Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

4.7
2607 reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
Pacific Coast Grill's oceanfront venue features unique "Pacific Coast" cuisine, an oyster bar, select sushi rolls, black mussels, baked oysters, and a plethora of seafood choices, delicious steaks & more! There are two levels of dining at the new PCG with every dining seat in the house carefully planned to have an ocean view. There are bars on both levels and a heated outdoor patio and a deck with one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and the line up at Cardiff Reef. You can watch surfers, kite surfers, dolphins, whales and spectacular sunsets from throughout the restaurant.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Sushi
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Hours of operation
LUNCH everyday from 11:00AM to 4:00PM
DINNER Sunday through Thursday 4:30PM-9:30PM
DINNER Friday through Saturday 4:30PM-10:30PM
SUNDAY BRUNCH 10AM-4PM
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Phone number
(760) 479-0721
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Israel "Izzy" Balderas
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Parking details
We offer valet for $5
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Private Dining

Party for 2 or 200 on the beach? Pacific Coast Grill has multiple options for your group. We have a private room that seats (12), upstairs patio that seats (46), downstairs patio that seats (30) or buy out the entire upstairs or downstairs.

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What 2607 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
ambience
4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, and priceless view!!! What more could you want!!!

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BI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food combined with a great view is a hard to beat combination! Service was awesome, food even better.

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MW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The flavors are amazing. We have been many times, and always leave happy. Service is great.

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K
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was on.

Surprised.

Enough said.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful view. Incredibly picturesque. Food was delicious, and my server was awesome.

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JH
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, gorgeous view. It was perfect in every way!

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JL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another great meal there. Views spectacular and service to match. Sherri was fantastic. I own a restaurant back in AZ and would hire her in a NY minute; great personality, great disposition and fabulous service. We'll be back again next year.

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KM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite celebratory restaurant.... right on water....always great!

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L
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

For a beachside restaurant, food was better than expected. Service was okay. We were seated indoor even though we requested outside seating with our reservation (and there were empty tables outdoor). Lots of noise and movement made it difficult to enjoy our food. Perhaps our experience would be better if seating was outdoor (from observation, it seemed quieter and more relax on the patio).

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PH
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PCG has been at the top of our dining out list for several years.

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d
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The best view from Tijuana to Malibu. High-end superior food, service and wine selection. Sit on the upper outdoor deck.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Everything was fabulous expect the noise level. We felt like we had to yell across the table sitting in the dining area in the ground floor dining area. Otherwise, the food and service were excellent!

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D
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service. We enjoyed the cocktails and sunset! Great fun!

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TK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A must go to restaurant if you want to be by the beach and enjoy good food. People can be in shorts all the way to business dress. A great go to for special occasions or when you have company from out of town. If you want to sit outside make a reservation as seating is limited. This is true on weekdays as well.

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AB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time with friends from out of town. Sit on rooftop if you can!

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CC
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience! Great customer service!

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TM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Was a nice evening out. Location was great. Server was ok. We did enjoy the food and they got us in earlier then our reservation, which was great and what we had hope for. I would recommend them to friends and we did enjoy the view and the evening. Overall is was a great experience. Coming from someone who doesn't get out for dinner much.

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N
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place. We enjoy it here. View is epic. Service great

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p
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner experience. Food is very good and the view is outstanding. Service was also excellent.

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JS
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience when we dine at PCG. We love the place!

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H
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great oceanfront dining!

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KG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pacific coast grill is my new favorite beach front restaurant. The food was amazing with lots of variety. Sushi. Amazingly creative rolls Surf and turf. Appetizer dumplings with a sauce you could eat with a spoon. Service that is five star! And the view can’t be topped! Super experience and we will go back often.

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RS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view and the ahi with forbidden rice is off the charts

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The views are amazing and the valet parking is a perfect touch.

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y
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

If you want a restaurant with an ocean view, well prepared dishes and attentive staff, this is it! I highly recommend Pacific Coast Grill.

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P
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine dined on 8/31/18. I'll get right to the point. Great food, great service and great view of the sunset. Just go!

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Underwhelmed to say the least. Had heard such great things about this restaurant. Food was average. Wouldn't go back. Very busy restaurant. Bathroom was messy and out of tp.

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F
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Pacific Coast grill has good food, but for the prices (average $30 per entree) I expect more. The atmosphere is a bit diner-like with laminate tables and dressed down decor. Sit outside if you can.

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MM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect place to stop on the coast for dinner. We had a great view, the service was super, and the food was fantastic. It’s a favorite stop after the races.

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s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had lunch on the patio. A great place to visit with a friend while enjoying good food & drink, attentive service and a fabulous view. Treat yourself.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

My Sons birthday and we were looking for a great evening. It was noted on the reservation and not one person mentioned it, they server seemed like he could care less about our experience. My daughter was in the Restroom and he dropped off a dessert with a candle, desserts menu and walked away. Came back to see if we would like another dessert we said we were all good and he had the check in front of me before I could finish my sentence.
The sushi we had tasted off, we ordered the apps and later a wedge to split. The wedge arrived with the apps, not what we were looking for.

Overall I believe the server was done for the night and just wanted us out of his way.

We have dined before and had a great time.

Not a special night for my son.

Thank you

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ML
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are awesome about accommodating my gluten free diet!
And the food is delicious...

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PC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Jenna was outstanding; attentive and personable. Overall, an outstanding dining experience!
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PP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommend a table reservation. Parking is very limited/valet.
Food was fabulous, absolutely the best seared Ahi dinner I've ever had.

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JS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!!!

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n
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The oceanfront dining cannot be better. The noise level, even outside, is deafening. It is hard to have a pleasant conversation. The food was fine, but not as fantastic as usual. I like to go here for a treat, but think I will bring a picnic to the beach next time.

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I
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My favorite restaurant and I live in Temecula. I bring my friends and family for special occasions . Food has always been superb and servers have given excellent service. The dining on Sat eve 5:30 was a little noisy and a little to warm but not enough to complain. Pacific Grill will always be my first choice.

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SL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Energetic is a horrible description for a restaurant that was so noisy we could not carry on a conversation. This was to be a delightful family back to school lunch and it was pretty awful, frankly!!

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our anniversary with friends. Amazing setting sitting outside with waves coming in. Great service and yummy food. We had a great time!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family evening

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