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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.

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, Takeout, 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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (65)
Great for Outdoor Dining (58)
Good for a Date (46)
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Romantic (39)
Special Occasion (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Waterfront (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Business Meals (18)
Hot Spot (18)
People Watching (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Casual (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Fun (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Authentic (12)
Healthy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Cozy (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Great dishes. Healthy portions. Beautiful view. Easy parking. Hard to want much more.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had a great meal at Pacifica Del Mar. Service, cocktails, food, wine list are all excellent. Not an inexpensive dinner but worth the money never the less. Highly recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The waitor made all the difference and created a memorable experience 🙂

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

After symphony dinne

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding place for dinner. The scallops are awesome.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

5 of us had dinner during Breeders Cup. Even with a busy night all our meals were delicious and the fish fresh and beautifully prepared. Our waiter John was on point all night with amazing service and recommendations. Great restaurant !

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We’ll be back for another excelllent dining experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Can't beat the sunset view! Food was very good. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic. I have to be sure I go here every time I visit Del Mar. Great atmosphere. Super restaurant for a date-especially if you can catch the amazing sunset over the water. Terrific service with wonderful food to match.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Tucked up above the street in Del Mar with a view of the ocean in the distance, this was a great place to meet friends over dinner. Great food! Green salad was wonderful, so fresh. Will definitely visit again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Not bad. The view and location make this place what it is. I found the food to be just ok.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Best view of Del Mar and the Pacific Ocean all packed into one location. Blackened salmon salad was delicious! Sonoma Chutrer Pinot Noir was a hit! Thank you for the great service! We'll be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Fish cooked perfectly with nice glaze. Calamari app way too salty.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The sunset menu is a good value. The Mahi Mahi was very good, the salad crisp and tasty.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great menu, delicious food, excellent service, convenient and validated parking, delightful ambience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food is average. We both had the swordfish special and it wasn’t that great. Atmosphere is excellent but the food doesn’t match the quality.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very good and our waiter was excellent. My wife had Ahi and I had swordfish and both were very good.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great food and service. The view is phenomenal. And they have heaters in the terrace.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very good value menu if you order before 6:00 PM

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 (London)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Friendly welcome, very good food and service. We were meeting up with old friends to celebrate my husband's birthday and enjoyed a leisurely lunch and early afternoon here. Great views too!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We love this place! Beautiful view, great patio dining, and the food is wonderful too! This is our favorite go to place!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Loved it! View, food and service was perfect!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Restaurant

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

IT was great just little slow servic. But waiter was very friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

One of the best values in town for Restaurant Week menu! $40 for A LOT of delicious food, considering we ordered all seafood! The waitress was attentive and nice. can't beat the ocean view from their patio overlooking the sunset. They even have a kid menu!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great seafood, fresh. Loved their version of clam chowder.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The restaurant week was a great deal. The food was excellent, the soup could have been hotter and the bread, as always, was the best in town.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

chose to try it during restaurant week. Really enjoyed the food. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had such a good time! Great food! Good drinks! Friendly service! Great night!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were celebrating a friends birthday. Cory, our waiter, was knowledgeable and attentive. We all ordered the salmon...amazing. The greens in the salad were fresh and burst with flavor. The complimentary creme brûlée Birthday surprise was delightful as was the mocha creme dessert. We sat outside and enjoyed the ocean view.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We had a lovely time. We had never been to Pacifica Del Mar. Our son gave us a gift card at Christmas so we used it. Dinner was fabulous, the view was outstanding and we loved our waiter, Scott. We will definitely go back. It was worth the drive from East County.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Always good food and service! Great view also. My bff and I always go here for the sugar salmon!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

excellent dinner at pacific del mar -- this place is truly special -- the food is outstanding and the views are to die for -- highly recommended!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining
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