Pacifica Del Mar

4.6
4030 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4030 people are saying
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vipCarlos
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacqueline was very efficient. Food was on time, with good quality and quantity.
we were very pleased as always. Carlos and Esther
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rjs1054
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation, enjoy outdoor dinning. Great sunset view, waitress very helpful on recommendations and service. Very very good food

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SaraH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Del Mar! Highly recommend the sea bass

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DianeB
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and world-class ocean view.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Everything was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delish! I especially enjoyed the sugar spiced salmon!

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vipJimF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Waiter rarely checked in on us and thus the meal extended to 3 hours before we could pay the bill. We definitely would have ordered more food and drink if we would have been checked in on.

The host staff, food and ambience are all excellent, but the wait staff makes a huge difference in the overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We have been dining at this restaurant for over24 years. Unfortunately the current menu does not meet our expectations and is not up to par with their old menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food is not what we were used to enjoy at Pacifica in the past. Even the desert (mocasemifreso) was not the same quality

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jorge
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Staff was good. Food was outstanding and drinks. Great view of ocean.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for your review, Jorge! We are so glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipTutah
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at The Pacifica restaurant. The service & food was fantastic. We had a great table to totally enjoy the beautiful sunset. Highly recommend !!!!

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for your review and for joining us! We are so glad you were able to enjoy one of the many beautiful sunsets we get to see here at Pacifica. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Beautiful location but the food was awful and the service wasn’t great. No flavor to the food. Caesar salad dressing tasted like cream - literally zero flavor. Was kinda bummed actually. Server could have just been learning since I know it’s been hard for restaurants to find staffing. He tried.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had to track down our server each time we needed something.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

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RobinH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was not bad, but not up to the standards demanded by the prices, regardless of the great sunset view.
Poor quality vegetables, some overcooked, meat under seasoned, heavy dose of glaze on the fish. Overall just average quality.
Server was polite, but at times we thought we had been forgotten! Over 15 minutes to find out if the bar could make a common nonalcoholic drink, and when they did, it was blended so poorly the ice chunks blocked the straw, not to mention they must have quickly looked up a bad recipe online.
The sunset view was great, that and the creme brûlée were the highlights of the evening, but it is unlikely we will go back.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We seemed to have missed the mark. We strive to provide excellent food and service for each of our guests, and we hope you give us another chance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After almost being turned away- though we had a late afternoon reservation- we had a wonderful lunch! Great service, food and ocean view!

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything delicious

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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vipRestpatron
San Diego
73 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious!!! Our server Lindsey was excellent, knowledgeable and efficient.
Bus boys were great. Everyone checked on us but not too often.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Hello and thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we will pass along your kind words to Lindsey! We hope to see you again soon.

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lusciousness
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

View spectacular
Service superb
Vegetarian meal was not very creative tasted like pepper Looked like mush

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a party of 9 for a birthday dinner.

Service was great and they helped in getting us all seated together.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for joining us for your special occasion and for leaving us a review! We really appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipSanDiegoGirlLovesNOLA
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Usually love this place. Today, not as much. Ahi in poke bowl was sinewy and chewy, not tender. I hoped it would be same quality as their amazing seared ahi but it wasn’t.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We seemed to have missed the mark. Our staff is always happy to fix any situation that leaves you less than satisfied in an effort to remedy the experience.

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viplocalyocal
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waitress was kaylin? She was great. Food was outstanding. Best in our vacation to CA Santa Barbara to Torey pines trip.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and for joining us, we really appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us and we will be sure to pass along your kind words to Kalyn! We hope to see you next time you are visiting!

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Fromforktomouth
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful balcony dinning

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BrianA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Food was terrific. Service impeccable. We will definitely be back.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us, Brian! We really appreciate you leaving a review and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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Rachel
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Pacifica Del Mar. We had a wonderful table on the terrace overlooking the ocean at sunset. The service was wonderful and well paced. We enjoyed all the food and will be back to try other dishes. The only problem is that if you haven't been there before, it is hard to find. It is on the third level of the complex, but it is not listed on the directory nor in the address of the restaurant, so it's hard to know where to go once you get out of the garage (but having garage parking is a plus).

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DonnaD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The fried calamari was very greasy
Fish taco’s were pretty good but I don’t know about the little
Bowl of tomatoes on the side I think they good of done better

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vipPedramH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great place in Del Mar. I have been there many times over the past 10 years and have never been disappointed.

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SDpickyfoodies
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am returning customer and just love this restaurant! The food are tasty and so does the service. They are one of good restaurant has the consistency in quality. Thank you again!

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Brad
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. Perfect for special occasion or anytime you want a great meal.

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vipPatriciaC
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good food and service at reasonable prices.
The place is dated and needs some TLC.
The men’s restroom needed attention.
Most staff did not wear masks.
Their online menu and actual menu are not the same.
Generally, a nice try, but overall I expected better.

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PaulD
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back! Great service food and ambience!!

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LaurenA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

There was nothing special about the food. It was mediocre and edible, but nothing to get excited about. For the prices charged, it was not worth it. Maybe it was an off night, but there are better options in Cardiff and Encinitas, etc.

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TracyT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most beautiful view & sunset. Food was exceptional & our server Lindsay was a delight.

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vipDonaldP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (salmon and seared ahi amazingly goo as usual)

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Jrubino
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From walking in and talking to the hostess to leaving it was an amazing experience where my guests and I were made to feel very comfortable-Thank you John Rubino

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vipKevinJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood was fantastic. Octopus salad, Sugar spiced salmon and the Chilean Seabass were all very good. Great view too.

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Carlsbadmarc
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding! Service was a bit slow, which is expected during these Covid times.

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Cbhunsberger
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening
Perfect finish to a beautiful weekend in San Diego. Hadn’t been to Pacifica DelMar in 20 years - was great to dine there !

Our server Joshua was the best ! Outstanding server and made the evening even more special. Can’t wait to be back soon

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ChrisY
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant whenever we are in town -- the food is excellent, service is even better, and the view is the best. We tried the poke appetizer for the first time and it was only ok, but everything else was fantastic.

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SparkyA
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

for a birthday celebration we were seated at 5:45 at the north west corner of the patio and had a perfect view of the sunset. Wonderful wine list and service.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for joining us for your special occasion and for leaving us a review, we really appreciate it! Isn't the sunset just so wonderful from our patio?! We are so glad you were able to experience it! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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TerriKF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for my son’s birthday.

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 4030 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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