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About Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
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.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Seafood, American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:30 to 3pm
Bar opens at 3pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Calamari appetizer when it arrived at the table was barely warm...ahi entree came with cold rice...mako shark entree was overcooked and dry...desert fudge cake with a single scoop of ice cream? Waiting time for food excessive given the fact this was not a busy night...
Pacifica used to be great, but they have gone way down hill over the past few years.
Oysters were uneatable, cream sauce tasted like mayonnaise straight out of a jar.
The kitchen had no steak available at 1:00pm on a Sunday in high season.
Tuna was slimy and old.
And with only a party of three, two of which did not even order meals. The bill was still over a hundred bucks.
We recently spent a week in Palm Desert on a golf trip and tried this restaurant one night. We liked it so much we went back two days later! I had the Sautéed Atlantic Diver Sea Scallops the first night and the Pan Seared Chilean Seabass the next night and both were excellent. The Baked Scallops on the 1/2 Shell appetizer is also really good. The restaurant is quiet, so it is easy to talk with your friends, and the service is excellent, no complaints at all.
First time here and we were impressed. We were seated earlier than our reservation and the specialty drinks were interesting and tasty. Very wide choice of food (something for everyone) and was delivered in a timely fashion and delicious. We don't get to Palm Desert often but will recommend this establishment to our friends.
Our server Nellie(Amanda) was delightful and added to the birthday celebration dinner.
We have been to Pacifica several times and the food is consistently excellent. We ordered the half order lobster tail. It was wonderful, as was the salad and the bread pudding. This is now our favorite restaurant in the desert. Looking forward to our next visit. The cocktails were also great!
Our post Thanksgiving family reunion at Pacifica was great. Our server, Jay, was so friendly and fun to talk with while we were ordering drinks and dinner. She gave everyone great suggestions and made the evening with family so much more enjoyable. The seatting out in the patio that night was awesome as the near full moon was rising in a clear night. Couldn't have been better!! Everything came out perfectly prepared and nicely plated.
The food was great the service was even better! Our server Irvin was excellent if you can get in his section do it! We are from the Bay Area and unfamiliar with the menu he recommended delicious entrees and dessert and wine to pair with our meal. He was very attentive and on point throughout our meal. Service in my opinion is more important than the food at pacifica both were excellent.
My Uber driver recommended the restaurant when I asked her which local restaurant she would choose if for her Last Meal, and she immediately said, ‘Pacifica Seafood Restaurant.’ Expectations we’re high, but service was higher; great servers, busters and bartenders. Food and beverage were spot-on! A small challenge to find (it’s in the second floor of the shopping center), but worth the trouble!
My friend and I went for Thanksgiving dinner and we were seated on the patio which was lovely but it got dark and was difficult to see so my friend asked if something could be done....like a candle for the table..... But instead the manager decided to move us inside and my friend was unhappy about that and there were some sharp words exchanged. Shortly after that the manager came back, apologized and comp’d our meals.
I ordered the Sea Bass and it was lovely. Pacifica has always been a favorite of mine and will continue to be.
We requested outside seating, but were told alll the outdoor tables were booked. It was a lie; tables that were empty when we got there, were still empty when we left an hour later. It was an okay meal, but the service was arrogant so we won't go back. BIG DISAPPOINTMENT.
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