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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.
Del Mar, CA 92014
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
$31 to $50
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Pacifica Del Mar is able to bring its award winning cuisine to you. We can create a special menu for you and your guests.
Three levels of parking available underneath the restaurant with optional valet.
Across the street on Camino Del Mar
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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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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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