Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

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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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4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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LM
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was the perfect setting Trinity took such care of us, our margaritas were perfect! The food was amazing and everything came together perfectly to entertain our niece on her vacation! Thank you very much!!!

R
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always delicious.
The only issue is this the second time this year that they deliver the appetizers and before you can finish them the entree comes even when we waited to order and mentioned it.
Our 3 rd appetizer showed up after the main course .
Maybe the servers could get a visual on when to put into kitchen or at least look before bringing out the entrees

HK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es war wie immer ein Erlebnis!

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g
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great on all levels!

JL
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating a birthday. Sat upstairs with a great view of the beach. Service and food were awesome as usual. Tried the lobster guacamole; yum!

PM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed, and were promptly seated outside, on warmed porch. Service was professional and gracious. The view is to die for. The sunset was wonderful in a cloudless sky. All of the food was great--scallops were sandless and cooked to perfection, as was the salmon. The shrimp dumplings were juicy and delivered hot. The chowder was delicious and ample in quantity. The chocolate mouse was terrific. Truly a great experlience.

CC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Pacific Coast Grill is one of my favorite restaurants in all of San Diego. The atmosphere and view is outstanding, and the food is excellent! What more could you ask for? Whenever guests come to town, that's where we take them because we know no one will be disappointed!

FS
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Great location and view, but $40+ for a sandwich, a cup of coffee and valet parking is unnecessary.

PH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The view can’t be beat. The food is very good but not outstanding and expensive of course. I have been here before and will come back but not too often because by the time you order couple of drinks the bill becomes outrageous.

SD
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal at beautiful location. Came after sunset so unfortunately missed the gorgeous view, but still enjoyed seeing the waves coming to shore. We were seated at a booth which was elevated so we could see the ocean. Lovely. Dined on the seafood pasta (delicious), scallops (tastey but small portion) and seabass (plentiful and served on mashed potatoes so definitely filling for the hungry guest!). Our server was prompt and friendly making it a very pleasant experience. This is definitely one of our "go to's" when we want a nice meal oceanfront!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good!

CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love you, guys! Happy New Year! Excellent food, service & ambiance :)

SB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful New Years Eve dinner! The food was delicious and service outstanding. Thank you for a great night!

h
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent flavors and food coices

S
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

dinner was $$$$ due to Holiday price increase, limited menue, , it was noisy and hard to talk to others at the table. only use this place for a special occasion, Got right in, dinner was good and service was very good.

MR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding view on the upper level overlooking the ocean! I loved the sea bass the waiter suggested. Excellent service as well. I will make sure I take my guests here when visiting southern CA.

DJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great lunch here. From the food, to the service and the view. Our waitress was very friendly with our active toddler. Will definitely return.

HK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mein absoluter Lieblingsplatz für einen Brunch! Ich sitze im Freien im Parterre, da man dort direkt am Strand sitzt. Der Avocadotoast ist mein Favorit für diese Uhrzeit. Die Cocktails sind alle extrem gut.
Ein Ort um seine Seele baumeln zu lassen!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to bring a visitor from out of town. Pacific Coast Grill is appropriately named; showcasing all that San Diego has to offer. Amazing view, great service and the food preparation was on par. Delicious meals had by all. Menu selection is varied but not overwhelming. Coastal environment inside and out. Not a bad seat in the house. We will be back!

LN
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Birthday celebration. PCG did seat us by the window as requested. :)

MT
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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F
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food quality has dropped especially for prices. Was not impressed this time.

RT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has always been outstanding.
Sitting outside on a sunny day makes all your problems disappear.

V
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always our favorite go to’s. The service and food is wonderful and the view cannot be be.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Another great dining experience! My mom was in for the Christmas break and really enjoyed it!

W
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't know what to say other than I've never had a bad experience nor meal at PCG.

NT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only suggestion I have is that the chais outside were to small. Felt like I was on an airplane! Uncomfortable

FR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Pacific Coast Grill to celebrate my birthday. The hostess and server said “Happy Birthday”. The sea bass was perfect. Our server kept our glasses filled and brought us a birthday dessert.

CG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food was great, but despite asking for a window table and informing that we were celebrating my husbands birthday, we were not only not given a window seat, but got the worst seat in the house with a close view of a wall and the window far off in the distance. The only other option we were given was to sit out on the patio in 50 degree weather with a blanket. Of course we pick the indoor seating. Not sure I would go here again to celebrate a special occasion knowing that they don't really look at the reservations and just do first come first serve.

OT
San Diego
70 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place on the coast in the area

JL
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out. Starts with quick valet service for the car. Table was ready as we arrived. Waiter was excellent, attentive but not pushy at all. Food and drinks were excellent as usual!!!

WM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal at Pacific Coast Grill. This place never disappoints. The perfect place for a special occasion or if you just want to treat yourself to an outstanding dinner. Great views and great service. We will come back again and again.

SV
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was great. Our waitstaff was distracted and not attentive. No water, no bread until we begged. No follow up after food was delivered. Took way too long to get the bill considering there were 6 other people (2 tables) love the food and views but the staff needs training

G
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly greeting, nice bar and fast service, accommodated my need to keep my braced leg elevated

AB
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with a wonderful beachside view. Will be back!

NT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here with a friend. I had the seafood cobb salad and she had tacos. We were both very happy with our meals. Just the right amount of dressing on the salad which is unusual in my opinion. The setting is right on the beach and is beautiful (we did manage to get a widow seat on a sparkling day). The service was outstanding. I thought I had lost my iphone and server, busboy, manager, and even parking attendant were super helpful.

h
Orange County
107 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dinner way better than lunch. Very warm inside, too expensive

MG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance to a perfect day. The restaurant is perfect for any occasion. They offer valet parking, which is so convince (but it's a small fee). The food is delicious it tastes fresh and melts in your mouth. I would of given it a five star but it doesn't really accommodate to allergies, which I understand.

RN
San Diego
3 reviews