Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

4.7
5779 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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vipRalphW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed and we were not told until we arrived. Person who was there was somewhat rude and said we were called which was false. Very displeased.

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LesleyS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pacifica is always my go to restaurant for amazing and creative seafood. Ever dish is prepared well and has that extra surprise flavor. The patio which was erected pre COVID is well thought out and you feel safe dining out.

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Lottepotta66
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent. We had a incredible nice waiter named Sam. He tried so hard to make us happy. My only complaint was when I when I tried to make a reservation for 5 on open table I could only do 4 so I had to call in to modify it and the lady that answered the phone was extremely unpleasant and unfriendly. I think she must have been having a bad day I feel like it should not reflect to her clients on the phone. But as soon as we met Sam our great waiter he made up for the terrible lady on the phone. I highly recommend this restaurant the food quality that the chef’s prepared for us was a 10!

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vipjmwdo
Oklahoma City
63 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special place for dinner. Sugar spiced salmon so good!

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BarryS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here, Summer or Winter. Food is consistently good.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, and intimate atmosphere. They have trully conquered the covid outside eating safety protocols without losing any class...

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Bilbets
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pacifica has now moved to the very top of our "go-to" restaurant list in the Coachella Valley.

Magnifecrnt setting.
Quality food.
Impressive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, food and service. Covid -19 protocols well done.

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barbaraf
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the best dinner we have had in a long time! My seabass was like butter, my husband got the rib eye and daughter and her boyfriend got the shrimp scampi and the seabass. We all loved it! Had salads and a wonderful chocolate desert that was to die for!! Thanks for making our thanksgiving feel special and we felt very safe with the outdoor dining!

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vipJennaA
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First of all, restaurant is super packed and crowded. I am not sure how safe it is nowadays. The food was OK, we definitely had higher expectations for the price. We ordered baked scallops, which were fine, swordfish was WAY overcooked, my son had pasta scampi, which was overly creamy, everything was soaked in the heavy creamy sauce. I don't recommend any of these. My husband liked his chicken breast meal. Overall the restaurant is OK, service is good, not worth the price.

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vipWilliamD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Requested a cabana was told none available, we were there for 2 hours and 3 of 4 cabanas sat empty, asked the manager, he said people reserve them a month or so in advance and then do not show up. Overall the food was good and service was very good.

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RestoCritique
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever my wife and I go on a vacation, we make it a point to go on a date night and we always try to choose a place that has a nice romantic Ambience. This place was really nice with just the right amount of lighting. Around this time of year it's a bit chilly outside however they had heaters in the temperature was just right. We both had the lobster which tasted really good. We would definitely go back again

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ElissaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food and attentive customer service. excellent dining experience

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MarieK
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Turkey Ever
Service was top notch
The apple strudel and ice cream was enough for two
The afternoon was a Five Star Experience and let us forget the pandemic for a little while

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant really does a nice job of making a special occasion special!

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MaryB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and service was excellent. Will be returning again soon.

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vipRonS
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, with ample outdoor seating. Staff appeared to follow safety protocols in place. The hostess was welcoming and friendly. Our server, Stefany, was a delight and attentive. The support team did their jobs well. Food was tasty and we had an enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service that was friendly, professional and prompt. The food - well, each person said their entree was the best salmon, scallops and fish we had ever had. They also do a great job of separating everyone so we felt safe. Will definitely be back soon!!!

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DebbieH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place especially the sunset dinners always good to exceptional

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vipCheryl
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I live in the Bay Area and I usually visit Palm Desert at least once a year. I eat at Pacifica most times I’m in the area. I came early to order their Sunset Menu, but they overcooked and burnt my Sugar Spiced Salmon. It took a half an hour for me to receive my entree. Although my food was a miss and the amount of time it took to get it, my food server gave me good service.

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LeucadiaFoodies
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were outdoors, under the stars, well separated from other tables with a fantastic server and excellent food. Great night out in Covid times. Not all tables were truly open air, so if it matters to you, call ahead to request it. They won’t guarantee the table, but they delivered for us!

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vipEmerald
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner on.the patio. Had the braised short rib and crab Louie, delicious! Service was great too!

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SusanB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will be back when we are in town! Thank you for a great dining experience!

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SHERLYV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely go back. I loved everything. Can't describe more than that.

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Wamo
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant 👌

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MicheleO
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance; tables spaces appropriately apart!

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WilmaF
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers were
Delicious and portions were plentiful our balcony seat with the view was outstanding. The scallops were a little pricey, but overall for the experience was great. Professional and elegant service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service and food was amazing. I had the special that evening which was diver scallops with asparagus and risotto. It was prepared to perfection! My husband ordered the Chilean sea bass which was equally delicious. Our server was delightful and attentive. Pacifica is our favorite restaurant in Palm Desert, hands down. Highly recommend!

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Egrant
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We know that if we go to Pacifica, we will be pleased. It is consistency good. Our waiter, David, was great...attentive, but not hovering. We had the sunset dinners, and the value can't be beat. Food was tasty, cocktail was delicious (Pineapple Lemon Drop), and wine was wonderful. We will be back!

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vipRickB
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setting. Food and sevice excellant.

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Mare
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table 805 (for 2), back patio w Nicole is a great experience. Sea bass and swordfish ordered, to perfection. Appreciate the half entree option, plenty of food!

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vipOsugradinca
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening and dinner!!!

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KrissyReviewsOT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Safe measures taken for COVID. Very attentive staff!

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vipDONALD
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good experence I highly recommend it VERY GOOD FOOD

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vipKimB
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent. We sat on the patio next to the railing where we had a fun view of El Paseo. Seating arrangements were very comfortable and the atmosphere was fun and relaxing. We enjoyed the shrimp scampi, crab Louie and the sea bass and all were delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant to gather with family and friends.

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vipKenzieT
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely food and really appreciate offering both smaller and larger portions. Quick, friendly service. Only one complaint. We expected to be outside on the deck, but were seated inside a plastic sheeted area on part of the deck. It felt like being inside and that made us uncomfortable during this pandemic. Two of our party of four were on the side of the table at the edge of the plastic wall, so they had more open air but their chairs backed onto the main walkway so many patrons and staff walked directly behind them all mealtime. We are Pacifica regulars but will not be back during Covid-19 unless we could be guaranteed to sit properly outside.

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vipGAannivcouple
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely night - comfortable outside dining. Half-price wine and sunset dinner special make it a special meal at a good value.

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date nite place to eat. All the food servers, cocktail staff treated us like we owned the place . Oh, ! Yes, food and drinks were great.

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LesleyS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most enjoyable evening. Everything was perfect.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. I only wish they would open for lunch again.

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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 5779 OpenTable diners.

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.pacificaseafoodrestaurant.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.