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Ventana Grill

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Mexican, American, Latin, Seafood, 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, Breakfast, 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
Fine dining with ocean views

This place was just a short drive from our hotel. We had seen an ad in a local restaurant guidebook for it and several of the locals recommended dining there. The Bloody Mary's were fantastic and they had the best fish and chips I've ever had. Macarena, our server, was friendly, courteous, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Diane M
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Santee, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Santee, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This place was just a short drive from our hotel. We had seen an ad in a local restaurant guidebook for it and several of the locals recommended dining there. The Bloody Mary's were fantastic and they had the best fish and chips I've ever had. Macarena, our server, was friendly, courteous, and very attentive. She seated us at a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Tried to eat here on Sunday night, but was greeted with an hour and half wait without any eye contact or apology. We left hungry - maybe should have booked...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nice bar grill menu with fantastic must see sea views, great sunset dining. Good value and friendly staff

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic view , good service and good food gets very busy and you can't book you need to get there early for best tables

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Solvang, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We have eaten lunch at this restaurant twice within that past year. It is a bit on the pricey side, but the food was excellent and the view is to die for.

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

Greg, I'm happy you've been able to stop by a couple times this year! I appreciate your compliments on our food and the view. Hope to see you again soon! Until next time, Darren Smith, Owner More 

Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great service, delicious margaritas and amazing views. Get a room by the window! We had lunch here twice and loved the food as well as the views. They have an interesting menu of standard fare with a latin american twist. I wish they had more grilled items - grilled chicken or fish. Still we enjoyed the calamari, burger, seafood pasta... More 

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

I'm so happy you were able to join us not once, but twice! I really appreciate your compliments on everything from the service to the margaritas. You're always welcome if you find yourself in the area again in the future! Best, Darren Smith, Owner More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped at this restaurant on a whim as we were passing through and became fans immediately. The hostess & wait staff was excellent. I had the mahi mahi fish sandwich which was very good. My husband and 15 year old had the pork carnitas tacos which were excellent!! Would definitely go back here if I was in the area.

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

It means a lot to me that you and your family were instant fans of ours! I really appreciate your compliments on the service and the mahi mahi sandwich, so I'll definitely share this with the team. Hope to see you again in the future! Until next time, Darren Smith, Owner More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I would recommend this restaurant. The views were lovely and the food was great. We had a large party and were accommodated easily. Service was on point and I would definitely go again.

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

I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit! I really appreciate your compliments on everything from our views to the service, so I know the team will love reading this. Hope to see you again soon! Until next time, Darren Smith, Owner More 

Fresno, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Fish Tacos were outstanding and we very much enjoyed a local white wine from Paso Robles. Diners should probably arrive early as this is a very busy establishment

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

Carol, the fish tacos and a nice white wine is the perfect combo, so I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it! I appreciate your compliments on your meal. Great tip about arriving early, as we can get pretty busy. Hope to see you again soon! Until next time, Darren Smith, Owner More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

FYI: This is more of a casual restaurant, me and my wife went after a beach day, and stood out like a sore thumb. But then again I don't think it really matters how you're dressed, and don't let it discourage you from trying it. My wife and I were looking for somewhere good to eat. We went on TripAdvisor... More 

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

Luis, I'm so happy that you and your wife decided to give us a try! I appreciate your compliments on both the Chimichurri Steak and the Arrachera Steak and Shrimp Molcajete. When I eat there as a customer it's in shorts, T-shirt and hat, casual is fine. This county is all about casual...Thanks for the kind words, and I hope... 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, Spanish

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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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?