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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, Palm Desert, CA

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

4.6
4.6
7038 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 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

  • Executive chef

    Luis Zamora

  • 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, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,038 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. TS

    TheStricks

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our "go to" for special occasions, or any reason for that matter. I always get the Toothfish (Chilian Sea Bass) and love it. Prepared perfectly. Son got Maui Maui and it was delicious! The Crater Lake Martini is also top notch!

  2. JH

    JenniferH

    San Diego

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Usually love Pacifica. This visit …the first bread was hard…not fresh….got a new bed that was as divine as expected! Ordered salmon that came out tasting very fishy. Tried to eat it but just couldn’t so I traded for a meat dish. Waitress was wonderful and in the end the night was good. Just a little off par that might. I don’t love sending food back.

  3. TS

    TSTravel

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall, just a great experience! The Sea Bass was excellent, great tastes! The Salmon was also great, prepared just right. Staff was attentive, Mike, the manager and Sal, the Server were there to assist and make us feel pampered. Well Done, we've been to Pacifica before and will certainly return. PS, the Tuesday Wine promotion was great.

  4. JB

    JBBCPA

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the wine on Tuesday. Love the salad Melanie, the clam chowder

  5. S

    Samthewineguy

    Raleigh

    177 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The kitchen at Pacifica always produces consistent excellent food.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Service was inattentive at best.

  7. SA

    ScottA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dine at Pacifica every time we vaca in Palm Desert and this was our first time back in a few years… As in the past, it was a very fine dining experience. Our dishes were better than we remembered. The baked scallops were incredible. The filet and lobster tails, along with the Chilean Sea Bass were done to perfection. Making this evening even better, our server Jessica was great. She read the reservation notes and knew the occasion(s), made recommendations and ensured we did not not have to “ask” or “want” the entire time. We are already planning our next vaca and reservations.

  8. SA

    SAFoodie

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was great as was the service - very attentive server but not intrusive. Love that they offer "half portions" of some of their entrees. Special of the night, scallops in the shell like a "Rockefeller" style was superb! Only negative was a barking dog that should have been outside on the patio - very annoying.

  9. D

    Deedee

    Palm Springs

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. Didn’t know they had a kids menu included desert. Our 4 year old grandson loved it! I had the shrimp pasta. But the big hit was the ahi tuna!

  10. S

    Silver

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Beautiful place, good service. Good cocktails. Food is average, nothing great. High price for what you get. This is my second time there but will probably not go there again for dinner as it is too high price for the meals they serve.

  11. JP

    JohnP

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day meal

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary- Perfect in every way!❤️🎉🍾

  13. AM

    AndrewM

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely a great outdoor dining experience. Excellent service. Wine and cocktail menu compliments the full bar. Menu offers variety. $300 for 4 people includes 1 adult beverage and tip.

  14. SB

    SiBonFans

    Palm Springs

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress Carla was awesome. The food was over the top excellent thanks Chef Luis! Ambiance,menu vibe was excellent. Thank you

  15. SD

    ShariD

    Oklahoma City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you look up the definition of fresh…a picture of this eatery should appear. Goodness, the food is amazing! The beginning sour dough bread is a meal in itself. They have full servings and half servings if all their entrees. It was so good we ate there two evenings in a row! The Mahi Mahi sits on a creamy corn salsa…unbelievably tasty! The lobster is tender and flavorful. The lettuce wedge is a beautiful beginning…but wait! Save room for dessert…the portions are large. You feel as though you are seated near a dock…the food is so fresh! Eat in or dine outside…a great date place or bring anyone…they will be impressed!

  16. KS

    KennethS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent, always eat there when we are in the Palm Springs area and have never been disappointed.

  17. BB

    BandB

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was too hot to sit outside, but it was lovely inside. The server was friendly and knowledgeable and attentive. My husband and I had the clam chowder and shared the fish stew. It was delicious. Will definitely be back.

  18. d

    desertdiner

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Our waiter was friendly, helpful and available, however our entrees were served before we'd half finished soups. The table was too small to accommodate both so, disappointedly, soup bowls had to go. Would have appreciated more attention to our pace of eating.

  19. F

    Foodlover

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was delicious. Our waitress was very friendly and service oriented. She surprised us with a celebratory slice of ice cream cake that was also delicious.

  20. D

    Dickm

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Service by Niole T was superb!

  21. DT

    DeniseT

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and servive was excellent! Definitely will go back again. Highly recommend Pacifica!

  22. CJ

    CJones

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated my husband's birthday last night and everything was wonderful. This was our first time here and to the palm springs area. We sat outside and with the fan and mist it was pleasant. Our food was delicious and the seafood was fresh. Our drinks were also good. We will be back...

