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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)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

went on Valentine's Day--great food and very reasonable prices given that most restaurants jack up the prices on days like this

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

It was very easy setting up an appointment through Open Table. There was ample parking underneath that will be validated on your way out. After being seated, we watched the sun set over the ocean through the clouds. The three of us, (my mom, wife and I) truly enjoyed the ambiance for Valentine's Day. The food and wait staff were outstanding. And, there was a great selection on the menu. Of course, they had a wide variety of wine and other delectable beverages to choose from. I've been here many times and have enjoyed my experience each of those times. Highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Spicy, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful evening as usual. Enjoyed great creatively prepared seafood, attentive service and beautiful venue.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed our 2hour+, no rush and great Sea food meal. Thank you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding service and was pleasantly surprised by drink and food specials.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great time. Only complaint is it’s really noisy sometimes.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food here is always good and the ocean view is spectacular.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was fabulous, the waiters timing was perfect between courses and the view is outstanding. A great place for a relaxing meal with friends to catch up or for business discussions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I come here whenever I'm in North County because of the value, food and view.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I have eaten in the restaurant many times and have never been disappointed until I brought some friends here for brunch on Sunday. This time things were very different! Our reservation was for Sunday brunch right at 11:00 when the restaurant opened so the server and chef should have been fresh and ready to go but not true! Our service was just terrible! One example was that one of the people in our party ordered the bagel and lox and had to wait at least 10 minutes to get the cream cheese that came in a tub that looked it was from a fast food restaurant! We wanted refills on drinks that took forever to come. I should also say that we waited a very long time for our food. The waitress told us it was coming right out when we were finally able to get her attention and the food took another 15 minutes to come out! The bagel that came with the lox looked like a lenders frozen bagel! The french toast was very mediocre to say the least. I had the vege omelet. The had 2 big globs of goat cheese and a little bit of spinach and mushrooms plus it was luke warm.

I have to say that after all the wonderful meals I have had at this restaurant, this meal has left a very bad taste in my mouth and will think twice about returning.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

On elf our favorite restaurants in Del mar. We love the Seabass. Service is great, wine selection excellent and perfect for either business or social get together

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great place to watch the sunset. Friendly service and good food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My husband and I had a number of events to celebrate, so we chose Pacifica Del Mar. We had dined there before and enjoyed everything about it, but this time all was beyond expectations. We had a salmon salad and an ahi tuna salad--both were superb, full of interesting textures and flavors. Rachel warmly greeted us and Joshua was our server. We felt like royalty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Food was good for the most part, but the Calimari appetizer was chewy and the breading fell off with every bite.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service in the bar was poor; food was average; view was gorgeous.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything was really good. Tacos could have used more sauce. Unlimited $15 mimosas with your juice of choice great. Not a great domestic draft list...no Bud Light. Waiter was not familiar with beer or cocktail menu.

Tags: Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Tried this place for restaurant week and it was great! Everything was delicious and the portions were very big. Loved their creme brulee. It was very crowded and noisy but I guess that's expected for restaurant week.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It took a very long time to get service on Friday afternoon. Several people came by a few times and asked the same question which was, "Have you been helped?" Then they would walk away. A tad bit comical. The food was excellent once we were able to get into their rotation for service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent restaurant week deal and impeccable food! Will definitely be returning. Highly recommend the mahi mahi and creme brûlée dessert!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food and service was excellent!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Beautiful day, gorgeous view, wonderful food, great service :)

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was amazing, the view was stunning and the service was outstanding.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Service was great during restaurant week. The menu was excellent. Food great. Always enjoy this place. It was a Monday and was super crowded.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a good friend, great sunset view and great seafood! Value, too during SDRW :)

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2018

First time dining at Pacifica Del Mar and we so enjoyed! Crisp martinis, fresh oysters, huge tender shrimp, flavorful mulligatawny chicken curry wild rice soup, fresh mussels, blackened salmon with perfect wine pairing. We were extremely satisfied and look forward to dining at Pacifica Del Mar the next time we are in town.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

the curry mussels are excellent. Same for the garden salad. the mahi mahi was good but not great. the risotto too mushy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Pacifica’s still got it! Yummy cocktails, great people watching, excellent service. Meal portions are very generous, big enough to split!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We go every year for our wedding anniversary.
This time? It was our 19th.
The food was terrible. We ordered hamachi ( unbeatable) old fish.
Then the cod and the shrimp & greets. Don’t even get me started.
We never complain but because we couldn’t eat our meal they took it of of the bill.
We will keep going every year, but just because it’s our “thing”, but will go just for drinks.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was just delightful! Came to meet a friend for dinner. Veggies served with salmon were unusually salty.
Otherwise, pEarly Bird Dinner was nicely priced.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

very nice place for a brunch date

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This use to be one of my favorite places. Now the atmosphere is sad. Nobody around. Food was nothing special, did not need a reservation. Service not very good. We asked for cookies and the waiter told us they did not have any. We had to point them out on the menu. Sad to see one of your old favorites not be a favorite any longer. I will probably never go back.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Really enjoyed the food and ambiance.

Oysters and Sea bass were great choices.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was my first visit to Pacifica. While I enjoyed the meal, I can't think of anything particularly memorable or excellent to mention about our dining experience. Our waiter was friendly, the wine was fine, the mahi mahi was fine. Nothing to complain about...just nothing to rave about either.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Outstanding food and service! Beautiful ocean view.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always reliable, great views, food was hot and tasty...we come often and always recommend.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Joined three other family members for our annual dinner out. Cocktails were good, soup was nice, bread was nice. The street corn was really delicious and memorable! Raw seafood dishes (salmon, tuna) were unappealingly presented an almost inedible. Prices were too high although the location and ambiance were gorgeous.

Tags: Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The quality of the food was very disappointing. The best part was the bread. We were there for New Years Eve and they had a fixed menu. The lobster bisque had the consistency of water and was average at best. The Chilean sea bass was just not good. I could barely eat it. Same for the mash potatoes. Everything else was fine. Good service. Good ambiance. With so many restaurants in the area there is no reason to ever go back here. Would only recommend to someone I really don't like.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I wanted to have a NYE dinner at the Pacifica and we ordered the lobster risotto and the lobster literally tasted like chewing gum and it was very hard to digest. The sea bass was better than the lobster but didn't taste very fresh. When it comes to seafood, its either fresh or the other way...

Chocolate pudding dessert was the most outstanding out of all the dishes..

We are quite disappointed with the food because we were staying at the Grand Del Mar and felt like we could have had way better dining experience on that special day. We will not return to this restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was New Years Eve. The service and food were both very good. Disappointed with the menu choices offered and wanted the regular menu. The main issue was the outside setup for tables. Ambiance was not great. Cramped and noisy. Too close to each other and not very special for the occasion. My first time there.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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