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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
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
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Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate dinner outside and received fabulous service. Tuesday is half price wine bottle night and we took advantage of it. Two of us had the seared ahi tuna and it was fabulous. Had a very different mushroom sauce that I would never have paired with it, but it was excellent. Another had the seared diver sea scallops and enjoyed those... More 

Thank JMCJ
Wheeling, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful food. Good wine selection. Our server was just okay but it was great having another server see we needed something. She stepped up and helped us. They have a great outdoor area on the second level.

Thank reekuper
Palm Springs, California
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135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently had dinner here twice within a week and loved both meals. We enjoy the fact that you can choose a small size portion of your entree if you are a lighter eater - a perfect size. Also we tried their early dining 2 course dinner special for less than $21 (you must order by 5:30pm) - a great... More 

Thank worldtraveler535
Rancho Mirage, California
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting on El Paseo, with very refined food. Seafood a specialty but plenty of landlubber dishes as well. Among the best servers in the valley-polished and professional. Very busy bar scene, and reservations essential for the dining room and Terrace. Rather expensive though the bar menu has reasonably priced dishes. Highly recommended.

Thank Leon P
Laguna Beach, California
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We met with a client for lunch on May 5th. Service was very good and the food excellent. My wife had the chicken picatta which was outstanding.

Thank RDK12345
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a dinner (and a lunch on a subsequent day) in this restaurant. We had a very nice sea bass but we liked all the dishes we have ordered maybe with the exception of oysters which were ok, but not as good and fresh you would get in L.A. What is nice, you may have half a portion of... More 

Thank Zilonis
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pacifica was the type of experience my wife and I were looking for on vacation and we finally found it!! Everything was excellent, the tuna tartare & bacon wrapped dates were perfect appetizers. We had Ahi Tuna and Pan Roasted Sea bass for dinner, and the mocha semifreddo (which was insane!!) & I've cream pie for dessert There was a... More 

Thank Paul C
Burnaby, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared to wait but well worth it! Enjoyed the house wine and two course half sized special dinner. Good selection of entrees with friendly service!

Thank TravellerEMS
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent fresh seafood options. One of the best things is they offer full-size portions and limited portions. Limited portion size is perfect. Sat outside. The only negative with that is the tables are a little close together and it can get noisy. Server was excellent. Lots of choices.

Thank Bob J
San Diego
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been there several times and often experienced a problem...both with the food and the service. On one occasion, there was a hair in our salmon, and the server tried to tell us it was "part of the fish". Beautiful venue and nice menu, but too many instances of poorly prepared food. Too bad.

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

I read your assessment of Pacifica in Palm Desert. Was this from a recent meal or from composite experiences? Hard to comment if it is the latter. Besides the hair issue what other issues have you had with service? Any specific substandard food items you can tell me about? If you will email me at Kipp.downing@gmail.com with your full name... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?