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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
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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dallas, Texas, USA
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had six in our party so we shared a lot of dishes. The lobster tails were our favorite, meaty and tender. Mustard Catfish had an intriguing delicious flavor to it. While the Clam Chowder was good, it was way too thick. Desserts were all good. Because of the acoustic design of the restaurant, the noise level was amazing. At... More 

Thank hillhifi
Belgrade, Montana
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647 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We met friends for happy hour here and decided to stay where we were sitting and having dinner. They have a new menu available for Half servings of the main dinners if your not that hungry. We all tried that and had something different all around. It tasted goo and was prepared very well. If you want to sit in... More 

Thank jeffreyshapiro
Ventura, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decided on seafood and googled Pacifica Seafood. Reviews were favorable, and there are a number of restaurants in that area as well. Three days later our friends suggested the same restaurant. We had the same meal both nights, fried calamari and we shared a grilled fish taco plate. The calamari is rings not strips, came with two sauces, one garlic... More 

Thank John W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on Wednesday evening and were seated immediately. The service was amazing. The full portion of the Chilean Seabass I highly recommend. The honey-soy glaze put this dish over the top. My wife loved the Pacifica ice cream pie with Macadamia nuts and chocolate sauce. A perfect night and perfect atmosphere.

Thank Adam V
Wichita, KS
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218 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dined here last night. Nice atmosphere. We were on the patio and I think it was quieter there than inside. We had the salmon and the ono special. Both were great. Well prepared and presented. We had the apple strudel dessert which was also one not to miss. Saw the ice cream pie go by and it looked amazing too.... More 

Thank b2buck
East Gwillimbury, Canada
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is also owned by the Cliff House restaurant in La Quintaé- Indian Wells border. The food arrived with the wrong items, then recooked. Fries were still frozen,There are better places for lunch on El Paseo.

Thank David S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of our favorite restaurants! The oysters are yummy. The best Chilean sea bass is to die for! Also, best selection of everything wine and vodka in the desert.

Thank Patricia R
Palm Desert, California
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pacifica provides excellent seafood, and a very nicely decorated environment, but their prices are pretty hefty. If cost isn't an issue for you, by all means, pull up a chair. If it is, there are numerous other seafood alternatives in the area. Several reviewers have noted that they do offer happy hour pricing, which can make dining a bit more... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by after a movie to enjoy Happy Hour. Started splitting a Caesar salad. We decided to do a taste test on the fish tacos, so we each ordered one original grilled fish taco and one fried sea bass fish taco. Out came the fried sea bass taco and the wait staff thought our order was complete. The bartender then... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us were here on a Saturday night February to celebrate my birthday. We were seated on the heated patio and they were happy to make accommodations with the heaters to ensure that we were comfortable. We all started with a drink including a moscow mule for me. We shared two appetizers, including the ceviche that was delicious. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?