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Marisol at the Cliffs

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602 (Spy Glass)
+1 805-773-2511
07:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My co-worker was catching a cold and wanted soup. Server informed soup of the day was Butternut Squash. She was served tomato soup. The chef actually made her the Butternut Squash soup and brought it out to her. Apologizing about the error.

Thank Lupe H
Costa Mesa, California
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219 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you enjoy a breathtaking sunset from the outdoor ocean view terrace, this is your place. The food is not the best I've ever had and the service is great. The cool part is the blankets they offer so you don't freeze when the sun goes down.

Thank Monica S
Robinson, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked over from Dolphin Bay for drinks at Marisol. The bartenders were very friendly & knowledgeable. Our drinks were very good. Only wish we were hungry because the food looked great.

Thank susan c
Manteca, California
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150 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate the appetizers at happy hour. We were not to impressed. They have an outside place with heaters to sit. Inside bar. I think they have free appetizers on Thurs night. But we probably would not eat there again.

Thank Sally J
Sherman Oaks CA
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Was staying at the attached The Cliffs Resort as part of a one day business conference. Had 2 great breakfast (menu or buffet) and one dinner while there. At dinner with a good sized group I had a halibut dish that was simply wonderful. Very well prepared and presented. Has a patio with amazing ocean views that is pet friendly.... More 

Thank Mt3333
Abbotsford, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Best place to see the sunset. We went for happy hour which happened to be a wine night. We had a few different wines which were all good. We also had all the appys that were on special. They were good. The patio is very nice and the views are amazing. The patio has heaters so when it cooled down... More 

Thank goldensandra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at adjacent hotel and decided to go for a meal. We book and ended up in the bar near a door which was very cold. We were moved without any trouble to the restaurant which unfortunately had 2 bus loads of pensioners eating. We were looked after well and food was fine, although chocolate cake was bit dry.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great view, great food but horrible service. We thought we would have better luck from moving outside to sitting at the bar but even that was horrible. Grouchy old bartenders with no personality. We come here a lot for the view and food.

Thank Ryan S
Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

It was amazing, and the view of the sunset on the ocean was everything I wanted! The wait staff was great!

Thank sscaligirl325
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Enjoy the ambiance of the cozy restaurant and tasty food. The bar is a few steps away. Th Marisol also offers a buffet breakfast and an early bird drink special every Sundays from 9AM - 12PM.

Thank Gary P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
    (Spy Glass)
  • Public Transportation: The bus stops right in front of the cliffs or down the street at spy glass.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-2511
"Marisol" translates to "The Sun and the Sea" and no where is this more evident than through the flavors of the food. The menu at "Marisol" has been developed as New American Cuisine. As the premier choice of Pismo Beach restaurants, all of the dishes at "Marisol" are prepared with a soulful touch by Chef de Cuisine Victor Flores, featuring produce from fields of local farmers, seafood fresh off the boats of local fishermen, and naturally raised meats and poultry. The wine list for "Marisol" is awarded by Wine Spectator and has an amazing wines by the glass page with many local wines from Monterey to Santa Barbara County. For the finest oceanfront dining experience, try our award-winning Pismo Beach California restaurant "Marisol at the Cliffs".

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?