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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, Palm Desert, CA

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

4.6
4.6
8543 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 674-8666
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is the perfect place to host your party. We host a variety of parties and events, ranging from baby showers to business presentations, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions.
  • Private party contact
    Tracy Sellin: (760) 674-8666
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Desert
  • Cross street
    San Pablo
  • Parking details
    Two story parking facility available at the rear of restaurant, off of San Pablo. There is street parking also available on El Paseo.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,543 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Most Booked

8,543 Reviews
  1. CherylD

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambiance at Pacifica! Great food and martinis. Roxanne was awesome… as usual. We will be back!

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  2. MichaelR

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We prefer this location over the Cliff House as it seems to have a younger (middle-age) vibe. The music is always pleasant. We like sitting at the bar and we get great service from the bar tenders. !

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  3. Foodiewithpups

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating our 45th anniversary. Delighted with the seating reserved in a cabana for 4 of us. The food, wine and service was outstanding. We’ll be back. Thank you, Pacifica.

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  4. luvinfood

    Chicago

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Husband enjoyed his branzino. I had the shrimp Louie salad. Shrimp were very large and delicious.

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  5. GeorgeB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and ambiance. We arrived on time and were seated immediately. Our waiter was attentive but not overly so. It was a birthday celebration and we received a complementary dessert.

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  6. StanH

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every seafood entree is delicious…usually order the swordfish but decided to try the seared ahi this time. It was terrific and the glaze was perfect. Pacifica is definitely one of our favorite go-to restaurants in the desert.

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  7. FiveToe

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upscale, eclectic, relaxed ambiance as always at Pacifica overlooking El Paseo parkway. It can be a very romantic restaurant depending on where you get seated. Our seafood was nice on this visit, but not up to expectations based on the price of the meals. Upscale and expensive wine list. Excellent service, but always expect a big check when the meal is done.

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  8. BonnieS

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pacifica offers 2 portions on some of the entrees…full size and half size. We are always happy with a smaller portion so that’s just perfect as is dining alfresco on a beautiful desert evening!

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  9. JoeC

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Excellent service. Super view. Will definitely return

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  10. LisaS

    Nashville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent- we had the sea bass and salmon! Our server, Samantha, did an outstanding job serving our food and keeping our water glad full! Very friendly and fun to visit with while we waited for our food. The bread and butter basket was also delicious !

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  11. Rave

    Palm Springs

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    another wonderful dinner at Pacifica. the food was excellent. Sea bass, mussels, pasta, clean plates all around. Ramon was a wonderful server. Attentive but not hovering. we’ll all be back!

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  12. Cheria

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our wait staff was Sam. He was patient, knowledgeable and helpful. The table staff kept our table cleared and our glasses of water filled. The service was excellent and the food was all very good. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered from boneless beef ribs to shrimp, clam chowder and other seafood dishes. I love an iceberg lettuce wedge salad w ranch and it was delish! Some enjoyed glasses of wine. Even though there were 7 of us, we could hear and converse around the table. We dined in comfort and enjoyed our family meal - enjoying plenty of time. Our two granddaughters enjoyed the children's menu items they ordered, and especially the ice cream desert included. Others split deserts. My husband and I split the Key Lime Pie and that was the only disappointing dish of the evening. Pacifica is a great place to dine!

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  13. PeterR

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The portions are getting smaller and smaller - sorry

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  14. CHARLESS

    Palm Springs

    196 reviews

    5.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed a delightful dinner at Pacifica on April 7. The ambiance was wonderful out on the open patio. The service from Jon was attentive and thoughtful. The food was delicious as I enjoyed the Pacifica ceviche for a starter and the amazing seared rare ahi tuna with sticky rice and carrots. My wife enjoyed the wedge lettuce salad and the braised short ribs with gravy and mashed potatoes plus spinach. The meal was superb and we will return soon to Pacifica.

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  15. Lisa

    Caribbean

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was excellent. We brought family for their first trip to Palm Desert and they can't wait to come back to enjoy another wonderful vacation.

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  16. Luvs2NotCook

    New York City

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our evening outside by the fire and celebrated our kids’ birthday. Had the crispy calamari and octopus starters and had a delicious lavender old Fashioned. Two of us had the twin lobster tails (not a fan of asparagus but not much substitute), shrimp pasta and salmon and they surprised us with a birthday ice cream pie. Fun evening!

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  17. EMSELS

    Sacramento

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful, however, we noticed that the wine prices were quite high, at least in some cases.

