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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

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73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4343 (San Pablo)
760-674-8666
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 63
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  • 17
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  • 19
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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
Small plates choice was great!

Fresh seafood, great drinks & cozy atmosphere combine to make this a terrific restaurant on the famous El Paseo strip. Each entree has two choices; one full size & one half size. The prices reflect the sizes. The oysters were fresh, plump, & just salty enough. Each fish entree can be ordered as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
PAbugsy
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Abington, PA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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North Palm Springs, California
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Pacifica is another one of those places that is living on past laurels.The food is good, but probably not worth the price, considering the many opportunities in the Coachella Valley for quality seafood, less expensive, and served without pomp. For the longest time, the salmon here was exceptional.. now it is just good..or maybe very good. But the place has... More 

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Abington, PA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Fresh seafood, great drinks & cozy atmosphere combine to make this a terrific restaurant on the famous El Paseo strip. Each entree has two choices; one full size & one half size. The prices reflect the sizes. The oysters were fresh, plump, & just salty enough. Each fish entree can be ordered as is on the menu or 'simply grilled'.... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Pacifica was recommended to us & we enjoyed it very much! We especially like the choice of smaller portions when ordering! Our waiter,Andy, was attentive & the manager, Dave, stopped by our table several times to visit! It was a great evening & we will definitely return on our next trip.

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Bermuda Dunes, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I came here with a group of girls to celebrate a birthday with some lunch and cocktails. When we first arrived it looked like they were just opening up and the staff in general didn't look too happy to be there. However, as the time progressed our waiter started to open up more and was very friendly and did an... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to dine with food and service always good. The atmosphere is nice and the bar area is great to dine at too for either happy hour or just a nice dinner.

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Scott City
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I know this is the trending place to go but it just wasn't my favorite place I have eaten. The place itself is very nice. We were very pleased with that. We always hope that when we go into a nice place that the atmosphere would be quiet and romantic. Well, that was not quite the case. The patrons here... More 

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Morongo Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We actually "won" a silent auction fund raiser for this gift certificate. Couldn't wait to try it because so many people said it was great for seafood and I like seabass. But we ended up sharing a seafood salad and ribeye steak. It was big, tender, charred rare just like we like it. Salad was nicely prepared. Staff were extraordinarily... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As usual, Pacifica Seafood did everything right! The food was wonderful, the ambiance was perfect and the service was excellent. What more can you ask for!!!

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Glendale, California, United States
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I've been to Pacifica many times and they never disappoint. The service is always spot on and the food is divine. They are known for their sea bass which is delicious. Their house label wine is excellent and reasonably priced, by the glass or bottle. I will continue to dine here whenever we visit the desert.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great food, very good service and comfy place. Other than the price, which is a bit on the expensive side, everything else was perfect.

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Additional Information about Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

Address: 73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4343
Phone Number: 760-674-8666
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4343
    (San Pablo)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-674-8666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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