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.
Seafood, American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Matthew was the best waiter ever!!!! Our ...
Matthew was the best waiter ever!!!! Our party of 6 enjoyed every minute. One of our guests was even allergic to seafood and she thought the short rib starter was excellent.
We always love Pacifica💖... However whe ...
We always love Pacifica💖... However when dining inside I could see my husbands face all evening due to the glare
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. ...
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. A go to restaurant for anyone and any occasion.
You need to check with Pacifica about ta ...
You need to check with Pacifica about table reservations, Your confirmation said twice no reservations excepted for inside or outside dining. When we arrived and asked for 2 tables nobody was sitting at, we were told they were reserved and were seated in the middle of the room. Pacifica said they always take requests but not guaranteed.
This is our favorite place to eat when i ...
This is our favorite place to eat when in Palm Desert. Food is always fabulous and the service, on point!
We had a nice evening. The food wasn't ...
We had a nice evening. The food wasn't as fabulous as I expected. Their desserts were definitely above average, and the drinks were very good. For my particular palate, I don't care to have my foods mixed together. I ordered halibut, which was cooked to my liking; however, it was served on a bed of mediocre wild rice with cranberry - not great with the halibut. We also ordered lobster tails and found them to be very tough. The restaurant itself was great, the staff was awesome, but the entrees were not too terribly special
The food was good, but nothing special. ...
The food was good, but nothing special. I ordered the short ribs. It was a little mushy but flavorful. It needed more sauce, but I could've fixed that. My friend ordered the catfish. It was a little dry but flavorful.
Beautiful setting. Sit outdoors if the w ...
Beautiful setting. Sit outdoors if the weather is with. Server could have been better but food and drink was delish. Seeve
Thanks to Pacifica, I had a wonderful 31 ...
Thanks to Pacifica, I had a wonderful 31st birthday. Our waiter was very attentive and even brought us a birthday dessert - much appreciated! Our food (baked oysters, steak, and simply grilled fish) was absolutely delicious. I was worried about what I might be able to eat as I'm 7 months pregnant and my appetite has not been great - but I ate everything on my plate for the first time in months! Thank you!
Fantastic! Seared ahi and kimchee martin ...
Fantastic! Seared ahi and kimchee martini are wonderful.
The BEST food and service ever!! Very ni ...
The BEST food and service ever!! Very nice to have the option of two prices/sizes for your entrees.
You will not find a better place for sea ...
You will not find a better place for seafood in the desert! Superior food, service, & ambiance!
Soft shell crab was excellent and and se ...
Soft shell crab was excellent and and serving size was enough for two.
The food and the waiter made it a great ...
The food and the waiter made it a great evening. It was little loud in there.
Dinner was exceptional! Service was outstanding. View on the Patio was amazing.
As always the food was perfect, the service impeccable and we leave feeling that they were very happy to have had us as their diners.
Went during restaurant week had the salm ...
Went during restaurant week had the salmon. Date & bacon appetizer was good & deserts were also good. Great value.
Always perfect and the ice cream pie is ...
Always perfect and the ice cream pie is out of this world!
Our family was visiting Palm Desert and decided to go out for a really nice dinner. This restaurant did not disappoint. Our waitress and service staff were excellent from the beginning to the end. My mother had the crab salad and she was surprised by how much crab was on it. I had the half portion Sea Bass and it was seared to perfection! I especially like the half portion options. My dad had the Salmon, my daughter had the filet mignon portion for kids, and my husband had the carnitas. Everyone was happy!
we enjoy going to Pacifica...have been there often. Food always is reliable. Outdoor dining pleasant, especially with the misters. Great place to bring friends.
Excellent dining time with friends!
We enjoyed a fantastic dinner with friends, excellent food, excellent service, we will return in the near future for another great experience.
First of all, Jay is fantastic! She took ...
First of all, Jay is fantastic! She took wonderful care of us, and was very helpful in making some recommendations from the menu. The sea bass and scallops were both outstanding, the mixed greens salad was just the right portion for two, and the ice cream mud pie was to die for! This was the perfect birthday dinner with friends and we will be back when we are in the Palm Springs area again. Thank you, Jay!
Always a treat
We love dining at Pacifica on all our visits to Palm Desert. Excellent menu and service.
Skimpy Caesar no anchovies as promised
The Caesar salad promised anchovies - none and skimpy -I've had a better Caesar at a diner. Ordered the 1/2 portion of the sea bass, $19.00 More like a 1/4 serving. Bok Choy unedible, could not cut it, to eat properly. Waiter was nice when told about the Caesar and brought comp desert, however, did not truely help the overall experience. Restaurant touted as best seafood in the area, too bad for the area - I won't return.
Food was quite good, except kale with sa ...
