Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

4.6
4024 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
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.
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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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Daily 8:30PM - 11:30PM

What 4024 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious as always! The seafood platter is just spectacular. We always love the seafood here, but decided to try the filet and ribeye, and both were delicious. And the martinis are fabulous! Just a great spot -- fun atmosphere and wonderful food.

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MS
5.0Dined 6 days ago

We have been hear many times and I would highly recommend the Sea Bass. It is amazingly moist and fresh. Every time we have had fish we have been more than pleased. Just one thought the food comes out quicker than we like. If you would prefer to dine I would ask the waiter hold putting in the main course order until you have finished your appetizer and salad.

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R
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food was great and staff were attentive. Open Table has this rated as $ but it should be $$.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Arrived early for our reservation and was able to be seated as the bar was full we chose to go to our table.. Ordered ceviche which was good, just did not care for the lettuce added to dish. Our meals - salmon and swordfish were excellent and cooked perfectly.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Friends getaway

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CR
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Best Caesar salad in the desert! Multagwanny soup is awesome!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

It was a delicious meal with great and helpful service!

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ME
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Was very nice and thoughtful. They took into consideration that it was my anniversary. I got a ice cream cake with a candle wasn't expecting that. I ordered oyster and didn't like them they brought me out scallops to make up for it. Recommended for anybody. It's pricey but worth it.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

It was our anniversary and we reserved a table with friends. We normally would stay in the bar and enjoy the Happy Hour menu, however, this was a special evening. Pacifica has a great outdoor venue but it was a bit to warm so we stayed indoors. Service was very good, and our meals were great. My wife had her favorite Fish Stew and I had the Braised Short Ribs. Our guests really liked the Baked Oysters and Pacifica's own Sugar-Spiced Salmon.

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JS
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The sugar spiced salmon never disappoints!

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TE
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Wonderful dinner. My wife had the half portion of the seabass which she loved. I had the seafood stew which was excellent. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. Not an inexpensive dinner, but worth the price for a nice night out.

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HO
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Looking for a place for a good meal on a very hot day! Lot's of place in the Desert are closed this time of year. Pacifica is open year round, and for good reason. The locals support them because they have excellent food at fair prices. Fun place. We had the bar special which was a list of half-size entrees. Perfect for a hot day! We had a great meal and a great time, as always!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

4th of July always great service whenever

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OT
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great night. Enjoyed our wine and cocktails. Waiter was perfect. Made a few suggestions that did not disappoint. First time there and will definately put on our short list of favorite spots.

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AM
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The food is solid. Great for a happy hour. Stand outs would be fish tacos/ clam chowder/ salmon/ the lobster was a disappointment. Dry.. not very good. Service was great. Sunday happy hour all night ...great to try lots of things. Dinner...so so for the quality.

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G
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Family get together. Good food. Nice ambiance.

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K
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great spot for good seafood, outdoor dining overlooking ElPaseo, good drinks and good service, always a good night at Pacifica.

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OT
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We were on a girls trip celebrating 4 girlfriends birthdays. When we got there the restaurant was not crowded and the crammed us on this round table by a wall and in the isle. I told them we were not sitting at that table and they moved us to a better table. The server was good. Unfortunately the food wasn’t. I think almost all of us hated our sides! They were terrible. They did remove the side off our bill, and gave us a free dessert.

I was the one who raves about the last time I was there for dinner and how good it was but not the case this time.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food, fast and friendly service.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food and service are outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

i've been a regular customer at pacific for at least ten years and it has always been good but the food and service was exceptional this past friday night. i used to have dinner at pacifica 2-3 times a week but only occasionally the past year and now that will change! my wife and i will be a regular customer again by eating dinner there at least twice a week.

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BC
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Pacifica Seafood was a great experience. We had appetizers like shrimp cocktail, chilled lobster tail, oysters and baked scallops. More than enough food and fantastic bread.

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K
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Excellent meal. Always come away completely satisfied with the food, staff and management.

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BF
4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Always a great dining experience.
Especially love the Chilean sea bass.

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G
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Best seafood around for hundreds of miles!

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K
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

My husbands Birthday. Went with a neighbor.
Great meal. Super service with Steve our waiter and Managers were very attentive

Elynn

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OT
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

The moment we sat down the hostess greeted us with a smile and asked if we had reservations which we did and we chose to sit outside. Nice view....Matt was our server and he was amazing. He cracked a little joke when he first approcahed us, he made sure we were comfortable and he checked on us frequently. I love that he checked on us because we were the only ones outside eating. Great customer service from the the moment we stepped in. Another guy's was great with making sure our water stayed filled. Excellent service, great place. Food was amazing and we cleaned our plates 😊 I had the braised beef short ribs mmmmmm and my friend had the sugar spice salmon plate. We were both in heaven. The drinks were well made as well. Thank you for an amazing dinner and night.

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SG
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Lovely outdoor dining. Wonderfuul bread, chilled wedge and tomato and mozzarella with arugula drizzled with balsamic.
Great idea for half portion entrees. Excellent sea bass and short ribs dinners.
Nice touch a complimentary ice cream cake dessert for our anniversary.
Romantic setting but I’m sure in season it would be extremely busy.

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KP
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Excellent seafood. One of the best things is the half sized entrees.

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RP
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Excellent food and drinks. Macadamia Ice Cream Pie dessert is a must!

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TO
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Great night to dine out on the patio and Matt's service was extremely attentive and enjoyable.

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C
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful dining experience at Pacifica on Father’s Day. This is my favorite restaurant when I visit Palm Desert and I love the food and service. The auger spiced salmon is my favorite menu item.

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C
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great seafood! Great service! Celebrated birthday and were very nice and brought desert! Yummy

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We were celebrating 2 birthdays. There were 5 of us. We. All had different entree’s. Food was served hot and very good. Service on the other hand was not. Our waiter all but disappeared after we were served. He never asked if we interested in dessert and I had to request our check 15 minutes after our plates were cleared Certainly not what we’re to at Pacifica.

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SH
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Our Server, Andy, was outstanding! Drinks and food never disappoint!

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T
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

This is without a doubt one of our very favorite restaurants in the desert. The food is excellent. Something for everyone on this menu. The waitstaff is extremely considerate, attentive and thorough. The views are spectacular. Only a handful of other places where this Valley where you can see All at a reasonable price. The bar scene there at happy hour is lots of fun. Great cocktails and apps. Make it a stop if your visiting for sure!

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T
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Our waiter Eric was wonderful and extremely attentive, he had a very large section of tables to serve

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BU
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We were greeted & seated right away. Great food! Good service. Seafood was fresh and presented well. Very generous with the Tiramisu! We will be back again!

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RB
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We had a group of 8 and we were very surprised and pleased that they gave us a private room. The ambiance was obviously great and so was the food.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

There were 8 of us and we had a fabulous time. Our waitress was outstanding and the food was to die for

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