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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, Palm Desert, CA

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

4.6
4.6
7192 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

7:00 PM


Booked 46 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 7,192 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. CC

    CarolC

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our go to place in Palm Springs! I love the half portions! Braised short ribs and Chilean Sea Bass we're excellent. Enjoy the pineapple upside down cake and ice cream.
  2. a

    anon

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food with very good service. We eat here whenever we are in town and will dine there again next time.
  3. JH

    JenniferH

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute favorite restaurant in Palm Desert! The service was outstanding, the food was incredible, and the view was beautiful. We had a great dinner and enjoyed the tender Beef short rib and salmon and we look forward to next time.
  4. CE

    CEFDinner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of town guest.
  5. T

    Tony

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service by Nicole on the patio. Definitely will return.
  6. E

    Eatoften

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good, our go to place for oysters.
  7. E

    Esco

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food temperature was not hot enough. Our service was wonderful and the food was good but not great.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to enjoy a fine dining experience with a good cocktail menu. My first time having dinner here and we will definitely come back. Friend had the Seabass which she said was one of the best she had ever had. I had the ribeye which had a Bleu cheese rub. It was excellent.
  9. JB

    JulieB

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    First time visit. Went for my husbands birthday after a friend recommended. Our server did his best, but the food was very disappointing. Bland, dry chicken along with what tasted like frozen seafood. Extra long wait times between courses. Apparently don’t know how to staff properly for busy Sat nite. Will not be returning. Can find better for that price elsewhere.
  10. PD

    PDdiner

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was excellent. Great suggestions, attentive but not bothersome and the food was great.
  11. MS

    MikeS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Hi Great service!!!! Great environment!!! The ahi was great, the sauce was not. Recommend stopping the sauce!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience5
    We return drinks twice, presentation and taste was cheap….our waiter was awesome but not impressed at all… we love the table location and our desserts… again, DRINKS WERE BAD!!!! We go restaurants twice a week at least and yours was not our favorite… thank you for the desserts tho… delicious! I don’t think we are going back.
  13. DG

    DesertGeorgiaPeach

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Pacifica has been our favorite desert restaurant for over 13 years. However, our last two visits for dinner were a complete disappointment. The food quality is not the same even with the increased prices. It seems obvious to us that the cooks are not the same as pre-covid. The most outstanding difference in our experience now is the poor service from the wait staff. We miss the old crew that qualified as professional. What a surprise to see so few diners on a Friday night.
  14. M

    Marie

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent as always! Everything was prepared with care and our server could not have been more gracious and attentive.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy the quality of service ( Nicole was accommodating and warm ) , food is always fresh and prepared perfectly . Thank you
  16. H

    Hunger

    Portland

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Reception was terrible and though practically empty at 5:30 we were placed at a small table for two with one facing the wall!! Told we couldn’t move to a four place table. Later other twos were seated near us at table for four! Won’t return for long time, normally every two weeks.
  17. SA

    ScottA

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food as always and the staff was very attentive. We dined early and would have enjoyed a little cozier table. Lots of turnover in our immediate location and close to the bar so a bit noisy.
  18. J

    Jamesa

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary and the food was great…chilean sea bass is outstanding and the fish stew was also very good. They also serve the best lemon drop ever … unfortunately they wouldn’t reveal the ingredients!
  19. SB

    SiBonFans

    Palm Springs

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food the service the ambience everything was absolutely perfect shuffle Luis is the absolute best in the valley
  20. DK

    DennisK

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    There were 3 of us at dinner last night. 2 ordered the lesser portion meals. They found them more than ample. I had the shrimp Loui. It was fabulous and very generous. The date appetizer was the best I've ever had. We shared 6 dates, but I could have eaten all 6 of them myself. We will definitely return.
  21. G

    Gary

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Bar waiters and service was 5+, our dinner waiter was not attentive and slow to bring things when requested. Resturant will remain one of our favotites in the Desert!
  22. FP

    FredPSHome

    Los Angeles

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The seafood here is always top notch. We had our usual Seafood Stew (Cioppini) which was excellent as usual. The special octopus was incredible! The service was even better than usual this last time as the server was particularly attentive and knowledgeable. If possible, eat outside, as the inside can be a little noisy, and the outside has wonderful views and ambiance. It is not inexpensive, but it is worth the price.
  23. GD

    GourmetDiva

    Palm Springs

    68 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We have dined at Pacifica for many years. This was the worst experience we have ever had. Food was terrible and our server could have cared less if we were even there. We will never go back. Such a shame. It has been one of our favorite restaurants in the desert.
  24. CA

    CraigA

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very pleasant birthday dinner. Great food, atmosphere was relaxed and mellow. We love this restaurant!!
  25. MV

    MaggieV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The dinner and staff were absolutely wonderful; my only complaint is a family of four allowed their young son to stand on the chair the entire dinner. I know I'm old, but I don't agree with that!
  26. SR

    ScottR

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always terrific!
  27. JP

    JPLsreview

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific food great cocktails pleasant service. The seafood stew was excellent. Portions generous.
  28. ML

    MickeyLikesIt

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was all great and menu and wine list provided lots of great choices. I also particularly liked the availability of 1/2 portions—very helpful for those with dietary restrictions and travelers that cannot take home leftovers.
  29. NM

    NancyM

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection!
  30. N

    Nora

    Las Vegas

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and view was excellent … the 1/2 price on wine bottles made it special overall… the bottle of Caymus was extra nice at half price.
  31. J

    Judith

    Palm Springs

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have come to Pacifica for years. The food is consistently good and their Sunset Dinners are a great value. We received a nice complimentary dessert because we were celebrating an anniversary. Overall, very good.
  32. D

    Dickm

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service outstanding. Outdoor dining particularly attractive
  33. B

    Bill

    Denver

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is good. Service is steady. Good place for a special occasion.
  34. LB

    LindaB

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Introduce new desert clients, now lifetime friends to the desert! Had to take them to my favorite restaurant in the valley and as always, didn’t disappoint ❤️
  35. MG

    MicheleG

    Palm Springs

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shannon and entire staff was great!
  36. M

    Martay

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was not special, especially for the price.
  37. ST

    STOZI2015

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Disappointed. Saw so many positive reviews. Heard the seafood was flown in, but it wasn't that fresh, it was okay, not super fresh. Said King Salmon on website but it was Atlantic :-( Salmon. If the food were awesome it would be worth it. Sitting outside with the view is awesome. I was excited to have King Salmon... so food quality was a bummer.
  38. JJ

    JJMILLER

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoyed eating at this wonderful establishment.
  39. DG

    DanG

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sea bass outstanding. Mahi very good. Like that you can get half servings
  40. LB

    LarryB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood and service even in the desert.

FAQs

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 7192 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 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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