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Ventana Grill, Pismo Beach

2575 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
+1 805-773-0000
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Ranked #2 of 89 restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Latin, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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San Luis Obispo, CA
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Ventana Grill has a perfect location, perched on the edge of a cliff between Shell Beach and Pismo Beach. This is the very southern tip of Big Sur country and the views of rugged, sheer cliffs to the left and right are spectacular. Sea birds wheel through the air outside the big picture windows and occasionally you'll see a whale... More

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Washington State
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We spent only one night in Pismo Beach and were lucky enough to find the Ventana Grill. Without a reservation we found seats in the open bar and had a wonderful view, friendly bartender, good food and drinks. I walked outside on the balcony and took one of the best sunset pictures I have ever taken. We will be back!

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Livermore, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

While it did take a while to be seated on a Monday night in July, we took out drinks out on the deck and enjoyed watching the whales frolic off the coast. Once seated, the service was fast and friendly. I had possibly the best salad of my life, the Calamari Salad. I highly recommend it!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a very busy restaurant. We tried to make a reservation for a Wednesday evening and for a Thursday evening but we were too late. Walk in arriving at 7 pm on Wednesday was 1 hour waiting time. Arriving around 6.15 pm on Thursday was no problem and we had a table straight away. Food was good, friendly service,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great service, wonderful food, and outstanding views make this restaurant a must-visit when in Pismo Beach. The fondue dessert is a treat well worth the extra calories!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A good restaurant. Food was of a good quality, but maybe a bit on the large size. Location is fantastic, with great views. Even saw a whale passig!

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Northern CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food and the views cannot be topped!!! This restaurant has fabulous food and the view at sunset takes your breath away!!

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california
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Everything was so perfect in terms of friendly service, the setting, fun atmosphere. Even prices were in line with quality seaside dining. And one meal - the seafood penne pasta - was considered one of the best meals we've had out in a long time, with perfect prawns, clams and a great white fish (cod?) and a delicious chipotle sauce.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went here last night to celebrate my mother's birthday and we were not disappointed!! Wonderful food, great staff, amazing view!! I made reservations earlier in the week through Rezbook. The ladies at reception were friendly and seated us right away at a window table!!! We felt so lucky because although we weren't able to request this, we really wanted a... More

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glasgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This restaurant is amazing and one of our faves in CA. Despite the restaurant not being able to find our reservation where I had requested a window view as we were here on honeymoon this did not spoil our experience at this fabulous restaurant. The views were amazing. Impeccable service but without being overbearing as we had found in our... More

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