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Pacifica Del Mar, Del Mar, CA

Pacifica Del Mar

4.5
4.5
4144 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Chilled Seafood

  • Hamachi Carpaccio$20.00

    asian pear-ginger gastrique | wasabi sprouts

    • LEMONGRASS POACHED SHRIMP$22.00

      5 jumbo shrimp | lemon oil | cocktail sauce

      • SPANISH OCTOPUS SALAD$20.00

        grilled avocado | sweet pepper | scallion manzanilla olives | hojiblanca EVOO | cilantro

        • BLUEFIN TUNA POKE$20.00

          sticky rice | mango | macadamia nuts sweet onion | house poke sauce

          Small Plates

          • WARM OLIVE SOURDOUGH 1/4 LOAF$3.00

            sea salt butter

            • MIXED GREENS SALAD$11.00

              dried cranberries | walnuts | blue cheese | cider-mustard vinaigrette

              • CHARRED HEARTS OF ROMAINE$11.00

                house-made caesar dressing toasted focaccia | parmesan

                • NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER$13.00

                  applewood smoked bacon | thyme

                  • BLUE LUMP CRAB CAKE$23.00

                    red cabbage slaw | miso-lime aioli

                    • CRISPY CALAMARI$19.00

                      cherry peppers | red pepper aioli vietnamese dipping sauce

                      • STEAMED MUSSELS$20.00

                        chorizo | confit fennel | chimichurri | white wine-butter broth

                        • SPRING VEGETABLE SALAD$16.00

                          english peas | fava beans | cherry tomatoes | asparagus whipped mascarpone | eureka lemon oil

                          Seafood

                          • SUGAR-SPICED VERLASSO SALMON$41.00

                            chinese beans, garlic mashed potatoes mustard sauce

                            • PAN ROASTED CHILEAN HALIBUT$47.00

                              soy glaze | sticky rice, green curry-coconut sauce, bok choy

                              • SEARED "RARE" AHI$42.00

                                glazed carrots | sushi rice cake ginger-soy butter, shiitake

                                • HERB ROASTED BRANZINO$37.00

                                  farro | cucumber | avocado | roast tomato mint | parsley | charred lemon

                                  • GRILLED SWORDFISH$41.00

                                    italian kale | cipollini | fingerling potatoes lemon butter | persimmon chutney

                                    • CIOPPINO$36.00

                                      clams | black mussels | shrimp | white fish tomato-saffron broth | grilled crostini

                                      Vegan

                                      • Roasted Spaghetti Squash$25.00

                                        hon shimeji mushrooms | oven dried tomatoes | arugula | calabrian pepper hummus

                                        Meat

                                        • Braised Short Rib$36.00

                                          cremini mushrooms | roasted carrots | cipollini | goat cheese polenta

                                          • ROASTED MARY'S FREE RANGE CHICKEN BREAST$32.00

                                            brussel sprouts | summer squash | bacon lardon | honey-truffle jus

                                            • 7 OZ. CENTER CUT FILET MIGNON$48.00

                                              roasted fingerling potatoes broccolini | demi glace

                                              • 14oz. House Cured Ribeye$49.00

                                                roasted fingerling potatoes broccolini | demi glace

                                                Sides

                                                all $10

                                                • ROASTED GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

                                                  • GARLIC SAUTÉED BROCCOLINI

                                                    • SAUTÉED SAVOY SPINACH

                                                      garlic, toasted sesame

                                                      • CHINESE BEANS

                                                        black bean sauce

                                                        • Crispy Brussels

                                                          truffle honey | feta cheese

                                                          • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

                                                            Dessert

                                                            • BON BON$9.00

                                                              vanilla bean ice cream | amaretto cookie center belgian chocolate | walnuts | berry coulis

                                                              • PACIFICA'S BURNT CREAM$8.00

                                                                the restaurant's original recipe...

                                                                • MEYER LEMON TART$9.00

                                                                  whipped cream | fresh berries | zinfandel caramel sauce

                                                                  • MOCHA SEMIFREDDO$9.00

                                                                    dark chocolate custard | white chocolate-espresso mousse | homemade toffee crunch

                                                                    • DAILY SORBET$7.00

                                                                      shortbread cookie

                                                                      Last updated: May 12, 2022

                                                                      What 4,144 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
                                                                      • 4.5Food
                                                                      • 4.6Service
                                                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                                                      • 4.1Value

                                                                      NoiseModerate

                                                                      Loved For

                                                                      • North San Diego

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                                                                        Mobidude

                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                        Dined today

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Great dinner with friends. Coop was terrific.

                                                                      2. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        I had the halibut and it’s was fabulous! The taste was to die for, texture was light and flaky. I love the combination of the fish with the sticky rice, curry and coconut! Service was perfect! Martinis have enticing ice flakes floating on top, sensational!

