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“Perfect happy hour spot”

Marisol at the Cliffs
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Ranked #21 of 106 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spy Glass
Transit: The bus stops right in front of the cliffs or down the street at spy glass.
Description: "Marisol" translates to "The Sun and the Sea" and no where is this more evident than through the flavors of the food. The menu at "Marisol" has been developed as New American Cuisine. As the premier choice of Pismo Beach restaurants, all of the dishes at "Marisol" are prepared with a soulful touch by Chef de Cuisine Victor Flores, featuring produce from fields of local farmers, seafood fresh off the boats of local fishermen, and naturally raised meats and poultry. The wine list for "Marisol" is awarded by Wine Spectator and has an amazing wines by the glass page with many local wines from Monterey to Santa Barbara County. For the finest oceanfront dining experience, try our award-winning Pismo Beach California restaurant "Marisol at the Cliffs".
Reviewed March 24, 2013

We went on a Tues night and caught the happy hour of the night which was a pizza/pasta bar. The other food we ordered was average, can't even remember what it was but the view on the outside patio is way worth it!

1  Thank Julianna H
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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Thank you so much for writing in to talk about the view and happy hour! On Tuesdays we host what we call "Karmic Pizza," where we give out free pizza and pasta and ask everyone to donate to a local charity that we choose every quarter. We've had a chance to help food agencies, medical clinics, mental health awareness, and other organizations over the past year or so, and I am so glad you got a chance to experience it. We look forward to seeing you out here again soon!

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a local's favorite, it is one of the best little ocean-front experiences on the Central Coast. Whether you eat in the restaurant or sit on the bar patio, it not only offers one of the best views, the staff, food and drinks are awesome.

The bartenders are THE BEST...very friendly and know their stuff!!

The Cliff's is known for their fish tacos and the chicken nachos.

If you are around for a Sunday... the brunch with bottom-less mimosas is a MUST do.

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Thank scottp423
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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

What a wonderful review! I am so happy you wrote in to compliment our staff, the food, and the drinks. We are really proud of our brunch, and between the views, the fresh food and house-made pastries, I am glad you agree that it is a great experience. We love having locals come out to enjoy the restaurant and bar, so thank you for recommending us!

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Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

I wasn't expecting stellar food but I was expecting it to be pretty good being next to a few cliff side resorts. The service was stellar but our food was pretty awful. An Applebee's would have been better and we hate Applebee's. The kid's chicken and fries were overcooked and very bland. The chopped cobb salad was crisp at least but the portion size was minuscule with only a few pieces of vegetables larger than the small chopped lettuce. The nachos were the saddest of all with nothing fresh tasting about them.

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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2013

I am so sorry the food didn't meet your expectations when you dined with us this winter! We have a few new menu items that might impress - our kale salad is very filling and we have been getting some great reviews on our chicken nachos. If you happen to be back in the area we would love to have you back, an I hope our servers can make some suggestions for a more satisfying, well-cooked meal!

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

My wife and I had a great dinner there right in time to see sunset over the ocean. Service was very good as was the food.

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1  Thank ProfessorWalter
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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2013

Thank you so much for writing in, Professor! I am happy to hear you enjoyed the service, the food, and the sunset!

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Had the "restaurant month" special. Started out with the risotto, it was really creamy and well cooked. For the entree, I had the duck breast. While it was overcooked (well done), it was still juicy and tender so it was still pretty good. For desert, had the chocolate cake. Huge portion and very decadent. All in all a fantastic deal for such a nice dinner.

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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2013

Happy to hear you got to take advantage of our Restaurant Month deal, Mustafa! We got such a great response this year that we kept that menu available through most of February as well. I am glad you liked the selection and that the food turned out well, and we hope to see you back in before next January!

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