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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
Hardy, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We asked to sit outside, even though Palm Desert is like a blast furnace. Pacifica has misters so it was actually very pleasant. We were given our choice of where to sit, which was very nice. Pacifica is above one of the shops on El Paseo, so the outdoor patio overlooks the street and the mountains in the distance. Service... More

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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We dine at Pacifica often. The food is great and the service is excellent. They have a menu with a variety of seafood options. As you might expect the meat options are limited but good, it is after all a seafood restaurant. The cedar plank salmon is excellent. They also, have a very good happy hour. If you are into... More

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Weston, FL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner - Salad which was yummy and a great entree (mine was the Breast of Chicken, served over Mashed Potatoes with Spinach) and my husband had the Salmon. Both were really delicious esp since the early bird special was only $19.95 for the 2 courses. My husband had a glass of House wine and I had a... More

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San Diego, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We enjoyed the happy hour food but I felt there was a fairly limited selection. Felt the drinks were not much of a bargain. Maybe next time I will try dinner.

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Nice, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife is French and we have a small restaurant and hotel in the South of France. And we kept coming back for those great scallops. Some of the other starters were very good , too. When it was just the two of us, we sat at the bar. I kind of passed on their large selection of Vodka as... More

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Palm Desert, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been a patron of Pacifica Seafood Restaurant since it opened on El Paso in Palm Desert many years ago. A great place to meet with friends, the food is always excellent, great atmosphere, friendly staff and servers, just a well rounded "meet and greet" place. I have referred many of my business clients as well, because I know they... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We've dined at Pacifica several times and the noise level in the restaurant really impacts the dining experience. Once we had the private dining room, which was very pleasant, as was a table outdoors. The most recent dinner was inside, with other tables so close that it was hard to push one's chair out and a level of noise that... More

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Palm Desert, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

There seafood is marvelous but a definite must is the appetizer of scallops, spinach and bacon bits on a half shell. This is sooooo delicious! Service is always perfection and the ambiance is a bit noise but definitely worth it. Other than summer, sit on the patio.

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Palm Desert, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

First time here and was seated right away by very personable hostess. It took forever for someone to come over to take our drink orders. Bread is delicious (same as Cliff House). Drinks were good. Then it took another forever to place order. I had asked if the scallops were fresh and the gentleman never got back to me. And... More

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Palm Desert, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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