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“Phenomenal views with tasty food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ventana Grill, Pismo Beach

Ventana Grill, Pismo Beach
2575 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
+1 805-773-0000
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Ranked #2 of 90 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Latin, Seafood
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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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“Phenomenal views with tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Very yummy food and great service. A bit pricey, but the ambiance is good and the views are sensational.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Blaine, Minnesota
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“Good food but a little too expensive...especially drinks!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I was staying at the Best Western Shore Cliff hotel and we decided to try the Ventana restaurant next door. It had a great atmosphere and the service was fantastic! I had a pineapple margarita which was fresh and delicious, but was also $12 for a drink on the rocks in a double old fashioned glass. While it was a lovely drink, it should have been closer to $10. The food was decent and well prepared, but again...a bit on the high side. I am a person who will pay pretty good money for a nice dinner, but this was just a little higher than I think it should have been for what was presented. But if you are looking for a nice place for dinner, this fits the bill, but just be prepared to pay a but more for it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Aspen, Colorado
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Best clams I've had the entire trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The view of this restaurant are so superb, the food does not even have to be that good but it Is!!!
I ordered the clams for the table and probably did not need it but it was so fab i have no regrets. There was a subtle spicy flavor in the Pablano clam sauce that was so good we would not let them clear the plate when we were done. I had to order the Parmesan, bacon encrusted salmon and that too was very very good. The other 2 at m table ordered fish and chips, I got a bite and it seemed very moist and fresh.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The best restaurant along the cliffs in my opinion. The view, as expected, is perfect. The bar staff is friendly and equally important, competent- their drinks were well crafted and that makes a difference while you wait for a table. Food was quite good, in particular the calamari appetizer was delicious, and don't miss out on the fresh handmade tortillas. Locally caught sea bass was the best of the plates we tried- all in all, a great experience on a Friday night.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Such amazing food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

COME HERE. Seriously. The service was fast, the views were brilliant, and the food was spectacular.

The salsas are extra good and my burrito was huge and so good, it's ridiculous.

Had the quesadilla for an appetizer and mudpie for dessert. I would order everything again. And again.. and again

Yes, I eat a lot.

Come here. Trust me.

Visited May 2013
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