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Pacifica Del Mar

4.6
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3591 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perched atop the Del Mar Plaza in the heart of the Village, Pacifica Del Mar has remained a local gem for years as one of the neighborhood’s most sought-after places to dine, wine and gather with friends and family. Their menu showcases casual and inspired fare - like fresh seafood, steak and pasta - complimented by an award-winning wine list and creative cocktails.

Whether you choose to dine on their cozy ocean view patio, or join them in our vibrant dining room or bar, their warm service and great food and drink will provide a memorable dining experience.

We look forward to seeing you at Pacifica Del Mar. Please note that in an effort to give our staff enough time to turn over and sanitize tables between diners, reservations will be limited to an hour and a half for parties of 4 or less, and 2 hours for parties 5+. We thank you for understanding and helping us keep things safe for you.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3591 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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JamesC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is very good and the views are amazing. Always a great choice.

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vipEDB42
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

So I really wanted to love this place but ended up just liking it. The view is apparently spectacular, except it was pretty foggy when we were there - no worries though - this review does not blame the weather on the restaurant. The food was very good, and overall I would recommend for sure, the wine list was predominantly California, which limits options especially when looking for wine with more subtle variations.. Wait staff was very attentive although and responsive. One small hang up and this is to the manager - we ordered a two small plates, and a moderately expensive wine ($100) to start, by the time we got to the main course we were pretty full so we decided to order one entree, the salmon. We would have been fine bringing it out on one plate and us just eating off that, but your staff split the meal to two plates, which was thoughtful, but not necessary. We then ordered a dessert and I had Port to finish the night. Total check was just shy of $300. Overall good experience, when I get the check I noticed that you charged me $1 for a split meal charge. Honestly, split plate fees are an annoyance to me anyway and we tend not to eat at places that do this as it feels like a way to punish people for not overeating, but I get that some places may need to do so because people exploit the situation. But $1, seriously thats really annoying, clearly you don't need the $1 and it just cheapens the whole experience a bit, I could care less about the $1 and so should you on a bill that close to $300, You've already made you money on the wine. Anyway - leaves a bad taste.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've celebrated many a birthday at Pacifica and always order the Sugar Snap Salmon and it is consistently excellent. I also treated myself to a nice glass of red wine (Saldo) and was surprised at the extremely light pour this time. View is usually excellent and we dine early to go see the live music on the Terrace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The quality here seems to have declined a bit since before the pandemic. They nickel and dime you now as well. The waiter admitted it, that their business is down and seating capacity is limited, so they now charge for bread. A small house margarita was $14. The salmon entree is good, but $35 for a small piece of fish, which was a little overcooked, green beans and mashed potatoes...It was a $150+ meal and we felt rushed in and out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, however the food come out very quick.

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vipVitoSanDiego
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two delicious dishes - sea bass and ahi - were highlights that were balanced by exceptional service from Baja! Oh, and the patio dining with great COVID protocols were surpassed by a brilliant sunset!

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GinaC
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite, always reliable for excellent food, service and oh that ambience. And Sunsets on the Pacific are hard to beat!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Friendly service

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Branzino
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Ocean View dining. The food is always good and the drinks are cold.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it! Theres nothing like a refreshing drink!

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CandaceA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit is always incredible. The view is spectacular. The salmon is some of the best Ive ever ordered so tender and flavorful. The service is always top notch. Always a delight. Thursday nights are a treat with half off on a bottle of wine. Treat yourself to an amazing experience. Towards the weekend there's live music closeby in the plaza. Very romantic Cant pass up !

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it! We are so thrilled you enjoyed every aspect of your experience with us - and good choice on the salmon (it's one of our favorites)!! We hope to see you again soon!

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MichaelH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The view and atmosphere were amazing. Great location and service.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it!

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great view. Not cheap, but the food was very good. We split the grilled octopus appetizer which was excellent, followed by Halibut and Branzino equally as good!
The desserts were also tasty. We had the meyer lemon tart and the burnt cream (creme brulee). The only negative would be the bread rolls at $1.00 each. They were not very special and for the price of food, these should be complimentary.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for your review, and all of your comments - we really appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and see that you ordered a few of our favorite menu items. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was great: nice service & tasty food

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for your review!

