Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

4.7
5877 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.7
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4.7
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vipJeffreyL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor setting! Excellent service. Food was good but not outstanding. Still one of our favorite places to eat while in Palm Desert!!

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vipPaniginny
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dining experience . Outstanding quality food and lovely ambience.

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GerriS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the sunset dinners such a great deal. Especially love the salmon.

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DesireeC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal— great service. Lovely date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice patio dining snd food was superb!

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vipMike
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent.

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pugman
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy going to this restaurant when we are in town. My wife's ribeye was outstanding and the service is always great.

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MaryM
Durango
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant t in the valley! The food is consistently excellent, as well as the service. We try to go often. You can’t beat the sunset dinner value anywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely always amazing. Best wait staff ever. The food is fabulous.

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RaulL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Pacifica so much that we came back 3 days later. Excellent service, delicious meal, and great atmosphere. Both my husband and I ordered the Swordfish....outstanding. The pairing with the quacamole and corn salsa was unique and delicious. We are eager to return next time we are in Palm Desert!!

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vipLuv2dine
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on one of the elegant covered dining spaces. Personable, attentive service and great seafood. Our favorite restaurant in the valley. Thanks Pacific staff for such a lovely evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
71 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were here earlier in the week and had a stellar experience. Tonight’s service was subpar; server pretty much checked out for a long period of time. We requested sparkling water twice. Never arrived. When server finally showed up (we were done with entrees) I asked to cancel the water. Server didn’t apologize or even acknowledge her mistake. Probably won’t be back.

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JulieChristine
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful expansive patio with lots of private booths and additional plants and flowers for ambiance since the indoor areas are closed. Lots of heat lamps if you need them but the weather was just fine and we were plenty cozy in our booth. Our waiter was attentive and friendly and we really had a lovely dining experience. The sea bass was fantastic, as was the filet and salmon salad. The desserts are fabulous too--don't miss the pineapple upside down cake with the amazing coconut ice cream!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Seriously overpriced for the quality. The service was great but the food was seriously average. I was surprised it was rated so highly. I don’t mind spending money on good food but this was disappointing.

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vipPeterG
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Because I like moist salmon, I ordered it medium rare but, unfortunately it arrived dry /over cooked

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AzucenaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, and the food was amazing! Definitely going again real soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were awesome! Favorite restaurant in Palm Desert!

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ChristineH
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Their food is absolutely delicious! We have been dining there for several years and it is outstanding!

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vipgolfer
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sunset dinner deal. Mixed greens salad and seafood kabob were excellent. Four of us split the macadamia nut ice cream pie. It was huge!

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vipMisa
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us dined here for a belated birthday dinner. Our server, Nicole, was very attentive and personable. Everything we ate was nicely portioned and tasted great. We had the calamari appetizer (wasabi sauce was very tasty) and for dinner the ahi tuna, seafood stew, and twin lobster tails. The apple strudel and pineapple upside cake were good sized and delicious. For my birthday gift I was given a $10 gift card! Excellent PR on their part. We will definitely be back to use it!

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kcorey
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance. We had 2 main entrees (large sized), a bowl of soup and a bottle of wine for just over $100. I can't belive that is all it was....
Clam chowder was delicious, as well as the salmon. But the kicker was the sea bass....holy cow. It had so many flavors floating around in my mouth I was amazed and in heaven. I love to cook and experiment with different methods and I would never imagine putting this dish together. It was out of this world.
As for the service - our waiter has been at this restaurant for over 20 years and loves it. This showed in his recommendations and attentiveness. Very fun, but professional.
We will most definitely be back often.
Thank you!

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vipDevine
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

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outdoorpalmdesert
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience4

Pacifica now places a sheet with a QR code on your table, and that is how you supposedly get to see the menu. First of all, our phone cameras did not get access to the document no matter what we tried, and our server could not even figure it out. Second, WHY WOULD I WANT TO PERUSE A MENU ON MY TINY PHONE SCREEN????? I like to look at the whole thing, consider how to put a meal together. I like Pacifica and have gone there for years, but this takes the cake in making it difficult to relax and think about all the fine things that are usually on their menu. We finally got ONE SHEET of a printed menu, and no wine list. Our server had to tell us about the wines. Our server was very helpful, but even the quality of her service does not overcome my feeling that this was a difficult evening. We did not even THINK about dessert. Sorry Pacifica: Not sure I will return.

