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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine's Day in style, and in good company! We will be offering an a la carte menu where every entree selection comes with a soup or salad. Choose from dishes like fresh seafood, Filet Mignon and even lobster!

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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (107)
Good for a Date (91)
Special Occasion (87)
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Fit for Foodies (69)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Casual (52)
Scenic View (50)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Romantic (48)
Happy Hour (44)
Good for Groups (44)
Quiet Conversation (42)
Notable Wine List (42)
Bar Seating (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (39)
Worth the Drive (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Fun (32)
Healthy (32)
Business Meals (29)
Hot Spot (28)
Great for Lunch (28)
Cozy (22)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
People Watching (19)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Seasonal (15)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Organic (4)
Great Beer (3)
Vegan (3)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food. Very nice choices

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 3 days ago

Pacifica is great! We enjoyed the happy hour at the bar before a lovely dinner with another couple. Service was great all around - waitress was training but the oversight waitress was super. All good - we'll be back!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious lunch. The food is always well prepared, beautiful presentation and delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, good location, and the service was great. Order the prawns they were fabulous!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Very disappointed in the food and the table we were given was in the far corner of the outside patio.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Pacifica Seafood has been one of our favorite restaurants, the food is usually exceptional.
However, 01-14 was so disappointing. The server told us that the menu was new and was being adjusted. The signature Seabass was not well liked by my foodie son, "mushy, the sauces in conflict, not the usual wonderful dish".
I was disappointed, the Swordfish was off the menu, I look forward to it at Pacifica, prepared like no other at Pacifica, so beautiful. The sides available did not appeal, nor did other available fish selection.
I had a wedge salad and asparagus ( it was not on the menu, the server knew it was available)
Our server was excellent, an absolute professional.
Please advise, we would love to return when the menu is altered.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been going to this restaurant for a number of years. It is one of our favorites in the Desert. Usually the food is very good. The last dinner was very good, except for the Caesar salads. They were very salty, and had a strong (too strong) taste of anchovies. The server brought my wife a substitute bowl of chowder, which she liked. The service was very good.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Romantic
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

3rd visit for us but 1st for group of friends. Everyone pleased with their meals. Our waiter Mathew was fun and accomodating

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

We always come here when in town. It is consistently fabulous! The specialty drinks did not disappoint! Next, we had Crab cakes, stuffed dates
as our appetizers and we were off to a yummy start! All of our entrees were scrumptious, fresh and seasoned perfectly. I loved being able to get a small portion of the sea bass. Perfect size for me! It was just mouth watering lay addictive! The sauce was light and very good . My daughter in law is a scallop lover and she said hers were the best she had ever tasted. My husband ordered the mustard catfish and described it as absolutely delicious! Chrispy, light crust and delicate, while flaky fish. The desserts were sinfully delightful, too! We will return again before we head back to Denver this week!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a great meal, service, and experience at Pacifica!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food , seating a little too crowded

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food here NEVER disappoints! Been dozens of times and always consistent. LOVE the scallops appetizer served on the shell … something I just started eating. The sea bass preparation is the MOST wonderful entree - but it’s ALL good!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We are in Palm Springs to celebrate our anniversary and was looking for a restaurant to celebrate the “eve” of our celebration. We loved the El Paseo area and thought we would give Pacifica a shot... well, it didn’t disappoint!

We sat outside under the lights, had a fabulous meal and exceptional service. The seafood platter was amazing (we shared it as our dinner), the ahi tuna is a must and grandma definitely knows how to make molten lava chocolate cake (enough for three to share).

I highly recommend Pacifica and will definitely return in the future. Thank you for a fabulous evening!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had the sunset dinner (2 courses for $21) — was fantastic!!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The experience was good, both food and service but should have been better. The down note was the server range up one of our entrees at $2.00 higher than on the menu. It is always a surprise that what comes out on the ticket from the cash register does not match the menu. Is that the server's fault our the restaurant's?

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Lovely lunch with good friends on an unusually cool day in the desert. Our hostess sat us on the patio under a "tent" with our own heater so we could enjoy the view. The food was delicious and the portions generous for lunch. I had their signature cocktail which I believe was called Pacific Breeze and it was light and very tasty. Our wait person was very friendly and helpful without being overbearing. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Whenever we're in the desert we try our best to visit Pacifica. Everything about our dinner there was super. I had the sea bass - prepared perfectly. Something new on the menu is the availability of half-portions for almost every entree. I had the half-portion which was just right for me. My husband had a new item on the menu: scallops, shrimp, and sun-dried tomatoes with octopus ink pasta - what a great combination of flavors. I should mention another treat on Tuesdays at Pacifica - all wine bottles are 1/2 price. That encouraged us to order a more expensive wine than we normally would have. The Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc was a perfect accompaniment to a very special dinner. Also, the service was fantastic as usual.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Das Pacifica hat eine hervorragende Küche. Frischer Fisch und kreative, sehr gut abgeschmeckte Speisen. Leider ist de Service nicht auf dem Niveau der Küche. Wir haben Starter, Entree und Main course bestellt. Starter und Entree wurden zusammen serviert. Ein unentschuldbarer Fauxpas!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Foods are great but employees are quite busy. It takes time. Deserts are must!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Birthday. In general everything was as we have previously experienced. Except it appeared that the kitchen got backed up and we felt that our wait for food was too long.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We come to Palm Desert every winter and have always like Pacifica. However this time we found a noticeable decline in the quality and presentation of the food. My wife is glutten and dairy free and ordered the scllops. She was brought 2 scallops and a few cauliflower pieces that were cold. Towards the end of the meal they brought her some brussel sprouts, after complaining. We wont be coming back.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very enjoyable meal. Nice dining room with open area for view. Friendly waiter and food was quite good. Nice selection on menu. Fairly expensive, but enjoyed the experience

