We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4343 (San Pablo)
+1 760-674-8666
11:30 - 21:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,025 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,021: English reviews
Kimberley, Canada
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seafood is the main ingredient at this desert hot spot.We arrived at 5pm on a Saturday evening and the place was at capacity but we had made a reservation and we recommend this.Our choice was the specially priced two course menu -delicious sounding entrees include spiced salmon,seafood kebab and catfish with clam chowder or caeser salad to start.Our pacific spiced... More 

Thank David B
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Level Contributor
431 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice Seafood restaurant in an upscale area in Palm Springs California! Great service with friendly staff. Good menu with lots of choices. Food was prepared as ordered and delivered promptly. Very good choice and a very good dining experience! I'll be back for sure!

Thank Ge0rgetravels
Idyllwild, California, United States
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and service. It is expensive, but the Sunset Special is an excellent value. The warm roles with butter which are brought to the table are delicious and fresh. You are brought plentiful beverage refills. The indoor decor is very sophisticated. The patio is lovely, with shade from the building or large awnings under which... More 

Thank James B
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I went , service was good but had scallops and they were sandy. That turned me off and probbaly would not choose to visit it again unless I had to.

Thank Roseann D
Laurel, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank whiteme2
Madison, New Jersey
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank GermanF150
Mount Royal, NJ
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank vyper80
Dave G, General Manager at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

The management of Pacifica has reached out to this guest to discuss their dining experience and to offer compensation for our poor performance at their table. The guest was extremely happy to hear from us and has told us that they will be back in the future to give us another try. We look forward to redeeming ourselves next time.... More 

Level Contributor
37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank Mickele C
Revelstoke, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Gary S
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

Thank Switters B

Travellers who viewed Pacifica Seafood Restaurant also viewed

Palm Desert, California Desert
Palm Desert, California Desert
Palm Desert, California Desert
Palm Desert, California Desert

Been to Pacifica Seafood Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pacifica Seafood Restaurant and other visitors
9 questions
Ask a question
Irvine, California, Usa

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from Pacifica Seafood Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?