Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

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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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good here

K
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my Birthday and it was Fabulous

ED
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Entrees were amazing and appetizers were amazing. We didn’t order sides to share because nothing tickled our fancy. Service was great as well reserve early for a cabana seat

MD
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful, great place

k
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Probably the best chocolate gelato outside of Rome. Seafood stew was just ok. Tuna tartar starter excellent
Matthew was our server top professional

D
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing. The food was top notch. We had two small children with us...there were covered cups with straws, colouring placemats and their menu at table five minutes after we sat down. Our waiter, wish I had his name, was so helpful with the menu.... we will definitely go there again when we are in Palm Desert. Deborah Opper, Ontario, Canada.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bridal party

m
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't say enough good things! Fabulous!

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent! Service was a bit slow, but it did give us plenty of time to enjoy the company of our friends. Our favorite was the Tuna tartar appetizer. It was amazing.

PG
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Crab Louie Salad was one of the best I can remember. The Calamari appetizer was perfect. It was a great meal, a great place to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday.

DI
Miami
207 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

One of the nicest dining venues in the Palm Desert area , it is not enough to earn it a * review. The service was lackluster as we heard more "be right back " than "how can I help you ". The meal was just fair with my lobster tail as dry as the Coachella valley. On the posItive side, my wife enjoyed her Ahi Tuna entree. Is where I dine more important than what I eat ?? Tune in again for an update.

L
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a pleasure to go into a restaurant and receive magnificent food and service, and also be able to carry on a conversation. This place is pricey, but don’t let that stop you. I had a great dinner for $28.

OT
Orlando
45 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & great service. We enjoyed our time at Pacifica. Our server, Matthew, was very attentive and anticipated all our needs. My only critique would be the food arrived faster than we expected.

RB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the dinner. The service was good. We were on our way to a concert and wished for a later time but Open Table would not commit to the later time; however when our requested time came there were numerous tables available. That was a bit of a disappointment but our earlier time placed us into a Sunset deal for a smaller meal, which we liked.

DB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dinner outside on the deck. We all loved our dinner and will be back for sure.

C
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pacifica Seafood is our favorite place to eat in the desert. Matthew is a great server.

PM
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time celebrating a birthday dinner.

The service was tops. Drink a were larger than most other restaurants, but a bit less expensive. The food was very good. And an enormous, complimentary dessert for a birthday topped it off.

Have always had a really good time here, other than special days like Valentine's when the food was surprisingly expensive and the service was slower

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh fish was amazing! They buy locally so all ingredients are fresh with healthy choices. Smaller portions are also available. The service is amazing and views from the outdoor seating is breathtaking! Highly recommend!

D
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!
Great variety of the freshest seafood.

MP
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was 5 star. My only comment would be to select music for the generation of the customers. And maybe lower the volume level a bit. Love the early dinner selections.

D
Palm Springs
145 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of the very best restaurants in the Coachella Valley!

TD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed this restaurant. I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and it was pan fried to perfection. The baked scallops were also amazing as an appetizer. Other dishes ordered by our party included a seared ahi tuna and a squid ink pasta with shrimp - both delicious. I highly recommend this lovely restaurant. Great view too!

CH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food here is outstanding. The one complaint I have is the Maitre D, Waldo. We originally did not make a reservation due to the fact the winter season had not started and we decided to walk in. We were all but turned away at the door, told by Waldo “seating is not available except for the bar.” We went to the bar and I was able to make a reservation right on my phone with several time slots available. When I let him know we make a reservation he then said, “we only have inside, nothing is available for you outside.” We sat by the window and there were no less than 5 tables available the entire time outside. Might want to think about your customer service skills at the front of the house. I thought it was just me, but our entire party felt he was incredibly rude to the point of insulting. We are regular winter residents of Palm Desert and will not be returning to Pacifico, which is unfortunate because the food is amazing. The food is the only reason I rated it as high as I did. To top it off it was both our wedding anniversaries. Waldo, if you read this, may want to work on your customer service. You aren’t the most important person in the restaurant, your customers are.

YD
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Although we were ready to order our entire meal, the server insisted on taking our drink and appetizer orders first and left us with the menus. Initially we didn't think that this was a big deal as we were sure he'd come back to take our entree orders before the appetizers came. WRONG. The appetizers came and we were left to shuffle the menus around, which were still left with us after the plates were dropped off at the table. Granted, it was moderately busy that evening, but our server never checked in with us that maybe, we might be able to eat more comfortably if we didn't have all these menus lying around. We finally had to flag him down to take our entree orders and it was only then the damned menus disappeared. We've been here many times before--food is good but service definitely hit and miss.

J
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant for any dining experience. Good food and service, along with friendly staff.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood tower was fantastic! Entrees were great. Service was very good. Highly recommend.

OT
County Durham
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and ambience , fantastic service , food quality is first class and wine list is very good , can’t fault restaurant food or service in any way

H
Phoenix
110 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great experience. The food, the service (both waiter and bus staff) were great. The Maitre D greeted us in a friendly yet professional manner. If you don't go, you're really missing a treat.

TH
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Pacifica consistently affords an enjoyable dining experience. My partner and I take lunch or dinner on a near weekly basis, with lunches outnumbering dinners. Our most recent experience was with friends on a Sunday evening when, to our delighted surprise, bottles of wine were half off. Among us, we had orders of ceviche, tuna tartar, swordfish and halibut. The two appetizers were beautifully presented and delicious, excellent of their kind. The fish was prepared precisely to our taste, seared on the outside and flakes glistening. Service was attentive and considerate. We were outside so the noise level was just right for conversation. Over three years, my partner and I have had only completely enjoyable experiences. Salads are perfect for lunch and I particularly like the catfish with mustard sauce. As with most of the better restaurants in the area, the bar produces a thoroughly credible martini.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The staff were very attentive and knew the menu in and out! Made for a fantastic night!

AL
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside and it was lovely.

L
Naples
59 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always—- good food, good drinks, and good service. And decent prices.
Try their salmon, always excellent.
Oysters are always good and usually from Pacific Northwest.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service

OT
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had the Escolar and it was perfectly prepared and presented.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

c
Palm Springs
91 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time I tried the sunset menu and was pleasantly surprised. Portions were between half and full size and reasonable priced with the soup or salad. Easy enough to order by 5:30.

NW
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant.
Great food.
Love this place when I'm in the Desert!

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service from start to end, the host was friendly and profesional and our waitress on Wednesday night was top notch ! She was what everyone would wish to have as a waitress when you celebrate an anniversary. Attentive and sweet. Excellent service and excellent food ! Delicious! We would definitely come back when in town .

WS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Pacifica is among the rest that I have ever had. The food was so good we went back the next day so we could taste other entrees. In addition, the waitress was excellent.

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