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Pacifica Del Mar, Del Mar, CA

Pacifica Del Mar

4.5
4.5
4726 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 792-0476
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chris Idso
  • 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.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Stacey White: (858) 792-0476
  • Neighborhood
    Del Mar
  • Cross street
    15th Street
  • Parking details
    Three levels of parking available underneath the restaurant with optional valet.
  • Public transit
    Across the street on Camino Del Mar
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,726 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Great for scenic views

4,726 Reviews
  1. Happycustomer

    San Diego

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another exceptional meal with fabulous interaction with most all of the staff! A lovely experience in every way.

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  2. RayJ

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and service. From cocktails to delectable food to surprise dessert b/c OpenTable told our waitress it was my birthday. Just a wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

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  3. Restpatron

    San Diego

    102 reviews

    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Salmon & Seabass entrees. Their fresh bread is delicious. We also each had their soup to begin. Service was excellent and even though we sat inside, we had a great view. Pacifica is a little pricey but worth it because it is such a nice dining experience.

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  4. JoelD

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was a terrific guy and really attentive and gave excellent descriptions of the dishes on the menu. We have dined here before, but tonight’s meal was particularly on point. At our table, we had the halibut, scallops, and Ai tuna, and all were excellent. Kudos to our server.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Took my parents for Mother's Day. I had never been and heard good things. One of the reasons I chose Pacifica was because I had heard they had good cioppino! My father has been looking for good cioppino but hasn't found the one he likes. While he enjoyed the cioppino broth he was disappointed there were NO CLAMS! We asked the waiter why there was no clams and he went back to the kitchen and came back and said they ran out earlier in the day. Had my father known that he would have ordered something else! The other dishes ordered were very good, the service was good and the view spectacular. I will be back so that I can try the full dinner menu!

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  6. LilyR

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Pacifica for Mother's Day. They had a prix fixed menu which was not announced on the website so when we made the brunch reservations, we did not know it was a prix fixed menu with limited appetizers, limited entrees and limited dessert selections We asked if we could order off the menu and were told we could not. I ordered a spinach salad; the spinach was limp. I ordered eggs benedict, and it wasn't very good. The custard in the creme Brule was not firm. Service was slow. They brought the appetizers before the drinks arrived. No one came by to fill the water glasses. I would not go back.

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  7. DaleC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful Mother's Day meal. We were surprised when the bill arrived however to get an additional $4 charge for a coffee refill. The $60/pp charge included either a mimosa, bloody mary, champagne, fresh juice or coffee. One of our party ordered the cheapest option coffee and we assumed a refill would not be charged (all of the other beverage choices would be additional charges of course). I know this sounds petty but come on Pacifica, $4 additional for a coffee refill? We are just glad we didn't ask for more bread.

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  8. GeraldV

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious entries, perfectly prepared, delivered hot to the table in a timely manner. The desert, Mocha Fredette, was heavenly.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess just pointed at our table and said she’ll meet us there rather than actually seating us. Then we didn’t have all our place settings, so we had to ask for those. The halibut was good , but the salmon and the steaks were mediocre. Overall it was fine, but not great and I can’t really see going back.

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  10. Princess

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful anniversary dinner. Delicious food, good drinks and great service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice dinner with friends. The menu could definitely be expanded especially if eating gluten free. The service was wonderful but because they cater to larger groups it was quite loud even though we were there early and the restaurant was not full.

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  12. StephenE

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Lousy food. Don’t bother. Even the french fries are lousy and cold. Its clear management is not engaged at this place. Pulled pork was dry, bun wasn’t fresh, burger was nothing to write home about etc.. Just eat somewhere else.

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  13. KevinG

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing place! We have been coming for years and enjoy the Happy Hours and dinner menu when we can. Last night was another reason we always return to Pacifica. A small error in our order was quickly rectified and we were also credited for an item. It wasn’t a big mistake but to have a company hold to a higher standard and ensure each client has a wonderful experience, no marketing their first time or regular customer, is the service you so desperately want when going out can be so expensive. Thank You to everyone at Pacifica for always making our nights out a joyous occasion.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been eating at Pacifica since it opened decades ago. It is consistently good. My most recent entree , seared ahi, was great quality. However, the carrots that accompanied the dish were too crunchy to eat. Otherwise Pacifica remains a dependably good Del Mar choice.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was exceptional: polite, concerned about our placement next to a large group, made great menu suggestions.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is amazing. Unfortunately it was cloudy, but we still had a beautiful view of the Pacific. The food was excellent and server was above and beyond our expectations. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and service but the food was not as good as expected. My wife loved the fish but the shrimp / fettuccine was just ok. We will try it again down the road.

