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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
$30 and under
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
They seated us right away and took our drink order, they arrived and were good, but the waiter didn't return for almost 30 minutes to check on us and or take our order. Once he did the appetizer arrived right away (it was fair, not the best Calamari in the area). The salads arrived right after the appetizer (on top of each other), then the main course arrived within another 5 minutes. None of the items were delivered by our waiter and when he finally showed back up. He apologized that he had been busy with a large group, but how was our food. When I started to say that everything was delivered on top of each other making our main course cold when we got to it. He said sorry and went back to his big group. Overall not a great experience, however the drinks were good (which we had several of, just ordered then from other waiters as they walked by). I don't know if we would repeat based on our poor service.
Fabulous meal. Loved the swordfish preparation with corn, guacamole and fresh salsa. My favorite tastes. Friends had the Escolar with Tuscan flavors which was excellent. Ice cream pie for dessert was delicious. Lovely ambiance on the porch , dark lighting with candles, perfect. Really enjoyed our evening. Probably our favorite Palm Desert Restaurant .
Pacifica seafood never disappoints! You were always greeted and seated immediately here. Their seafood is always sourced from the best places and is so fresh and delicious. My daughters had the lobster tails which were fantastic and we all had their famous Oysters as a starter which is our fav thing on the menu, except, of course, they’re amazing bread. Dave the manager came around to check on our table and comp’d our desserts I don’t even know why bc we were thrilled with everything. Just a fantastic evening, will be back!
Had drinks in bar before dinner. Very busy so don't come late if you want a seat.
Oysters as appetizer were outstanding. (nice touch to be able to order just three) Wedge salad, pasta (pesto), & small steak were also very good.
Good service overall -- considering how busy they were. Fairly close to other tables but not bad. Consistently good menu so will continue to go back.
*Very small suggestion: it would have been nice to have had some fresh parmesan cheese for the pasta but was never offered any. I guess I could have asked but didn't. Might have been a nice touch just to have it be part of the meal presentation.
It was cool, and they seated us on the patio, and they kept turning the gas heater down and it would go off. Throughout the entire dinner we had to ask multiple times to get the heat turned back on. We were with clients, this made it very uncomfortable for me.
The scallops were over cooked, very chewy.
Started out with the hostess telling me my reservation was for 8pm. Had just called an hour ago and confirmed my 7:45 time. Not a big deal , but why insult my intelligence ? I know what time we had reserved, and CONFIRMED.
Everyone liked their food.
Waitress was a "robot" .
Drinks were light on alcohol .
Nothing too special here, acceptable if this is all that is available.
My wife and I have made this a "must" part of our annual trips to Palm Desert -- often dining more than once during the week we are there. The last couple of years we have invited two of our children and their spouses to come down from San Diego and join us for part of the week -- always including, by popular demand, a dinner at Pacifica. We highly recommend it.
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