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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, Palm Desert, CA

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

4.6
4.6
7109 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 25 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 674-8666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luis Zamora

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Tracy Sellin: (760) 674-8666

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Cross street

    San Pablo

  • Parking details

    Two story parking facility available at the rear of restaurant, off of San Pablo. There is street parking also available on El Paseo.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,109 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food and service I’ve experienced in the city.
  2. C

    Chas

    Palm Springs

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were celebrating my wife’s friend’s birthday. Good food, atmosphere and service. Would recommend Pacifica for your next special outing 👍
  3. SR

    ScottR

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always perfection!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    As always food is excellent and the servers are attentive and profitable. If possible diners should ask to be seated as far away from the bar as possible. Noise from bar patrons can be annoying
  5. J

    Jess

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I chose to dine here for our 2nd wedding anniversary, and it was a great choice! We chose to sit outside on the patio, despite the heat, and we were happy. The wait staff was great, they even had some workers come out and put fans on us which was very considerate and helpful. The food was fantastic. I got the seared rare ahi and my husband got the mahi mahi - both were great choices! They also gave a free dessert for our anniversary. It was a great experience. We left with full bellies and would definitely come back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! Service was amazing!!
  7. GT

    GaryT

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pacifica ALWAYS meets the moment. The food is consistently terrific and the service is ALWAYS exceptional. Last night, our table host was Cheyenne and I don't think we've ever had such an amazing "caretaker" in any restaurant we've visited over the years. Thank you, Cheyenne (and the rest of the Pacifica team, of course) for yet another superb and memorable dining experience!
  8. DF

    DebbieFan

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was perfection. Drinks were good. Service was ok, our gal had many tables to serve.
  9. W

    Waveryder

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service great food.
  11. C

    Cricket

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a wonderful dining experience! Even the bread is special! Service food and ambiance always special!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  13. MR

    MarkR

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food is decent. Not incredible. Some odd ideas for recipes but consistent with California. Ambience is nice.
  14. 4

    47years

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cesar salad was below par. But seared tuna and seafood stew were excellent. We asked for a "good table" because it was our anniversary, yet the hostess wanted to seat us in the corner, with one of us with our backs to the room. I had to insist on another table. Service was excellent, as always. Very nice anniversary ice cream cake was generous and thoughtful.
  15. SM

    SoloMermaid

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food was exceptional. I had the lobster and hub had the sea bass. Both excellent!
  16. DS

    DavidS

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great night! Good food and service! Too hot to eat outside but when the weather is nice the view from the patio is outstanding!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience an excellent service from server
  18. TE

    TomE

    Palm Springs

    108 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We hadn't eaten here since before the pandemic. Food is still excellent. I wonder if they are struggling to get staff, since our server seemed pretty frazzled (she did a good job though). My wife had a huge ribeye steak (it will be another meal for us). I had the sea bass which was a wonderful presentation. Unfortunately, our after dinner coffee was barely lukewarm which left us a little cool, too.
  19. EC

    EdwardC

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    With dining currently inside, a table away from the bar area is recommended.
  20. d

    dennis

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food as usual. The wine is great value on Tuesdays.
  21. C

    Cully

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were very special, including the endless excellent warm real sourdough French bread. Our bottle of wine drew raves from our group.
  22. NS

    NanetteS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Don’t know what was going on but when we walked in there was a burnt rubber smell snd it lasted the entire meal.
  23. DB

    DonaldB

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. All in our party of 4 were very happy.
  24. DB

    DouglasB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was wonderful. He was very helpful with the menu selection especially the wine. The food was excellent. We will definitely dine there again.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We made sure to indicate on our reservation and when we sat down that we were there to celebrate a birthday. We were told that they would bring out a birthday ice cream pie for the person whose birthday it was… they did not. Then we mentioned it when we were done with our meal, our server said they would get it, again nothing. Also, the food was very overpriced for extremely small portions. Unfortunately it was not the birthday celebration we were hoping for.
  26. R

    carolR

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our evening! The salmon, mussels and shrimp pasta were delicious. The Caesar salad was a little watery, but easliy fixed with extra dressing. Loved the fresh anchovy. I would love to go back when it is not so hot to sit on the lovely patio. The interior has a nice ambience too with candles and white table cloths.
  27. DS

    DianaS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    We were celebrating a birthday party and noted this on our reservation. It would have been nice to have had our celebration recognised by host or waiter. Food was amazing, service was sweet but lacking for a 5 star restaurant.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food , service and ambiance are always reliable . Sam was friendly, attentive and accommodating
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always
  30. LM

    Lucky4ME

    Los Angeles

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We came for the Sunset/early bird special which was a great value. You get quick and really tasty entrees for a fraction of the full price. It's a really comfortable place and we highly recommend. There is plenty of free parking in the structure behind the restaurant, so that should make life easy.
  31. N

    Nancy

    Palm Springs

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and great service here. Love their half portions! Makes so much sense!
  32. TM

    TammiM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The meal and service were outstanding! We had the salmon and sea bass ... both of which I recommend.
  33. S

    Steve

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a fabulous time here celebrating my wife’s birthday. The food is exceptional and the decor is breathtaking. The artwork and lighting is amazing.
  34. LM

    LoveMyYums

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, great ambiance, wonderful menu and awesome waitstaff help to make the experience a 10+!
  35. m

    michaelb

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was okay, had the the sea bass and found it to be middle of the road in flavour. Priced a bit high for what you got
  36. MW

    MichaelW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I booked the reservation through "OpenTable." I was supposed to get an outside table. The misters were not on and it was 114 degrees, so we ate inside. Also, it was my wife's birthday and I had requested that they acknowledge it. That was never done. The food is good, however, minimal for the price. Probably will not eat there again.
  37. SI

    SIJL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    A Seafood restaurant that doesn’t offer Scallops!! I’ve had better food almost everywhere else!!
  38. JR

    JasonR

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ll we arrived to celebrate my wife’s B-Day and it seemed that there A/C, was not working and when it’s 113 degrees outside it wasn’t a good situation but they then sat us in the bar area where it was cooler, the food was amazing as usual and the service was outstanding, one of our favorite places in ElPaseo.
  39. KH

    KathyH

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  40. HH

    HelenH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    This place has gone downhill in a big way! What used to be a great night out with wonderful tasting food that was plated beautifully has made a complete 180. The service was rushed to seat the next table. The food was under par, my husband had the ahi entree, a lump of rice with tuna and carrots poorly presented. My mashed potato was very over salted. Overall disappointing compared to past meals here. On a positive note, the calamari was delicious although all 4 entrees did not meet expectations compared to last experience.

FAQs

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 7109 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

73505 El Paseo, Suite F-2608, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Additional information

  • Cross street

    San Pablo

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Two story parking facility available at the rear of restaurant, off of San Pablo. There is street parking also available on El Paseo.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luis Zamora

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 674-8666

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Tracy Sellin: (760) 674-8666

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