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Marisol at the Cliffs

2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
805 773 2511
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Ranked #18 of 90 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Californian, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spy Glass
Transit: The bus stops right in front of the cliffs or down the street at spy glass.
Description: "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 Gregg Wangard, 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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Reno, Nevada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The seafood station has a perfectly smoked salmon, large tasty shrimp and very good sushi. Could make the entire meal right there. A nice waffle/omelette station. Good eggs benedict. Get these when a fresh tray comes out as the eggs keep cooking in the steamer. Very nice selection of brunch type dishes and, of course sparkling wine/mimosas. Enjoy the view,... More 

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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed our Sunday Champagne Brunch, HappyWiner! I am excited to announce that because it gets so busy and we want our guests to have more time to enjoy the food, the views, and the service, we just extended our brunch hours. Instead of the more limited buffet and a la carte menus on Sunday morning, we... More 

Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I am reviewing the Marisol Happy Hour and not the restaurant. We stay at the Cliffs Resort two or three times a year and always hit the Happy Hour at Marisol, right next store. They don't have the cheapest drinks in the area, but they do have some excellent appetizers with nightly specials. Monday features a fully loaded bake potato... More 

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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and amazing promotion of our Happy Hour! I am glad to hear that each day's special has been enjoyable, and it sounds like you have gotten to experience all facets of the menu. Keep an eye out after playoffs for when we have our chefs decide on the new season's Thursday Happy Hour... More 

San Luis Obispo, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Marisol is a wonderful choice for a special celebration or just a night of relaxation. Watch the sunset and then enjoy the spectacular views from the restaurant. We were celebrating a birthday and received special service and treatment from the whole staff. The food was excellent, and Jeff chose amazing wines for us. This is a great spot for a... More 

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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about us here, Laura and Dan! I am so glad that the atmosphere, food and service made your birthday so memorable. We look forward to having you back to celebrate either a special occasion or any ordinary day! More 

Santa Cruz, CA
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Wife and I went last night to Marisol for the first time. First went to the bar which was extremely noisy, filled with locals or conventioneers. The restaurant was quiet sand we were seated by the fireplace with a view of the ocean. My martini was good and the wine list extensive (and expensive) with many imported wines. The service... More 

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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review

Thank you for writing in to let us know about your experience. I am excited to announce the this January we have a more affordable special for dinner as part of Restaurant Month! To promote local dining establishments, all over San Luis Obispo County chefs are offering a $30 three-course meal. But Marisol is taking it even further by making... More 

Orange, California
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

If you are like my family and travel canine you should not miss Marisol at the Cliffs. The experience began with setting a reservation directly with the Maitre D' in the afternoon of our check-in. We found him to be charming, genuinely happy to see our dog and eager to accommodate the three of us for dinner. He set a... More 

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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review

We were so happy to have you both to the Marisol, and we absolutely loved your adorable beagle! We are so lucky here on the Central Coast to have amazing, al fresco dining so enjoyable all the way through the fall, and it's great to hear that you each enjoyed the menu and the sunset. Thank you for going online... More 

Pismo Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Located in posh Shell Beach, this stunning restaurant not only features incredible ocean views, fun happy hours, but also an extraordinary restaurant. Chef de Cuisine, Gregg Wangard, has created a tremendous menu with original offerings using the area’s freshest and preeminent produce and proteins. I was told that I would be getting a special treat prepared by Chef Wangard, by... More 

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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review

Teri, what an absolutely beautiful review! I am so proud that Chef Gregg's menu, our Manager David, and all our service staff could inspire such a poetic recap. It is such a source of pride to us that all our local producers have a chance to shine on the menu, and we try to change up some items to showcase... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Would like to have tried the food, but was ignored. Ended up going to the bar for my own drink, which when it came was incorrect. Got very bored so left without eating - there are loads of good places to eat in town. Location is great, food does look good and as per reviews does get busy, which meant... More 

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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that our staff was not attentive enough to have the opportunity to serve you during your visit! It is so important, no matter how busy the bar, that our waiters make that initial contact to make sure you are taken care of during your time at Marisol. I'm sorry that this is the impression we... More 

Redwood City, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Stayed at the "Cliffs" had a breakfast voucher...Breakfast was great! Breakfast choices great! Service was great! View was great! All in All ...Hotel and Breakfast were perfect! Will stay again!

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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed the breakfast buffet! We are really proud of some of the improvements we have made to the offerings (in-house smoked salmon, ever-changing baked goods, eggs to order) and the hotel "Beach Bed & Breakfast" package ensures an amazing deal. Thanks for joining us at The Cliffs and Marisol! More 

San Francisco, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Beautiful location, good food and friendly staff. Can get pretty crowded so grab a table on the deck fast!

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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review

Glad to hear you got to enjoy our famous happy hour at Marisol! We have a great reputation with locals but it is so important to us to get new customers in to experience the drinks, the food, and the view. Make sure you make it back to visit us this fall, when the weather (amazingly enough!) is even better,... More 

San Jose, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

A little pricey but great food made it totally worth it. The beets were amazing and the marinated pears were to die for.

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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review

We are so lucky to be here on the Central Coast, where some of the most amazing ingredients have been cultivated! Chef Gregg is a discerning Farmer's Market shopper, where he supports many local producers when choosing just the right ingredients to include in his menu. I know those beautiful beets are coming from nearby, and I am glad you... More 

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Additional Information about Marisol at the Cliffs

Address: 2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Phone Number: 805 773 2511
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pismo Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Californian, Bar

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