Pacifica Del Mar

4.6
3650 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 3650 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still very pleased with our dining experience.

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vipTaylor
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always!

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MadisonL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was really good it it wasn’t very busy and our service was very slow

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vipAWG49
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great service by our server Jon. Happy to return

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MaryB
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! Always delicious, impeccable service, great venue! We'll be back!

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review as well as your support. We really appreciate it and we are so glad you enjoyed your experiene with us. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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Elizabeth
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do a fantastic job during Covid we felt very safe had an amazing View and fantastic food

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded 3 days ago

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

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vipClaude
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view, service, food and experience. Highly recommend

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and your support. We really appreciate it and hope to see you soon.

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vipelyses
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pacifica’s ahi tuna is the best in town! It never disappoints.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it! Our Ahi is one of our favorites, too! We are so glad you enjoy and we hope to see you soon.

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vipSusanandJohnRogers2018
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and so is the atmosphere. What a wonderful treat .Look forward to going back soon .

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. Thank you for your support as well, we hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasurable dining experience

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded 3 days ago

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

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vipJesseJ
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and wine. And thanks for offering civilization!

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, as well as your support! It is beyond appreciated. We hope to see you again soon.

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TorreyDelMarRes
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've had Baha as our server a number of times tonight it looked like the was very busy. Even with that, he was pleasant and we never felt rushed. As usual we enjoyed our time there. compliments to the chefs, Baha, and his helpers.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it! We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Baha, it will be much appreciated as well. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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GabeG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Disclaimer... this review was during covid in January 2021. Although we were very patient, and grateful to be out for a nice meal, this review still needs to be accurate.

1. The view is amazing...
2. The staff was ok, short handed, and did not check on us.
3. The bramble berry cocktail was the worst I’ve ever had, and at $14 each is highway robbery.
4. My fiancé enjoyed the muscles, and crab cake, but the vegan spaghetti squash was terribly undercooked.

There is nothing worse than leaving a $150 bill and feeling you received a $50 experience. Very disappointed considering the other reviews, and expectations.

I hope your experience is better.

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vipTaylor
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, as always! Our favorite restaurant.

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RichardT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner out in Del
mar. I had written on the reservation that we were celebrating our 31st anniversary on 12/30, but there was no mention nor complimentary dessert offered. I little disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love supporting our local restaurants thank you for a wonderful experience during such a hard time

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasurable dining experience

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vipMatt
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat with great food and excellent service. Always consistent.

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pileana
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

With very few people in attendance you would think the service would be excellent...not so! 1-Waiter did not watch my fish and it came out raw ...just as I told him I did not want.
2- I asked him to bring us the desert menu...he forgot!
3- When you are paying $40 a plate each, It is ridiculous that they charge you $1 for a very small dinner roll and only if you ask...
View was beautiful from across the street with Christmas decorations.

I am very grateful that the restaurant was open! Thank you!

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DaveS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy that PDM sent us an email that they were open for dinner. We enjoyed our meal and experience in the era of COVID-19. Baja was a great server for us. I had the prime rib and Kate had the short rib, both were exceptional.
Blessings to you all!
Dave and Kate

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vipTaylor
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was particularly good this visit. Not just the food and service, but the fact Pacifica Del Mar continues to persevere through the trials and tribulations of this past year, and does it with grace, elegance and the excellence always associated with Pacifica Del Mar.

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vipTaylor
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for the last in-restaurant meal of the year, due to the governor’s ill-advised and ridiculous shut down order.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. Right now, every bit helps us, including reviews. We invite you to check us out for curbside pick-up, or head to our Breeze Cafe for walk-up service with an ocean view. Again, your support is much appreciated.

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vipVerp
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pacifica Del Mar always delivers excellent personalized service and delicious food. We enjoy most everything we order from this restaurant and no one can beat the fabulous view.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. Right now, every bit helps us, including reviews. We invite you to check us out for curbside pick-up, or head to our Breeze Cafe for walk-up service with an ocean view. Again, your support is much appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, we love them!!

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. Thank you for joining us!

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Surferdede92014
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Felt very safe, Covid-19 procedures were apparent. Great service, Baja was outstanding. A bit pricey but it was a great evening out with my wife.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you for all of your kind words, we really appreciate it and will be sure to pass along the kindness to Baha! Right now, every bit helps us, including reviews. We invite you to check us out for curbside pick-up, or head to our Breeze Cafe for walk-up service with an ocean view. Again, your support is much appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience as always

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you for your review! Right now, every bit helps us, including reviews. We invite you to check us out for curbside pick-up, or head to our Breeze Cafe for walk-up service with an ocean view. Again, your support is much appreciated.