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vipRealtorCamille7
Palm Springs
252 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every table was filled and for good reason! Pacifica is a GREAT restaurant. From the time you meet the pleasant hostesses you know you are in for a great dining experience. Since dining outside is still mandatory, Pacifica has added many tables and booths outside with plenty of cover and heaters at the front and rear areas of this beautiful restaurant. The service is always quality! We were seated at one of the covered special booths overlooking El Paseo and the mountains. All of our dinners were superb! We had the Tri Tip steak, Crab Salad, Beef Short Ribs and amazing Swordfish (my favorite!). The wine and cocktails are delicious. The prices are reasonable. Sol and Angel took excellent care of us. John, the manager, greeted us and made pleasant conversation. He is a professional. We are still enjoying the nice memory of our dinner. We will be back again soon!

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vipCindyC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were visiting Palm Springs for the first time, and Pacifica came highly recommended. It did not disappoint! The food and service were outstanding, the outdoor patio space was beautiful and felt safe. We cannot wait to come back and visit again!

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vipst510
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We are so appreciative of the hard working staff. We are thrilled to be able to dine out again. Delicious oysters, shrimp, sea bass and more!

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vipPalmDesertnomad
Detroit
286 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food remains reliably excellent. In season, their sunset dinners end at 5pm (off-season it’s 530). They’re a terrific deal with a good selection. The tossed greens dinner salad is first class. Goat cheese is available on request. Their menu is Covid-reduced but still has a pretty wide selection base. They’ll do any dish GF.

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OwenJ
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and atomosphere
We went with another couple and had great time. Not rushed

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SherriS
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everyones food was delicious, service from matthew extraordinary
great evening

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vipGourmetDiva
Palm Springs
57 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

We have dined at Pacifica for years. It has always been one of our favorite places for dinner when we shop at The Gardens on El Paseo. This recent visit was far more than a disappointment. The evening was terrible (although our server was lovely and did an excellent job). Food was not quality and the atmosphere was as if we were dining at a fast food restaurant. Management was awful and very unprofessional. We won't be back and it is very unfortunate as Pacifica used to be great.

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Foodie
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing salmon dish! I can’t stop thinking about how delicious it was and I can’t wait to go back!

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ErikaA
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff was very happy to serve us and with a smile on their faces made our experience more enjoyable. Also every one made us feel welcome, very attentive to all our needs.

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GailB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! We had the seabass and the seafood stew - highly recommend both dishes

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vipMeateater
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always good there. Nice to be out and about. Enjoyed the John Dory

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vipFoodie
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Viana was perfect! Attentive, polite, knowledgeable and gave us time to enjoy ourselves. The food was phenomenal and the view is one of the best in the valley. We ordered the baked scallops and mussels for starters, and I had the seafood stew and my husband had the ribeye. Everything came out hot and so delicious. There were partitions in between each table which offered extra protection in this COVID era and all staff was fully masked and gloved. We love this restaurant and haven’t been out to dinner in a while and it was just what we were looking for. Great food great service great ambiance.

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vipPaapaa11
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm Sourdough bread to start is always a winner. Clam chowder was delicious, Crab Louie was the capper!

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NancyC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat in the desert. Great outside dining, it's really designed well and not cheesy looking. Great menu. I like that you can order half an entre. Great mulagatawny soup-I dream about it! Great cosmos. Wine list could be improved-need more choices!!!

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vipJeanneM
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio dining was wonderful, the food delicious, and the service fabulous!!!

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MaryM
Durango
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There isn’t a better restaurant in the valley! It’s our favorite because it never disappoints in door or service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. They have done everything to keep tables safely distanced, with plexiglass glass dividers between tables. Had a wonderful experience

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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 5877 OpenTable diners.

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.pacificaseafoodrestaurant.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.