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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4343
760-674-8666
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Ranked #4 of 236 restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: San Pablo
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English first
Palm Desert, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love this establishment and have been frequenting it since buying property in Palm Deser 2 years ago. Terrific bar with the best vodka assortment to be found and friendly bartenders. The menu is terrific and loaded with great seafood dishes. I gave them a 4 only because the seating was slow considering we were on a reservation. It was... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It's on a swanky street with tons of upscale shopping and located above a Williams Sonoma store. Parking was easy on El Paseo right in front of the place. Arrived for our reservation and was immediately sat. Server quickly took drink orders and had them back in seconds. Menu had a good selection and was not overwhelming, so selections are... More

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california
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The best restaurant for quality of food and service in the Palm Desert area. Good choices of fish and meats on the menu.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My choice for the only evening I had to dine out in the Palm Desert area. Check out my review with photos at http://www.reviewfromthehouse.com/supping-away-palm-desert-pacifica-seafood-restaurant. My Chilean sea bass was outstanding and I like the fact that they give you the option of half portions

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La Quinta, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Pacifica has been our choice for seafood in the desert for 3 years now & the food never disappoints. Sea bass, salmon, scallops & lobster tail are all great & the service efficient & professional. The manager makes a point to stop by your table to ensure everything is satisfactory. Half portions being offered right now - perfect lighter summer... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Everytime I'm in town I stop by at least once. Everything I've had has been cooked to perfection. The presentation is also very well done. My favorite is the Sea Bass.

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Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I went to this restaurant because of the reply the owner made to a complaint . He made no excuses , said we dropped the ball and wanted an address to send a response which tells me he is real sure of his restaurant , so we went. It was the best meal we have had in... More

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Calgary, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Pacifica Restaurant on the second floor of the Gardens on El Paseo is one of our favourite restaurants located in the heart of the City of Palm Desert. It has a great Happy Hour Menu (3:00-6:30PM) with an excellent vodka selection of 150 premium brands, with all vodkas priced at $7.00 While Pacifica has a wide selection of choices on... More

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Laguna Woods, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were there on July 5, 2014 - at 4:30 pm for an early dinner - it was recommended by a local that we try their Sunset menu - we came in early, while the restaurant was less crowded so we had our choice of seating in the restaurant - because of the heat we opted for an inside window... More

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Rancho Mirage, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There is nothing particualrly wrong with ths restaurant but on the other hand for a place that is billed as the best seafood restaurant in the Coachella Valley the menu had very few seafood selections in my opinion and that is why i gave it just an average rating. The portions are ample and while the servers are pleasant they... More

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