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Marisol at the Cliffs Resort

4.4
567 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
"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".

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(805) 773-2511
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gregg Wangard
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spy Glass
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Parking details
We have private lots in the hotel and across the street. We offer complimentary valet to all guests when its available.
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Public transit
The bus stops right in front of the cliffs or down the street at spy glass.
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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!
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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
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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
What 567 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.1
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

New York Steak was not good at all. It was tough and flavorless.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Beautiful setting and good food🌺

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We recently celebrated our anniversary at Marisol and were very pleased with the entire experience. We ordered the specials of the day, Parmesan Crusted Sea Bass and the Roasted Beet Salad. Ever so fresh and yummy! The portions for each were generous so we shared the salad and I took the greater half of my entree home. Let me also mention the tasty, butter melting, crusty bread that arrived to our table straight out of the oven. Our waiter, Eric, was very attentive and helpful. Had we dressed more warmly we would have had best views by sitting outside. Instead, we comfortably sat inside beside the windows and enjoyed the seascape. Before leaving, we already knew we would come again.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My New York steak was very mediocre, pretty to

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The breakfast buffet was excellent. Service was great.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was great! The hostesses were very nice and got us seated quickly. The waiter was attentive without being smothering. Plates were cleared quickly and everyone was very kind. Delicious food and the mimosas were awesome. We love coming here for brunch.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I've been here before for dinner and breakfast. This time we came for breakfast but had the brunch instead. It was fine. We were not able to have a table in the main dining room because they were very busy and ended up in the high tables at the bar....it was extremely loud. Also, $40 for the brunch seemed a bit high given what was available. Next time I will avoid the brunch buffet

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

A wonderful dinner for our 25th Anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Coming from Las Vegas, we have great brunch choices, but this restaurant calls to us whenever we are within driving distance. We first dined here because they donated to the auction of one of favorite charities (Guide Dogs for the Blind) but we return because of the quality of the food and the warmth of the staff. Go here---it will be memorable.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I had made reservations for a party of 8. Due to it being a busy morning and since we had children with us, half our party waited outside. I checked in and was told that they were going to check into our table. We were waiting 40 min so finally i asked what was going on and i was told that they are "unable to do partal seating". Apparently they assumed that out part was not complete because some were waiting outside. We were waiting 40 minutes for nothing but no one ever bothered to ask if our part was complete. No one ever bothered to comunicate the status on out table at check in. Very frustrating

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had a real good time. Food was excellent. I had the Ribeye and it was very good.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Had the breakfast buffet there , and dinner . Food was not hot , on the verge of being cold ! Pastries were the best thing out of eating here . It could be a lot more better.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had a family gathering for the Sunday brunch. It was fabulous! Great service. Great food.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Excellent kale salad a d chicken sandwich !

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

This was dinner with my family and there were 7 of us. First off the table was messed up and the flip down wing kept hitting my wife in the knee. They sent a tech guy? in to fix it rather that just move us to a different table. We made the comment that maybe we should have gone to a Non Resort restaurant as the family that was at the next table had 2 screaming children and at times it was very annoying. I understand that the noisy children were not the restaurants fault, but it sort of set the tone to not go to that sort of restaurant. Food was OK but far firm exceptional and not well priced for the quality, Service was very spotty. The Clam Chowder was supposed to be the best in Pismo Beach. Wow, that was the best??
We will not be back.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Worst experience we have ever had

I own the local BMW dealership and was outright horrible

Will never return

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My Husband and I stayed in the area and found this quite by accident. We were very happy that we were able to get in and enjoy a wonderful meal. I would recommend this restaurant to any of my friends going to the Pismo area. We will definitely go back

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

this restaurant was ok except for two things: 1 . they have a policy of not seating anybody until all guests have arrived. i can see this if the place is very busy but in spite of the hostess asking the manager to seat us right away we were not and left standing in the nearly empty waiting area for our friends to arrive. when we arrived at the table half of the other tables were empty! 2. they wanted to charge us a dollar for a small amount of extra sauce for a dish that had minimal sauce

