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Pacifica Del Mar

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1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 (15th Street)
Across the street on Camino Del Mar
(858) 792-0476
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 217
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
local favorite

I'm a local and go for the happy hour often, usually catching the delightful sunsets. Nestled in oh-so-wonderful Del Mar Plaza. Consistently good food. Servers always friendly. The atmosphere is upscale but low-key. Perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
358hlner
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Del Mar, California
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Del Mar, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm a local and go for the happy hour often, usually catching the delightful sunsets. Nestled in oh-so-wonderful Del Mar Plaza. Consistently good food. Servers always friendly. The atmosphere is upscale but low-key. Perfect.

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Thank 358hlner
Los Angeles, California
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247 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a block up from the path along the ocean you can see Pacifica located on the second floor of a outdoor shopping complex. As always in a Pacifica restaurant, the service is always professional and friendly and the food consistently good.

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Thank Konstandena
Idaho
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I don't often discount a place without serious thought. Our friends are locals and wanted us to watch the sunset and chose this restaurant for appetizers and cocktails. The view is spectacular. We ordered a bottle of white wine and a cocktail. The server came back minutes later to say they were sold out of the white variety we... More 

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Thank gogirlIdaho
kipp d, Owner at Pacifica Del Mar, responded to this review

my apologies for poor performance with our service and hospitality on your recent visit. no excuses, we blew it. sounds like we were improperly staffed. we should have been more on top of it and comping the difference between the wine you had and the higher priced wine was a no brainer. we simply did not execute. if you will... More 

San Diego, California
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is priceless, food is great, service is good but afterwards it's worth the damage. Easy validated garage parking as well as street parking if you're lucky. Stroll the shops and only a block away from the beach to walk off the huge portions.

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1 Thank Winrow1
Philadelphia, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place for brunch. The food was pretty good but the best part is the outdoor seating with awesome views of the ocean.

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Thank Vamsi N
Paris, France
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I, and friends enjoyed an outstanding meal with impeccable service Saturday night! We each ordered something different, and all dishes were excellently prepared, attractively presented with ample portions and tasted delicious!! The ahi was cooked rare and to die for! We all splurged on decadent desserts - lots of chocolate options - fav was the ice cream... More 

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1 Thank Lynner2
nj
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175 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant has nice decor and a fantastic view (which I didn't see since it was already nightfall). I enjoyed my chocolate dessert with ice cream. I had salmon entree, it came rarer than I expected so although the flavoring was fantastic, I didn't enjoy as much as I wanted. The sides were terrible. The flavors just didn't work well for... More 

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Thank caged_explorer
kipp d, Owner at Pacifica Del Mar, responded to this review

i read your review on Trip Advisor. my apologies for the poor quality of the Salmon dish and the sides. no excuses, we did not execute in the kitchen. if you will message me on trip advisor i with your full name and mailing address i will send you a check for the costt of the salmon and a gift... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I come to San Diego frequently for business and this restaurant is always reliable/excellent with customers. It's a little loud but I would rather be sure the food and service be good vs. ambiance. I would not really have a business conversation over the meal anyway so the energetic atmosphere is better for me.

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Thank Kristie Z
Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

A perfect choice for a romantic, excellent and affordable meal. Prefix prices with 3-4 choices and 4 courses. Only problem was "What do I choose?" Everything was fabulous from the lovely amuse bouchée of lobster bisque in a glass cup to the main course of lobster tail and filet with lovely potatoes and vegetables. Great martinis and fabulous dessert! And... More 

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Thank luveur0pe
Denver, Colorado
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Lived here 7 years and been more times than I can count with friends, family and business. Always good. Always fresh. Always great service. This is one of my regular spots and will be yours too. Highly reco!

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Thank michael p

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
    (15th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Across the street on Camino Del Mar
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: (858) 792-0476

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?