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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

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73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4343 (San Pablo)
+1 760-674-8666
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11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Laurel, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place. Good food and atmosphere. If you sit in the bar area ask for the full dinner menu. Note that is is upstairs so if you are not sure how to find it it is easy to miss. Food is fresh and tasty but portions are not large.

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Madison, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took clients to this restaurant, were promptly seated and the servers were quick and courteous. Choice of appetizers and food were very acceptable. Would recommend it, nicely located in downtown Palm Desert.

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Thank GermanF150
Mount Royal, NJ
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant recently. While the appetizers and entrees we ordered were good, the service at the restaurant failed on multiple levels. We dined on a Sunday night, and the restaurant was not overly busy (the host was taking diners who did not have reservations). When a restaurant charges moderately high prices, you expect a proportionate level... More 

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Thank vyper80
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Brought two friends in for nosh which turned into dinner. Cody our bartender, great personality! He sold us on a few items but didn't oversell us. We had a dish that was less than stellar and he had it taken off the check (Thank You Cody). Drink were on point - Martinis, of course!

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Revelstoke, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined my family at Pacifica for happy hour. We sat on the deck beneath the heaters and we quite comfortable. A varied selection of appy's for Happy Hour at a great price and the wine was also priced very reasonable during this time. Great service with a reasonable time frame for food delivery. I was impressed and would not... More 

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Portland
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is to be expected, at a restaurant along El Paseo, that one would enjoy attentive service and that just right presentation of yummy food. Well Pacifica does not disappoint. Shrimp, pastas, swordfish, sea bass, desserts were mouth watering and soul satisfying. The service, by all, was friendly and smooth. Very nice place to visit.

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Vernon, Canada
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined 8 others in a private dining room for a BD dinner. Facing a soiled table cloth was not a good omen & a soiled water glass didn't help either but not wanting to spoil a celebration, I just cleaned the glass, picked off the dried food from the cloth & waited for my meal. I ordered the salmon... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pacifica is a great location overlooking El Paseo and offers an extensive lunch and dinner menu. The seafood is fresh and the staff is very knowledgeable and attentive. You can't beat a seat on the coveted deck overlooking El Paseo!

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pacifica has a great location overlooking el Paseo - so you can people watch and see all of the cool cars go past. Service was friendly although my white wine cam out warm. The cocktail list is very big and they have a large number of eotic and rare vodka available. Food is fresh and nicely presented. It is worth... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dined at Pacifica Seafood in the past and were looking forward to an excellent dinner. We were seated on the deck next to a heater. The baked oyster appetizer was quite good, and the crab kimchee martini was good but could have had more cayenne. We ordered salads and the special entrees of barramundi and monkfish. The entrees... More 

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kipp d, Owner at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

my apologies for the initial comments by the server. a simple apology and taking the glass off your bill or pouring you a half glass to make up for the sediment in the glass would have sufficed. by not doing this it seemed to heighten your displeasure with him and the situation. when the manager tried to help you were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
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: +1 760-674-8666

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