El Paseo Outdoor dining on El Paseo in Palm Desert

Outdoor Seating

Few destinations enjoy the four-season privilege of al fresco wining and dining that beckons from one end of El Paseo to the other. Nearly every restaurant offers an outdoor dining experience. (Or, spread out on your own back deck overlooking the pool by ordering takeout or delivery.)

El Paseo Outdoor dining on El Paseo in Palm Desert

The ancient San Jacinto backdrop frames the avenue, where outdoor tables covered in white tablecloths are set for gourmet cuisine and gracious service. Lighter fare and casual options make a refreshing mid-day shopping break. Under toasty heaters in the chillier months and cooling misters as the temperatures dictate, you’ll find front-row views of the mountains by day and the city lights by night.

Call ahead to inquire about reservations for your seating of choice:


Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

For over 15 years, Pacifica has sated locals’ love for fresh seafood, steak, and pasta dishes. Arrive early for sunset dinners, where two-course meals are $22.75 from 4–5:30 p.m.