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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 Costal Ocean View Restaurants. Casual dining on the deck features breathtaking sunsets and creative costal cuisine with mouthwatering selections of fresh seafood, steak, and pasta. Inside, the art adorned feng shui setting also offers relaxed ocean view dining. 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, Takeout, 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
I've been many times in the restaurant for dinner, but this was a first time for lunch. I was nicely surprised by the extensive lunch menu. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. We brought a friend who visited from Denver and because he likes the ocian, Pacífica was our first choice. We had a lovely view of the ocean and enjoyed good food and great service.
Pacifica Del Mar promotes their restaurant very well online but I can't say whether or not they live up to their reputation as we didn't stay to find out.
They seated us at a very small table in an uncomfortably warm room that was very noisy. Thank goodness a couple walked in who wanted a table or the matre d, who gave me a less than pleasant look when I told him we couldn't stay, gave them our table without giving me us a hard time. It was obvious that what he cared about was filling tables, not customer satisfaction.
We dined at the restaurant next door and enjoyed a lovely meal on Thanksgiving day.
We were at Pacifica Del Mar for Thanksgiving and chose the restaurant for its high rating. Food was great but it was extremely hot and no air conditioning in 87 degree heat. For the cost of the dinner the dining area conditions should have been better. Food quality was great!
Pacifica Del Mar remains one of our favorites. Fantastic food, great views, but these pale in comparison to the service. Many of their servers have been there for years and and they appear to love their jobs. You can't go wrong here whether it's lunch, happy hour, or dinner.
Luckily we had a hotel shuttle deliver us to the restaurant as it was a little tricky to find. The views were fabulous and we enjoyed a stunning California sunset over the Pacific. My meal was delicious and I ate it all. For a hungry man the meal might not have been enough, but for a 5'3" petite woman it was perfect. My friend ordered an appetizer as her main entree, which should have been served with a sauce, but was not. When she questioned the waitress about it, the waitress said it did not come with a sauce. After checking with the kitchen, she came back with the missing sauce. By that time, my friend was halfway finished with her meal ... eventually she did get to enjoy the last half with the sauce and it was great.
Had not been to Pacifica for quite some time - mistake! Great menu, great location, great service, really, really nice piece of fish served (if you know your fish you will love Pacifica), and very reasonably priced, considering what you are there for, what you are served & the environment they are providing. We will put Pacifica into the repeat go-to rotation, no way to beat what they are doing at Pacifica. Looking forward to going back soon.
Pacifica Del Mar has such a fresh ambience, with a clear view of the ocean and fresh breezes. Our waiter was friendly, available, but inobtrusive, and he made certain that the kitchen accomodated my dietary needs. My blackened salmon salad was delicious, with the fish cooked exactly right, neither too raw, nor too dry, and the salad greens were fresh, interesting, and abundant. I was very positively impressed, as was my friend, and definitely will come again.
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.
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