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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, Palm Desert, CA

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

4.6
4.6
7050 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 29 times today
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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 7,050 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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  1. AG

    AlanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was for July 4th patio dining. It was a price-fix menu of items that are usually on the regular menu. Quality of the food was great as well as the service considering the patio was packed as diners were eating before the fireworks. Always a great dining experience.
  2. BO

    BarbaraO

    Palm Springs

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fourth off July Prix Fixe and Fireworks viewing - everything was spectacular!
  3. A

    Angeemay

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated Independence Day at Pacifica with our kids. Excellent service. Jeannette was on top of it all, very friendly and professional. Food was great and the set-up to enjoy the fireworks was perfect! We continue to love coming back to celebrate most of our special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries etc).
  4. K

    Kimberly

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thank you had a nice dinner I'll come back for sure.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and very good service!
  6. j

    janeb

    Hawaii

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    A little disappointing this time. Is is the heat? We stopped by for the sunset meal, a well priced offering indicated on the menu. The food that was served did no meet the description on the menu. I had the Zita vegetarian pasta which was offered as; Mushrooms, artichoke hearts, tomatoes basil pesto, cream, it was delivered with maybe 1/4 of one mushroom, (the lead item),adequate artichoke hearts, 1/8 of one tomato and busload of poor tasting pesto, cream was nowhere to be tasted. I sent this back and ordered the salmon which when delivered appeared fine and I must say had no fishy taste in fact had no taste whatsoever, (freezer burn). I still would recommend to friends but Pacifica needs to be aware of what they are serving . I will not be ordering either of those items again even for loose change
  7. PF

    PattyF

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came to Pacifica Seafood for my birthday dinner and was NOT disappointed! This restaurant made a perfect evening from reservations to dessert. Nicole was our server and it was the best service we had experienced! It has been quite awhile that dining out has hit all marks since the pandemic, we have been experiencing food quality and service going downhill at all our favorite restaurants. It was so refreshing to experience a perfect restaurant experience again from ambience, food and service! The date appetizers are a MUST to try! I am contemplating going back again tonight.
  8. CG

    CindyG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish and nice atmosphere and great service. El Paseo neighborhood is a plus.
  9. DT

    DarlaT

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and birthday dessert! Service was great.
  10. KK

    KarolinK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Server was great! Dates appetizer was delicious. Food was OK. Inside tables a tad to close to one another and people next to us were very loud.
  11. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Quality food with prompt service. Lobster and the Filet were both cooked to perfection. We enjoyed the bacon wrapped dates as an appetizer. A combination of so many different flavors. Sweet (balsamic syrup) salty (bacon), pungent (Bleu Cheese and Boursin) a top of bitter (arugula).
  12. SF

    SusanF

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The deck was very nice and comfortable, even in the heat of the day. The food was all OK...we were hoping for more than that. We had 3 in our party and we all ordered different items...none of us were impressed. The salmon salad -- named after the daughter was the best of our three choices. Waiter was friendly, helpful -- but couldn't make up for the not very good meals.
  13. TS

    TheStricks

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    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!
  14. JH

    JenniferH

    San Diego

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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.
  15. TS

    TSTravel

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    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.
  16. JB

    JBBCPA

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the wine on Tuesday. Love the salad Melanie, the clam chowder
  17. S

    Samthewineguy

    Raleigh

    178 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The kitchen at Pacifica always produces consistent excellent food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service was inattentive at best.
  19. SA

    ScottA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    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.
  20. SA

    SAFoodie

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    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.
  21. D

    Deedee

    Palm Springs

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    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!
  22. S

    Silver

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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.
  23. JP

    JohnP

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day meal
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary- Perfect in every way!❤️🎉🍾
  25. AM

    AndrewM

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. d

    desertdiner

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 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.
  31. F

    Foodlover

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 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.
  32. 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!
  33. 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!
  34. 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...
  35. 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
  36. 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.
  37. 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 🔥
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

FAQs

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 7050 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 29 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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