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You may not see this restaurant's name plastered on many La Jolla tour guides, but this cozy spot is a favorite among long-time La Jolla residents. In fact, the restaurant is one of those well-kept secrets that locals have known about for years, but tour guides have yet to discover. This adorable restaurant hosts outdoor patio dining, as well as indoor seating by the fireplace. Try the Filet Mignon, served with Prosciutto potatoes and leek fondue. Northern Halibut is another customer favorite, complete with potato croquettes and herb salad. Wine is available by the glass or bottle.
Breathtaking ocean views and superb seafood cuisine makes Pacifica Del Mar one of the most popular in North County. Whether dining amidst the warm hues of the elegant main salon or watching a Pacific sunset from the glass-enclosed patio, you are in for a treat if you can get a table. Reservations are advised at all times, but are essential during weekends. Perennial favorite entrees include the Barbecued Sugar-Spiced Salmon and the Grilled Ahi. Early-bird dinners offer 15 percent off before 6p.