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Pacifica Del Mar

4.5
2697 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Californian, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(858) 792-0476
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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th Street
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Parking details
Three levels of parking available underneath the restaurant with optional valet.
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Public transit
Across the street on Camino Del Mar
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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

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom with ocean views and a 3-course brunch the whole family will love. The preset menu starts with a welcome drink, and moves on to a variety of brunch favorites, like Strawberry & Arugula Salad, Spring Vegetable Quiche or Bucatini Pasta. $45/pp

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2697 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 15 hours ago

I was seated and served promptly. The busers and server were really on top of it.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Nice, sunset dinner. Service was exceptional (Jacquelyn) but noise level was very distracting.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Once again - a sensational and memorable evening! Thursdays are special and this one even more so.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Work wvent

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Loved the food and the view. Get the BonBon for dessert! Yum!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We loved celebrating our anniversary at Pacific del Mar! Food, service and even though it wasn't the clearest day in paradise, the view, were all 5 star! We live in the OC but well worth the drive down to Del Mar to enjoy dining at Pacifica.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, great service and food.
I will not return due to the noise level in the restaurant.
You cannot hear others at the table, and we are sitting outside

The noise level ruined the experience.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This would be an almost totally positive review, but for one issue.
First of all, location and setting were exceptional.We were at an "outside patio" which was mostly enclosed, with a great view of the ocean and sunset. The fish dishes were excellent, and wine list very reasonable.
The only sour note on this evening (I don't know how often it might happen) was that part way through our visit a celebrity basketball player came into the restaurant, ALONG WITH his camera and sound crew. These people had large, television type cameras and stationed themselves around the patio, including one time a cameraman stood directly over our table for 10-15 minutes. On the one hand seeing a celebrity dining at the same restaurant you are at is briefly kind of exciting, but the very obtrusive camera crew was very distracting for a large part of the evening. I know of one couple who did leave their table. This was all without any explanation, or apology from the restaurant. An otherwise great experience was , if not ruined, at least very diminished by the celebrity and his camera crew.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was a wonderful restaurant to spend an anniversary dinner. The sun was low in the sky, so we sat in the interior of the restaurant, which was much more comfortable. They have an early bird dinner (by 6:00 PM), which was wonderful. We had 5:30 reservations and were the first ones in the restaurant. The bar was already over half filled, so it looks like people like to come here. We had a great dinner and a good waiter. My wife had the salmon and I had the mahi-mahi. Both dishes were great. I drink scotch old fashioned. They make a great one at a great price. We have been coming here for years and have never been disappointing. We also visit the Pacifica Breeze downstairs for breakfast 3-4 time a month. They have the best Asai bowl around.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our "go to" place where the total package never disappoints - excellent food, service and ambiance. Special recognition for the anniversary (creme brulee done perfectly) was an added treat.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always dependable and really good food. Consistently, one of our favorites.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good food and service! We enjoyed ourselves there. Nice view from the terrace!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Found this amazing restaurant as I was driving through Del Mar. Watched the sunset over the ocean while having a delicious dinner of Mahi Mahi & an excellent glass of Chardonnay. Highly recommend for delicious food, views & superb service.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service is always fantastic. Menu special (fresh Alaska halibut) this time was terrific. You can't go wrong here.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had a great time and our server Jacqueline and Jesse were definitely entertaining.
a great evening meal with a friendly ambiance.

thanks

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

View was great. Fish fresh and cooked perfectly.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We met our dear friends from Seattle at Pacifica Del Mar for lunch, and truly enjoyed all aspects. For openers, the Manager provided us with complimentary Crispy Calamari, as some construction work was being completed on the glass patio enclosure, and thus it was initially a bit noisy. As for our entrees we selected the Italian Chopped Salad, Blackened Fish Tacos, and two of the Barbecued Sugar-Spiced Salmon. They all exceeded our expectations for taste, lunch entree size, and presentation. We enjoyed a tasty bottle of Chardonnay with our meal. Our server was outstanding, and really added a great vibe to our lunch. We highly recommend Pacifica Del Mar, and look forward to our next opportunity to enjoy the wonderful offerings.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

