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Ventana Grill

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American, Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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2575 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
+1 805-773-0000
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Description: Discover the cool, coastal world of Ventana Grill and experience our unique...
Discover the cool, coastal world of Ventana Grill and experience our unique coastal fusion cuisine, unlike any other. With an atmosphere that channels the four elements, Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach immerses guests in the enchanting pleasures of the natural world.
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  • 557
    Excellent
  • 317
    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 14
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful on all levels

Had my Birthday dinner there tonight. Excellant service , food, ambience , view. The most beautiful sunset. Treated like Royalty!!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
angpang
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kansas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had my Birthday dinner there tonight. Excellant service , food, ambience , view. The most beautiful sunset. Treated like Royalty!!!!!

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Thank angpang
Shell Beach, California
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This high end restaurant is situated on the cliffs of Shell Beach. Great sunset view, great water view. Food is excellent, pricey. Always a wait. They give you a beeper. Have a full bar with great views also.

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Thank Kathy S
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

Those views are really amazing -- especially at sunset! As you know, Kathy, the amazing flavors in our dishes are due to our using only the best ingredients. This can add to the price -- but we think it's worth it! We hope to see you again soon for another sunset dinner. All the best, Darren Smith, Owner More 

San Juan Capistrano, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Expansive ocean view with wonderful attentive service. Nice bar and easy parking. Not your typical "mexican" restaurant, however if you like mexican food, you will truly appreciate Ventana Grill. After ordering we received the complimentary freshly hand made tortillas with a sweet butter and 3 different salsas. It was suggested by our server Jesse to mix them together with the... More 

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Thank beachiegirl7
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

Nothing quite beats that ocean view! We pride ourselves on our fresh ingredients, and the homemade tortillas are a great example of this commitment in action -- I'm thrilled that you were such a fan of them in combination with the sauces. The clam chowder is also a favorite of ours. I hope that next time we can exceed your... More 

Los Osos, California
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant does everything well. It takes a well run restaurant to feature great service and food. Often when restaurants get busy the service slows down, Not here the servers and help staff don't miss a beat if they see that you may need something. In addition the sides of the main dishes are also excellent, a sign of very... More 

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Thank BaywoodBear12
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

A great dining experience isn't just about the food -- it's about the whole package. Being taken care of by your servers, regardless of how busy we are, is always a commitment we make to our customers. I'm thrilled that you found your meal to be excellent and your time with us relaxing -- that's what a night out is... More 

Monterey Peninsula, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite dinner places. The menu is well thought out, and perfectly executed. Staff is great. Nice wine list with local selections. Built right over the ocean with drop-dead gorgeous views.

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Thank Sandra B
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

We couldn't have put it better ourselves, Sandra! There's nothing as relaxing as looking out over the ocean while being served some excellent food. I'm so honored that we are one of your favorite dinner places! We look forward to the next time you stop by. Warmly, Darren Smith, Owner More 

London
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful spot! There were clearly several tables here having a special occasion lunch, and I'm not surprised. Service was not particularly warm and friendly but was fine. I had my first taste of ceviche here - the portion was huge but it was so delicious I had no trouble finishing it off. Great food!

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Thank LondonMazzy
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

A relaxing dining experience is one with great food in a beautiful spot! I'm thrilled that we had the honor of introducing you to your first taste of ceviche -- what a great choice! Please come by and see us again soon. Warmly, Darren Smith, Owner More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Ventana Grill st sunset, the views were amazing. Being from Norther California wee dont get that beauty much. A definite must see.

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Thank Belli S
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

The sunsets through our windows are really a sight to see! I hope that you will come in again, Belli -- we want to show you a five-star experience beyond the amazing view. Until then, Darren Smith, Owner More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic restaurant. Our waiter Kyle was extremely knowledgable on the menu, very helpful with tips for the area and very attentive - best service ever! Our dinner was excellent - great dishes that are excellent value for money. Beautiful view also.

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Thank Fionnuala Q
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

Fantastic is always our goal, Fionnuala! I am so pleased to hear that your meals were an excellent value for the money. When you pay for a wonderful meal, you expect a wonderful experience -- I'm glad that we could deliver! I will be sure to pass along your compliments to Kyle. Please come by and see us again soon.... More 

Laguna Hills, California
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here a few days ago and had a wonderful experience. The ambiance is very nice, our waitress was so cute and friendly, and our way food was good ! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and you can't beat the ocean view!! It literally sits right over the ocean, so go around sunset!!

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Thank Cindyda
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

When you go out to eat, you expect a wonderful experience. I'm thrilled that we could give that to you, from the sunset and service to the food. I hope that you will come back and see us again soon so that we can show you a five-star experience. Warmly, Darren Smith, Owner More 

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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally this restaurant has reservations!! (Open table) it was so nice not to have to wait an hour or more before getting seated. I love the food, I love the ambiance but I always feel rushed when I am at this restaurant. This was a date night, no kids and we were rushed to order, rushed to pay and it... More 

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Thank Helovesmythighs
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

Timing is a very important part of the dining experience, and I apologize that you felt rushed. On a date night, you should be able to take your time and enjoy yourselves! Our servers are asked to be incredibly attentive, and I apologize if their energy and effort came across as rushing. It is wonderful to hear that you were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2575 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Discover the cool, coastal world of Ventana Grill and experience our unique coastal fusion cuisine, unlike any other. With an atmosphere that channels the four elements, Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach immerses guests in the enchanting pleasures of the natural world.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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