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“In the heart of things”

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 304 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: San Pablo
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This is a really cool place. Unfortunately, it was cool when we were there so they had the windscreens up. Great food. This is obviously a place in high demand. We could look in to the Tesla dealership from our table. Food was terrific. Wine list was good as well.

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Thank NanRichter
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This was our first visit to Pacifica and we were completely blown-away with the food, service and atmosphere. We stayed in the Coachella Valley for a week, this being one of our last dining experiences.

To start, I had reserved for a table of 8, but we ended up having two folks that were ill. We noted this to the hostess when we arrived. We were shown to a beautiful private dining area, and were immediately impressed. Sadly, we received a text from two other friends that they had double-booked a concert they had tickets for the same time as our dinner. I was embarrassed to inform the restaurant that were were now down to four. They graciously allowed us to stay in the beautiful private space, which was truly welcomed.

Amanda, our Server, was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable about the wines and the menu, but was also friendly and laid-back enough to put us all at ease and to know we were in good hands.

Cocktails were very good, and a good value for the area. The wine list is quite nice and we ordered two bottles...again, with great recommendations from Amanda.

We enjoyed the Oysters Rockefeller, Medjool Dates wrapped in Bacon and Scallops on the half shell. All were superb!

Entrees did not disappoint as well. The Escolar was a standout. Perfect execution with a lovely broth and cannellini beans.

Dessert was equally grand, the standout being the pineapple upside-down cake with coconut gelato. Outstanding!

We will definitely be back on our next visit to the desert! Thank-you!

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Thank glenellynguy
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We were so 8npressed with Jackie today, we had a problem with our meal and she looked after the problem right away!! We definitely we will return, thanks Jackie

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We sat out on the deck and unfortunately a weather front was coming through which made for a windy setting. However, the amazing meals more than made up for the wind. Our party had a diverse selection from scallops, lobster tails, steak, pork chops and every one of us was raving about our meals and the wine selection, as well as the surprise "birthday" dessert. We would definitely recommend the Pacifica for a lovely meal.

Thank mkb119
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Amazing! My husband and I took our blended family (eight) here for dinner last night. The drinks, food, service and ambiance were all exceptional! We ordered the following appetizers; ceviche, baked scallops, octopus and ahi tuna tartar . Entrees: fish stew, Lake Superior whitefish, squid ink pasta with scallops, short ribs, diver scallops, seared ahi tuna, rib eye steaks. Dessert: Ice cream pie and tiramisu. Cocktails were also great! Can't wait to come back!

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Thank Cheryl O
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