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Marisol at the Cliffs Hotel and Spa

4.2
4.2
1032 Reviews
$30 and under
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 Spanish- American Cuisine. As the premier choice of Pismo Beach restaurants, all of the dishes at Marisol are prepared with a soulful touch by Chef Ashley Black and Pastry Chef Derek Brown, 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 Selection of 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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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 773-5000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ashley Black

  • Private party facilities

    The California conference centers at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa are fully equipped to accommodate any group, from five to 500 guests. Our meeting space is as flexible as it is elegant, with accommodations for classroom and theatre-style seating. And in case an oceanview conference room isn't quite close enough to the beach, a 6,750-square-foot poolside terrace serves as the ideal location for afternoon meetings.

  • Private party contact

    Group Sales: (805) 773-5000 ext. 600

  • Neighborhood

    Pismo Beach

  • Cross street

    Spy Glass

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,032 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. VW

    VictorW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Restaurant could use a upgrade, great place but a little old.
  2. KP

    KristenP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast was amazing!! The best Eggs Benedict I’ve had! Service was outstanding and aside from a loud-talker sitting near us the ambience was fantastic as well. Will go back again!!
  3. PS

    PaulaS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Have always enjoyed visiting or staying there- getting a tad bit expensive lately won’t be going as often or ever staying again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a nice environment. We sat next to the fireplace by the window. The service staff were friendly and did a great job anticipating our needs. I’m we had the fish tacos and the burger, both were delicious. We had cream brûlée for dessert. It was a very small portion but yummy.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    We were early diners and therefore were seated at a table with an ocean view. Our waiter took our drink and food orders quickly however the delivery of same was a bit uneven. The Osso Buco was very tender and the mashed potatoes and mushrooms tasty. The wife had cioppino that featured two jumbo shrimp and a scattering of shellfish and firm fish, salmon I believe. The seafoods were good but I feel the broth was lacking. They use soyrizo which I found odd, probably to kick up the flavor. The ambiance was great, the views wonderful.
  6. KA

    KARINAG

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Dinner was great, however breakfast not so great.
  7. M

    Maria

    Los Angeles

    174 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent customer service
  8. J

    Jaclyn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Basic menu, casual environment, decent food. Nothing fancy but not terrible.
  9. s

    stevem

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday for me and my family all went We had a nice time
  10. p

    pamr

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Staying at hotel great location but food was just average Limited menu
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My reservation was for 4 people outdoors, but I forgot to add 2 kids. I was happy that they still accommodated us with an indoor table. The food was very good!
  12. P

    Pierre

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable, staff great, ambiance, view and food was wonderful.!
  13. SF

    StevenF

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    I requested and indoor table by a window overlooking the ocean for my wife’s birthday. When we got there we were taken to a table by a fireplace even though the table by the window was available. We moved. My Filet was one of the worst I’ve ever had. A very poor quality piece of beef. And I asked for medium and it came extremely rare. Did not send back because the quality was just poor. My wife’s salmon came dry. Sent it back. Next piece not as dry but still overcooked. Shocked that their chefs do not know how to properly cook salmon. And I notified the restaurant we were celebrating my wife’s birthday. No recognition at all. The restaurant did not charge me for my entree and only charged 50% for my wife’s salmon entree so there’s that. On the positive side my wife’s Tataki (Ahi) appetizer was out of this world. We just wish our overall experience was better.
  14. C

    Cryptohezer

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely view and sumptuous dishes for our dining delight
  15. LZ

    LydiaZ

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was nice.
  16. r

    robn

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    lousy food, service was pretty poor, nice location but overall vibe was bad
  17. JP

    JenniferP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    We did not get water or service for a very long time. Waitress kept forgetting to come back to the table. Saw her forget others as well. She only had two tables outside so not sure if her tables were mainly outside and that is why. Another waitress attended to the other outdoor tables and was much more attentive.
  18. LG

    LocalGal

    Central Coast

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Elegant and cozy indoor seating with view of the ocean. The service was great. The food was not up to same standards though. The filet mignon was over-cooked (medium-well had no pink inside), but was still good. The deserts aren’t great. I loved the fruit cobbler desert they used to have but is no longer available.
  19. LW

    LizW

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time with friends at Marisol. Crosby was our server and he couldn't have been more attentive. My steak was well done and I had asked for it to be medium well. He was very quick to notice the problem, took it away and brought me a perfectly cooked entree - no questions, no problem. We enjoyed drinks in the bar first and our server (beautiful young lady, but I'm so sorry I can't remember her name!) was friendly, helpful and very attentive as well. All in all - it was a wonderful evening out - thank you!
  20. RC

    RonCurry

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! I loved it and the food was excellent
  21. AD

    AnthonyD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation Breakfast/Brunch for 6 people this morning and it was great. The service by Miranda was exceptional (patient, helped us choose menu items, and she made sure all was well at our able several times). The six different meals we ordered were enjoyed by each person. Pancakes, Eggs, Steak, Vegetarian Options...all were very good. Good portion sizes, reasonably priced for what you receive, and all of us were served our breakfast at once - nice touch. Miranda also added a special 'congrats grad' dessert which was very nice. Shout out to the Manager who took our reservation too. He was accommodating, confirmed the reservation, and went out of his way to make sure we were taken care of. With all that is happening in the restaurant industry at this moment, this was a great surprise and shall I say restores my faith in eating out again. Highly recommend!
  22. LB

