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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4343
760-674-8666
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Ranked #2 of 242 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 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
Seattle, WA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I have had some delcious meals in Palm Desert over the years, but I must preface this review by saying that this area is not known for its stand-out cusine. There are plenty of restaurants in nice settings with menu offerings that sound delicious and inventive, however, I have been repeatedly disappointed with the preparation of food in Palm Desert.... More 

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kipp d, Owner at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

my apologies for the poor execution of your menu on your recent visit. no excuses, we blew it. the tempura shrimp and Caesar are usually bullet proof but we missed. the pork dish is a new one and we will take a hard look at the preparation and setup of that dish. if you will respond to me on Trip... More 

Bend, Oregon
Top Contributor
366 reviews 366 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful meal here. My ahi tuna was great as was my husband's pasta. You MUST order the bacon wrapped dates for an appetizer! Locally grown dates were prepared exquisitely! Loved them.

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Spokane, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

They were busy when we arrived at 4pm for Happy hour but were fortunate to get a table in the bar. Their happy hour menu is limited to the bar and the tables out front on the patio...so be advised that you may have to take a number and wait or sit at the bar which is first come first... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We have had dinner and drinks here several times. They have over 100 bottles of Vodka. Great happy hour. Early bird special for dinner, food very good and reasonable.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to Palm Desert for more years than I like to admit. It is always one of the first places we visit and we have never been disappointed. Last evening we each ordered two appetizers. First was the ceviche. It was prepared to perfection. It wasn't a small amount piled on a lot of lettuce, but all... More 

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Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed some wonderful salmon, cooked to perfection and the bonus was mussels from PEI. The restaurant boasts a great vodka bar and outdoor seating. They have heat lamps for snowbirds in the winter! Very attentive service- loved it all

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Vancouver
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were surprised at the size of this restaurant as we had expected a more intimate venue. For a Wednesday evening it was very busy, however our server was professional and efficient. I enjoyed the option to select either a small or large portion on many food items. Salads were fresh and my salmon dinner (small plate) was tasty and... More 

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Oregon, WI
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

First and most important all the food we sampled were top notch. The scallops were some of the best I ever had. Portions were solid, even the small plates. Pricing was reasonable. Service was very good. Nice cocktail, wine list. Some wonderful desserts. Will now be one of our favorites in the Cochella Valley.

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Wonderful service. Had a sweet waiter on his first night and he was exceptional. Manager gave us a free desert just because. Our party had the ribeye steak, scallops and a salad. All were great. Would definitely recommend. Parking was a bit hard as were were from out of town and didn't know there was a parking garage on the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was the second stop on our "Desert Tasting Tour". We were served ceviche and, despite my trepidations as I'd never had raw fish cooked in lime before, I ate all of it. It was cold and crisp and delicious. That's all I can say about this place, but the menu looked great and I've heard that their Happy Hour... More 

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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  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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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