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Ventana Grill, Pismo Beach

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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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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 73
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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
The place to eat in Pismo Beach

Walkable from our hotels (Seacrest and Pismo Beach Lighthouse), it had good food for lunch and dinner, decent bar, beautiful views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
boglex
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Walkable from our hotels (Seacrest and Pismo Beach Lighthouse), it had good food for lunch and dinner, decent bar, beautiful views.

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West Hills, CA, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Part of a wedding brunch, coincidentally on Mother's Day. Amazing buffet, crab legs, oyster shooters, eggs, bacon, salmon, on and on. Biggest thing is the view, amazing. Well worth it.

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

From the crab legs to the view, we're so glad that you enjoyed everything! We really appreciate your compliments on the buffet. Hope to have you back for lunch or dinner in the future! Until next time, Ventana Grill More 

Amelia Island FL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have eaten many times at Ventana Grill and it has always been above my expectations. I always have 1 or 2 meals here while visiting my family in San Luis Obispo. This last time I tried the Sunday Brunch and it was out of this world. So many wonderful items on the buffet, all fresh and delicious.

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

We're always happy to have you when you visit! It's music to our ears to hear that you always enjoy your meal with us, and we really appreciate your compliments on our brunch. Looking forward to seeing you the next time you're in the area! Best, Ventana Grill More 

San Fran
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I thought the menu was a little pricey, however the Mexican food was very good. Additionally I believe it has the best view in the Pizmo area, sitting on a cliff looking out on the ocean.

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

Wow, the best view in the area? That's a pretty awesome compliment! We're flattered to read that you enjoyed the food, too. Hope to see you back again soon! Until next time, Ventana Grill More 

Belfast N/Ireland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Met up with friends to have dinner at the ventana grill and had a nice meal, food was pretty good my friends mostly had the specials whole I had a wedge salad followed by the ventana burger , while most enjoyed their meals a few had food envy over my choices , especially when my lovely meal was a lot... More 

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

What wonderful news that you and your friends were able to enjoy a meal with us! From the burger to the wine, we're ecstatic that you enjoyed everything. We hope you'll all be back again in the future! Until next time, Ventana Grill More 

petaluma, ca
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Called ahead and asked for window seating for 48th anniversary dinner. When we arrived, sat us at the window. Beautiful sunset, great drinks and dinner, perfect night.

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

An anniversary dinner is such a special occasion, so we're ecstatic that you decided to spend yours with us! It means the world to us that it was the perfect night for you. We hope to see you again soon! Until next time, Ventana Grill More 

Bakersfield, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There is a pretty limited lunch menu. If you have picky eaters in your group, you will be out of luck here. Good service, gorgeous setting.

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

While it's wonderful that you enjoyed our atmosphere and the service, it's a shame that you were disappointed with our menu. We do have a different menu at dinner, so we hope you can give us another try. Hope to "wow" you in the future! Until next time, Ventana Grill More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Service, food, and views all A+++Make reservations and request window booth. We did. I asked what food folks like best and we took their recommendations..had the fish and chip....so good and so fresh. ...and the Carne Asad tacos were very good and so fresh. It's one mile out of downtown Pismo! I see why thus this is a favorite on... More 

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

Jerry, this review is fabulous, and then some! We could not be more flattered by your compliments on everything from the service to the carne asada tacos. Hope you'll be back again soon! Until next time, Ventana Grill More 

Sacramento
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very enjoyable dinner with a beautiful view of the Pacific ocean. Prompt service, very good food, and a fun bar. Definitely recommend for those visiting Pismo Beach.

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

We couldn't agree more -- there's nothing better than a great cocktail and the Pacific Ocean! Seriously, we're so flattered by your compliments on the service and the food. Hope to see you again soon! Until next time, Ventana Grill More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went here for my birthday as we had read previous reviews, and thought it looked like a good place to try. We were not disappointed. We had made a reservation for 8:00, however we did have to wait about 15 minutes before we were seated which was the only grievance. We're we were seated, we ordered the margaritas which... 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: Mexican, American, Latin, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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