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  18. MonicaT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food we ordered overall was very good. The steamed mussel red curry, were excellent. We also ordered the scallops and seared ahi which were excellent. My carrots were too hard to cut, which was the only downside.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not a very good one to choose for the next time ….

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited from NYC and found this restaurant to be so hip and fun. Joshua our waiter and Trevor the manager were very attentive and ensured that we had a good experience. We were able to watch the sunset and get great drinks, food and ambiance. Will def visit if we come back to this area!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal! Beautiful setting as the sun set in Del Mar. Service was great.
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 1, 2024
    Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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  22. Happycustomer

    San Diego

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, our experience was EXCEPTIONAL! Everything from the service by the entire staff to the delectable dishes was perfect. We feel so at home every time we visit we would not consider any other dining spot for a special meal. BRAVO to the crew who handled a busy night so effortlessly.
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 1, 2024
    Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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  23. DavidT

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Isela took excellent care of us and the view is lovely. I very much enjoyed my tuna nachos and my wife loved her ahi salad. The small bread loaf is a nice addition.
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 1, 2024
    Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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  24. Ctwo

    Washington DC

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tremendous views and incredible food with exceptional service. It is a must visit restaurant every time we are in San Diego.

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  25. PhyllisD

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Ali was wonderful!!! So attentive and willing to make our lunch enjoyable!!! Beautiful day - gorgeous view 😊
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 1, 2024
    Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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  26. GJ949

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance for dinner or lunch. Dishes and service are inconsistent. Some dishes taste great and others are average at best.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always. Took my Mom here for her birthday - they loved it.
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 1, 2024
    Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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  28. MichaelaK

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, yummy food and Cooper was a fantastic server! 👌🏼
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 1, 2024
    Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I have counted Pacifica as one of my favorite restaurants for the past 25 years. I have seen them thru numerous chef changes and changes to the menu. I was disappointed in the current changes which lacked vegetarian options, limited fish offerings and missing the diverse menu we had all enjoyed, including our favorite bon bon and chocolate lava cake. I’m afraid you’ve missed the mark this time

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  30. WallyK

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous waiter. He gave us great service without hovering around us. The food was outstanding. And the view incomparable
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on April 11, 2024
    Thank you for your review! We appreciate you dining with us, and we are so glad you enjoyed! We hope to see you again soon.

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  31. Wolverine97

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant, service and ambiance. The restaurant is consistently great. Highly recommend the halibut. It's delicious!
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on April 11, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review and for joining us! We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful time with us again. We can’t wait to see you next time.

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  32. Taylor

    San Diego

    75 reviews

    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect all the way around, as usual. Always our go-to restaurant.
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on April 11, 2024
    Thank you for your review! Thank you for also coming back to join us. We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us each time you’re in and we will see you next time.

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  33. MarkG

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and excellent service! This restaurant has it all from ambience to a beautiful view of the ocean! Can’t go wrong here!
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on April 11, 2024
    Thank you for your review! We really appreciate it and hope to see you soon.

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  34. Love2dineSD

    San Diego

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect lunch experience at Pacifica Del Mar ! Awesome signature salmon, ocean view table, excellent service !! Love Pacifica Del Mar !!
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on April 11, 2024
    Thank you so much for leaving a review, we appreciate all of your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  35. DrTomS

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent chef, great service, great prices, fantastic view and ambience.
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on April 11, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great evening. Our waitress was wonderful - made our evening fun. Food was excellent as it always is. Thanks!
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on April 11, 2024
    Thank you for your review! We appreciate all of your kind words, and we hope to see you again soon!

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  37. JennF

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dining en plein aire Most dishes were really good however, my cioppino was overcooked. Service was excellent and the view spectacular!

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  38. Katina

    San Diego

    157 reviews

    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sugar Salmon was delicious as usual. Our server, Jacqueline, was awesome. An outstanding evening!!!!!!
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on April 11, 2024
    Thank you so much for joining us and leaving such a kind review, will be sure to pass along the kind words. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

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  39. JoelD

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
     Beautiful spot. Great service. Food was good but not spectacular.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food Had a lovely table and the experience was excellent -
    Pacifica Del MarResponded on April 11, 2024
    Thank you for your review!

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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 4.5 stars by 4726 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pacifica Del Mar

1555 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

Additional information

  • Cross street
    15th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Del Mar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Three levels of parking available underneath the restaurant with optional valet.
  • Public transit
    Across the street on Camino Del Mar
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chris Idso
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 792-0476
  • 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.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Stacey White: (858) 792-0476
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