I did eat at Pacifica Del Mar in the past but this time didn't meet my expectation - The service impectable, but the food, not impressive - we had the thai red curry mussels as appetizer and they were really delicious - for entrees we got the grilled branzino and the black cod. How can you go wrong with a branzino, right? Well it was just ok - it was served on a bed of butternut squash puree very plain and I didn't enjoy it at all - The black cod dishes also was so-so the bunch of udon noodles a bit too much and the overal dish presentation not very appealing -tastewise, not impressive either - to conclude the dinner we had a semifreddo as dessert, beautyfull to see it and perfectly balanced in swetness and creaminess -delicious! Overal a bit disappointing, we chose Pacifica del Mar to be safe for some nice ambiance and good food - The ambiance was there, but the food ...meh

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We've been many times, but particularly enjoyed this night with a beautiful sunset, great service and great food. We didn't know about the early menu option with lower prices and the same excellent food, so that was a pleasant surprise. We will continue to come back.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We have been to this restaurant a few times and considered it one of our favorites. the salmon was especially good until this last visit. The green beans were overcooked and the salmon was undercooked. My boyfriend's Udon soup was so-so, and didn't have much flavor. We were disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was our 46th wedding anniversary and they couldn’t have been more thoughtful. Dinner was excellent and the complimentary crepe brûlée was delicious. The food was superb, salmon and mahi mahi were both delicious. Highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Wonderful dining venue and will return many times. Great Service. enjoyed our sever from Nebraska

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Never disappoints, we are regulars! Great service and menu:)

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Tried for first time though have lived in area for years. The food, the service and wine all were outstanding. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This is our go-to five star restaurant in San Diego. The food is consistently good, the staff are warm, helpful and friendly, and the view overlooking the ocean is lovely. I always leave looking forward to my next meal at Pacifica.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Pacifica remains our number one favorite eating spot in all of San Diego! Our meal was out of this world as was the service from everyone on the floor. AMAZING is a good description!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent Shrimp and Grits

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Always great service! I never get disappointed every time I visit Pacifica Del Mar . I have brought friends and they are always impressed w the food and service :)

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We frequent this restaurant. It’s service is the best in SD and food always top quality and great taste

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Incredible food and view! We found Pacifica Del Mar using a Google search for a lunch spot while on vacation in the area. We choose the location based on its proximity to the ocean, but were really wowed by the view when we walked in. What's more, the service - from reception to servers - was outstanding. It was quiet when we went so had a lot of time to visit with staff - we felt like they were new friends by the time we left. Food choices were plenty - salads, sandwiches, entrees, etc. Try the Mocha Semifreddo for dessert (we shared it, and it was plenty). Validated parking made it free to garage park and not worry about finding a spot in what can be a busy area. We will definitely come back when we're in the Del Mar/Torrey Pines area next time!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The views at sunset are very spectacular; if you get seated on the roof area at sunset, you will enjoy a west coast sunset that is second to none, give the elevated height. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great food and a great view!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Took college kids out for a nice meal. Got the early bird special so not only was it easy on our wallets, it was a good learning opportunity for them that there are ways not to pay full price. Food and view well worth the price even when it isn’t early bird.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Good food, nice view

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Pacifica Del Mar is great and has been very reliable for 20 years or more. The food and service continues to excel and the value per dollar is very good.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Really great menu and wine list. Excellent service

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great find while visiting Del Mar. Look forward to returning for a sunset.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We had a lovely birthday dinner ...Food was great...service awesome

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Pacifica Del Mar is a regular stop on our date night tour. And its because the food and service are outstanding AND the view is an added bonus.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The view of the sunset over the Pacific is gorgeous. The bread is steaming and delicious. The signature Sugar-Spiced Salmon was perfectly prepared. My husband and I both ordered the salmon. There was a dramatic difference between our pieces of salmon in portion (both were small.) Sitting inside was warmer and less noisy but getting water or utensils that were not provided was tough. Whatever you do share the Mocha Semifredo dessert. You won't regret it.

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