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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.

73505 El Paseo, Suite F-2608
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
San Pablo

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(760) 674-8666

Website:
http://www.pacificaseafoodrestaurant.com/

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.

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

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Savor a special a la carte menu full of Pacifica favorites and holiday classics. 2-9pm

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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.

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (91)
Special Occasion (80)
Good for a Date (77)
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Fit for Foodies (62)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Happy Hour (47)
Casual (46)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Bar Seating (43)
Scenic View (42)
Handcrafted Cocktails (39)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Romantic (38)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Good for Groups (36)
Notable Wine List (35)
Fun (33)
Worth the Drive (32)
Business Meals (29)
Healthy (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Great for Lunch (26)
Hot Spot (23)
Cozy (22)
People Watching (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Seasonal (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Had extremely good seafood meal and the restaurant listened well and catered to my partner's special dietary needs. Both waitress and Manger checked we were satisfied. Would certainly go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

A great place to meet friends for lunch. We sat on the patio, everyone was pleased with what they ordered and the service was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

First class in every respect. Excellent food with a varied menu. Wonderful atmosphere with stunning views of Palm Springs. Very attentive but unobtrusive wait staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.
Bummer.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Impeccable service, great wine selection and menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Deco was tired and old and upon entering restaurant it smelled like it needed cleaned

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was good but not worthy the price. The ahi tuna was bland. People around me who tasted other dishes were also saying just "ok" for their dishes. Was expecting more based on reviews and pictures.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Perfect place for a date! Hit happy hour at the bar then grab a table and dine. Great atmosphere, food & staff. The Chilean Sea Bass was to die for!!!!

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Dinner visit was enjoyable. Food was good. Waiter was efficient.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Every year when we come to the desert Pacifica Seafood is on our list. It never disappoints. The Tuesday night wine sale is fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Nothing but good things to say about this restaurant!

Great food and drinks. Some nice choice options. Nice wine and drink menu.

Excellent service!!!

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Casual, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very nice and enjoyable Sunday lunch---quiet. Service was especially good. Food was tasty, portion was smaller than expected.

Overall---a fun time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food is always great. We really appreciate the 1/2 meal option.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a nice dinner and food was very good. The service was particularly good. They have a nice outdoor patio and an overall nice ambiance. Also a nice bar and cocktail lounge.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food. Love the half entree plates. More than enough food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Love this place. Always great food, our only 'complaint' is invariably people with way too much perfume come in and overwhelm the experience.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was excellent as always. Our server, Sam, was wonderful.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always nice to eat at Pacifica. Love the new menu with lots of healthy options. Can’t beat half price wine either.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Another great meal at Pacifica. And on a Tuesday, which means a great bottle of wine at 50% off.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Delicious food reasonably priced. Great ambience and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great location and view.. Service was impeccable and food was very tasty. If you are looking for a great restaurant on El Paseo this is your restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Business Meals, Cozy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was OK. Service only OK

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Another wonderful visit with Pacifica Seafood Rest. On this occasion, over SERVER was especially noteworthy. So FRIENDLY, genuinely kind, and attentivie.
We cant wait to come back again. Thanks, Bob, Lon , and John

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Healthy, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food as usual and attentive servers, especially on a crowded Thanksgiving day.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

4 of us had the Prix Fix Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was fantastic.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner there, it was our first visit to this restaurant. The food, wine and service were excellent. Great table on the deck with a beautiful sunset. We will be back to try the seafood, since we opted for the turkey that night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

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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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanks giving dinner. EVERY year

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I enjoyed a surf and turf. Both the steak and shrimp were very good. Nice outdoor seating area available.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Took out of town guests for dinner. Always great food and comfortable place.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Ahi Tartar, Scallops, and Scallops on the half shell. All to die for........ but the Tiramisu was the best we’ve ever had.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Started off with a hitch but ended up enjoyable meal out. Will return on future visit to PD.
Two adults, two preteen boys. Promptly seated in the back of the dining room. Vibrant interior and lively room of diners. Bus Person was right on with water and a greeting. Then we sat, and sat what seemed like 10 min My pet peeve on at least not being acknowledged and drinks started. I saw a manager approach so questions whether we had been forgotten. This moment turned around the evening for a positive outcome. Apologized for the oversight, took drink order, brought us complimentary order of calamari, and introduced us to a wonderful server who took the evening from there. Loved the half portion options for the young teens present, scallop entree for me, and special that night for the other adult. Fresh w/ excellent presentation Salads great. Couple of wines by the glass. Broad vodka selection they pride in. Skipped dessert. Salvaged, and ended on high note. We'll be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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