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Ventana Grill

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Mexican, American, Latin, Seafood
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2575 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
+1 805-773-0000
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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Discover the cool, coastal world of Ventana Grill and experience our...
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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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
Amazing Views!

Have eaten at the Ventana several times and have never been disappointed! The views are amazing and food is high quality, well prepared. Our favorite is the New England clam chowder - a meal in itself! One of the best chowders I have ever had, and I've ordered quite a few! The burritos are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Beckie M
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Livermore, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Livermore, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Have eaten at the Ventana several times and have never been disappointed! The views are amazing and food is high quality, well prepared. Our favorite is the New England clam chowder - a meal in itself! One of the best chowders I have ever had, and I've ordered quite a few! The burritos are huge! Enough for two persons. We... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate here two nights in a row. They take reservations now so you don't have to win the lottery to get in. Best Mac n lobster ever. Specialty drinks menu very refreshing. Wine list a little shallow but adequate. Best view on the central coast even if not at a window booth. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Dining here was great. Our meals were delicious and arrived pretty fast considering how busy the place was. Our waiter was very informative. On top of that, amazing views of the ocean.

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Pismo Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The title says it all. I've had much better food at half the price. Cocktails weren't very good either. I was disappointed.

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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

i chose ventana grill for my birthday dinner based on the trip advisor reviews. i could not have wished for a more delightful experience. there are few restaurants where i can say every dish on the menu would be something i would like to try. (total professed foodie here.) despite that there was supposedly a wait time of 45 min... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent. Great food in a brilliant setting overlooking the ocean. Great value and friendly staff. This was my favourite place to eat on our entire holiday

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

Wow, Stephen, your favorite place to eat on your entire getaway? What an amazing compliment! I'm so flattered by your kind words about our food and our view. We're always here if you find yourself in the area again in the future! Until next time, Darren Smith, Owner More 

Tualatin, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were joined by another couple tonight and were hesitant on going here. But after talking to locals, we were reassured that we would have a good meal. Well, we weren't disappointed in anyway. The food was outstanding. I had the scallops and shrimp and my wife had the salmon nightly special. Both dishes were cooked to... More 

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

I'm ecstatic that you enjoyed your double date night with us! It means a lot that your meal lived up to your expectations. I'm flattered that both you and your wife enjoyed your dishes so much. Hope to see you again in the future! Until next time, Darren Smith, Owner More 

Ramona, California, United States
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here once before and that is partly the reason I booked a room at the hotel next door...so we could eat at Ventana Grill again. It has a nice ambience and we had excellent wait service. I will mention that the petite dark haired hostess at the reception desk was not friendly at all. She did not... More 

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

Wow, Susan, I'm so flattered that you booked your hotel near us, so you could dine with us again! That really means a lot to me, and I appreciate your compliments on the ambiance and the service, too. I will discuss this with our management staff as well as the hostess you have identified. I appreciate your business and your... More 

Rancho Murieta, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What can I say...Just eat there...Wonderful experience...The flank steak was terrific and the steak and shrimp bowl was outstanding...Wonderfully prepared and very unusual...Just go...You will love it...No reservations are needed after 8:00 as the place was beginning to empty on a Tuesday night...

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

Wow, what can I say ... I'm so flattered!! Seriously, it means a lot to me to read your compliments on everything from our flank steak to the individuality of our dishes. Hope to see you back again soon! Until next time, Darren Smith, Owner More 

Sarasota, FL
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142 reviews 142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

You'd be hard pressed to find a more scenic place to dine than the Ventana Grill. Nepenthe in Big Sur has better views while Ventana Grill has fabulous views and better food. Try the fish tacos or the various seafood salads. You'll enjoy it.

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

Wow! I'm really flattered that you enjoyed your visit so much! It's music to my ears to hear that you loved the fish tacos and our seafood salads. We're always here if you're looking for a scenic meal in the future! Until next time, Darren Smith, Owner More 

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Additional Information about Ventana Grill

Address: 2575 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Phone Number: +1 805-773-0000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Latin, Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Latin, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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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