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About Marisol at the Cliffs Resort

"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".

2757 Shell Beach Rd
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am, Saturday: 7:00am - 10:00am; Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 2:00pm; Daily Lunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Spy Glass

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 773-2511

Website:
http://www.cliffsresort.com/

Entertainment:
We have live music in the dining room Thursday, Friday and Sat nights.
We try to do every Friday on our patio outside for happy hour from 330-630. Summertime is Friday through Sundays!

Parking Details:
We have private lots in the hotel and across the street. We offer complimentary valet to all guests when its available.

Public Transit:
The bus stops right in front of the cliffs or down the street at spy glass.

Executive Chef:
Gregg Wangard

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can do large party events in the restaurant and bar. We also have over 5000 sqft of banquet facilities were we can do larger events. Please call for details. 805-773-2511

Marisol at the Cliffs Resort Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
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Good for Birthdays (6)
Romantic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Authentic (1)
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Cozy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I went for the Sunday brunch and had an amazing time. The food was so delicious and the staff was so great. I will definitely be coming back for seconds.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Most of the food was very tasty, but some was frozen food heated up. Desserts we're just ok, seemed store bought. I think it should all be made from scratch at this price point.

The big downer was that the server lied a few times, including about his knowledge of the allergen content of the food. This resulted in my wife being served breaded fries after she had clearly explained her (actual) wheat allergy. The manager stepped in and was very professional, leading is to believe that this event was an outlier.

Nice view.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Happy Hour was fun and inexpensive. Food in the main dining room was very good. Their January restaurant week menu was terrific.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Made online reservations and talked to staff requesting an outdoor patio table overlooking the ocean but arrived and they said “let me see if your table is ready” and took us to a corner table next to a VERY large and LOUD group of people- inside!! After I said we were supposed to be outside they made us feel like it could be a hassle and too cold even though I specifically asked for outside. So we settled for in not to be a bothersome couple. Put up with the screaming and yelling of the group next to us which was unacceptable for this type of restaurant. Their behavior was for a Dave & busters setting. Anyway, no one came around for a few minutes, waited for this area kept passing us without making eye contact. Finally a very nice girl asked if our waiter had helped us yet at which time she took over & apologized for him. We got our food - a NY steak & a filet mignon which were dry but pretty good. The scallop potatoes were good. I liked the chimichuri sauce and the cranberry sauce for the steak. Although my husband did not prefer a dice on his steak. Bread was good. Beer was good. Our waitress was beyond exceptional and the girl that brought us water was super kind and conscientious. 10 Stars for those 2 girls. I’ve been here a few time now and always have a good experience, however if our waitress was not so amazing our experience would not have been the same. While we were waiting for our food we did notice a couple walk in and ask to be seated outside and the staff and manager bent over backwards to get a table set immediately and were so incredibly attentive to them which we thought was odd as we felt we should have received that service. But anyway overall was good.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

I have to say that I was disappointed this time in our meal. We ate on Christmas and I didn’t care for the set menu so chose off another option. The flavor was there, but both of our meals were not even warm.
It wasn’t that busy, so not sure what the problem was. My friend had never eaten there, so this was a disappointment for his first time.
All of my other experiences there have been excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was good

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

2nd time there and once again it was a beautiful brunch. Staff are wonderful and view is spectacular

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Another great brunch. Would love it if the cheese enchiladas were brought back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Fun, People Watching, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had excellent service, food, and ambiance. The staff was extremely attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Room was noisy and the overhead lighting was a bit much and not conducive to a socially intimate evening. Waiter service was very good with what he had to work with- food selection of the special prawns was horrible, asked to have the corn replaced with spinach and they blended the very, very sparse amount of spinach into the Polenta - it was disgusting and watery - the prawns were fully shelled (which was not disclosed to before ordering) and not good at all, this is not a good entree to serve to patrons.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Rude host, bad bar service, and rude food runner. All together, an evening without any decent service.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Loved the seating inside by the windows- they have a transparent glass in the middle of the tables where you can see-through down to the ocean. There were no fish but would’ve been cool to experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Beautiful ocean view. Go early for the sunset. Coconut shrimp (6) appetizer was excellent! We'd go back again.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We went to celebrate mother's birthday. We went just before the sun set and the view is spectacular! We didn't feel rushed or ignored by the servers. We had steak and seafood and everyone's dish was delicious! Highly recommend for any special occasion or date night.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 10, 2017

