9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2012 12:56 AM by anadyr RSS

Pacifica in the desert

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Another place to try if you're in Palm Desert CA is Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

 

Situated on the second floor of a building in the El Paseo shopping area, the place specializes in seafood, ambiance and martinis, though not in that order. Mitch the owner can remember your name if you've been there only once--quite a feat.  The bar area is always packed, but the dining area is not always full inside, just outside on their heated and cooled (depending on season) terrace.

 

One find from last evening was an new oak-aged 2008 Mendoza Argentina Malbec Blend from Clos de la Siete vineyards.  Excellent and well priced too--since it was half price wine night at Pacifica!

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  • Re: Pacifica in the desert
    tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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    Nice place! Great views! Also like Tommy Bahama just down on El Paseo for their Happy Hour menu in the bar. Also has great views (the same as Pacifica). Are you at Desert Springs or Shadow Ridge Marriott?

     

    We also like The Daily Grill for lunch....The Cliff House, the Riverwalk restaurants, Jackalope, and tooling down to Palm Springs for a visit. Then, we take our two buck chuck (still 2 bucks out there as I recall) we got from Trader Joe's and head back for a quiet eve.

     

    Enjoy!

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      Shadow Ridge.  Tommy's is just renovated as you know.  Tonight we'll be at Shame on the Moon

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        jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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        Looked up Shame on the Moon.

         

        Looks great, close to a JW.  Never been there but the reviews said it was not for kids and loud.  Have fun, let us know how it was.

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          Jerry, fabulous from the welcome from hostess Ginger, who had placed a hand labeled (calligraphy) welcome sign on our corner banquette for us (not Stepping Stones BTW). Dennis our long time server was quick and efficient.  I had the Veal Pot Roast, which I cut with a fork!  Mrs. had Calves Liver, her favorite.  An exquisite evening at a fabluous restaurant in sight of the future (Ritz-Carlton) Marriott property.  Not inexpensive but a very special place, where you dine at your leisure rather than merely  eat your meal.  I have given this place all perfects in my Zagat voting and many other raters agreed.

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          • Re: Pacifica in the desert
            jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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            Thanks for the report.  Sounds so lovely, many of us really appreciate the Zagat information.  A few years ago, Zagat had a place also rated with a perfect score.   The place was in Lake Tahoe, "The Summit Room."  This place was located in a casino, (?).  Never made it there, are you familiar with it?

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              Yes I am one of the habtues of Lake Tahoe, for the scenery of course!  But to garner even a 29 is amazing let alone a 30. 

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              • Re: Pacifica in the desert
                jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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                Tell us about it!

                 

                Having driven through Lake Tahoe a few times, but never stopping, it has to be a most interesting place.  Watching History Channel, there are always stories about what went on via the California side and the gambling on the NV side.  The Lake must be a great experience as one of the deepest fresh water lakes.

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                  The Cal Neva resort sits on the state line and during the Rat Pack days there were tunnels between the places so that those who wanted to remain anonymous could get around!

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  • Re: Pacifica in the desert
    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    The "Pacific Mustard Catfish" sounds really good.  Beautiful pictures and what looks like a wonderful place to dine.

     

    Thanks for sharing.  Great place for your "Valentine"!

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