Food was quite good, except kale with salmon special was almost inedibly tough. We appreciate being about to order half-size entrees on the regular menu. We liked the rooftop outdoor seating. Noise level wasn't "energetic", but rather just way too loud. "Energetic" isn't an appropriate choice for this feature of the restaurant. One should be able to carry one a normal conversation, but it was not possible once the tables were fully occupied. I might recommend the restaurant to others who may not mind the noise, but will probably not go there again myself.
This is simply one of the better restaur ...
This is simply one of the better restaurants in CV. I eat here all the time and I live 400 miles away.
Although my order had to come twice beca ...
Although my order had to come twice because they forgot I ordered without butter, they more than made it right and did it quickly too. As we brought our own wine they waived the corkage as a courtesy without asking. A class act. I will definitely return.
A Great CATCH in the Desert
had a remarkable time at Pacifica for my wife's dinner. Vianna our service was amazing. Thoughtful, pleasant and caring. Did a great job in her recommendations, etc! She did great!
Perfect place for a special celebration
My parents were celebrating their 41st wedding anniversary, and so we came to our favorite restaurant and had a wonderful time, as always. The lobster tail, sugar-spice salmon and oysters were as delicious as always, but everything's always fantastic. Beautiful dining room, great service--just a fabulous restaurant. Enjoy!
First time visit to Pacifica after reading so many positive reviews, however expected a really good vibe and was very quiet. Granted it was a Sunday evening but other restaurants in area were buzzing during the week and on other Sunday's during our holiday. Food was good all be it my wife's cod was over cooked . We did have a lovely table but would try again but on a more busier night
Scallops at this restaurant are always f ...
Scallops at this restaurant are always fabulous. But all their fish dishes are worth trying. Eat on the outside patio if weather permits. Inside can be very noisy on weekends.
Delicious seafood in the desert!
Another yummy dinner at Pacifica! Oysters, mussels, shrimp cocktails and martinis were all just fabulous. And loved the special--a hanger steak with shrimp scampi. Great service, beautiful dining room, best food in town. Our favorite place to go.
I love this restaurant. When I am in to ...
I love this restaurant. When I am in town I can't pass up dinner on the patio. The baked scallops are my favorite.
Enjoyed a lovely evening out on the pati ...
Enjoyed a lovely evening out on the patio and started with a pineapple lemon drop, yum! I had the organic field greens and the mr had the mulligatawny soup. Both were delicious. I chose the sugar spiced salmon and he had the crab Louis salad. The salmon is perfectly flavored, the green beans the only ones I like anywhere. Service was friendly and efficient. Pacifica is always a good idea!
We scheduled a dinner with some friends ...
We scheduled a dinner with some friends when we were in the neighborhood at the same time. We had never been to Pacifica but had been to numerous restaurants in the area. We absolutely loved everything about this place. The staff was superb and very knowledgeable in regards to the menu. My husband had the full order of scallops which he absolutely loved, and he knows his scallops . He raved about his scallops for days. I was torn between ordering the salmon or the lobster and decided on the ½ portion of lobster. Excellent! We enjoyed our visit to this restaurant so much, we made a special trip back to try something else...my husband the ½ portion of catfish and I ordered the 1/2 portion salmon which were both excellent, as well as the service. We really were impressed with their ½ portions they offered . Normally you can not order a ½ order of fine food, and if they let you, they only knock $1 or $2 dollars off. Not the case here. The portions were priced accordingly. I recommend, if it is not too hot outside, to sit on the deck and enjoy the beautiful mountains, palm trees and sunset. And, enjoy your meal!! Don't forget your drinks – they were superb as well!
Always wonderful and the ice-cream pie i ...
Always wonderful and the ice-cream pie is off-the-charts!
Seafood in the Desert?
This place is really good. Everything is super fresh & all ingredients are highest quality. Great vodka & wine selection. The ahi dinner is so good, we have been ruined from ordering it from other restaurants. The scallops were cooked to perfection, although I could have gotten away with getting the smaller dinner portion. Great service, this place is a must for us anytime we visit the desert.
Pacifica is one of your favorite places ...
Pacifica is one of your favorite places in the desert. Food is always great and the view and ambience is wonderful . However, we were disappointed with the service provided by the staff on this visit. A major part of the enjoyment of a restaurant is the quality of the experience and level of service provided by staff. Not checking back on a customer, checking on water, poring the wine for the guests are important aspects of the experience. We did not have good service this time. Hopefully, management will focus more time on training all staff on the importance of providing good quality service to all customers.
Celebration of cancer treatments ending!!
It was my first time out in 3 months after starting with cancer treatments and I was very insecure😬 Our waiter John was excellent and so good to me!! The food was super, A+ service and it was a magical night!!I will always remember this night and thank John for caring😇😇😇
This is the perfect spot for seafood in ...
This is the perfect spot for seafood in the Califgornia desert. The patio dining is especially nice. The opportunity to obtain 1/2 portio entrees is helpful.
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