As always great food and even better help all really nice people on staff

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Loved it. Will be back. Everyone was very friendly!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The menu online didn't match the menu at the restaurant. The waiter said that what was online hasn't been updated in a long time. We decided to leave since what we had come hoping to have was no longer an option.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The wait staff was great. We were happily surprised to find out that our small dog was welcome and even had a menu to choose from. We will return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Overcrowded buffet set up with a clientele that seems to mostly go there for the bottomless mimosa's to fend off their hang over from the previous night. We only went because it was the only reservation available last minute (should have known this was a red flag) and we didn't know any better as visitors to the area. Nearby options looked much more pleasant after walking by after our experience at Marisol.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Marisol Revisited

Last year I reviewed the Marisol Sunday brunch and my review showed that I was not happy. This year we went for dinner with out of town friends who had bot been to Marisol in three years.
We requested a table outside and was told it would be a 90 minute wait, so we opted for a table near the window inside, even though we saw empty outdoor tables. Fifteen minutes later, our friends saw friends from LA who got too sit outside. When asked if they had to wait, our friends were told they did not. Go figure.

The Salmon and the two Ribeyes were well prepared and presented. The Sea Bass was dry and difficult to eat. The service throughout the evening was spotty. Our server Rainn, was very open and helpful, but the rest of the staff left much to be desired.

The best part about the evening was that being September, corkage was free.

Probably will be a long time, if ever, to go back to Marisol.

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Good fresh quality food at moderate dinner prices. They take reservations and views are great for your landlocked guests. No corking fee for 1st bottle of wine. A pleasant evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Ample but expensive brunch with sparkling wine included. Large (temporary) event tent unfortunately blocked view of beach and bay. Quite noisy.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Took my girlfriend to brunch for her birthday. The food was amazing and the bottomless mimosas didn't hurt either!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

My husband and I went on a date and decided to eat lunch there. I was really looking forward to a ocean view table but unfortunately there was a wedding, so the big white tent was in the way blocking the view. The food was great. We will definitely be back next time when we're in town.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Situated right on the cliffs (Hence the name of the hotel), with a beautiful view from the terrace. Fairly expensive but great food. Host and cocktail servers kind of clueless, but food service was great.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The afternoon brunch at the Marisol restaurant was fantastic. The food , wait staff and entertainment was outstanding. We look forward to returning soon!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Lovely Sunday brunch spot. Lots of good tables inside and out. We asked for Marina who was our waitress last Sunday and we're very pleased again. She keeps those glasses filled! The waitstaff work together and help each other out which is nice to experience. The carvers are friendly and accommodating. This place is just perfect and the value is excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

They callled twice to conform reservations. They took 10 minutes to fix a table, took 20'minotea to take an order the sea bass was over cooked. Had breakfast in the morning and it was overpriced $39.00 - the omelet was tasty but not being a big eated it was too expensive . I'm never going back there

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We got a great table with a beautiful view of the ocean. The wine was wonderful and the food was lovely. There were good vegetarian options. I was very happy with the ambiance and the meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Beautiful setting. Great fresh fish.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Very few for lunch. Just okay. Didn't record we were with Open Table. Probably dining outside would be the best.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Had a reservation but still confusion at front getting our table. But ended up sitting outside bar area. Nice view. Very good salmon, also grilled chicken and tempura green beans (a hit with the 10yr old who liked it better than the fries.) overall good dining experience.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Visited Marisol for their Sunday Champagne Brunch. Food was OK. Reading the items online is more exciting than once actually there and eating. Champagne was just ok also. Views of the ocean were the best. Customer service was good.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Ordered chioppino hping the coastal setting would reward my expectations. Their menu item was "chioppino pasta". There were 5 sea shells and 4 shrimp; lotes od pasta; the sauce was disappointing. I"m spoiled by the chioppino @ Pismos Coastal Grill...IN FRESNO! Perhaps they should check out that seafood filled and delicious cast-iron pot served speciality? Overall, the meal was acceptible; the wife's filet was,perfect...setting is spectacular on the patio overlooking the sea. I'll be back..ordering something else.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 5, 2017

One of those places that you want to like more but come away a little less than satisfied. Very casual, great appetizers but underwhelming. I would say "it is okay, but not memorable".

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Went out with another couple to celebrate my wife's Birthday. Totally Worth It!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

My partner and I had an excellent lunch in a beautiful setting with ocean view.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our steak was very small and thin, overcooked and no flavor.
The seafiid mac n cheese had very little to no seafood.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We thought everything was great! Great waiter, great food, atmosphere and view! Would def recommend.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Food was mediocre at best. Came at different times and some hot Somme warm and some cold. Food looked very white bread. Had the grilled shrimp were tasty 5 shrimps on the plate with ramaken of sauce. Waiter was very nice.

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