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My family and I were here for brunch, with a reservation made 2 weeks in advance . I was really exited in taking my husband here for the first time. I made the reservation for a table outside but when we got there it was really busy . We got there 15 min. before the reservation time but the 15 min went by being in line . Once we got to be attended the MANAGER told us it would be a wait so we went to the side and sat for 20 min. While we were waiting to be seated we just saw groups of people being seated right away. Some of them didn’t even have a reservation but were being seated right away. I forgot to mention we are Mexican. And the mangager wasn’t really nice to us how he was to the rest of the people. The food and the waitress (who ended up helping us ) were great. I was really upset of the way the MANAGER had treated us. I would definitely recommend brunch on Sundays Every thing is very delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We went for brunch. Please go for brunch. It is worth the price tag. The food is excellent and fresh. I usually hate buffets and never go because the food tastes like it has been sitting for a while. Not here. Staff are awesome and you cant beat the view. Will return!

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was meant to be a great evening with friends. we had traveled all day and chose to go warm and comfy instead of dressed up. Not sure if it was our casualness or that we were Hispanic that got us terrible service. I watched security stand in front of the kitchen facing our table while they were trying to remove a large Hispanic group. Was it a payment issue i have no idea but we were uncomfortable and when our meal took over an hour to be served and we had to ask for assistance half a dozen times for water and refills we should have walked out like the couple we watched walk out after not getting service either

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was all delicious. We got the beet salad, coco prawns, prawns with salsa avocado verde, cilantro rice. We also got the tempura cauliflower but that actually was not very good. It was a bit heavy with batter. But everything else was delicious. My husband and I had a weekend away from our kids and our dinner was a wonderful compliment to our weekend. The service was attentive and friendly.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

During a stay at the Cliffs Resort we enjoyed two meals at the lovely Marisol. The first day we reserved a window table to enjoy the sunset. The food and service was excellent. The second day we decided upon a casual bite at the bar. The weather was ideal so an outdoor table was perfect. Again, the food and beverage was excellent. It was a perfect spot for relaxing with a glass of wine, good food, and a beautiful view. The bar staff was delightful. Thank you Amora for making our visit special!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We had an amazing server named Charlie. And the food was delicious. Thanks for such great service!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We have come to Marisol many times and I threw my husband his 60th bday party and they made us up a room on the side of the restaurant because there were like 30 of us. We all had a great time and David Kline was then and still is amazing. We love him and see him whenever we go there and he is so friendly and fun! We love coming to Marisol and enjoy ourselves every time. We love the food and Sunday brunch is our favorite! Thanks for everything!!!

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We eat here several times a year. Food is always good - prices a bit higher than average locally but a nice view and good service.

However this time we all remarked on the food - it was easily in the top five meals I've had this year in perhaps 70 or more times eating out - and perhaps 2nd best locations (the other was out of California).

Our neighbors, though middle age - all apparently had hearing problems as they tried to outshout each other. Nearly spoiled our meal - this location has very open seating and enough separation for a quiet chat is unavailable.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The restaurant is very attractive, and the food was quite good. The Tuna Taco appetizer was particularly good. Also, the salmon was excellent. There was a special January Restaurant Month ~ 3 courses for $30. This is a great deal, and we would go again!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

1/13/18 - our server was terrific. Answered all our questions and was knowledgeable about each menu item. When I said a fish entree sounded good but that the side did not appeal to me, he offered that I could switch the side to one I preferred more.

Four people were in our party and each was totally pleased with every course ordered. An exceedingly good value for the money.

Atmosphere was warm and inviting. We’ll definitely be back. Marisol already is one of our favorite lunch places in San Luis Obispo. Fabulous views of the coast line and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

The restaurant month menu was terrific and the food even better. There were four of us and we all agreed.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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!!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was wonderful! The filet melted in my mouth! Desserts were delicious too!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Had a family next too us that had kids that were really loud but besides that the food and service was great

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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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2.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 6, 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.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 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.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

It was good

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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