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vipEpicurious
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was horrendous, rude and indifferent. Drinks were poor. Food was not good.
This is a poor restaurant that is poorly managed.
Don't bother.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a lovely place for ocean-view dining; will definitely return

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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Love
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for dinner on Thursday night with another couple. It was 1/2 price bottle of wine night. 3 of us had the sugar spiced salmon (beyond yummy) and 1 had the braised short rib that was so tender he could cut it with a fork. It was very good. The service was spot on. We had a great time and were treated to a spectacular sunset to boot! I highly recommend this restaurant.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. Good choices on your entrees, those are a couple of our favorites! We hope to see you again soon.

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Banana
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat outside with beautiful views. Food is pricey, but delicious.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for your review! We appreciate it and we are so glad you enjoyed your whole experience with us. Come back soon!

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vipTaylor
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service seemed a bit slow. Others around us with different wait persons were being waited on and getting their orders in much more quickly. Other than that, the food was delicious, as always!

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for your review, along with all of your comments - we really appreciate it and you bringing this to our attention. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipDean
Orlando
57 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, exceptional cuisine and atmosphere that exceeded my expectations.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

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mattr
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, location all outstanding. Chilean sea bass and Scallops were highlight of the meal.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us and chose a couple of our favorite things on the menu! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipStephanieG
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great special occasion dining or good happy hour small bites

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for your review!

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VeronikaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A wonderful place to experience fine dining, exquisite food options, and a beautiful view when dining outside.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for your review!

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KatieJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy birthday Nick

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vipbarryr
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, delicious crab cake app, scallops were perfect. Great wine list and Thursday half priced bottles made it even better

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we hope to see you again soon!

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vipBill
San Diego
62 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ambiance and service was fine. Relaxing and a nice breeze with outdoor seating. Cocktail drinks were very good. Disappointed that my fish was uncooked and tough and their new menu pricing is charging for a roll & butter.
All in all, a very desirable location.

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Azdining
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The social distancing design was comfortable and made us feel secure.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as Always! Great food, great wait staff. Always look forward to dinner out here.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was ok and very pricey for what we got.

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MJ64
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I loved the setting, the food was innovative, and uniquely presented, and delicious! Patio dinning, socially distanced, in a creative way. One suggestion, add a few ceiling fans, it got a little warm while the sun was setting...

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vipTonyG
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Beutifual view but we weren't luck enough to sit by the window. The restaurant semi-outside patio as pretty full on Friday night. The seabass was excellent.

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DylanP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner at the place we got engaged. Very nice. Excellent meal, wonderful view and service. Ten out of Ten.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed another special night with us! Happy anniversary!

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DianeS
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Beautiful view.. service was slow. Food was just ok. Was hoping it was going to live up to expectations. Understanding everyone is struggling during COVID I hope they can recover

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LauriePE
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious and a beautiful ambiance. Masks all around plexiglass separations between tables.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best restaurant in San Diego! Smoothly run and amazing food. Great staff, white linen feel with beach vibes and excellent food... San Diego at it’s best.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate all of your kind words! We hope to see you in the near future.

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richardg
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent service. Wonderful atmosphere. very enjoyable.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it!

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MichaelH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food.
Great service.
Great location.
Great view.

What more do you need?

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you back soon.

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vipHowarddrfish
Las Vegas
173 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Wanted this to be special
Seating... too close to big party that was loud and not well distanced
Food really only fair
Drinks... not so good

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

We are sorry that you found your experience to be less than spectacular. We strive to wow each guest when it comes to food, drink and service. It seems we missed the mark for you. Please note, we do take social distancing and the health and safety of our staff and diners very seriously. Although our tables are appropriately distanced, sometimes we have the occasional party that needs a friendly reminder. Thank you for the feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was impeccable. Great experience!

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for the review! We really appreciate it and we hope to see you soon.

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JasonS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view sitting out on the patio. The food was awesome and the service great!

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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BrianR
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to see some places remain at the top whatever is happening outside the doors. Wonderful food, service, Pacifica is a reliable outstanding choice !

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for the kind words and review! We are so glad you enjoy dining with us and really appreciate your comments. We hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

Pacifica Del Mar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 792-0476.

Pacifica Del Mar is rated 4.6 stars by 3591 OpenTable diners.

Pacifica Del Mar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.pacificadelmar.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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