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About Pacifica Del Mar

Awarded the California Restaurant Association's prestigious Gold Medallion for "Best Seafood Dining in San Diego," and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, Pacifica Del Mar is one of San Diego's most popular Costal Ocean View Restaurants. Casual dining on the deck features breathtaking sunsets and creative costal cuisine with mouthwatering selections of fresh seafood, steak, and pasta. Inside, the art adorned feng shui setting also offers relaxed ocean view dining. Pacifica Del Mar has become the dining experience of choice, celebrated year round for it’s warmth, hospitality, service, and unforgettable ocean view dining.

1555 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 4:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
15th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 792-0476

Website:
http://www.pacificadelmar.com/

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.

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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Savor our 3-course menu for $59. All entrees come with corn bread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes & brussels sprouts. 12-9pm

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Private Dining

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

Pacifica Del Mar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (64)
Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Good for a Date (46)
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Special Occasion (37)
Romantic (35)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Waterfront (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Happy Hour (20)
People Watching (17)
Business Meals (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Casual (15)
Fun (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Authentic (13)
Healthy (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

One of the best values in town for Restaurant Week menu! $40 for A LOT of delicious food, considering we ordered all seafood! The waitress was attentive and nice. can't beat the ocean view from their patio overlooking the sunset. They even have a kid menu!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great seafood, fresh. Loved their version of clam chowder.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The restaurant week was a great deal. The food was excellent, the soup could have been hotter and the bread, as always, was the best in town.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

chose to try it during restaurant week. Really enjoyed the food. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had such a good time! Great food! Good drinks! Friendly service! Great night!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were celebrating a friends birthday. Cory, our waiter, was knowledgeable and attentive. We all ordered the salmon...amazing. The greens in the salad were fresh and burst with flavor. The complimentary creme brûlée Birthday surprise was delightful as was the mocha creme dessert. We sat outside and enjoyed the ocean view.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We had a lovely time. We had never been to Pacifica Del Mar. Our son gave us a gift card at Christmas so we used it. Dinner was fabulous, the view was outstanding and we loved our waiter, Scott. We will definitely go back. It was worth the drive from East County.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Always good food and service! Great view also. My bff and I always go here for the sugar salmon!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

excellent dinner at pacific del mar -- this place is truly special -- the food is outstanding and the views are to die for -- highly recommended!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was great. My advice is don't go near closing time. Wouldn't expect to have to get up and get my own glass of ice at this type of restaurant. Felt since we were the last table we were left alone. It wasn't until I had to get up and get my own glass of ice that we were checked on.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Another birthday celebrated at our FAVORITE restaurant in all of San Diego! There is no way it could have been any better - sensational food; great atmosphere and perfect service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great venue for a business dinner. Get the patio and enjoy the view. Service was great and so was the food. Advise a reservation.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We love Del Mar - great area.
Pacifica was in a great spot - great view - great waiter - but just not good food!!

Here is a view from our table

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Took my wife for her birthday and had a wonderful. Asked them through Open Table to card her when she ordered wine. They played it up which was very funny. She turned 60. The food was delicious and a great value if you get there before 6pm. Two course under thirty dollars. As always, a wonderful way to end the day with a beautiful sunset into the Pacific.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Fun, Happy Hour, People Watching, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The food is excellent! We have been here many times and it is always consistent and delicious. My husband and I are vegetarians, although I will treat myself to salmon or scallops on rare special occasions. The chef always makes a coconut curry vegetarian meal for my husband when we go that is very nice. Great ambiance as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great food, killer views. Don't miss this place if you're in San Diego.

Tags: Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Beautiful view, great service, early dining specials were delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Upscale place, great responsive bartenders and waiters/waitresses.. Food is gourmet and great wine. This is the place to impress and celebrate.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My husband and I were there for Friday night sunset dinner. We were sitting outside with the beautiful view right before the sunset. The wine my husband wanted to order from iPad wasn't available.:( The second choice wasn't either. I wonder if restaurant even looks in to updating inventory or the wine list on the website . They brought our appetizers shortly and then we were looking at our empty plates for quite some time. The other servants were passing by but no one picked up dirty plates.:( I felt bad for the guy who brought our entrees... there were no place to put it. Don't get me wrong the food was delicious but service needs improvement big time!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We come here often because we like the menu and the casual ambiance. However, on this visit both our entrees (catfish, shrimp & grits) seemed unusually bland. Also, the restaurant has replaced their signature Japanese clam chowder with a spicier, "creole" style chowder which was not very good. If you go and also miss their original chowder, make sure you tell them to bring it back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Always great view and tasty food. Great service . Happy to celebrate our friends anniversary.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 4, 2017

First, the location and view is excellent. I wanted this place to be so good but
it wasn't. The service was harried and spotty. The shrimp appetizer was not
presented well and was warm. Shrimp cocktail is to be iced to the max...
The fish was fair and not hot so they messed that up and the chicken was
buried in some sauce that covered up the taste of the chicken - so they
messed that up as well. Let's face it - it's a Del Mar place to be seen and the food
is marginal at best. Will be going elsewhere for seafood.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This is NOT an inexpensive restaurant.

