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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 (45)
Good for a Date (38)
Great for Outdoor Dining (37)
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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)
Bar Seating (17)
Great for Lunch (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)
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Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great Beer (3)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 5, 2012

It was all good - the Sugar Glazed Salmon and the Scallops were exceptional...Nice patio view of the Pacific and the Sunset

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 5, 2012

We are never disappointed in Pacifica Del Mar's wonderful food, view and service! It has been a family favorite for many years.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2012

Our favorite restaurant that never disappoints. We recommend Pacifica to everyone and bring our guests there for a memorable dinner.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 29, 2012

A little disappointed in the food. The Tiger Prawn pasta was average-tasting. The swordfish was good, but not fantastic. Wedge salad with blue cheese was excellent. Expected a little more, I guess. Service was very good, but it wasn't very crowded on a Sunday evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2012

Food was either overcooked or bland I was really disappointed by what was rated as a good seafood restaurant. The only highlight of the entire evening was the bartender who was extremely personable

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 27, 2012

My wife and I love coming to Pacifica for semi-special occasions. We are never disappointed!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 27, 2012

Enjoyed another great meal at Pacifica Del Mar. Decided to have an early sunset dinner which offered a nice selection and price. The scallops and steak were superb and service was great as always. Really enjoyed the nice pation seating overlooking the Pacific.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 26, 2012

Great spot - one of the best wine lists around. They have a half-price bottle night on Thursdays, too! Can't miss with this one.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 26, 2012

A traditional restaurant that has only gotten better. New and improved menu with more choices. Sensible wine list. No better place for lunch in North County

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 25, 2012

one dinner was great and one appetizer was returned to kitchen b/c it was terrible.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 24, 2012

My friend and I celebrated our birthdays at Pacifica Del Mar together. Everything was absolutely perfect from the meal to the wine to the view and to the service. I would absolutely recommend Pacifica Del Mar!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 22, 2012

We were not impressed with the ambience. The furnishings were mid scale lawn chairs crowded together to make room for as many tables as they could stuff into the patio area. My daughters chair was half on a torchere stand. The waiter was polite but not as attentive as one would expect for the price of the meal. My caesar salad was romaiine spears with cheese and dressing drizzled over them. Zero presentation. I can't remember what I had as an entree which doesn't speak well for wow factor. The restaurant seems to be running on auto pilot. We agreed that if we had an opportunity to dine in that area again we would not return to this restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2012

A great place to have an enjoyable dinner. Food was deliciously and our server Anne was one of the best that we have ever had.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 20, 2012

Our waiters Diego and chieago we're fantastic. The food was memorable. My only complaint is that one table didn't allow us to select our room location. And so even though we write a booking note that e wanted a window seat to watch the sunset, we were seated In a room without a window view. This ahold be fixable. Other than that, we had a great experience and would come back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 18, 2012

We had our 15th anniversary dinner here. The hostess was very nice. The service was excellent and the food tasty as always.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 17, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our waiter was engaging and knowledgeable. The "signature dish" of the restaurant is Sugar-spiced salmon, and is very good. The view of the ocean is amazing and added a special highlight to the evening - - the sunset was marvellous

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 15, 2012

Is it any wonder Pacifica Del Mar has been around so long? Great food, attentive service, good energy, and a wonderful view of the ocean all combine into an excellent dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2012

Pacifica Del Mar made this evening extremely special for a friend celebrating an anniversary. With her husband away serving our country, he asked for us ladies to devise a surprise (and this included a nice dinner out). I requested a table with a view. PDM seated us in the corner area (almost private like) with an amazing view of the ocean and the sunset. The food was over-the-top (oysters, ceviche, tuna tar tar, not enough room to go on!)and the service was spectacular (thank you Scott!). At the end of the night, Scott surprised her with a wonderful dessert platter and personally wished her a Happy Anniversary. It was a splendid evening! THANK YOU

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 11, 2012

Consistently good food and service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2012

Incredibly fresh and exquisitely prepared courses; complimented with a breathtaking sunset.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 8, 2012

The food and view are spectacular. Food is a bit pricey for the portion size but excellent for taste. Service is very good and reservations are a must.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Nice view but there are no sun shades on the oceanview side of the restaurant. Therefore, when the sun is setting you are blinded by the sun. It is so annoying that you can not enjoy the view or your meal. Recommend sitting at a table inside when dining during sunset.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Food was wonderful - from the salmon to the Thai Chicken Salad. Also enjoyed the bottomless mimosa's (an Easter special). And don't forget the desserts, ambrosia.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Always excellent food and wonderful service!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Love the restaurant and have had many wonderful dinners at this spot, great view! Brunch; food was so-so, guest was not happy with the poached egg over salmon hash.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Went for Easter brunch, the food , service, view was perfect, but they packed us in I felt like I was sitting at a mess hall, way too noisy and crowded

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Perfect choice for Easter Brunch! Everything from the bottomless mimosa to the coffee cake dessert was just wonderful. My husband had the Rock Shrimp Omlette and I have the French Toast. Clearly excellent choices. We plan on making this spot our Annual Easter location. I also bring clients to Pacifica for business lunches. The ocean view is always a a crowd pleaser.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 4, 2012

Always enjoy going to Pacifica Del Mar with out or town guest. My guest do rave about the view, but are just as thrilled with the menu and quality of the food as well.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 3, 2012

Server was attentive without being a stalker; friendly without being creepy. Excellent meal. The seabass was the best I have had in a long time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 2, 2012

I love Pacifica. We always have a great meal here and service is never overbearing or pretentious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 30, 2012

Pacifica Del Mar remains a gem. The food is consistently delicious and the new menu a delight. Our server Daniel was delightful, friendly and attentive. The view is of course superb and my special request for a table out front beside the glass walls was again offered to me. Thank you! It is very hard to beat the great value for money too along with the whole neighborhood and venue package.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 29, 2012

Wait staff is always friendly and attentive. The sunset dinner menu is a good value. And Thursday night 1/2 off wines brings us back often. There is a nice view from the patio of the village and sunset.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 29, 2012

I have been going to PDM since 1997 and it never disappoints. This was a bday lunch with a good friend and it was perfect for that with the amazing ocean view. Dinner is always good as is happy hour/bar scene.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2012

Given that we live on the ocean, you'd think there would be more places like Pacifica, but there really aren't.
Excellent menu. Nothing groundbreaking, but everything is prepared well and seems as fresh as can be. The fish was cooked EXACTLY right. Quality wine list.
Prices are in line for the neighborhood and the view.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 26, 2012

Simply outstanding! Sensational waitress. Amazing Blackberry lemonade cocktail!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2012

Very attentive, friendly staff. Met our reservations requests in every respect; then offered to move us if we felt the sun overwhelming at our selected table. Without requesting it, someone put on the outdoor heater next to our table when I threw my jacket over my shoulders as it cooled down. And did I mention the dinner? Fabulous.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 25, 2012

Thanks to our server Susan, a stunning evening at Pacifica.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 24, 2012

My girlfriend and I had an amazing meal, great cocktails, and excellent wine selections from our waitress. This restaurant was a recommendation from a friend of ours and we couldn't have been happier with our experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 23, 2012

We ordered the salmon and swordfish, and both were great with innovative sauces. We will definitely be back!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 22, 2012

Went for the seafood and was not disappointed. Everything cooked perfectly. We landed on a night when a bottle of wine was half off (bonus). Appetizers were great also but I could skip the desert - it was just ok.

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