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great time and my mom had an awesome birthday dinner

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We had a wonderful birthday dinner. Delicious drinks, wonderful fish and GREAT service. And, a spectacular "birthday dessert."

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Have been many times to Pacifica and never disappoints!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 1, 2018

As expected.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Pacifica on New Years eve as a party of six. We chose this restaurant because of the fabulous seafood menu. We were very excited to try many of the dishes. It was a bit of a disappointment to find out that it was a price fix menu for NYE as we were counting on the full menu. We were NOT advised at anytime that the menu would be limited to a select few items. As well, our reservation was for 7:30 and we were told upon our arrival that they were closing at 9:30 pm. We were not advised if this either. While the service we had (Eduardo) was exceptional, her is really good....we felt rushed and not happy with all of our dinners. Perhaps in future NYE or special nights, OPEN table could advise its patrons of this type of information. We would have saved Pacifica for a different day. too bad

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Years Eve. We had the best waitress. We sat out side with heaters. The prefix choices were awesome. We will go back. Great fun. Great food. Thank you

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We picked Pacifica for New Years Eve dinner because there was no prix fix menu listed on the website and we could get in. Well, now I know why it was easy to get into. There was a $65 fixed price menu with salad/soup, entrée and dessert. I have eaten at Pacifica many times in the past and couldn't believe they would charge $65 for a small salad, what is usually their 1/2 portion sized entrée and subpar dessert. I had 4 small slices of tuna, 3 asparagus spears and 4 carrots on my plate. There was not 4 ounces of meat on the plate, which means I paid around $40 for what probably cost them $8 at the most.
We won't be going back unfortunately. I can't support a restaurant that takes advantage of people just because it's a day on the calendar.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We celebrated NYE, so the review is specific to a special event. We were seated outside and warned it would be cold - the host called the day before to make sure we didn't wear any "pumpy" shoes. It was plenty warm - they did a great job with heaters. They had clearly turned an outside space into a dining space to accommodate larger parties - folding tables and patio chairs. We were surprised to see the set menu ($65/person). I'm sure we would've easily spent as much ordering off the regular menu, but some warning of the limited choices would've been appreciated, considering we had just spoken to the restaurant the day before. Our server was great, but her staff was subpar. They didn't seem to have much restaurant experience - stacking plates until they toppled over, and passing dishes every which way. The food was okay. Nothing to write about. They did a good job rushing us through the meal, in order to prep for the next party. Party of 11, $65/person, plus wine and cocktails, and we were in and out in an hour and a half. Did not feel like a NYE.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good but time to change up the menu. Get creative!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our waiter David was very attentive and provided excellent service. The atmosphere sat a wonderful beginning to our evening.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My fish was overcooked, burnt on the edges,, couldn't hardly cut through it. My wife's fish, different dish, was cooked perfectly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Seated promptly at our reservation time. Appetizers, salads, main course and dessert timed perfectly. We didn’t feel rushed or lagging between courses. Our water was friendly, passionate, prompt and helpful with the menu. Highly recommend!

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We took our oldest son and two grandsons and it was a wonderful experience. The family ordered the Sugar Spiced Salmon, the rare Ahi ( grand kids 10&11) full size plates and our son the Sea Bass asdid my wife. All four raved about their dishes. I ventured out to try the Escolar
which was tasty but does come with a food warning for weaker stomachs so be advised.
The cocktails while not a bargain are very fairly sized. The restaurant has an easy to use interactive wine list which is extremely helpful and has several 1/2 bottler and single glass offerings. They are also open daily for lunch with many of the same dinner entrees.
Overall it’s difficult to imagine that anyone would not find this the best seafood restaurant
in the entire Desert area.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had our typical lovely dining experience. All orders came prepared as ordered. Food was delicious!
Come here every time we are in the Desert!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Too expensive for quality of food, service, and/or ambiance.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Too much staff action and not enough attention. Food good and worth it. This is not a casual dining spot.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The small portion entrees are just right. The Macadamia Nut ice cream Desert is fabulous. Shared with 4 and had some left.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our annual trip to Palm Desert includes a meal at Pacifica, where my wife and I always have the Ahi Tuna. The Ahi is the standard by which I judge all others, because there is none better. The dessert choices provide a fine ending to what is an outstanding meal. Ervin, our server provided attentive service. Mr. Garvey, the General Manager, deserves kudos for his leadership and for employing a staff that makes meals memorable for all customers. He certainly has for us! We will be back!!!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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