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SamanthaF
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and tasty entrees. We went for thanksgiving dinner.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you for joining us for your Thanksgiving and for your review! Right now, every bit helps us, including reviews. We invite you to check us out for curbside pick-up, or head to our Breeze Cafe for walk-up service with an ocean view. Again, your support is much appreciated.

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vipTaylor
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal at Pacifica Del Mar. We have eaten there on nearly every holiday, for years!

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you for your review and your continued support, we really appreciate it. Right now, every bit helps us, including reviews. We invite you to check us out for curbside pick-up, or head to our Breeze Cafe for walk-up service with an ocean view. Again, your support is much appreciated.

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Azdining
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you for joining us on Thanksgiving. We really appreciate your review!

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vipEllenZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving. Outdoors in their beautiful tented and umbrella setting overlooking the ocean.

A perfect three-course lunch with impeccable service. No rush, no fuss, and no dirty dishes! Always a winner.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you for your review and for spending Thanksgiving with us this year. Right now, every bit helps us, including reviews. We invite you to check us out for curbside pick-up, or head to our Breeze Cafe for walk-up service with an ocean view. Again, your support is much appreciated.

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Bummed
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Just being very honest. I think this place is overpriced. With tip, we spent $190 for two persons (two meals and two drinks). I thought this was way overpriced for what we received. For that price, there should have been more food at least. The meals were small, my steak was not hot, and the carrots were undercooked.

I was also told before we made the reservation that anything can be made gluten free for us. When we arrived, there were only a few choices of gluten-free foods, so this was not true.

We were seated outside which was OK, but most of the good tables were in full sun with no shade, which would have been very uncomfortable to sit in.

Sure wish I could say the experience were better, but it was average.

However, the food was good. Just not anything very special like we expected for this price on a holiday.

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MindyH
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pacifica Del Mar has everything you’re looking for when dining out. Their cuisine is cooked to perfection, flavorful and delicious! Our group enjoyed the view looking out at the ocean; the server was courteous and her top priority was that the experience met our expectations. We’ll definitely be returning!

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed a night out with us! Right now, every bit helps us, including reviews. We invite you to check us out for curbside pick-up, or head to our Breeze Cafe for walk-up service with an ocean view. Again, your support is much appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on November 24, 2020

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

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JoeG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat, enjoy the ocean view and great ambiance.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on November 24, 2020

Thank you for joining us and writing in your review. We really appreciate it and we hope to see you again soon.

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CraigN
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant! This was my first visit and I was on a first date. We were extremely impressed with the service and the quality of the food. I would have to say it is the best Chilean Sea Bass I have ever had. The ambiance was perfect for our first date. Both peaceful and romantic with a great ocean view. We left there stating that Pacifica Del Mar will be our official restaurant and look forward to returning together for years to come.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on November 24, 2020

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your date here with us - thank you for choosing Pacifica for your special occasion. Great choice on the Sea bass - it's a personal favorite here! We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon.

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MrHahnDa
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time here. It's a nice restaurant with a very nice view.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on November 24, 2020

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

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vipTruffel
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were a party of 4, unfortunately we didn’t check the menu before going because it was a very limited version of their original, it turned out an item 2 of us ordered they were out of, also they no longer had the fresh baked sourdough bread which has been a staple for decades. Then one of our dinners came out 15 minutes after the other three and still wasn’t cooked through and had to be sent back, I understand it’s very hard for restaurants in these times but we were very disappointed.

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vipMatthewJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top spot in Del Mar - best food, best ambiance, great outdoor dining space.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on November 19, 2020

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

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JohnM
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant has a terrific patio overlooking the western sunset. I must go for a local San Diegians.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on November 24, 2020

Thank you for your review, John! We really appreciate it and are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us on our heated patio! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipZesty
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pacifica offers an outstanding venue for dining, superb menu options and accommodating server's who provide friendly and professional service. The views are sensational. They have respected the COVID restrictions and adhere to them. Have been dining here with family and friends since they first opened.
Savor all Pacifica has to offer.

Pacifica Del Mar
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. Thank you for continuing to dine with us, it is our pleasure to serve you! We hope to see you again soon.

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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 3650 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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