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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 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Seattle, WA
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love the idea that you can order full or half size portions of almost every entree item! So wish more restaurants did this! It's got a convenient location on El Paseo but not up to the excellence of another chain in the same complex - Tommy Bahama. The place seems busy and popular. The check in process with the host... More 

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Dave G, General Manager at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there... My name is Dave Garvey , GM at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant. I read your review on Trip Advisor and want to apologize for the sub standard by our restaurant in general. It sounds like we didn't make you happy at all with what we do other than offering half sized portions. We get so many compliments regarding the... More 

Penn Valley, California
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner here, and it was excellent! The turkey dinner was great and salmon was perfect. Being a holiday, it was crowded and the menu was limited. Happy Hour drinks are reasonable. Service was excellent and very attentive. The restaurant is upstairs with kind of rear access. It was a little hard to find for us. Overall...... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this restaurant two times on our stay in Palm Desert and on both occasions have been impressed with the lovely food, attentive service and ambience. The restaurant offers excellent value for money, always seems popular and is a 'must visit' on any holiday in the region. The dates wrapped in bacon and half shell scallops are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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468 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently joined friends for dinner at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant- Great night. We were staying for a week in Palm Desert and attended this restaurant with friends for dinner and had a great evening with keen, efficient and friendly service. Food was excellent delivered quickly. Venue is comfortable but busy with lengthy queues, but well worth the relatively short wait.... More 

Thank Ken050
Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there today for a lunch. Great food, good ambience, good reception. My grilled hamburger with brie was great. The fries was perfect. My husband ate a catfish and it was delicious too.

Thank Cgiugno
Los Angels
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to a relaxing dinner after attending class's The menu was varied and had great choices. We loved that you could choose 1/2 portions. We looked at the menu made our decisions and waited for our server and waited Finally he took our order which included bar drinks We waited and waited🙄 Finally we asked for bread... More 

Thank lovetravelLosAngels
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second year we've gone to Pacifica for Thanksgiving. The meal was fantastic with several nice options. The portions were just right and the service and ambiance were great. We'll be back!!!

Thank Cheryl D
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here for dinner recently and had an excellent experience. We seated at a table on the patio and enjoyed the atmosphere including special lighting and a cozy fireplace. Service was attentive and the food was excellent. The salmon was a favorite. For a bit of decadence, we shared the macadamia ice cream pie for dessert. A wonderful ending.

Thank Jill B
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the half portion of the sea bass and savored every bite. It was complemented by ginger rice. My husband's lobster wasn't that great. Our granddaughter had a seafood medley with noodles that was delicious. We will definitely return on our next trip. Prices are a bit high but well worth it.

Thank Iva V
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant in the desert. Decor was tasteful and designed to suppress noise (rare these days). Serving staff were there when we needed but not looming over us. We were six and each had different seafood, all perfect and delicious. Wines were well chosen and not expensive. We closed the place down eating, talking and enjoying this find.

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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?