Marisol at the Cliffs Hotel and Spa

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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 Brian Reigle, 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 Hotel and Spa.
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JL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and atmosphere were excellent. We will definitely return

DP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mairisol Brunch at the Cliffs is fantastic. Best breakfast deal ever. Great food and great people. We very highly recommend that you eat Sunday brunch at Marisols. You will most certainly be happy.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our servicer Luis was attentive and friendly! Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

K
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was quite good and we were there for restaurant month special. Restaurant itself could use some renovation but food and service great.

G
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Our server was wonderful.

CK
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the costumers service was amazing , I loved my server and the food was amazing ! I don't recommend staying at the hotel but the restaurant is amazing !

EF
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. We enjoyed everything about Marisols. All the food we ordered had good flavors. The service was perfect. Eric was a very humble, gracious, and hospitable server. He and his assistant servers did everything right such as good water service, placing our food in front of each diner, replacement silverware, packed our leftovers for us, etc. Excellent value for an oceanfront restaurant.

DP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our party of three all agreed that this was a very good experience. The two of us who had the prime rib agreed that it is the best prime rib on the central coast. The third of our party had the filet mignon and liked it very much. Be aware that the filet was sauced. We got the brussel sprout appetizer, a first for me, and that was very good too.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was outstanding! The omelette bar and and prime rib station was perfect! The food was delicious. The waitstaff and hostess were less than good. Their attire was extremely casual for a holiday event. The sense of urgency to seat us on time was nonexistent and the friendliness was lacking. The waitress was lazy. We bussed our dirty own plates at a Christmas buffet and had to ask to have a table wiped down after she spilled the champagne.

TN
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at the Christmas Brunch. Great table overlooking the ocean and the wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Will probably do this again next year!

N
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Valet service provided. They let me park my Ferrari.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for brunch! The food variety was amazing, so many choices! The food was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented! We had an ocean view table. The service was impeccable- from the greeting to bill.

RG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. We were encouraged to take our time and enjoy ourselves. It was a wonderful evening.

EM
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the buffet and we will be back. The server was very nice too.

DE
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for brunch and loved it. Great selection and quality. Reserved a table outside and the view was awesome. Not cheap but well worth it.

R
Miami
91 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner here and the staff was wonderful! The food was impeccable! Beautiful view overlooking the ocean and watching the sunset! They sent us a great dessert, yummy!

F
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate at 6:00 p.m. so there were only 2 other tables occupied. They left and we were the only ones
almost through our whole meal which was divine. Marion, our server was attentive and knowledgable
of the food. The Prime Ribs were the best we have had recently. We enjoyed the entire meal. The only
downside was the large twnt that blocked a broad view of the ocean.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Marisol was all I had hoped it would be. Lovely outdoor seating overlooking the ocean, very attentive and accommodating service, and delicious food. We had a regular full breakfast there one morning, and also the Sunday brunch another day. Beautiful, relaxing, and delicious!

KS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience. Our server, Steven, was amazing. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We loved sitting outside with the heater by us. There was a wedding outside so it was a tad noisy toward the end but we enjoyed the music that was playing. Food was outstanding, ordered the filet mignon and would definitely order it again.

LB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday 2 of party of 4 we sat outside watched sunset over ocean, our server Steve was fabulous, efficient and great sense of humor, fabulous food and wine.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food great view of the ocean

TB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Delicious food and atmosphere. The waiter also accommodated me and left out an item per my request from the pasta. We would highly recommend this place!

TD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful table looking out at the ocean, delicious Mai Tai bar beverages, and outstanding prime rib. We will definitely return.

M
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Awesome panoramic ocean view. Gorgeous sunset. Beautifully decorated and friendly but professional service.

SV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I made reservations online with the message to be seated outside and a birthday celebration. When my party arrived there was no space. The rude and annoyed hostess told us she would call us when there would be a space. We waited for a long time and never heard from her. Lucky we saw friends sitting outside and could join their table.
Very unprofessional to take reservations online and not even honoring it, nor even call us the entire evening to seat us when seating started opening up. This is not customer service. I have been bringing all my out of town guests here the last month, this was a very embarrasing moment for me in front of my guests/clients.

p
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was inconsistent. Some of our meals were delicious and some were mediocre. The half chicken was really two pieces of very fatty chicken with a lot of skin. But the seared ahi was delicious. The cuatro mare was good, just not great. The service was not great. It was slow and at the end the server told us she was leaving and we had to pay our bill very abruptly (the fastest thing she did). Most places I’ve been to the past in similar situations, servers have politely advised us that their shift was ending and asked if we could pay the manager or pay her co-worker. We were excited to come as we were celebrating two birthdays, but left with a flat feeling due to the server.

N
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu options, Valet parking, Ocean view, excellent food and service.

KK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We normally have a great experience here. But Saturday morning buffet not good!

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Overloaded front desk, kitchen, and staff. Manager was really nice. Have only been once, hard to say if this experience is normal. Hopefully not.

JP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We reserved outdoor dining and we got the corner spot towards valet and ocean view. Beautiful sunset while dining. 25 minutes past our reservation time. Food was not worth the price but I think we are paying for overall dining experience. I ordered prime rib and was good not great. I asked for more of the special horseradish that was supposed to come with meal as they only spread a marginal amount on the plate. They sent me regular horseradish only. Wife ordered salmon and saffron rice. Definitely not worth the price. Salmon and rice was over cooked. Service was super slow. Busy night so understood. Overall I recommend only for outdoor views and ambience. Go somewhere else if you want great food.

RB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for the past 9 years since moving to the area. One of our favorites for dinner, brunch, and happy hour. Great wine selection! Always great service and food! We love everything about this place! Scenery, ambiance, and food! Maybe one day we will stay in the hotel just for fun!

RL
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! I ordered the prime rib and I couldn't be happier with the portion and the pairing of the mashed potatoes and veggies. Steven is great and took care of us on our anniversary dinner. Thanks to the entire establishment for a great night.

R
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's been over two years since we were at Marisol...after two bad brunch experiences in a row.

We went, because our friends had hear about it and wanted to go.

We are glad we gave Marisol another try.

The seared scallops and The Marisol were prepared well and delivered hot and tasty. The Scallop potion (3), however was a bit skimpy. They really should have a portion size of 4.

If you like seared Ahi, please do try it.

Sunsets also beautiful.

DC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time going to Marisol. I would definitely come back. The food was amazing and the service was great!

W
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The food is always excellent!! The night was fabulous.....on the water, 75 degrees with no wind, watching the sun set....who could ask for a better evening. The waiter was terrible. He seemed confused and very disorganized on the drinks and the food order.

KR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were most impressed with our waiter. Willing and able to accommodate any eating restrictions we may have had. Sure wish you would have had the rib eye as a constant on your menu . . . my favorite! This was my fifth trip to the Marisol . . . 2 with friends and 3 with my husband. When in Pismo or Cambria, we ALWAYS make sure we have dinner with you. Someday we may even get to experience the hotel for a few nights.

PM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Yes, however, if you are celebrating something special...check to see what other events they have going on. There was a wedding reception in a tent just below our table which interfered with our view of the ocean and sunset. It was also fairly loud.

OT
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sunday brunch buffet was ok, not great. Service was great. Lots of champagne was poured, but I would rather pay a little more and get a better quality.