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“Good service/food”

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 272 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: San Pablo
SoCal
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good service/food”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Scallops were great. Don't get the white fish though it appears to be a staple in all the restaurants in palm desert.

Visited January 2013
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canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Eat at octogenarian hour”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Well executed dishes. Generous portions. Attentive service. Hit the sunset dinner menu (before 530) - otherwise very expensive.

  • Visited January 2013
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San Diego, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Overated Food and Poor Service”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We had reservations and still had to wait for 20 minutes. We ordered a nice bottle of wine and the waiter put in our orders. We had salads and our main courses arrived probably 25 minutes later. There were 4 of us and one diner didn't get any food. We waited and waited and our waiter finally told us he made a mistake and didn't put the order in corredtly. We had finished our meals by the time the 4th diner received his meal, 30 minutes later. No appitizer arrived to fill the space. He had ordered chicken which came with no sauce or spice. He told the waiter it was bad and he couldn't eat it. After the diner asked for the manager and told him the problem. There was no free meal or any apology. The manager just said "next time ask for me and I'll take care of you". There will be no next time.

  • Visited December 2012
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Chicago, IL
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340 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“You can't go home again”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We ate here five years ago and it was our favorite. This time, it was our LEAST favorite. Crazy expensive for what you get, and odd portion control--my fish was half the size of the same entree served to the gentleman at the table next to me. Terrible service, recommendations pushing the most expensive and disgusting cocktails (which they kept on the bill when we sent them back--"Oh, sorry") waiter never came back to check on us, 30 minute wait for entrees after the salads, which didn't come for 30 minutes. Won't be coming here again.

Visited December 2012
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london, england
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Very good choice”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We have always enjoyed our meals at Pacifica, and have often visited twice in one week. This trip we went on Monday (set price early dinner) and Friday (a la carte). Both were very good. The set price deal is excellent value, and the food is good: salad or soup, followed by salmon or mixed fish grill. I had a great Mullagatawny. The a la carte selection is of course wider, and still good value. There is patio seating with heaters if that's what you want - but if you want to be inside, tell them when you make a booking. This place gets busy - so we always phone ahead to reserve. Oh - and the sourdough bread served with dinner is fantastic. I don't understand other comments about "high prices for so-so food", as this doesn't match our experience.

  • Visited December 2012
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