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Ventana Grill, Pismo Beach

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American, Latin, Seafood
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2575 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
+1 805-773-0000
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 377
    Excellent
  • 201
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
A really great view view from every seat.

Food was excellent as was service. The restaurant is not over crowded so you can talk and not feel like the other guests are on top of you. A really lovely experience, highly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Nancy S
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Golden, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Golden, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent as was service. The restaurant is not over crowded so you can talk and not feel like the other guests are on top of you. A really lovely experience, highly recommend it.

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Paso Robles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Ventana Grill is a favorite of mine when I'm on the coast. The food is fabulous! Have a Bloody Mary with fresh crab as a garnish. The tacos are so fresh, light and delicious. My favorite is their Sunday brunch. Like all Sunday brunches, this brunch comes with bottomless mimosas, BUT, Ventana Grill also includes bottomless vodka based drinks! You... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Farley large Restaurant with a view of the ocean. We were there at night. Friendly staff and the food was enjoyable. Appetizer came right away and we shared a large shrimp cocktail and had the seabass.

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Fresno, California
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196 reviews 196 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We have passed this place - Ventana Grill - many, many times over the years, and for whatever reason, just never stopped to eat here until our recent trip. The view is wonderful here - right on the ocean. The reception staff was most helpful and gracious. It has a most unusual menu with wonderful unique selections (fish, meat, and... More 

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San Francisco
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The service was great. Some of the food was good (the fish and chips were good). The rest of the food was average.

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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245 reviews 245 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Located not far from freeway. A little on the border of town. The restaurant can get busy for dinner. We called ahead. Great views of the ocean and sunset. Not really a bad seat in the house. Staff was prompt to greet, seat, and serve when we visited. Drink order along with water and bread provided. Wait staff was in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to dinner at the Ventana Grill simply because of its proximity to our hotel. After a really bad start when we went in...I use walking sticks and asked for a chair to sit on whilst the greeter would find us a table for which we would apparently need to wait for '15 minutes' (although the place was absolutely... More 

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orcutt, ca
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm a local who has been to Ventana about a dozen times. The food is pretty consistent, about a 3.5 out of 5, but the view and service normally make this a fun place to go to. I recently had a terrible experience which needs to be shared. We were told we had a 90 minute wait. This turned into... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Went at around 5:30 pm and saw the best sunset. Slight clouds turning pink and purple. Service was perfect.. Not obtrusive at all but attentive. Great wine selection and the menu was complete. Had the grilled salmon which, although a little dry, was very tasty.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

excellent view. good happy hour. their dinner food is good, however, only had 4 small little slices of tuna on a $17 ahi tuna salad. Could have been better there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?