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“The Breakfast Is Incredible”

Marisol at the Cliffs
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Ranked #22 of 105 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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".
Ventura, California
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“The Breakfast Is Incredible”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This restaurant has a breakfast buffet (at least on weekends) that is terrific. Every conceivable breakfast item is available, from fresh fruit, cereal, some of the best muffins I've ever tasted, variety of toast, eggs, potatoes, breakfast meats, made-to-order omelets, all with a view of the ocean that makes you glad to be awake and alive. Although I live 2.5 hours from this place, I could get up early, drive here just for the breakfast and a walk on the beach, and go home happy. Service was impeccable, also. I was with a large group (150), and although we didn't all arrive at the same time, we never had to wait for seating. One morning, the area we were taken to was a little chilly, but we were quickly and cheerfully reseated in a warmer part of the room.

Visited March 2013
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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
What a beautiful review! We do offer that same breakfast buffet every day at Marisol. Those muffins you mentioned were created by Hannah (our "Muffin Goddess"), and we bake them fresh daily. Each season she has been changing up the menu, so hopefully we can get you back out here to try a new round sometime soon. I'm so flattered that you would come such a distance for the experience, and I'm sure all my staff will be happy to welcome you back. Thank you again for such a wonderful recommendation!
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Ventura, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“always amazing!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

food is superb- will make this a regular stop. fish tacos and clam chowder is great. cant wait to go back!

Visited April 2013
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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Glad to hear you will be coming in again! In this area, there is a lot of clam chowder to compete with and I am proud that our chefs' was so memorable. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Moorpark, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect happy hour spot”
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!

Visited September 2012
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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review, 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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4 restaurant reviews
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“Best ocean-view hang out ...EVER!”
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.

  • Visited March 2013
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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this review, 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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“Not worth a visit”
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 review, 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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