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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4343
+1 760-674-8666
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4343
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pacifica is "Fabulous" Every seafood treat you love, Surf & turf, claims casino, oysters on the half shell, seafood salads, fine drunks, cocktails. Elegant settings, with fireplace, a beautiful ambiance on El Paso in Palm Desert. Only the service is poor with servers which nothing...More

Thank sogonblick
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and i were ready for a late lunch early dinner and we were pleasantly surprised when we walked in. We sat at the bar and really enjoyed being in the air conditioning! It was HOT outside, had a lovely glass of Sav Blanc...More

Thank Extraordinary805624
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our starters took nearly an hour to arrive and did so only after a reminder. The sauce for my shrimp (prawn cocktail) was unsubtle and overwhelmed the prawns. Sea bass was a perfectly cooked, moist piece of delicious fish but the accompaniments were bland and...More

Thank Pasht
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon arrival, took forever to get service, poor excuses. Appetizers were great, 3 baked scallops, 3 baked oysters in the shell, yummy. $21.00. Ordered the prawn & scallop dinner on pasta, 5 prawns, 1 scallop. $36.00. Go figure. Service was great once we got served....More

Thank Fred K
kipp d, Owner at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

My apologies for the poor service. No excuses for delays and weak excuses. Did we take anything off your bill? Scallops/shrimp did should have been 3 and 3 so that’s a mishap. Same with salads. Prices are going up. No question. California minimum wage is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A little hard to find initially, this place is on the 2nd floor in a upscale El Paseo mall. (You have to walk into the mall area in order to get to escalators up to the 2nd floor.) This was a wednesday and their website...More

Thank T S
Dave G, General Manager at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, This is Dave Garvey, general manager at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant. I’m sorry to read that our service was so poor on your latest visit. We have been trying so hard to not rush people thru the restaurant. It is the biggest complaint that we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We delighted in a light happy hour meal with our puppy at Pacifica. Roxanne, our waitress was very accommodating, Pacifica brand happy hour wines were delicious at a bargain price for the quality. Caesar salad was tasty. The Ziti pasta with artichokes was excellent. My...More

Thank sealbeachtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The spicy salmon is my favorite and the one I always order. I do not like spice but it is really a misnomer because it is not too spicy. Served with french beans and is in a wonton (which itself is good) on top of...More

Thank dlahn0928
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for years now and it does not disappoint. If you like Vodka then this is the place for you. They have an extensive vodka bar. BUT, we go for the food. Located upstairs right off El Paseo in...More

1  Thank debster765
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be my go-to place when in Palm Desert. Not sure I'll be back. The service and the quality has really gone down. I would say if you just want an "average" meal, go here. But really, think about going down the street,...More

Thank Ro F
kipp d, Owner at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

My apologies for your poor experience. What about the quality and service was not the same? What food items were not up to par? Did you sit in dining room or bar? Was the food slow or server not on top of things? We take...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start with the crew of people at this joint is great, especially the girls. You don't find such a group of waitresses that are all smiles and without attitude like this very often. The food is very very good and I have yet to...More

Thank Dean B
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October 11, 2018|
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Response from tpayres | Reviewed this property |
No, it is southern California casual. You’ll see people from dressed in sports jackets too dressed in jeans usually on Saturday night it’s a little more dressed up but certainly no ties no suits. Lunches are always quite... More
October 6, 2018|
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Response from Dean B | Reviewed this property |
Well I'll tell you I'm kinda surprised because I'm a regular there and that's never happened to me once. Did you by chance get a name because I will retract my review I a second but would like to know a bit more. I am not... More
May 2, 2017|
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Response from Dave G | Property representative |
Hello... Thanks for the inquiry. We had a rewards program for many years, unfortunately the company that ran the program for us went out of business and we were not able to find a new company that filled our needs... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4343
    (San Pablo)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-674-8666
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