Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
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half lobster tail | salmon | prawn | scallops | white fish | mussels | jasmine rice | aromatic lobster infused broth
chinese beans | mustard sauce | wonton ring | garlic mashed potatoes
Great outdoor setting! Excellent service. Food was good but not outstanding. Still one of our favorite places to eat while in Palm Desert!!
Very good dining experience . Outstanding quality food and lovely ambience.
We love the sunset dinners such a great deal. Especially love the salmon.
Fantastic meal— great service. Lovely date night!
Nice patio dining snd food was superb!
Food and service were excellent.
We always enjoy going to this restaurant when we are in town. My wife's ribeye was outstanding and the service is always great.
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.
Absolutely always amazing. Best wait staff ever. The food is fabulous.
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Because I like moist salmon, I ordered it medium rare but, unfortunately it arrived dry /over cooked
Service was great, and the food was amazing! Definitely going again real soon!
Service and food were awesome! Favorite restaurant in Palm Desert!
Their food is absolutely delicious! We have been dining there for several years and it is outstanding!
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!
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!
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.
Delicious as always!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Great meal and atomosphere
We went with another couple and had great time. Not rushed
everyones food was delicious, service from matthew extraordinary
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.
Amazing salmon dish! I can’t stop thinking about how delicious it was and I can’t wait to go back!
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.
Absolutely wonderful! We had the seabass and the seafood stew - highly recommend both dishes
Always good there. Nice to be out and about. Enjoyed the John Dory
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.
Warm Sourdough bread to start is always a winner. Clam chowder was delicious, Crab Louie was the capper!
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!!!
The patio dining was wonderful, the food delicious, and the service fabulous!!!
There isn’t a better restaurant in the valley! It’s our favorite because it never disappoints in door or service.
Excellent food and service. They have done everything to keep tables safely distanced, with plexiglass glass dividers between tables. Had a wonderful experience
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.