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Pacifica Del Mar Restaurant Review: A perennial favorite on the Del Mar scene, Pacifica offers gorgeous coastal views, al fresco dining, terrific people-watching and fresh California cuisine. Evan Cruz is now the executive chef. Some highlights from his menu include roasted heirloom beets with burrata mozzarella and olive pesto duck two ways, and cast iron barramundi with shrimp andouille and grits. The modern interior is breezy fresh---we like the wall-size wine bank, open kitchen, and raw bar with its topnotch seafood. This is a good place for budding epicureans too, with a kids' menu that boasts a petite filet mignon, grilled salmon and tiger shrimp with honey dipping sauce. Those with a serious sweet tooth should steer towards the mocha semifreddo with white chocolate-espresso mousse and homemade toffee crunch. Don’t miss the happy hour at the famous serpentine bar. Pacifica boasts over 75 vodkas from around the globe, so its international vodka bar remains unrivaled in town.