                                                                      3. K

                                                                        Kittycatkb11

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        1.0

                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                                                        overall1food1service4ambience1

                                                                        There was a private party taking up most of the restaurant. I didn’t understand that , not having been there before. Food was terrible. My husband s crab cake was burnt. My hamachi appetizer was so tiny. Not whole slices, but little slivers. Entrees we’re just ok. Wouldn’t return.

                                                                      4. RM

                                                                        RenaM

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                                                        overall4food2service5ambience5

                                                                        My dinner was very disappointing. I ordered short ribs which, in the past, have always been delicious. Last night the short ribs were less than tasteful and, for the price charged, were not worth it. I did not pay for the dinner - I was the guest of a friend who paid for what was my birthday dinner. The wine and desserts were excellent. The staff and service was excellent.

                                                                      5. D

                                                                        Dadderz

                                                                        Austin

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        The food was very good! We would definitely go back!

                                                                      6. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Everything was great! The staff, the food, the view was just an awesome experience.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 3 days ago

                                                                        Thank you for your review and for joining us. We are so glad to hear that you had an awesome experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

                                                                      7. PF

                                                                        PhiladelphiaFoodie

                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Views were excellent and food was delicious

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 3 days ago

                                                                        Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your full experience with us from the views to the food. We appreciate you joining us and we hope to see you again soon.

                                                                      8. T

                                                                        Twooldsters

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                        I put down special occasion - 54th wedding anniversary and waiter never said a thing Food and ambience fantastic!!

                                                                      9. FF

                                                                        FoodFan

                                                                        Orange County

                                                                        50 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        50 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                        Incredible view and food. Lovely evening.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 3 days ago

                                                                        Thank you for your review and for joining us. We are so glad you had a wonderful experience with us and you admired the view as much as we do. We hope to see you again soon!

                                                                      10. NB

                                                                        NathanB

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Very nice place. The food was very good and the service was great. Thank you!

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 3 days ago

                                                                        Thank you for joining us and for your review, we really appreciate it! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

                                                                      11. AG

                                                                        AllenG

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        31 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        3.0

                                                                        31 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                        I was surprised that they only had a limited menu on Mother’s Day. I came for seafood and they had breakfast. Service was not attentive and the drink I ordered was horrible. They said they would take it off but instead they charged me $30 for a 15 dollar cocktail my wife had. I tipped 20% anyway for a 150.00 breakfast :( Our view and seating were fabulous and they even set us a bit early.

                                                                      12. JS

                                                                        JimS

                                                                        Central Coast

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        We ordered a Prosecco and it was undrinkable. Sorry but it was horrible. Everything else was very good!

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 3 days ago

                                                                        Thank you for your feedback. We seemed to have missed the mark. Our staff is always happy to fix any situation that leaves you less than satisfied in an effort to remedy the experience.

                                                                      13. NS

                                                                        NealS

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        2.0

                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                        Pacifica Del Mar holds a special place in our lives. My wife and I met there and it’s our daughter’s first choice when she comes into town. The food last night was quite disappointing; dry and tasteless. Not sure what’s changed since our last visit, but it was not an enjoyable dining experience.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 3 days ago

                                                                        Thank you for your feedback. We seemed to have missed the mark. Our staff is always happy to fix any situation that leaves you less than satisfied in an effort to remedy the experience.

                                                                      14. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        Service was excellent. Food outstanding. Noise level rather loud.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 7 days ago

                                                                        Thank you for your review and for joining us. We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you again soon.

                                                                      15. BH

                                                                        BrianH

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                        The food was fantastic, drinks were fantastic. Sericve was just a little slow. I can understand mothers day weekend it's busy.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 7 days ago

                                                                        Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you again soon!

                                                                      16. RR

                                                                        RoseR

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        1.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                        I opted to celebrated Mothers Day on Saturday to avoid crowds etc. Pacifica has always been my go to place and it’s never let me down. But Saturday was a disaster. The staff was not very nice the waiters were impatient and not very accommodating, it took forever to get drinks let alone get food and the food arrived cold. My mothers salmon dish had burnt veggies. To add to the disappointment the parking situation was chaos due to a private party overall it was not a pleasant experience and I am not happy to have dropped $9 on parking and over $100 on cold food. And the place overall looked rundown. I won’t be returning after 20 years of patronage.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 3 days ago

                                                                        Thank you for your feedback. We seemed to have missed the mark. Our staff is always happy to fix any situation that leaves you less than satisfied in an effort to remedy the experience.

