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2575 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2111
+1 805-773-0000
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Los Gatos
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

Interesting take on Mexican cuisine. Every dish was creatively prepared and presented. Flavorful, spicy and giant portions. El Jefe jalapeño margarita HOT and tasty...friendly, attentive and helpful service from the bartenders, we ate at the bar. Long wait in the dining room, make a reservation! Great view, excellent value

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Thank 927EricB
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

It means a lot to me that you were a fan of everything! I'm really flattered by your compliments on everything from the presentation of our dishes to the service, and I can't wait to share this with the team. Hope to see you again soon! Until next time, Darren Smith, Owner More 

Stonington, Connecticut
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

Read great Yelp recommendations and had to try Ventana Grill with our family of 4. Despite a packed parking lot we were seated right away - seems to have a large capacity. Delighted with the fresh handmade tortillas and selection of salsas brought to our table while ordering - delicious! Fish dishes were great, and the chopped salad was awesome.... More 

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

I'm glad you decided to give us a try! I really appreciate your compliments on everything from our homemade tortillas to the mud pie. Hope to see you again soon! All my best, Darren Smith, Owner More 

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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

It's crazy to think an owner would care enough to respond to the posts on trip adviser... But by doing that, anyone who is looking for a great restaurant can know that the owner cares, is involved and this translates to the best staff, best ingredients and best experience. Darren's passion comes through in the little details. As a first... More 

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

I'm honestly blown away by your compliments on our attention to detail! Seriously, it means the world to me that you enjoyed everything from our homemade tortillas to our atmosphere. Hope to see you again soon! All my best, Darren Smith, Owner More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015

Generally speaking I don't think California does "fine dining" but this is as close as it gets. There may not be table cloths but the food is exceptional, especially the fish dishes. Whilst it is no way a Mexican restaurant, most dishes feature spices and chillies that show the influence of south of the border. So does the cocktail list... More 

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Thank Graham D
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear our food impressed you, Graham! I appreciate your compliments on our food and our cocktail list. Hope to see you again the next time you're in town! All my best, Darren Smith, Owner More 

Boise, Idaho
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304 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015

We went looking for a great adult meal with views, steak and wine; we were not disappointed. We did not have a reservation so we got on the list, made our way to the standing room only bar and ordered a drink. The bar staff encouraged us to go out onto the deck while we waited and I would recommend... More 

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Thank Pamela P
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

It means a lot that we lived up to your expectations, Pamela! I really appreciate your compliments on everything from our view to the Filet Mignon. Hope to see you again soon! Until next time, Darren Smith, Owner More 

Campbell, California
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015

Amazing food, and service to match. Instead of bread, they start you with tortillas and an assortment of their dips - delicious. As an appetizer, we chose the Sweet Chipotle Chili Wings - excellent taste. For the entree, my wife and I shared the Arrachera Steak & Shrimp Molcajete - even better. This place gets crowded, so plan accordingly. Highly... More 

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

This review is amazing with the recommendation to match! I'm happy to hear the wings, as well as your entrees, were spot on -- you should expect no less. That being said, thank you for the kind words and I hope we'll be seeing you again very soon. Best. Darren Smith, Owner More 

Arroyo Grande, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This is the place for dining in style in an elegant atmosphere! The service was excellent! It's a great place to enjoy wine, ocean views, and good food with family or friends. I ordered Scallops and Shrimp, there were 3 of each on my dinner plate. Three different salsas came to the table with fresh, warm homemade tortillas before ordering.

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

So pleased to hear you could take in the views and really enjoy a nice meal with us! I'm glad your shrimp and scallops were spot on -- you should expect nothing less. That said, thank you for this excellent review and I hope you'll be joining us again very soon. Best, Darren Smith, Owner More 

Bakersfield, California, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

We walked over from our hotel and had a great relaxing meal with really good service and a great view.

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Thank Donna W
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

Donna, I'm so glad you could join us while you were in town visiting! It sounds like you felt right at home, were able to relax, enjoy your meal and take in the view. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review and I hope we get to see you again the next time... More 

Yuma, Arizona
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

My husband and I stopped here after a long day of traveling. We were seated promptly and had an extremely delicious dinner. Their salsas were fresh and flavorful and were great additions to the warm handmade tortillas that came to the table. Dinner was great and all portions were large and tasty. Courtney our server was stellar as were the... More 

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Thank Carol T
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

I'm glad you were able to stop by, Carol! I really appreciate your compliments on everything from our salsas to the service, so I know that Courtney and the team will love reading this. Hope to see you the next time you're in town! All my best, Darren Smith, Owner More 

California
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65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

Recently met my nephew at this place for lunch on a Sunday right after their brunch ended. We were eager about going to this restaurant for the first time since we had read some good reviews about it and the hotel recommended it. Had a cup of clam chowder which was okay; however, it had a distinct favor to it... More 

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Thank Bickman50
Darren S, Owner at Ventana Grill, responded to this review

While it's wonderful that you enjoyed our tortillas and the view, it's a shame that the tacos and the clam chowder weren't up to par. We use the freshest ingredients and treasured recipes, so I'm deeply sorry if your meal left you feeling underwhelmed. I know we're better than what you experienced, so I hope we'll see you again soon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2575 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-0000
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?