My dear friend Dixie made a comment to me years ago that forever changed how I live my life.

One simple comment: “why do you keep your china wrapped to use only use on special is a special occasion and should be celebrated as such. Use your china!"

And that is how I became a “regular” at Pacifica. Although fine china to fine restaurants may seem like a stretch…it makes a lot of sense to me. I enjoy my very favorite restaurants on a regular basis by researching their “specialty nights” and enjoying my favorite meals on those nights.

Pacifica is one of my absolute favorite restaurants for this very reason.  Tucked in the heart of Old Del Mar on Pacific Coast Highway in the Del Mar Plaza 

Pacifica has been a staple since the 1980’s for tourists and locals alike.

Between Tuesday and Thursday, they have a great choice of ways to fine dine on a budget. My favorite is Thursday night with all wines ½ of their price and great happy hour deals. For the past 10 years, Dixie and I have been regulars…right at 4:30 pm to enjoy the sunset.  Over the years Dixie and I have been joined by other great pals, Valerie, Helen, Scott and Marian who drop by to enjoy a glass of wine and always a fabulous sunset. Here are some photos of our friends enjoying Pacifica with us. So many great memories of mine have happened at Pacifica with great friends.

The picture on the left below is Valentine's day a few years back with two of my pals.  I had to share one of my best sunset pictures in the center. 

Celebrating Valentines Day with pals!
One of the awesome sunsets from Pacifica.
Having a chat with the new owner Sanjiv!

 The photos below were taken over the Holidays of 2017. The best Christmas day dinner at Pacifica was enjoyed by my two best friends and myself. It was simply elegant! 

The employees at Pacifica also make it special, Jacquelyn Rabello is one of the most friendly faces we are lucky to meet on Thursday evenings.  She always has a smile, compliment and makes me some of the most creative drinks when I am in an adventurous mood. Jacquelyn is now serving clients on the patio outdoors but she makes sure to stop by and say hi every Thursday.

Jacquelyn Rabello at Pacifica..the best smile!
We love seeing Jenna on Thursdays!
Celebrating Marian Kelly's birthday at Pacifica