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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 - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 377
    Excellent
  • 203
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 19
    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
Bon appetit

This is the preeminent seafood place in the Coachella Valley. Seating both inside and out is comfortable. Service is usually excellent. Since it is in the desert there is a limited seafood menu, but it is all well prepared and delicious. The kitchen will also allow diners to change sides on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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USA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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USA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is the preeminent seafood place in the Coachella Valley. Seating both inside and out is comfortable. Service is usually excellent. Since it is in the desert there is a limited seafood menu, but it is all well prepared and delicious. The kitchen will also allow diners to change sides on a particular preparation. There is a HUGE selection of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and service. Nice ambiance. Terrace had a good view of the mountains. I liked a choice of full or small size entrées.

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Palm Springs, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a popular place for both locals and snowbirds or visitors to the desert. Parking is easy in the garage either first or second floor, there is an elevator and escalator so it's easy access and out of season, you can park on the street itself. I am not a fish eater but those who are love the seafood... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you are looking for fish, this the place. Restaurant is located upstairs and has great out side seating. As you can imagine this is primarily a seafood place. We started with baked oysters which were very good and the bacon wrapped dates also good if you like dates. For dinner one of us had swordfish and it was good... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Pleasant ambiance and good vibe to the restaurant. They have many other choices in addition to great fish dishes.

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Marina del Rey, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great food, ambience, comfortable seating and outdoor seating options. Pacifico's specializes in Vodka and has a massive selection from around the world. Our waiter was knowledgable in the various Vodka brands and offered up some laudable options. Despite their Vodka bar designation, they have a respectable if not deep, wine list. Sea Bass, one of their signature dishes, is like... More 

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Palm Desert
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Love their generous crab louie salad. They are open for lunch until the end of May. A well presented salad and very filling.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Ate on patio to enjoy the sunset. Food is good, service is just okay. Staff get orders right, deliver hot food and promptly, but there is no attempt to be polite or friendly. Reservations a must as they are busy. Food is quite good if unimaginative, but I prefer not to have my food tossed on the table by a... More 

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Alice, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We always enjoy Pacificas The seafood is fresh, usually well cooked. The fish filet with corn relish is wonderful. The service is great.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The only negative item about this restaurant was after the server explained the special, which sounded great, they sold out. The food was outstanding, service was excellent. Don't mind spending the money when I enjoy the evening. We have returned and will do so in the future.

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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
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?