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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
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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150 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cozy , likable place, overlooking the ocean and the del mar village! They have a variety of salads and entrees, with good wine selection. It's not fancy but friendly and cool. My friends and I love it for the happy hour.., great appetizers and a hip ambiance ! Recommend :)

Thank Marshaici
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner there last night. Very attentive service, wonderful view of the Pacific and enjoyable food. The best salad was very good. The salmon, one of their house favourites was excellent. Highly recommend it.

Thank 922saundrar
San Diego
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took some friends from out of town and Pacifica did not disappoint. While crowed the staff and service was superb, I never had to look around to get our wine glasses refilled. The shrimp and grits with collard greens was superb and the others at our table raved about the salmon. I liked their spin on fried calamari which included... More 

Thank SDBrad
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 1 week ago

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.

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 1 week ago

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.

Thank Elfma
Del Mar, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Mike C
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 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 30 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.

1 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 4 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 

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 5 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!

Thank djet17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $50
American, Pacific Rim, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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?