  23. BF

    BobF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food and service was excellent. It was a little warm inside. But other than that. Definitely worth it

  24. DD

    DDianeM

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a wonderful and warm experience from the start. Beautiful area to sit out with fans, lights and misters but just too hot. So were given a table right at the window so we could feel like we were outside. The hostess made us feel like friends. Our server Nicole was warm and friendly with a big smile. She was very timely and attentive. We had gone for Restaurant Week and their special menu. My husband had the Pacifica Caesar, Braised Short Ribs, and Pacifica's Ice Cream Pie. I had Pacifica's Mixed Greens, Sugar Spiced Salmon, and Raspberry Infused Creme Brule. The food was excellent. Every bite was tasty and fulfilling. I must comment on the creme brule as it was the best I have had. I've never had it so creamy. We really loved the experience and can't wait to go back.

  25. J

    Jackie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, the ceviche was tender and fresh, the tuna tartar was melt in your mouth awesome. Can't wait to come back for more twin lobster tails 😋 they were sweet and delicate. Yummy 🔥

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Very disappointed with the host/ we had a reservation at 6:45pm.

  27. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The salmon salad was tasty, but the salmon slice was too small for the $$$. The table was too close to the door and hot air was distracting whenever it opened which was too often.

  28. GH

    GeraldH

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner for four. The Mahi Mahi was fresh and presented with an interesting combination of spicy vegetables.

  29. D

    Donna

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second time here. We are from the east coast, Philadelphia. We really enjoyed the food & atmosphere. It was too hot to sit outside this time, but still a nice atmosphere. The food is great, as is the service.

  30. BB

    BillB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    So yummy! I will eat here again. Our service was excellent.

  31. T

    Titan

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunset dinner was an excellent value Drinks well poured Waitress was quick and friendly

  32. AB

    ArleneB

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Portion on Sunset menu were cut in half, manager confirmed. The green beans were extremely salted, awful. The manager removed the two Sunset meals from our bill. She did give us the slice of ice cream cake for my birthday. Because of our experience with the food we will not be returning. We ate at Pacifica for many years but now with the half portions and the overly salted food we will not come back.

  33. WR

    WesR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    The food was very good and we had a nice table outside - but the restaurant turns their misters off at 7:30 - and when the temperature is close o 90 degrees it gets hot fast!

  34. K

    Konagal

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress Keely was great! Very friendly and accommodating! Love going to this restaurant when I’m Palm Springs area.

  35. C

    Cheryl

    San Francisco

    120 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    I live in the Bay Area, so I go to Pacifica whenever I visit Marriott's Shadowridge Resort. This visit I ordered the Suger Spiced Salmon on the Early Bird Menu. The salmon entree was excellent, but for the first time I did not like the Clam Chowder because the clams were chewy. I sent it back and got the Caesar Salad which was excellent. Even though we were the only ones in the dining room when we arrived, the pace of the meal was too slow. We ordered shortly after being seated, but it took 45 minutes for us to be served the main entree. We got the Ice Cream Pie for dessert, and I had to suggest to the manager to comp this due to some of the problems we had during our meal. It would have been great if the manager had done this without me asking him to comp our dessert. I recommend Pacifica as a great restaurant for seafood and the food and service is usually very good, but not so much for us this visit.

  36. TS

    TomS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Christian was fantastic! Food was great. Atmosphere was perfect for a birthday celebration

  37. d

    delightful

    Palm Springs

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It’s been a few years since we were last here, but decided to return since our friend was staying at Hotel Paseo, a three-minute walk away. The restaurant was very crowded on a Restaurant Week Saturday night and we were shown to our table 15 minutes late. In hindsight, it might have been better to sit outdoors on the terrace (abundant misters at work) rather than inside where the tables were closed together than I recalled. Our starters: baked oysters and two Caesar salads, the salads crisp and tasty, but nothing remarkable. My main course: the salmon, a filet sitting atop a circular cylinder of mashed potatoes with green beans — the entire plate was absolutely exceptional, the salmon mouth-smacking good with a deliciously succulent sauce, beautifully seasoned green beans and creamy potatoes. I had to restrain myself from picking up the plate and licking it clean. My husband selected the seafood pasta off the Restaurant Week menu and is still raving about it this morning. Scallops, shrimp, mussels and clams in abundance with al dente linguine in a delicious red broth. A major hit! Our friend had the twin lobster tails which he seemed to thoroughly enjoy though he claimed they were Australian and not the Atlantic he had expected. Just an exceptional experience, and before I finish, I have to give kudos to our server Winston, who was so very personable in the most unobtrusive way, friendly and attentive and ultimately professional in ensuring our satisfaction. You’ll be lucky if he is assigned to your table!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!

  39. g

    garman

    San Diego

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really tasty meal with great service all around. The petrale sole was especially good. Pacifica is consistently great.

  40. CS

    CraigS

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious. We are never disappointed.

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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 7038 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

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

Additional information

  • Cross street

    San Pablo

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Luis Zamora

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, 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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