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always an excellent choice and it’s a wonderful menu, great drinks, marvelous service.

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  26. Normanr

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall Moonraker is a great experience. The food is very good and the service is attentive and professional. The ambiance is exceptional with spectacular views of the ocean at sunset. The only reason I gave it 4 stars overall is due to the martini being insufficiently chilled. The taste was ok, but at $17 it has be done very well if not perfectly, and insufficient chill is a deal breaker. My guess is that the bartender is too busy to spend the time giving it sufficient shake or stir to get it cold enough, but it's still unacceptable.

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  27. SusanC

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were going to a concert on Saturday at Pacifica Performances so we decided to eat at the Moonraker. Dinner did not disappoint. The view was great with the wind, rain and high surf. Service started slow, but was really good once our server arrived at the table. Our food was delicious from start to finish. Definitely going again.

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  28. DeAb

    San Francisco

    134 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My dad passed away a month earlier and on the day we had dinner at Moonraker, it would have been my dad's birthday. I asked the restaurant ahead of time if we could put a framed picture of my dad on the table. When we arrived, they asked if it was okay if there was a birthday dessert and we said yes. When dessert came, they had a small cake with candle with Happy Birthday written on it. My mom and I loved it and we blew the candle in front of my dad's picture. Besides this, the staff was helpful and patient. Food was good and with a nice presentation.

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  29. yakboy

    Phoenix

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent anniversary dinner at Moonraker! We had excellent cocktails followed by outstanding entree selections: salmon pinwheels and chicken parmigiana. David our server helped us pick a really great wine and they brought us a complimentary dessert. We’ll be back next year!

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  30. Brad

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic experience with amazing food! You will not be disappointed by the ambience, the views, and occasionally pianist to really set the mood

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was limited, we felt rushed, not enough food options and the seating arrangements were crowded.

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  32. HIRAN

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing, been going several years. This we meet a waiter David he treated us like family, it was very enjoyable. Also the whiskey sours that the bartender maid was awesome. Thank you staff make our Valentine's Day dinner a great memories.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the clam chowder soup it was excellent to start. I had petrel soul it was also very good . I also had the bread pudding had a great experience.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing view, great service. I can’t wait to bring my mom back!

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  35. MaggieT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our 1st time here for my boy friend’s birthday. We are very happy that we come here. The service and the foods are excellent. We love the ocean view, and the environment is very romantic. We will come back.

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  36. PatriciaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was unique and so delicious! The service was excellent! The view was beyond description- so incredibly beautiful. We will come again and again.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Real homemade clam chowder. Mmmmmm. The table top make your own Smores are so fun. 4 different meals and everyone enjoyed theirs.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I am very frustrated with misty open table. You did not let us know it was a fixed menu that would cost us over $300 for 2 people without alcohol. We were excited about items on the menu, to then be forced to have the prefixed menu, which was not bad, but definitely not what we wanted. The food was not good enough for the price tag. Maybe the other items on the menu, but not what we got.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it was a good experience, loved that they had a children’s menu. The food was okay. The Lobster Mac and Cheese was a little plain, but the crab legs were good. The ambience was great facing the ocean.

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  40. RoniloF

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We recently dined at Moonraker, and unfortunately, our experience left much to be desired. Here's a breakdown of our visit: Reservation Issue: Despite making a reservation through OpenTable, there was a discrepancy, and the restaurant claimed no record of it. This initial confusion set a disappointing tone for the dining experience. Service Delays: After the appetizer, an excruciating 45-minute wait ensued for the entrees. Upon inquiry, the server explained that the chef had dropped the ticket. While mistakes happen, a proactive follow-up by the server could have mitigated the frustration of a prolonged wait. One notable aspect of disappointment was the apparent lack of attention from our assigned waiter. While I observed the waiter diligently checking on other tables, our table seemed to be consistently overlooked. Hygiene Concerns: The lemonade mint, unfortunately, had an unwelcome guest – an insect (worm). This was a highly unpleasant surprise and raised serious concerns about the cleanliness standards in the bar. Unfulfilled Promises: The server offered bread, but it never arrived. These unfulfilled promises only added to the overall sense of disappointment and inconsistency in service. Delayed Water Service: Basic requests, such as water, took an unusually long time to fulfill. Waiting excessively for a fundamental necessity was quite frustrating and contributed to the overall dissatisfaction with the service. In summary, our visit to this restaurant was marred by a series of disappointments ranging from reservation errors and service delays to hygiene concerns. I hope the management takes note of these issues to enhance the overall dining experience for future patrons. We have picture of the worm in the glass, we can send it to you if needed.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Moonraker offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 557-7025 ext. 2.

Moonraker is rated 4.6 stars by 1222 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Moonraker

105 Rockaway Beach Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044

Additional information

  • Cross street
    highway 1
  • Neighborhood
    Pacifica
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private lot and Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jason Yeafoli
  • Entertainment
    Live pianist every Friday & Saturday evening.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 557-7025 ext. 2
  • Private party facilities
    We have two banquet spaces, both with ocean views, that can hold parties of up to 150 and 100 guests. Within the restaurant, we also have a space for up to 20 guests for a smaller meeting or private dinner. Buyouts of the restaurant are also possible. Please email Michal@moonrakerpacifica.com or visit our website at www.moonrakerpacifica.com
  • Private party contact
    Michal Wulftange: (408) 702-0657
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