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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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Hartland, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Patio seating is very nice. Service is good. Food is above average but not exceptional. Have dined there for lunch only, 6 times. We keep going back.

Thank Abarthbill
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch and the menu was reasonably priced and had a large selection. I also liked the decor and the patio

Thank Jill K
Salt Lake City, Utah
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218 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good meal and great ambiance on the rooftop patio. Very high prices even by resort town standards. Four of us shared a dozen oysters, a wedge salad, Calamari app, a beet salad, an Ahi app, ceviche app, and a shrimp fetuccine entree. Every dish was good to very good. The beet salad and ceviche were probably the best. Tab... More 

Thank eppikureeus
Pittsburgh PA
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was not too expensive but felt we got our monies worth because the cuisine was very well done. The combination of tastes on the plate blended so well. I had the sea bass, awesome! Husband has the scampi, which was good but had too many chives and capers in it, that were not in the description,but still delicious once... More 

Thank travelnut4003
San Diego, California
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for martinis on the outside patio facing El Paseo. We were told we couldn't sit out there unless we were having the full menu. This was Thursday at 2:30 and no one else outside. We are now sitting on the outside patio at Tommy Bahamas who had no such restriction. They went out of their way to sit... More 

Thank Dannowill
Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding and incredibly fresh seafood. All staff are courteous and exceptionally well trained and managed restaurant professionals. The views of the snow covered mountains high in the desert from the Pacifica windows at sunset were breathtakingly beautiful, magical and majestic. Chilean Sea Bass and salmon were delicious and perfectly prepared. The bacon wrapped dates were scrumptious as well as the... More 

Thank seanhhayes
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service were very good, especially for a Saturday night. Had the swordfish and loved the way it was prepared.

Thank sakemall
New Jersey
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155 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great outdoor seating and great service. This visit was much better than our last, which was last year in March. Seems as though the tables outside are a bit farther apart than they were last year so much more comfortable seating. We had the caesar salad, mulligatawny soup, lobster tails and swordfish. All the food was very good... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and food! Thanks for remembering my Aunt's birthday, as we mentioned this when we made the reservation. We were surprised with a large birthday cake for my aunt, as well as an extra little sundae for my 3 year old. Food was excellent as well!

Thank Courtney P
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a warm, sunny and beautiful late afternoon, we were delighted to drop into this energized restaurant with a buzzing bar. We decided to stay and enjoy the atmosphere....ultimately having martinis and happy hour portions (half entrees) of delicious food. My wife had the steak while I had the sea bass. Both were done to perfection and exceeded our expectations.... 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?