Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

4.6
4174 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant serves the freshest seafood in the Desert. On a daily basis our seafood arrives from San Diego, delivered by the primary supplier of Pacifica Del Mar for the past 25 years. We strive daily to make Pacifica Seafood Restaurant your first choice for fine seafood dining.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily at 11:30am
Bar opens at 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily - 4:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(760) 674-8666
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
San Pablo
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Parking details
Two story parking facility available at the rear of restaurant. Valet service available 7 nights a week in season at the valet circle. Street parking also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is the perfect place to host your party. We host a variety of parties and events, ranging from brunches and baby showers to business presentations, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Serving a 3-course menu full of holiday classics and Pacifica favorites. Menu is $45 for adults with turkey selection as entree, and $17 for young diners 13 and under. $55 menu for all other entree selections.

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What 4174 People Are Saying
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Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love a Tuesday night here- go early for sunset dinner special and get 1/2 price wine. Terrific service...what more could you want!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

New waiter was very friendly and offered for my wife and me to sample wines by the glass. He did not deliver the check on a timely basis. My wife’s salmon was overcooked.White wines by the glass were fine but did not offer anything very special

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DS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, cocktails and service. An exceptional place to dine. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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B
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Nice server. The manager came up to us and had a really nice conversation.

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GW
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fish dishes. The wedge salad is really good. Ahi poke is tasty. $14 for a children’s dish is way too much.

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KD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very reliable good quality food.

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b
Palm Springs
113 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another beautiful dinner out on the patio! We split a seafood platter, the calamari and a seafood stew, and loved all of them! The remodel is stunning, the food always delicious, and the service fantastic. You can really feel how much everyone cares about the customers. It's been very busy lately, so I'd definitely recommend reservations.

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VC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the new octopus it’s incredible! The ceviche and the bacon wrapped dates are also a must for appetizers!

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D
Orange County
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Scallop appetizer was delicious but everything else was just yuk! Congealed soup, flavorless caesar,and on and on. Nothing was fresh or intersting.

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OT
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife’s tuna entree was just average, accompanied by a couple of carrot slices and white rice. Too much sauce. Portion size was fine, just not that interesting for the price. My salmon was good, but again, but too pricey.

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SK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Pacifica for several years and have yet not had a bad experience.

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The restaurant was nice but the food was mediocre at best.

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MW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Service okay. Waiter thought I said procesco but I said moscato. Okay though. My friend didn’t like her drink at all.

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KS
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great, food was tasty. A little pricey though.

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KG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Our server was great! He allowed us to leisurely enjoy the evening without feeling rushed. He was knowledgeable on the menu and shared the feature of the evening with the table. The ambiance was fantastic and the food was delicious. Pacifica is one of my favorite restaurants and it never disappoints. A special thank you to Andy for ending our evening with 2 desserts. Our client loved the exceptional service the restaurant provided!

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b
Palm Springs
114 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lunch out on the patio. We all had (and loved) the Dungeness Crab Louie--so much delicious crab in this salad!!! Beautiful view, great service, great bottle of wine... just a perfect lunch before some shopping around El Paseo. Don't miss it!

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M
Palm Springs
82 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite restaurant for us. We had the half order of Chilean Sea Bass....just delicious!

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E
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dave, Greg, and Andy were very hospitable. We love Pacifica!

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LO
Portland
80 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic food and service. beet and arugula salad and scallops were excellent. service was excellent. we dined outside and it was very pleasant. great place. prices reasonable considering the neighborhood.

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L
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice! My husband ordered the seafood stew and was disappointed in his choice as it seemed to be more like a seafood soup.

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MR
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I would classify Pacifica an excellent restaurant. We find it one of the best all around eateries
In the desert.

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j
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have dinner especially if weather permits, sit outside.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Evening started great with attentive servers. We finished our first round of cocktails and waters with our appetizer (the calamari was excellent). Our entrees arrived and we asked the server that delivered our food to send our original server over because we wanted to get another round of drinks to have with our meals. We didn’t see our waiter again until about 3/4 of the way through the meal so we didn’t get to enjoy our drinks (or even some more water) until our last few bites. All in all, it wasn’t a dealbreaker because the food and atmosphere is very good but it’s a simple thing that can improved on.

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B
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice quiet evening. Not very busy for Saturday night. Oysters were amazing as well as our dinner! Servers were attentive.

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h
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable evening; good food and wine.

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RH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy eating at Pacifica. Consistently good food and our server was exceptional!

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b
Palm Springs
114 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious! The seafood platter was just incredible. Also loved the signature sugar-spiced salmon. Had a beautiful table outside, with a gorgeous view. The remodel is beautiful, the service always fantastic... this is always our favorite place to go.

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j
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch with out of town guests and a perfect time

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d
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service. We had the recommended sea bass with coconut rice. Wonderful!!

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l
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have found Pacifica to be consistent in offering excellent quality food. Great seafood and love that there are many options to sample several dishes. (Every main dish is offered in half or full size.) This restaurant is VERY busy during the high desert season. It can get a bit noisy and hectic. When we had an early reservation (5:30 pm) we were not offered the specials of the day. Not sure if that is policy or an oversight of the server who didn't offer an explanation or apologies when asked.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time guest, definitely will be returning. GREAT food with very attentive service. The view from the terrace at Sunset was spectacular, worth the price of dinner alone!!

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J
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Everything was mostly ok except we had a terrible time with the waitress mis-timing food. One of our guests never got her salmon so she asked to cancel the meal. But people kept coming by asking if she wanted her salmon. Then she got the bill for her "happy hour" priced salad and it was mis-priced! She asked the manager to comp her salad which he did and he was very nice and gave her a gift card for another visit.

Just as we were getting ready to leave a food runner came by with a plate of salmon looking to deliver it!

Everyone else had mostly a good experience except another lady in our group had ordered a bowl of clam chowder that also came very late and we had to ask where it was. Definitely an off night for the waitress or something.

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was very good. Loved being able to sit outside and enjoy the view of the mountains and the sunset.

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RI
Palm Springs
69 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pacifica is always a solid place to have a great lunch at a decent price. Gina did a great job taking care of us and the fellas always kept the warm bread/butter coming along with our water glasses topped off. Good food, great service!

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F
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First of all, I don’t give anybody five stars. So for me, a four star rating is a pretty fine restaurant! We really enjoyed our meal there; the service was attentive without being obsequious, the setting was lovely and the food was outstanding. I have the R he stack appetizer and my daughter had the ceviche, and both servings were so generous that we really didn’t have room left for entre. Fortunately, we had a great server who knew more than we did, and she didn’t take her on tree order until after she had brought out the appetizers and we realized an entrée was not going to happen. Both of our appetizers were fantastic, very generously portioned, and beautifully presented. All in all a lovely evening

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ZE
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated an 8 year anniversary. We were treated with nothing but hospitality. Our first visit will now be something we plan on doing for many other occasions.

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KD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from our waiter Andy. Food all came at the same time for our party of 6. Hot and very delicious. Definitely going back.

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d
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant came highly recommended and did not disappoint.

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S
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a nice meal in an outdoor section of the restaurant overlooking the El Paseo shopping street. The food was good, if a little pricey. We have limited experience with seafood restaurants in the Palm Desert area, so we would give Pacifica our qualified recommendation.

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