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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:
$30 and under

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

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Daily 8:30PM - 11:30PM

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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

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (121)
Good for a Date (98)
Special Occasion (97)
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Fit for Foodies (75)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Good for Anniversaries (71)
Creative Cuisine (66)
Casual (66)
Scenic View (60)
Romantic (57)
Neighborhood Gem (55)
Notable Wine List (53)
Good for Groups (52)
Happy Hour (46)
Worth the Drive (46)
Bar Seating (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (39)
Healthy (39)
Business Meals (38)
Fun (38)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Vibrant Bar Scene (37)
Great for Lunch (35)
Hot Spot (30)
Cozy (26)
People Watching (25)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Seasonal (19)
Authentic (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Local Ingredients (11)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Organic (4)
Tapas (4)
Vegan (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 14 hours ago

Very good place for dinner. Food and service were excellent. Can be loud at times and the lighting was so low that it was difficult to read the menu on the patio. Would recommend to anyone.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 15 hours ago

As usual, Pacifica did not disappoint. This is our go-to restaurant in Palm Desert. Always fabulous food with stellar service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Stellar service, food and overall experience.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We were surprised that the fresh fish list was smaller than we expected and many of the fish dish flavors were not to our liking.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Tried Pacifica for the first time for Valentine's Day. Nice food, although a bit heavy, but excellent service and great ambiance. Our waiter did initially make a mistake on our check, but quickly corrected without any problems. Recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

We ate there twice and it was great both times. Food was incredible from appetizers to dessert. Salmon was delicious! Loved this place. Highly recommend it and sunset dinners are an incredible value.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

It was great

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Our group enjoyed the restaurant although service was a little slow.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

This place is one of the best seafood restaurants in the US. The fish is fresh and exquisitely prepared. This place is a real gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food! Fantastic service! Everything on the menu is beyond expectation. Will absolutely come here again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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 .

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

We were too rushed. We ate and left within 40 minutes. At those prices you want to relax and dine.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

The food is always excellent. Best Crab Louie salad anywhere. Sugar spiced salmon terrific. Service and ambiance are excellent. Our favorite place in the desert.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful Valentine days dinner. The waiter Sol, gave my girlfriend a rose to cap off the evening. 👍🏾

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine's Day menu included all the favorites we usually order when dining at Pacifica. Great seating outdoors and great service. This is our favorite place to dine in the desert.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fun, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day, so a bit off might be expected....but they nailed it. Every entree was delicious, service was excellent.

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 (Montana)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely outside area and delicious Valentine's Day menu. Our server, Lelani, was wonderful.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Special menu for Valentines day that was limiting and pricey in comparison to the normal menu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a very nice Valentine lunch, I had Sand Dabs and my wife had the Sea Bass. Sam, our server, was wonderful. Great day on the rooftop terrace

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·Dined 7 days ago

From one of the attendees:
Angela:
It all went very well. The client really liked it, including the outdoor seating."

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Always great food and service

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food, great service, wonderful ambience! I love the option for a smaller portion for some menu items.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Enjoyed sunset with wonderful food choices and tasty cocktails. A+

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Everything was great. What more can be said? Ervin was very good. Ask for him.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very enjoyable evening.. request for table was satisfied and dinner and service were great. All in all we had a very good evening once again! Just wish I could order something other than that delicious Sea bass!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a GREAT TIME. Sat at the bar met some nice people. Great food and drink especially for happy hour.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service were great. We were somewhat annoyed with the noise level but it didn't interfere with our conversation. We will go there again.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Live in Michigan but always come to Pacifica when in Southern California. Brought guests with us and they said it was one of the best meals they ever had

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Andy was our waiter and did a great job. I requested a cabana and got it when we arrived. One of our favorite places to dine in Palm Desert

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We liked it so much that we are rescheduling for three days from our dinner.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Awesome food!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great dinner special before 530

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