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Pacifica Del Mar

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1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401 (15th Street)
(858) 792-0476
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a $$$ seafood restaurant in downtown Del Mar and it was worth it. Excellent views especially on the patio. My wife had the salmon with wasabi mustard glaze that was excellent. My black cod was cooked perfectly. Service was attentive and not rushed. They gave us time to enjoy the atmosphere. Overall we had an enjoyable experience.

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Thank Roger R
Greenwich, Connecticut
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well-trained waitstaff, open and airy dining room with a few corner nooks for those who prefer a quieter experience. Great view of the Pacific. Nice vibe at the bar. Superb winelist accompanies a decently priced New American menu. We've celebrated Thanksgiving here for four successive years and they handle a holiday crush with grace and style.

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Thank Elfma
Del Mar, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pacifica has Happy Hour everyday! On Wednesdays you choose your desired label gin or vodka, either straight up (martini with choice of olives) or mixed (tonic, soda, etc.) for $7.

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Thank Mike C
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The server was a sweet girl but the service was slow. Of the 7 entres, 3 needed to be sent back. 2 ribeyes over done and Mahi Mahi under. Fresh oysters were great. The shortcake was hard and didnt have enough strawberries or whipped cream. They did comp our coffee and dessert. We came for a nice dinner not free... More 

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Thank lmrsp
kipp d, Owner at Pacifica Del Mar, responded to this review

my apologies for an "underwhelming" dining experience at Pacifica. no excuses, we blew it. my understanding is we did recook the rib eyes and they were the right temperature the second time. the short cake should have never made it out of the kitchen. comping dessert and coffee is a weak response on our part. we should have not charged... More 

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86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's pricey for the quality and quantity you get. You pay for the view though. Staff are nice. Service is average. You can find a better food in other places around.

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Thank Rostam K
kipp d, Owner at Pacifica Del Mar, responded to this review

i read your review on Trip Advisor. my apologies for the poor quality and quantity and average service. it would be helpful if you could tell me what items you had you were not happy with. if you will email me at kipp.downing@gmail.com with what items you had, you full name, mailing address, date dined and type of credit card... More 

Clovis, California, United States
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from the Pacifica in Del Mar! Delicious! I had the amazing salmon! A best seller for over 20 years! Started off with the Irish mule, which was too much liquor for my mother and I! Thanks to Paul, he made us a wonderful champagne cocktail with mint and hibiscus- it was heavenly! He even said he'd name... More 

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Thank Coreen A
Del Mar, California
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used to live in Del Mar and ate at Pacifica all the time. We loved it so much that we had our wedding reception there last year. They were excellent through the whole process, helped us design our perfect menu, and all our guests loved the food. Great job as always!

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Thank djet17
Cypress
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Return visit for me, my husband was not impressed. The food was good, but the service was slow. We sat on the balcony, it was crowded and noisy. Probably won't go back any time soon.

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Thank richardjoycef
kipp d, Owner at Pacifica Del Mar, responded to this review

my apologies for the poor service and noise levels on your anniversary visit. no excsuses, we blew it. if you will email me at krdowning@weroc.com with your full name, mailing address and credit card used as well as date of dine i will send you a full refund and a gift card for another try. please reference "50th anniversary at... More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

First time in the area and was reccommended this restaurant. It will definitely be a regular for future visits. We all had seafood dishes, and each was cooked to perfection. It was a midweek booking and the place was packed with business and casual diners. Waitresses were very attentive and the view of the sunset was an added bonus. Good... More 

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Thank Richardofthesun
San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

So I decided to take my daughters to Pacifica because it is supposed to be a very good restaurant, well it was a wrong decision. I must say the service is good, but the food it's not worth the wait or the price. Calamari - normally this is standard starter, not here, it comes in a bowl and it has... More 

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Thank Bob R
kipp d, Owner at Pacifica Del Mar, responded to this review

my apologies for a terrible food experience with us. no excuses, we blew it. if you will email me at krdowning@weroc.com with your full name, mailing address, credit card used and date of dine i will send you a full refund and a gift card for a future visit if you so choose. please reference "PDM poor food". thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$37 - $50
Cuisine
American, Pacific Rim, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
    (15th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Across the street on Camino Del Mar
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: (858) 792-0476

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?