    LindaB

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Birthday, I made reservations and they didn’t have table reserved , table was just ok
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Any time friends or family visit us here in SLO we take them to Marisol’s. I love the outdoor ambiance and great food
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Staff was mostly friendly except our waiter had a poor mood/attitude. She dropped us after a couple rounds and other waiters came by who were much nicer. Not sure what was going on but part of the job is to be nice to your customer even if you don’t like them. No one was rude just very needy at most but hey that’s the business. And they marked my reservation As missed for open table even tho I attended.
  25. KM

    KarinaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Yes I recommend this hotel very good crevice and super clean all the hotel
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    While the patio noise due to a large event being set up was not anticipated- Our server Miranda was amazing! Thank you Miranda
  27. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the drink options were plentiful.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    My husbands drink had something floating at the bottom of his glass, it was sent back to the bar. When the drink returned it still had something small at the bottom. We both ordered filet mignon steaks and we specifically asked for medium. Both steaks we cooked well done. This was not a good way to spend our wedding anniversary.
  29. P

    Prestons

    Phoenix

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening with great food, service and setting. Even though it was too windy/cold to be outside, it was all still great!
  30. SB

    StephanieB

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We went for Mothers Day. I always love Marisols but I will never go for a holiday again. They were out of items on the prefixed menu, our service took so long (30 minutes to get water). It was a very unfortunate experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We went to Marisol for Mothers Day 2022. Our reservation was at 12:15pm but we got there at 11:45 am and they were able to seat us early which was nice. The restaurant was pretty busy but it was not too loud, the view was great. We sat inside but next time would probably sit outdoors. The server was friendly and attentive but the service was very slow. We anticipated this due to it being Mother’s Day so it wasn’t a big deal but my kids were definitely getting antsy. Food was tasty, good portions. Overall we had a good time despite the wait, we would definitely return.
  32. TY

    TomasY

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The setting at Marisol is very nice, the interior, the view, lovely. The service was good. We had Mother's Day brunch there and although we enjoyed the experience, the food was disappointing. My Benedict Bites were probably good when they were made, but they had sat for a while before they were served to me. They were cold. I was excited to try the halibut, as is is perhaps my favorite fish, but it was overcooked! It was dry. Again, I think the dish had sat too long under the warmers, but I'm just guessing. My mom's crab cakes were light on crab meat, but were OK. The desserts were pretty uninsipiring. For $200 for two people, I want to be wowed. The menu had lofty goals, but the execution was poor.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointing. We arrived when you opened for 8:00am reservation for Sunday brunch 5/8/22. We left at 8:47am after still no food. If you’re going to charge a premium for a $65.00 per person prix fixe menu you should provide a premium service. It’s not acceptable to be your first guest when you open but make us wait on a chilly shaded patio for 45 minutes. The deal breaker is when you served food to a table that arrived AFTER us. Lots of good restaurants in Pismo. Never returning to Marisol.
  34. j

    johns

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Limited menu, overpriced, no fresh seafood selections. Not a good destination..
  35. MM

    MrsMike

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    I have been very happy with this restaurant in the past. It was our anniversary which I stated as a special occasion. It was never acknowledged by hostess or waiter. We were seated at a table which was very close to the table next to us and there was a family of 4,with 2 young children. They talked very loud and I felt like we were seated at the same table. We will try again in the future, we are locals.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a beautiful place and the food is good.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed it here! We started out with the calamari and cheeseboard. Both good. Presentation on the cheeseboard was nice as well. My husband ordered the surf and turf and I ordered the pork osso bucco. My pork was nice and tender and my husbands steak was cooked perfectly. I love the way the restaurant looks inside. The decor and view is beautiful.
  38. D

    Donna

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an outstanding meal with incredible view of the ocean. All the staff were attentive and personable. Will definitely be back!
  39. NK

    NicholeK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Amazing server.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We went to Marisol for Easter Brunch, and the quality of the items on their special holiday menu was lacking in quality. The shrimp cocktail was average, the Ahi tuna app was lacking in flavor. The Montecristo’s sandwich was not a Montecristo…it was a ham sandwich on cinnamon bread. While the meal was not bad, it was just not very special, especial for an Easter Brunch. Then, when compared to the price per person we paid, was just not worth it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Marisol at the Cliffs Hotel and Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 773-5000.

Marisol at the Cliffs Hotel and Spa is rated 4.2 stars by 1032 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Marisol at the Cliffs Hotel and Spa

2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spy Glass

  • Neighborhood

    Pismo Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ashley Black

  • 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!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 773-5000

  • Private party facilities

    The California conference centers at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa are fully equipped to accommodate any group, from five to 500 guests. Our meeting space is as flexible as it is elegant, with accommodations for classroom and theatre-style seating. And in case an oceanview conference room isn't quite close enough to the beach, a 6,750-square-foot poolside terrace serves as the ideal location for afternoon meetings.

  • Private party contact

    Group Sales: (805) 773-5000 ext. 600

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