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Pacifica Del Mar

4.6
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3511 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3511 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAmyR
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to Pacifica for awhile. We both remembered how much we enjoyed it. The service, food and view were all amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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LupeL
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views are amazing, service and food are always great

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vipMarcK
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Especially friendly and attentive staff.
Mustard Catfish still a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the food to the amazing views!

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vipTomH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and good food. We enjoyed the outdoor ambiance amid social distancing.

MM
MarybethM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for evening meal duringthis COVID-19 era. We got there a little late so the view was non existent. The food was delicious. I had the salmon, others in our party had short ribs, catfish, oysters, etc. Everything was really good.

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FranI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious! We celebrated our 58 th Anniversary, and were surprised when they served us a beautiful Bon Bon dessert. Waite staff and ambience were great!

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ChristianB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience5

We come to this place at least once a month and we usually love it. We came about a month ago and the food was average. This past weekend when we came, we were very disappointed. Our food was actually horrible. The steaks were burnt and tasted as if the steak was seasoned only with salt. No seasoning, no flavor, burnt, and just tasteless. We also got a halibut that tasted as if it was caught and plated in that same minute, so fishy, and so bland. Overall very disappointed and was going to speak to the manger but said I know it’s a difficult time with a pandemic. Overall poor evening.

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MarciaC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the best we have had on our stay in Del Mar,
Our waiter was awesome. Number 1 on our list to go back to.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such an incredible meal! We got there a bit late but everyone was super accommodating and the food was just incredible. Highly recommend!! The scallops were insanely delicious :))

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vipChrisW
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great vibe. Been coming here for 12 years always great

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except dessert.

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MarianaD
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

table was aleady ready when we got there. Food was good. Waitress was polite. Liked the ocean view

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PaulV
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly, my first time dining there. Will definitely be back very soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seeing an old friend

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KatrinaR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a phenomenal view. The roasted asparagus is a must!

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vipGerg
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

small portions for the price (sea bass excellent) but very delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Excellent!!!

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vipBesos
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We celebrated our anniversary last night. Paul was our server and he was very attentive and gracious. I would suggest going to dinner later since our reservation was at 530 pm and it was very warm on the patio. Perhaps 7 pm would be a better time. We had the calamari appetizer and both had the Chilean sea bass for our main course. I do remember the fish portion being a bit larger in the past but still very tasty. Paul was kind enough to give us a dessert to share to celebrate. Overall, we love the view and enjoy coming here. Great atmosphere.

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GenieB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding. If one wants fish grilled, rather than sautéed or baked, it is accomplished. The setting is always lovely and the restaurant is clean. Distancing is observed.

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Erin
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was the perfect birthday dinner. Tables are were nice and spaced out, food was good, and the service was excellent. We will absolutely return.

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vip1savvylady
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came here to enjoy Happy Hour and luckily snagged a shady table on the patio. We shared two items which the kitchen kindly split for us (though they didn’t let us know beforehand that there was a splitting charge). The salmon sandwich was fine and the poke bowl was delicious!

They do charge for behind the bar soda water from their bar tap (no one else does this) which was another surprise ☹️ but during COVID 19, it was lovely to just be outside dining.

Thank you.

JI
vipJerryI
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We have been to Pacifica and The Cliffhouse many times over the past 12 years. This was the first time they changed for bread. $1 per small roll
This should not happen in an upscale restaurant.

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vipSteve
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were both very good. We had a beautiful view of the ocean from the patio and the table next to us was separated by plexi-glass.

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LaNeishaM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation and experience at Pacifica Del Mar couldn’t have been more perfect. The food and waiter were awesome! The views and table location were excellent. Whenever we are back in SD, this will be a must revisit! Thank you so much for allowing us to celebrate our anniversary with you guys!

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vipJeffreyH
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Mrsteve1
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from start to finish.
The service was outstanding and the food was suburb. We will be back!

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WilmaR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Considering it’s covid. They do a great job. Service is always great. And Food always amazing. One of my favorite places to gather

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vipJulietteH
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. I had the Chilean Seabass and the kids had the Braised Beef and Salmon. Everything was delicious! The view is great and service is outstanding. Loved the desserts too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and professional staff. Excellent food as always. Del Mar Views from the patio. Very careful about distancing, masks and sanitation during covid.

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vipMimi
San Diego
60 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I LOVE Pacifica and they did a wonderful job of creating intimacy while abiding by Covid protocols. Our server, Hannah, was a delight.
Our dozen oysters were delicious....however, the crab cakes as well as the short ribs were just shy of having full flavor. Not sure if it was an off night, a new chef, or what, but both dishes needed something a bit more for the "omg....wow" factor.
Still, all in all, a beautiful night. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Service was okay, the seabass amazing
The cocktail list is basic, but the view makes up for it.

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vipOCDiner
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item was fantastic!

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vipBethW
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Oysters were fresh and well shucked. Halibut was perfectly prepared.

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joanie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful table with a perfect sunset view. The food was fantastic and we felt very safe. There are plastic shields put up to space everybody out. Thanks for this great experience. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was amazing. The entire staff was friendly and very helpful. It was a great birthday dinner during a very strange time. Thank you, everyone at Pacifica.

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TonyaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD , THE SERVICE WAS GOOD . SEA BASS WAS EXCELLENT

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vipTJD47
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate early on the patio overlooking the village and the Pacific Ocean. Very nice view, great service, very good food. Would go back.

JD
JoniD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They say us at the perfect table I requested and our server was very thorough, efficient and the staff were very friendly and kind as well..
The Filet Mignon was melt in your mouth good and the Sea Bass was perfectly seared and tender inside, very tasty and great sauce on the side with perfect cooked soft rice..

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JanetB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Calamari was just soso, it came so fast that it was clear that it had already been cooked and under a heat lamp, dipping sauces were fair. Chillean Sea Bass and Crab Cake was very good.

FAQs

Pacifica Del Mar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 792-0476.

Pacifica Del Mar is rated 4.6 stars by 3511 OpenTable diners.

Pacifica Del Mar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.pacificadelmar.com/gift-cards.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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