We were celebrating a birthday as I notated in my reservation.None of the staff made any reference or expressed any wishes.We had a terrible service experience.From requesting bread, lemon with our water & not getting any, requesting balsamic vinegar & oil & not getting any, getting our salad with dressing on the side when it was not order that way, served the Pacifica signature entree of Sugar-Spiced Salmon dry without any sauce & no one refilling our watering glasses when they were empty.

Although there were many servers and bus staff around, we had to get the attention of multiple staff before errors were corrected and requests were fulfilled.This was extremely disappointing.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My wife and I had enjoyed a relaxing day at the spa and hoped to have a nice dinner with sunset views as we celebrated our anniversary. We were surprised how lively, yet romantic the outdoor terrace was. Perfect place for date night. The food was plentiful and tasty. We each had different dishes and were very satisfied. The waiter was friendly, but left you space without having to wait for service. Well done.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We've been many times over the years and I'm surprised they never change their menu. It's a good deal and fun if you eat/drink in the bar or have the Sunset Menu. A couple in our party did have the Sunset Menu and were happy with their choices since they had a app and entree for $25.75 . I really wanted the Sea Bass so I ordered off the regular menu. I started with the green salad. Very tasty but a very small portion for $8. Then the Sea Bass, again tasty but a very small portion for $36.50. It was also very hot because we were there before sunset. So my recommendation is stick to the bar since they have some great specials.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Pacifica is our favorite restaurant. The staff is friendly and so hospitable. Eli is the best!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Overall, very good. Fish dishes (2) cooked perfectly! Risotto not good, gummy/stale. Bartenders were spectacular, dinner server was weird. Food runners and bussers great.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We went for our anniversary and were so pleased. We are not locals so asked for a good seafood place. We loved the food. Our waitress was excellent. Would go again, highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food.
Great view.
Great craft cocktails.
Great location.

However, tables in the patio area are placed way too close together, which in of itself, wouldn't have been a problem had our two top table not been sat next to a very large party of 25 - 30 people. Three tables with at least 10 people at each table who did not sit down and lingered and blocked aisle ways and walk ways for other patrons and servers.

Fortunately we were at the end of our meal and rushed out of there because the noise level once that party arrived was difficult to hold a conversation with my guest, who was just seated across from me. It was pretty obnoxious. The table we were sat at should never have been seated with that large party's impending arrival.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Amazing food & great service. We had both seafood & steak & they were equally delicious!

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 (Kent)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great broad menu and fresh tasting food. We had a lovely time with great staff who were really helpful and would reccomend this restaurant to anyone who is going on Holliday and is near the area like we were! Thanks :)

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Fish was a little dry but, everything else was exceptional!

Waiter and service were great, ambiance on the patio was spectacular

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great traditional brunch items with a few surprises.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The fish that we ordered (whole branzino especially) was delicious. The risotto was undercooked but the restaurant made adequate amends by discounting the bill. This is a dependable establishment for high-quality food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Food and experience was great!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We were seated on the patio. I had requested a window table with a view and even though we were not on the window it was a very beautiful table. We ordered the fried green tomato w burrata and Calamari. The Calamari was sent back because of how salty it was but was probably a mistake and normally very good. The Burrata was an awkward dish and a little disjointed, would not order it again. For dinner we ordered the Halibut, Salmon & NY steak. WOW the Halibut & Salmon were amazing dishes!! I sent back the steak for being too tough but the seafood was ON POINT!! Our server brought our B- day girl a beautiful and yummy dessert with a candle and that made her night very special. Would love to return and our server was very attentive and pleasant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 14, 2017

A second trip to Del Mar. We came last August but did not come to your wonderful restaurant. We have now placed it in one of the best! We will be back!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I have been to this wonderful place a number of times over the years and it's always consistent. The service is fantastic (which is the main reason I go back). The food is pretty decent, but not over the top. The ambiance and setting is delicious and in a perfect location in Del Mar.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Usually the service is very good here, but tonight it was different.
It looked like the waitress had too many tables.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

seated us on time. we had a great view table overlooking town and Ocean. we got the salmon and scallops both great choices.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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