                                                                      17. GG

                                                                        GGDine

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        47 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        47 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Outstanding and very reasonably price wine menu - focused on West coast wines. We are wine lovers with extensive cellars. Sommelier came by our table and spent time with us discussing wines, selections, etc. Warm, fresh sourdough bread. Extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar. Small but diverse menu - it’s seafood restaurant it does offer good meat selections. Only one vegan main dish but salads and vegetables can substitute. Can go small plates or full dinner. Started with fresh calamari accompanied y Daou rose’. Calamari was lighted breaded and done to perfection- not over cooked and not oily - nicely crisp. Served with remoulade sauce that was light and tangy and a soy and ginger sauce that was not salty - well balanced. We all remarked how wonderful both sauces were prepared. Two of us had the crab cakes - fresh crab meat, little bonding - just enough to hold meat together. Moist and well seasoned. It’s a small plate selection but really big and filling. Rest of party had swordfish (1), halibut (2), clam chowder. We all gave the food very high praises. Service was attentive, caring, efficient. We were a party of 6 who came in late and closed restaurant down but we’re never rushed. Wonderful service. This is 3rd time I’ve been to Pacifica and if has never disappointed. Can’t wait to go back.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 7 days ago

                                                                        Thank you for your review, we appreciate all of your wonderful comments! We are so glad you enjoyed and picked out a few of our favorite items! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

                                                                      18. K

                                                                        Kdeco

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                        We went to celebrate an early Mother’s Day. The view is fabulous,the server and food were fabulous, but there was a table who just let their kids scream the whole time so that was really annoying.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 7 days ago

                                                                        Thank you for your review and for joining us for Mother's Day! We are so glad you had a great time here with us and we hope to see you again soon.

                                                                      19. S

                                                                        Sinkaput

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        44 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        2.0

                                                                        44 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                        overall2food4service2ambience1

                                                                        Spider webs spider webs and more spider webs. We moved from one table with a huge web at my elbow., to another that had webs lit up by the accents lights, which we noticed after sitting for a moment. I wonder how many more there were that weren’t lit up. When a bus boy fanned a new table cloth for the neighboring table , so much dust flew out of one of the spider web lights next to our table , some of it had to settle on ours. I’m glad my wife didn’t notice or she would have made us leave. Makes you wonder about the overall cleanliness of the restaurant. We’ve eaten there so often and never experienced it before. We haven’t been there since preCovid. I wonder if management figures since it’s popular they don’t need to pay attention. All that I’ve written and nothing about the food which was good. Too bad though , we may not return.

                                                                      20. EW

                                                                        EvanW

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        27 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        27 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                                        Good food, bad service

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 7 days ago

                                                                        Thank you for your feedback. We seemed to have missed the mark. We strive to provide excellent food and service for each of our guests, and we hope you give us another chance.

                                                                      21. TG

                                                                        TomG

                                                                        Chicago

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience2

                                                                        I have over 100 nights a year out to dinner and I rarely even remember a meal. Last night’s was an exception - my dinner was fantastic. Seriously, try the halibut with coconut rice curry. Thanks Pacifica - I will DEFINITELY be back

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 7 days ago

                                                                        Hi Tom, thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy to hear that you loved dining with us! We look so forward to seeing you again soon!

                                                                      22. JN

                                                                        JamesN

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Beet salad was AMAZING! Salmon is my go to and never disappoints.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 7 days ago

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

                                                                      23. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Tampa

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                                        The food was very good. It was extremely loud. There were many large parties celebrating which is nice but the noise level made it difficult to visit with people at my table. We enjoyed sunset at dinner and the cocktails were good.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded 7 days ago

                                                                        Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it along with all of your comments. We are glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon.

                                                                      24. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Enjoyed an excellent meal and ambiance on our wedding anniversary weekend.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for your review, we appreciate you joining us to celebrate your anniversary! Happy belated! We are so glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon.

                                                                      25. MB

                                                                        MarkB

                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Always a go-to place when friends are visiting. A great place that always enhances the day.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for joining us and leaving us a review. We really appreciate it and we're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

                                                                      26. AG

                                                                        AuthenticGreek

                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Lindsey was attentive, Personable and delightful. Wine list us very good. Lindsey handled allergies and substitutions with ease. Great place with a view even though the fog came in.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for joining us and leaving a review. We will be sure to pass along your kind words - they will be very appreciated! We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you again soon.

                                                                      27. g

                                                                        giraffe

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        36 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        1.0

                                                                        36 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                        We were very disappointed with Pacifica Del Mar last evening. It used to be one of our favorites. My caesar salad was good but was lacking croutons which come with every caesar salad I have ever had and was on the menu. My husband ordered the halibut and received swordfish. The service was so slow he did not complain because we were concerned that correcting his order would take too much time. My filet was very chewy and not worth the price. These are the reasons we will not be returning.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for your feedback. We seemed to have missed the mark. We strive to provide excellent food and service for each of our guests, and we hope you give us another chance.

