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Wed, 5/23
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Pacifica Del Mar

4.6
2730 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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 Coastal Ocean View Restaurants. Casual dining on the deck features breathtaking sunsets and creative costal cuisine with mouthwatering selections of fresh seafood, steak, and pasta. 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 4:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(858) 792-0476
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th Street
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Parking details
Three levels of parking available underneath the restaurant with optional valet.
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Public transit
Across the street on Camino Del Mar
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Pacifica Del Mar has five unique spaces available for private parties. Our restaurant has a beautiful ocean view, fine dining atmosphere, and can accommodate from 12 to 200 for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing seafood! We had the grilled oyster, mussels, oysters and halibut! DELISH! Plus great ocean views!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We ordered the swordfish and mahi mahi, both were cooked perfectly medium, crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. The swordfish dish had stronger flavor while the mahi mahi is slightly too mild but acceptable.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Service excellent...not a deep menu but very tasty

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Pacifica never disappoints! Brought together two other friends who have never been here (one from LA) and we had an amazing time. From the drinks in the bar - all through dinner. Mahi and Scallops outshined the NY steak...but everything was great. Service as well. You can count on having a great meal here!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Gave us an amazing seat with a panoramic view of the ocean. Great birthday dinner.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Going to PACIFICA feels like we are on vacation even though we live within one mile! The menu is excellent and delicious. We both selected fish, but there is an array of choices. Which is nice for my vegetarian palette and my husband who periodically feels like meat. The waiter knew exactly when to approach us which allowed us to enjoy our drink the sunset and meal from salads thru dessert!
I think what added to the perfect evening was even though it was very crowded, the patio noise level was low and we were able to hear and enjoy our conversation. Such a comfortable atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent! Terrific server and gorgeous view

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We went here for Mother’s Day dinner. Everything was superb. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food. The food was wonderful. I had scallops and they are the best I have ever eaten. Would highly recommend this restaurant especially for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Rave reviews! Mother's Day dinner reservations for six people needed to be changed to 7 people the day before. When I called to ask, I was told they were completely full for that day. And although they said they couldn't, the manager got on the phone with me and said he would change it to 7 and do his best.

That night we had to wait a while to be seated, understandably since it was Mother's Day, but we got a beautiful corner table with an amazing view of the sunset! Thank you so much!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

the food was very good and the service was equally good. the setting is great, but it got a little noisy.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day was very hectic. Better when not as crowded

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful Mother’s Day Brunch. Excellent menu, food & service. View out to the ocean is spectacular!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful experience. They gave us a great table with a view of ocean and sunset.
We’ll be back!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food views and service.. Loved the views . Location was great as well..

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Every bite of our meals was delicious...ceviche, burrata and beet salad were outstanding. Add an attentive and knowledgeable waitress and it was a perfect dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Went twice while in town. Food and wait staff fantastic. Accommodating our requests with a smile. very impressed.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Excellent food, the sea bass was amazing! View was great and service was also excellent!

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We decided to go here for our wedding anniversary based on other reviews. Nothing was ever mentioned about our anniversary from the staff. The entire meal felt rushed like they could not wait to get us out. Service and good was ok. View was nice but Jake’s or Poseidon offer a better view, and they bring the food and service as well.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

A great venue for a special business meal.
Made successful with an attentive staff

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I had their clam chowder and sea bass. The clam chowder was outstanding. The sea bass was a bit chewy so they gladly replaced with halibut which was very tasty.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had a late lunch - the kale & quinoa salad with the sugar spiced salmon was delicious! Everyone enjoyed their lunches as well. The service was extremely courteous and attentive. Plus that the Cloak and Dagger Cryptology red blend was a perfect complement. Keep those bottles nearby!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We arrived early and decided to sit at the bar and order drinks until our table was ready. The bartenders were so GREAT! Made us fantastic cocktails and invited us to eat at the bar. We stayed at the bar and had an amazing time! Great food as well!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our meal was absolutely delicious. The majority of time I go to Pacifica we sit at the bar and order an appetizer. This week we sat in the dining room looking at the spectacular ocean view. The fish was fresh, beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. Welcome back to Chef Chris Idso. I can't wait to go again for another fabulous meal.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food and service were great.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Everything you want to go right for a special family occasion did - service was great, food from appetizers through dessert were excellent and special note to the restaurant in advance was noted for special occasion. A memorable evening!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Our server Coop was incredible!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

LOVE this place! The Thurs 1/2 price wine deal is FABULOUS! Also, I had the BEST Manhattan I've ever had!

In my opinion, the menu could contain more traditional items, like the pasta with shrimp and pesto sauce, etc.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We celebrated our 26 anniversary and had a great time. Food was great from starter to anniversary desert treat. The cheese grits and shrimp was very yummy! Drinks were strong and perfect. The sunset view was just what we were looking for! The service was perfect and timing of each course enhanced the evening. Parking was easy. Thanks to the staff for making this a special evening.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I was seated and served promptly. The busers and server were really on top of it.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great service. It is a little crowded on the patio. Food was delicious. The iPad wine list is kind of annoying, a paper sure seems easier and more sanitary!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I love their salmon dish and ordered it on several occasions. The before 6:00 PM price point and the menu is to our liking and the ambiance and service are excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Had a lovely dinner with a beautiful sunset view. They have a new chef and he was featuring a delicious Halibut special. Our server, Paul, was knowledgeable and provided great suggestions.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Nice, sunset dinner. Service was exceptional (Jacquelyn) but noise level was very distracting.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Once again - a sensational and memorable evening! Thursdays are special and this one even more so.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Work wvent

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Loved the food and the view. Get the BonBon for dessert! Yum!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I used to love this place when I was based in San Diego. Went back with my fiance to enjoy the view but... the food quality has went down. If you want better seafood, go to Roy's in La Jolla.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We loved celebrating our anniversary at Pacific del Mar! Food, service and even though it wasn't the clearest day in paradise, the view, were all 5 star! We live in the OC but well worth the drive down to Del Mar to enjoy dining at Pacifica.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, great service and food.
I will not return due to the noise level in the restaurant.
You cannot hear others at the table, and we are sitting outside

The noise level ruined the experience.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This would be an almost totally positive review, but for one issue.
First of all, location and setting were exceptional.We were at an "outside patio" which was mostly enclosed, with a great view of the ocean and sunset. The fish dishes were excellent, and wine list very reasonable.
The only sour note on this evening (I don't know how often it might happen) was that part way through our visit a celebrity basketball player came into the restaurant, ALONG WITH his camera and sound crew. These people had large, television type cameras and stationed themselves around the patio, including one time a cameraman stood directly over our table for 10-15 minutes. On the one hand seeing a celebrity dining at the same restaurant you are at is briefly kind of exciting, but the very obtrusive camera crew was very distracting for a large part of the evening. I know of one couple who did leave their table. This was all without any explanation, or apology from the restaurant. An otherwise great experience was , if not ruined, at least very diminished by the celebrity and his camera crew.

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