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“Just average, expect dogs at tables”

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: 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 December 29, 2013

Just average food. Highly priced for the quality. They use plastic cups for all drinks, which offends me from a trash perspective. It's located at a dog-friendly hotel so there are always dogs at the outdoor tables. There was a ton of barking and high-pitched yapping during our lunch.

One positive--service was very friendly and laid back. We were a large group with 9 kids and our waiter could not have been better to them.

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We walked here from an inn down the beach to watch a 49er game with our kids. The staff were so classy and friendly - it just kind of blew us away. We sent the kids ahead of us, (13-year-old), which was not a problem - they seated them right away and let them pick a great booth for game watching. The bartender was upbeat, decisive, and super friendly. Our waitress was attentive and nice. It was SPUD appetizer night and for $5 my strapping son couldn't finish his giant potato filled with toppings of his choice. Drinks were affordable during happy hour. I'm hoping to stay at the resort our next trip. I can only imagine what the rooms are like. If the staff at the resort are as attentive and courteous and friendly as the staff at Marisol - then it must be awesome.

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Thank SFJess13
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

David Kline the Maitre d' greeted us at the Restaurant with a friendly smile and warmth that filled the room. The experience continued on the same way.Sammy our waiter was excellent.I had the healthy scramble and my husband had the hash brown eggs.Both dishes were perfect.They also have an extensive buffet that looked amazing.We had a nice view of the Pacific as we ate and were very happy.Since we were staying at the Cliffs Resort we also had lunch there the previous day.Courtney was our darling waitress and she recommended the Chicken Nachos.The dish was plentiful and too tasty.We ate so much we didn't have dinner.I highly recommend you give this place a try.What a great experience!
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Thank PeggyChism
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Stayed at The Cliffs hotel while celebrating 30 year anniversary and picked Marisol for dinner since the reviews were great and it was a 30 second walk next door. Would probably do something different next time. Food was good but not great and certainly not worth the cost. Service was exceptional and everything looked great. Sound level was very high. The guitarist/singer would have been great without the amplifier. No one needs an amplifier in this room. Seems to me this is a great place for lunch or for large groups (families, kids) but would not be my choice again for a couples evening. Wine list was exceptional but again, dramatically overpriced - which would not have bothered me if the ambiance was something special.

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Thank Bill V
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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2013

Sorry to hear the volume of the performer negatively impacted your experience! We have just installed a new sound system that we hoped was helping the ambiance, but we are certainly planning to go by our guests' feedback to improve further. While it seems you enjoyed the food and wine and were impressed by the service, I hope perhaps we can get you back during one of our winter deals like Restaurant Month in January for an amazing deal on the meal. Let us know if you join us again and have feedback about the entertainment, we are after all here to please!

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We have eaten at this place many times over the years, even though we just started staying at the Cliffs Resort next door. Great food! Breakfast, lunch and dinner so far has been very good. We look forward to our next visit.

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Thank Goosefarm
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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2013

How wonderful to hear that you got a chance to stay at the hotel recently! We try to offer some good packages including breakfast buffet or even brunch, and also add in some desserts and amenities for a unique experience. I am so glad that you have enjoyed all your meals at Marisol, no matter what time of day, and we look forward to seeing you again often!

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