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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".
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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!
We have private lots in the hotel and across the street. We offer complimentary valet to all guests when its available.
The bus stops right in front of the cliffs or down the street at spy glass.
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
Our waiter, Charlie, was awesome. Loved the Lobster mac and cheese on the brunch. Would recommend more comfy table and chairs in the bar. The high bar stools are not comfy for dining. We are returning for my bday. Feel free to send an offer to my email. Thanks!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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