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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4343 (San Pablo)
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best place in the desert to have a seafood dinner is Pacifica. We have been dining here regularly for about 6 years and are never disappointed. Their outdoor deck is lovely...No plastic chairs here...white table cloths and napkins. Good service. My favourites are the asian style sea bass and the salmon. All good!

Thank Stonecliff
Scottsdale, Arizona
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very expensive and overall we found the food to be good but not great. We had the baked scallops for an appetizer and could hardly find the scallop. We also had the baked oysters which were good. One dish we had was the special of the day which was cod in a sauce which I can't remember what it was... More 

Thank Debbie S
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127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for my 60th birthday hoping for a special meal. Had not been there before except for a cocktail at the bar and wanted to give it a try. Had a drink at the bar first. The bartender was engaging and provided good information and fast service. Problems started once we got seated for dinner. The waiter was busy... More 

Thank Robyn D
los angeles
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i've been a regular customer at pacifica for about 8 years. i have NEVER had a bad meal. the portions are plentiful, the bar scene is always active and i really have to rate pacifica as one of the best restaurants in the desert. all new visitors to the desert have to enjoy a visit to pacifica.

Thank lalive
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the restaurant. Atmosphere was not the greatest. Seafood was good but a little pricey. Plenty of great restaurants to try on next trip to the desert.

Thank alacattle
Palm Desert, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friends dine here a lot, but I usually pass. Our friends like to eat in the bar area to avoid the high prices on the regular menu. Even on the bar menu, the seafood is still too expensive but the cheeseburgers are good. However t lots of places have better, Cactus Jack's to name one. My biggest gripe is... More 

Thank 457ronc42
Palm Desert, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reason for only one star is that we ordered two dinners that evening. The waitress brought one wrong order which was refused. It was a very busy night. The young manager came back to us with the order and tried again to offer it to my dinner partner and proceeded to argue about it. He then wanted to prepare... More 

Thank Nefa45
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently dined at the restaurant during our recent visit to the Palm Desert. The first visit was for a rooftop dinner with our mothers'so who were visiting the Valley for the first time. ha d a wonderful sunset diner on the rooftop which was great. The food, drinks and service was superb. Three of us had the beef short ribs... More 

Palm Desert, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This restaurant has great specials in the summer- like Taco Tuesday- great fish tacos. All vodkas are $6.00 they have every kind of vodka you can imagine!! Service is good, we like to sit in the bar- lots of banquets and high top tables. Out door patio ( if its not too hot) perfect during the winter months. I personally... More 

Thank Peggy M
Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We scheduled a dinner with some friends when we were in the neighborhood at the same time. We had never been to Pacifica but had been to numerous restaurants in the area. We absolutely loved everything about this place. The staff was superb and very knowledgeable in regards to the menu. My husband had the full order of scallops which... More 

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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
$31 - $50
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4343
    (San Pablo)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 17606748666

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