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Pacifica Del Mar

1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 792-0476
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Ranked #3 of 81 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $50
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Asian, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 15th Street
Transit: Across the street on Camino Del Mar
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Glendale, California
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177 reviews 177 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant, with its dramatic view of the Pacific Ocean, is obviously very popular with locals. And for good reason. The sugar cured salmon I ordered was probably the best salmon I have ever had, and I fish for trout and salmon and cook very fresh fish myself. But as in many restaurants, you may want to specify you want... More 

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I went in a group of about 15. We had very good service. Not too hovering, but never without. I had sea bass with curry which was good, but I noticed some folks did not "clean their plate" which means it was no knockout, just good. I think this is a safe, if not exciting place to dine.

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San Diego, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We love this place. Located in the Del Mar plaza on 15th st. It is one of our regular go to places. The sugar spiced salmon (sandwhich or salad) is really good. The baked oysters are one of the best I've ever had. Also really good are the tacos and flatbreads. And if you're there for happy hour, it's a... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is fine dining and the location is adorable. The prices are high and the portions are generous but I did find all the seafood to be overcooked. I am not certain if this is an American standard in terms of food preparation and serving undercooked meals, but for me, seafood is always best every so slightly undercooked, not chewy... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Not only was I impressed with the quality of the food but also the presentation. I had the sugar and spice salmon adorned with Chinese green beans sitting on top of a pastry type, cup container filled with garlic, mashed potatoes. A mustard sauce completed this artistic picture. Superb. I love a good Caesar salad and have been disappointed many... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great food with a nice atmosphere- I am not a major seafood lover, but others boasted of having a great experience with the scallops. I also enjoyed the Pacific Breeze cafe which is right below in the same complex- and owned by the same owners. A very nice place to visit in Del Mar.

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San Diego, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had the sugar and spice salmon and it was sublime. The ahi tuna poke left much to be desired however the ambiance and the incredible view that we had certainly made up for it. Good place for an anniversary.

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Southlake, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Looking for a great ambiance and even better food? Pacifica is the place. I was impressed with the service. Attentive but not distracting We started out with crispy calamari and 2 types of oysters. Calamari was just good. Oysters very fresh. Entrées were scallops (amazing) , sea bass and roasted chicken. All fantastic. It was quoted enough to have a... More 

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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went to dinner here on Christmas evening and it was just lovely. After a full morning and afternoon with our grown kids, with them all leaving for other homes to finish the day, we were happy not to cook another holiday meal! It was just our oldest, my husband and I. It was just beautiful, great views, warm and... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places for dinner. It has a large bar with a nice TV set up for sports. It also has great seafood and an excellent view. It always offers an early bird dinner up until 6 o'clock where you can get some of the entrées that cost quite a bit more for a lot less.

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Additional Information about Pacifica Del Mar

Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
Phone Number: (858) 792-0476
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
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
Average Prices: USD 37 - 50
Cuisine: American, Asian, Seafood

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