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Pacifica Del Mar

4.6
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3573 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 3573 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTaylor
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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vipDean
Orlando
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded 2 days ago

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

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mattr
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipStephanieG
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great special occasion dining or good happy hour small bites

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review!

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VeronikaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review!

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KatieJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy birthday Nick

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vipbarryr
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 2 days ago

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

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vipBill
San Diego
61 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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
5 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 2 days ago

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
3 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
168 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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markj
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and presentation Great view at sunset. the octopus appetizer was awesome !!!

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us - good choice with the octopus app! Please come again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived just before sunset, reservation was ready so we were able to watch the gorgeous sunsets Del Mar is known for! Food & service we’re outstanding, I’ll be certain to return my next visit to the area

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you so much for your review and all of the kind words as it is much appreciated! We're happy you enjoyed your experience with us and can't wait to see you again next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great atmosphere! Loved the seabass and also crab cake appetizer. Highly recommend this place!

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it! Good choices with the seabass and crab cake - two of our personal favorites. We hope to see you again soon.

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DanaA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent view, very good food. It was our anniversary and Pacifica Grill made it special. Thank you

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good. We have been a few times whenever we visit Del Mar and have not been disappointed.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

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

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vipRshaffer
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, table overlooking the ocean, dividers between tables, outstanding food and good portion sizes. It was worth the drive from Orange County

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it along with the fact you drove all the way from Orange County! We are so happy you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipTLA12
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This restaurant is one of the better places in Del Mar as to the view of the ocean coupled with an excellent menu that meets the needs of virtually all those that chose to have dinner
and this unique place.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind comments and review, we really appreciate it. We're so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to see you back soon!

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LauraB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the families favorite restaurants. Even with the current government mandates we just enjoyed great dinner with family.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you so much for your review and lovely comments! It makes us so happy to hear we are one of your favorites! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Branzino (fish) and the Calamari with the Vietnamese dipping sauce yum!!!! We had a fantastic table for 2 front of patio with plexiglass partition from diners next to us, with beautiful ocean view with sun already set still glowing . We thought it was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Server was amazing! The restaurant was out of two main entrees-sea bass and ahi and the grilled octopus appetizer. This was so disappointing! We sat by the wall and were attacked the entire time by mosquitos. We rushed through dinner because of this. Our appetizers were never brought to the table. Our server was very apologetic and gave us a free dessert.

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Lnspy
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was really good. My husband was grumpy because he didn't get his rolls with his dinner which was unfortunate.

We were seated promptly, our waiter was knowledgeable and the food terrific quality and good sized portions.

Best you can hope for in Covid times.

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NyaD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall, the experience was great. I gave 4 stars overall because the food pairing for the entree was not available and my husband had to pick something else to pair with his food. We were there to celebrate his 50th birthday.

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vipms1sd
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The seafood (fish dishes) were A+

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ThomasL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a great place. The wait staff were right on us with water, and were very pleasant. Our poor server wasn’t as familiar with the wines as my uncompromising bride, but she was the essence of sweetness besides. The entreés were great. The halibut was really remarkable.
I would STRONGLY recommend the place.
We had a cackling table of ladies just adjacent to us. Remarkable how some voices achieve a piercing audio frequency.
Great place! Don’t miss this gem.

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JoeS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food and value.

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food! Sea bass was incredible, as were the Brussel sprouts!

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it! Good choices with your order - our favorites! 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 3573 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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