                                                                      28. GS

                                                                        GalinaS

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        This is our go-to restaurant when we have out of town guests. It never fails- gorgeous view of the ocean, friendly staff and always delicious food. Thank you Pacifica Del Mar.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for joining us and for leaving a review! We appreciate you bringing your out of town guests in - and we are so glad you enjoyed!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

                                                                      29. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Birthday celebration! Mussels and short rib was amazing! Service was outstanding.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for choosing to dine with us to celebrate your birthday and for leaving us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience - you chose a couple of our favorite items! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

                                                                      30. ER

                                                                        EfiR

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        1.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                        Out of popular items by 7pm on Sat evening. Food was inedible. Ended up not even my entree it was that bad (simply grilled salmon that on the first try came out over cooked and so salty it was like eating straight salt, second time came out super burned/black and totally inedible as well). The sides were bad as well, lightly steamed veggies that I requested sautéed and well done but came out simply steamed and half raw. Other sides of Brussels were just half raw and sweet, spinach was meh, green beans too salty. My husband’s Ahi dinner was just ok. Waiter was comically indifferent, absent, and just couldn’t care less. On the plus side, the bartenders were great and the margaritas were perfect. At the end of the night, one of the busboys who saw the evening unfold actually came up and apologized to us that it was so bad. My husband ended up talking to the manager, who he said was very nice and appropriate and ended up taking my food off the bill. Needless to say, we won’t be returning unless they get a new chef.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for your feedback. We seemed to have missed the mark. We strive to provide excellent food and service for each of our guests, and we hope you give us another chance.

                                                                      31. i

                                                                        iseedre

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        We could not decide between the Ahi sandwich or the Sugar Salmon, so we split them once they arrived. Both excellent!

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for your review and for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed both entrees! We appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

                                                                      32. DM

                                                                        DMDiner

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        55 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        55 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                        overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                        Excellent place for lunch with a view, good food, easy access. Note that they no longer validate parking, alas.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for joining us and leaving a review, we really appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you again soon!

                                                                      33. MD

                                                                        MarkD

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Always an excellant choice. Only issue is one of the guest ordered lemonade and its was undrinkable based on how sour it was.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for joining us and for your review, we appreciate your comments and feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

                                                                      34. D

                                                                        Drake

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        Honestly, better than I was expecting. My fish main (swordfish) was very slightly over, but the sauces were outstanding and the dish quite delicious. My mixed green salad was fine, but quite basic. My wife's beet salad was good (could use a touch of acid) and her mussels were good too and generous for a "small" plate. The bread is very much worth buying at $3. The free burnt cream at the end (it was my birthday) was great. Otherwise, a bit noisy, but not bad. Great ocean view. Service was good for the price.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for joining us and leaving us a review. We appreciate all of your comments! We are so glad you enjoyed and chose to celebrate your birthday with us. We hope to see you again soon!

                                                                      35. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Orange County

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                        Very dated restaurant. It could use a re-do PRONTO!!

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for joining us and for your feedback. We appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

                                                                      36. TD

                                                                        TammyD

                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                        The views , food and service were wonderful ! The only thing I can say that needs changing is decor . Needs a refresh.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for joining us and leaving feedback. We appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

                                                                      37. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Denver

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Amazing food, ambience and service!

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

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

                                                                      38. KF

                                                                        KaryF

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Birthday. Excellent service and attention to our needs. The food was delicious absolutely recommend

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for your review! We appreciate you joining us for a birthday celebration! We are so glad you enjoyed celebrating with us and we hope to see you again soon!

                                                                      39. AS

                                                                        AnnS

                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        A wonderful dinner evening with friends. The view and food was excellent. Also our service was perfect. Food was delivered on time, and our server kept us comfortable and wine glasses filled.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you so much for joining us and leaving us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us! We appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

                                                                      40. C

                                                                        Christen

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        Joshua was an outstanding server.... one of the best. It's hard to rate for value as we only had hors deuvres and salad (or soup) and bill was $200 for 4. We didn't have an entree. But all was delicious. It would be nice if a better selection of craft beer was available. I realize they cannot have draft beer, but Sculpin is not the only good IPA.

                                                                        Pacifica Del MarResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                        Thank you for your review! We appreciate your review and will be sure to pass along your kind words to Joshua! We are glad you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you again soon!

                                                                      Safety precautions

                                                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                      • Physical distancing

                                                                        • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                        • Extra space between tables
                                                                      • Protective equipment

                                                                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                        • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                      • Screening

                                                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                      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 4144 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                      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

                                                                        Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                                                      • 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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