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  18. DAVIDL

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Portion was okay but tasteless salmon and swordfish! Won’t be going back c

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  19. JanetC

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a wonderful dinner with friends. Shannon, our sever, was attentive and knowledgeable, helping us choose a great wine for our meal. The food was excellent. Water glasses were filled regularly and dishes removed appropriately. We were well taken care of and never rushed. Very pleasant experience.

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  20. RachelI

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service!!! We will be coming back soon!!

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  21. FrancisB

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I keep going great reviews because you deserve it. Our out of town guests love it too.

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  22. Royce

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great dinner at Pacifica. The service and food are always consistent and never disappoint.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the seafood at Pacifica was incredibly delicious! We also enjoyed lovely Limoncello spritzes and our wait staff were very friendly and helpful!

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  24. Shannon133

    Portland

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a windy evening so we got stuck in a back corner inside, understandable considering the weather but we sort of got forgotten.

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  25. GiovannaM

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of 7 including 3 children. The service and food were both excellent.

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  26. ValentinesDisaster

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Can’t handle the volume of people! While apologetic we waited forever for our drinks and food.

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  27. Jerry

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had planned on dinner. They have a happy hour on Wednesday nights in the bar and outside patio. Four of us shared 5 appetizers and a couple drinks for $150. Great apps and nice outside patio. Great evening and great service.

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  28. Eric

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated our anniversary at Pacifica. The service and food were wonderful. The only negative was the noise level sitting outside. Next time we'll sit inside

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  29. Cathy

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kitchen got very busy n took longer for our entrees but appetizers came quickly !! Food was great - kids portions huge !!

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  30. JoVayneC

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful evening at Pacifica! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and wine! The view was fantastic! We had a wonderful cabana table that made it feel very private. We are looking forward to the next opportunity to dine at Pacifica!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is amazing great food and an awesome staff. The fish is fresh and they’re Happy. Hour menu is outstanding. The menu is one of the best seafoods selection I’ve ever seen

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  32. JaniceC

    Edmonton

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a wonderful date on the patio last night. Both the food and the service were suburb. Can’t wait to go again.

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  33. NorthShoreMrs

    Vancouver

    66 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We love Pacifico but on this night our service just wasn’t up to par. We sat for about 15 minutes before anyone came to our table and when the girl came she took our cocktail and appy order then said “did you want to order your food now too?” No mention of specials although we heard the tables around us being informed of them. We ordered a salad to split but were told it had been forgotten and our food was ready so we just skipped that part. Ordered wine but it never came so cancelled it. The lavender spritz I had seemed to upset my stomach. I drank about 1/3 of it, told the waitress and she did bring me soda and bitters to settle my tummy. It helped but she left the spritz there and charged us full price for it. The wine was on our bill too so we had to have it removed. We were missing cutlery and Tabasco and needed to ask support staff for those items as well. We always rave about the service but our waitress, although bubbly and kind, was not up to snuff at all tonight.

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  34. Nicole249

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined at Pacifica 15 times during our five month stay in Indian Wells that just ended. We were impressed by the consistent high quality of the food, the professionalism of the employees and we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere. The sea bass and the scallops are truly outstanding. These comments were also shared to us by family members and friends with whom we shared some of the dinners. We look forward to returning next Fall.

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  35. TahoeBob

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Pacifica and have eaten there many times! Never had a bad meal. Service is also fabulous!

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  36. RickP

    Orange County

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food. Much better going here for Easter than having leftovers for a week.

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  37. KristiH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good, but the food was very underwhelming. I had the sea bass, which was only cooked on one side and my husband had the ahi tuna which came sliced and was the portion of an appetizer. It was our anniversary and I was excited by the good reviews, but I won’t be back.

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  38. Nuuke

    Palm Springs

    92 reviews

    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great atmosphere in beautiful location. The service was great as was the food. The deserts were the best in the valley!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice would go back again. Service was good, food good and drinks strong. Dessert was really good

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  40. Charles111

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the table by the front balcony. It had a beautiful view. There were adequate heaters to enjoy the dinner outside.

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FAQs

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 8543 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

73505 El Paseo, Suite F-2608, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    San Pablo
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Desert
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Two story parking facility available at the rear of restaurant, off of San Pablo. There is street parking also available on El Paseo.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 674-8666
  • Private party facilities
    Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is the perfect place to host your party. We host a variety of parties and events, ranging from baby showers to business presentations, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions.
  • Private party contact
    Tracy Sellin: (760) 674-8666
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