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“Still wonderful after 20 years” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pacifica Del Mar

Pacifica Del Mar
1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 792-0476
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Ranked #5 of 82 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Asian
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 15th Street
Transit: Across the street on Camino Del Mar
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Still wonderful after 20 years”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I've been going to Pacifica Del Mar for 20 years and it is still great. Was there Saturday night, they honored a same say reservation. Service, food and, of course the view were terrific. So many restaurants have come and gone, but Pacifica is a still here because they do it right. Service, atmosphere, and menu.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Braunfels, Texas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Average Food - Awesome View”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Mostly seafood which was average, but a great view of sunset over ocean. Go early (seated by 6 PM) for the price fix menu & watch the sunset.

Visited April 2014
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Del Mar, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“New Menu Review”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Wait Staff is excellent. New Happy Hour menu is terrible. Blackened fish Taco has the smallest piece of fish I've ever seen and the Pulled Pork Taco contains a grilled scallion that can't be chewed or cut with a knife! The old menu had numerous good items for happy hour at a reasonable price but the new menu contains "Small Bites" and no real meal items. For years Pacifica's happy hour was one of the best in Del Mar but we will be going to Sbicca until the new menu becomes the old menu at Pacifica.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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kipp d, Owner at Pacifica Del Mar, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
i read your review on trip advisor and appreciate your candor. if you will send me your mailing address through TA i will send you a gift card you can use to see if we are doing a better job of executing the menu you had the first week we offered it. thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts and thank you for dining at Pacifica.

kipp downing - owner
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Del Mar, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A MUST in Del Mar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We love the inventive & delicious food at Pacifica Del Mar, have for over 10 years! This isn't one of those 'Great View' places, although the view is great! Service, food, special events, bar scene, all contribute to an ongoing A-1 venue. Do it, you'll love it too.... guaranteed!

Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
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“Devine view and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Had a few minutes before our dinner reservation so I was able to meander along the plaza and enjoy the shops. Dinner was superb and the view of the sun setting over the water was the icing on the cake. Speaking of cake, the dessert was to die for. Will definitely be back on future visits.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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