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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
Price range: $31 - $50
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
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 NEW

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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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
92 helpful votes 92 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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
52 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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Palm Desert, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

love the happy hour, there is a good variety of appetizers to try and good prices. The bartender (Gina) is really friendly and always has a smile. great service,

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dallas, texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went on Saturday to Pacifica for a quick bite to eat. We found two seats int he bar area which allowed us to eat off of the HH menu. It is a nice menu with a lot of fish and seafood offerings. We ordered the Oysters on the half shell and the baked oysters. They were both delicious. I... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nice to eat outside overlooking El Paseo. Good prices during happy hour. Staff is friendly and attentive.

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Palm Springs, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I took a friend to Pacifica for Happy Hour on the 4th of July. The decor was wonderful - all red, white and blue - even the outdoor tables were festive. We each ordered the same thing - pork carnitas and salmon sliders - simply wonderful. We had a bottle of Sauvignon blanc that was cool and refreshing. The very... More

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