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“The Very Best Restaurant in Del Mar”
Review of Pacifica Del Mar

Pacifica Del Mar
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Ranked #4 of 97 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $37 - $50
Cuisines: American, Asian, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 15th Street
Transit: Across the street on Camino Del Mar
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I am a long time resident & merchant in Del Mar & have 20 yrs experience with this fabulous restaurant. The glorious food has stayed consistent all those years. The menu is varied but what I call "Pacific Rim Cuisine", quite a lot of seafood dishes and the blackened salmon with the garlic mashed potatos is my favorite. They have a stunning outdoor terrace heated with lamps in the winter, and an ocean view. It is always crowded so be sure to make a reservation. They also have great happy hours and a very active singles bar.

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Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

You can always count on Pacifica Del Mar for excellent food, friendly and competent wait staff, and a superior dining experience. Food is fresh, and very well prepared. A place to go when you can't risk being disappointed!

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

I have dined here for years and always enjoyed it. This time, though, the fish was very poor quality, overcooked and the service was distracted and impersonal. Too bad. I am so disappointed. I brought a colleague here and was embarrassed.

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

We had a large group for dinner and everthing was perfect. Food was outstanding with all of us ordering different entres and starters. Lots of seafood with great presentation, but something for the carnivors as well. Cocktails and service at the highest levels. We've eaten here a few times and it's never failed to disappoint. Their quality is always the same--very high. It's a little pricely, but worth it!

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Thank formerstew7
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is a nice stop, and in the fall just as pleasant on the patio as summer, sunset or not. Place is warm, energetic and food always good. Had the poached lobster for the first time and it was beyond words. Didn't need butter it was so well flavored and moist. Service is always friendly and just enough without being overbearing. Thursday is half price wine bottles so you know. But the location is also important. You can walk in the plaza have after dinner drinks in Il Fornaio which is also good, or in the wine bar. It's a nice evening there

Thank CliveWatkins
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