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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 Coastal Ocean View Restaurants. Casual dining on the deck features breathtaking sunsets and creative costal cuisine with mouthwatering selections of fresh seafood, steak, and pasta. 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, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (48)
Good for a Date (39)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
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Special Occasion (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Romantic (22)
Business Meals (21)
Happy Hour (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Casual (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Healthy (14)
Waterfront (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Good for Groups (10)
People Watching (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fun (8)
Seasonal (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Not bad. The view and location make this place what it is. I found the food to be just ok.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Best view of Del Mar and the Pacific Ocean all packed into one location. Blackened salmon salad was delicious! Sonoma Chutrer Pinot Noir was a hit! Thank you for the great service! We'll be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This is a great restaurant for a casual dinner overlooking the ocean in the vibrant beach community of Del Mar, California. Everyone I have brought here thoroughly enjoyed it. It was especially nice last December when the village of Del Mar was lit up for the holidays -- absolutely beautiful!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Fish cooked perfectly with nice glaze. Calamari app way too salty.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The sunset menu is a good value. The Mahi Mahi was very good, the salad crisp and tasty.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great menu, delicious food, excellent service, convenient and validated parking, delightful ambience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food is average. We both had the swordfish special and it wasn’t that great. Atmosphere is excellent but the food doesn’t match the quality.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very good and our waiter was excellent. My wife had Ahi and I had swordfish and both were very good.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Superb all the way around! We went for our anniversary and service and food were impeccable. We came in before 6 so we were able to take advantage of the "early bird" special--a good $10 off each plate. Only down check would be the regularly priced items. On the higher end of the price/value spectrum. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great food and service. The view is phenomenal. And they have heaters in the terrace.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The happy hour price for the two course menu was great. The food was excellent. Nice sunset views. The service however was not what I would expect for a restaurant of this caliber. Our wine was not poured regularly. We were not asked if we wanted desert or given the menu - although we were served a complimentary single desert for the birthday we were celebrating. This did not ruin our experience, but we all did notice it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very good value menu if you order before 6:00 PM

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 (London)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Friendly welcome, very good food and service. We were meeting up with old friends to celebrate my husband's birthday and enjoyed a leisurely lunch and early afternoon here. Great views too!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We love this place! Beautiful view, great patio dining, and the food is wonderful too! This is our favorite go to place!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Loved it! View, food and service was perfect!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

IT was great just little slow servic. But waiter was very friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 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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 (San Diego)·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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 (San Diego)·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 29, 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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 (San Diego)·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 27, 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 25, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 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 22, 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 19, 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 18, 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 16, 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 12, 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 12, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 12, 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 8, 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 8, 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 7, 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 5, 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 3, 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 3, 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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