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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 167
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Great seafood icon

My colleagues and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with amazing seafood risotto appetizer, shrimp, sugared salmon, wine and dessert. This upstairs restaurant would be amazing in the summer with a nice view of the sea. In the winter, the upstairs patio is enclosed and comfortable. Excellent service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Travelagg
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

My colleagues and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with amazing seafood risotto appetizer, shrimp, sugared salmon, wine and dessert. This upstairs restaurant would be amazing in the summer with a nice view of the sea. In the winter, the upstairs patio is enclosed and comfortable. Excellent service with attentive, knowledgable staff. This should be your first choice for seafood when... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We ate here with my brother and his wife during our recent visit. Wanted to treat them to something special, and was definitely successful--what an enjoyable experience. Food, service, ambiance all perfect. Had a variety of dishes--octopus, shrimp and grits, scallops, Caesar salad, chowder. Loved it all. Service was attentive and professional. View is amazing. What's not to love!

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Classic Salmon and the Pan Roast Sea Bass were very good. Service was very good. We were seated "outside," so to speak, essentially under a tent with gas heaters. In daylight I think there would be a view of the ocean. Parking on the (Thursday) night of our visit was a nightmare. Friday or Saturday night is difficult to... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We booked a table for 5:45 to watch the sunset, and arrived at 5pm to sit at the bar. They immediately sat us, and we had a lovely dinner with a great view of the sunset. Tables are small and the outside seating is crowded so the waitstaff had to be very careful in managing their trays, and of course,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were staying in Del Mar on a business trip and stumbled upon this plaza where the restaurant is located. Convenient, quick, and something for everyone on this menu! Casual environment with outdoor seating. Obviously, a locals' hangout. We had just missed the breakfast menu, but took advantage of the delicious lunch offerings. Order at the counter set-up. Portions hearty... More 

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you dine early enough (take advantage of the Sunset Menu) and you specifically request in your reservation a table at the window, the view of the ocean with the sunset is spectacular. The service is excellent but it's worth noting that the busboys are the BEST. They're attentive, warm, friendly, funny, polite and never intrusive. The food is prepared... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had a good meal at Pacifica Del Mar. The sour dough bread they start with is excellent! We had the calamari for an appetizer. It was very tender and the sauces were well done. I got the swordfish for an entree and my wife got the filet. The night before I had ordered fish and my wife tenderloin at... More 

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Long Beach, California
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I had a dinner with a couple of friends. The tables outside have a nice ocean view. We went for calamari and shrimp appetizers . It was excellent ! The chef tried sea urchin toast as a new dish I'm the menu. It was not good and I had to send it back. The toast had a cold melted cheese... More 

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Encinitas, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Creative food with reliable, quality service. Sunny view deck too. Great for lunch, business guests, special occasions, even New Year's Eve.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My family lives in the area and this is one of their favorite restaurants. I could see why! Seating out overlooking the ocean in Del Mar's mild weather, creates the perfect setting for a wonderful dinner. The service we had was outstanding. We all asked for modifications on our meal and the server couldn't have been more supportive. The food... More 

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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, Asian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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