Marisol at the Cliffs Hotel and Spa
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Menu changes but never disappoints. Best service I had at a restaurant, and strong drinks.
Great sunset dinner on the patio Heaters everywhere if needed. Great service from Jessica our server.
Drinks were terrible. Food was mediocre. View was great!
Filet mignon was excellent. Tasty and very tender. Potatoes and sauce w asparagus was very good. The garden salad could have had a little more tomatoes etc. and less greens.
I did not appreciate that an 18% “service fee” was already added into the bill and I was not told beforehand. I almost over-tipped. The Customer should decide the level of the tip, not the restaurant.
Fish tacos were really good, but my daughter’s pasta was absolutely dreadful.
The food and service was excellent. We watched the sunset on the patio during dinner. The ribeye was the best I have ever eaten.
Need to add more vegan option to their menu. Also trim some outdoor plants leaves for better sunset view from the lower patio.
Visiting for a romantic weekend and decided to make a reservation at Marisol (out of convenience). I was amazed by the "coziness," the outside temperature was controlled by heat lamps (by staff). The food was amazing. Halibut cooked to perfection. Dessert was decadent. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I will be back
No flavor on steaks or hamburgers. Steak was too rough.
The sun set beautifully and it got cool outside. They placed us right by the fireplace.
We will be back.
Oh yes Thanks for the free desert (it was our anniversary)
Went for a sunset dinner outdoor dining and cocktails. Views did not disappoint and the food was excellent!
Compared to our meal on the night before, the Avocado Chop Salad and Shrimp Risotto was much closer to the standards Marisol has shown on our previous stays.
The salmon overcooked, fish tacos - fish was crispy. So used to having great food from Marisol this meal was like being served from a cafeteria line. Blame it on the COVID-19 curse? Service was very good.
Given the COVID 19 concerns, we were please to find that Marisol had outside dining with nearby heatlamps. The service staff was attentive but not intrusive and met our needs. The venue was wonderful for us hoping to enjoy an early sunset due to daylight savings time change.
This was without a doubt the worst meal I have ever experienced. My wife and I barely took two bites each from our meals. The salmon was extremely dry and was served with some sort of puree that was awful. The filet had no flavor and it was served with cold potatoes. I was extremely disappointed especially since the meal was over $100. We left and ended up eating elsewhere. The view and the wait staff were nice which was unfortunately the only good part of our experience. I would strongly recommend eating elsewhere.
Phenomenal food with great people. Nachos appetizers were amazing.
We had a lovely breakfast on the front patio overlooking the ocean. The food portions are gigantic; easily shareable. Maria took excellent care of us. A wonderful way to start the day and enjoy Pismo Beach.
The food was not delicious/good at all. It took an hour to serve us food, all 7 of us didn’t like our dishes
Good overall experience...enjoyed the filet omelet and huevos ranchero.
Food was great. The deserts were presented well, but the taste was not good. Service was very poor in the morning and at lunch. We did find Ashley the waitress was very good and got a better tip because she had a great attitude. Morning time couldn't get a second cup of coffee and was never asked if I wanted more. I think the 18% was the big problem.
If there was a way to put negative stars I would! Simply the worst food I have had in my life- hands down. I’m 46 and this includes hospital and airplane food. Adding in the price, just beyond comprehension. This photo was a cheesecake? Inedible.
Trying to find parking was a nightmare, as there was none. When finally seated, we had no service for 30 minutes as we just sat there. It was like they totally forgot, we were even there. I had to go into the restaurant to get their attention and ask for service. Our table was extremely wobbly/unbalanced. Food was excellent, however initial service was horrible. Was our first time there.
We were thrilled that the Marisol had such lovely food.
Outstanding service and food. salmon was in top 5 I have ever had. “Bunt-pan” nachos not bad ether!
Good wine list, signature burger was delicious. Matt, my server, did an awesome job despite being super busy.
I celebrated my 61st birthday. The service was wonderful. Reese was our server. He's a very pleasant young man. The food was wonderful. We will definitely come back.
Excellent meal on the coast. We celebrated my birthday. Nachos appetizer is definitely more than your average nacho Rib eye and Halibut ordered were our favorite entree.
Perfect for our family and friends
Menu seemed limited - food very average. Halibut was overcooked and flavorless. Lobster mac & cheese tasted like boxed mac & cheese. Such a disappointment for the cost. On a positive note, waitress was awesome and entire staff was friendly and welcoming. We felt very comfortable with the distanced tables and cleanliness.
Unfortunately a bad way to celebrate our Anniversary. My wife’s warm, toasted, sandwich was cold and bread was tough. My “medium” steak was well done (the waiter was kind and brought us a dessert for the inconvenience but at $90, no thanks.
Wonderful food, great views. The staff was very kind and attentive.
Service was very good. Food was delicious. Everything we ordered (brussel sprouts, Chicken salad & burger) was amazing. We had a view overlooking the ocean. Great spot!
This was our second time dining at Marisol...the first time being the 4th of July 2019 had we had a wonderful experience! This time however was a major disappointment. We arrived early for our reservation but the hostess said that wasn’t a problem and brought us out to the patio to a table which we didn’t care for and noticing that there were SEVERAL tables close by we asked for a different one....she said no that wasn’t possible because people had reservations...exactly, like we didn’t? And just for a FYI, when you make reservations at Marisol on OpenTable, table choice is not an option. Anyway even though my husband wanted to leave, we did sit down to a unstable table with no view (the view is what makes Marisol in our opinion). Anyway, when our server came over he said “sure you can move, no problem”! That really made my husband angry. Why the hostess felt she couldn’t accommodate us is beyond us! But that left a bad taste in our mouths and is the reason we will not return. Service however was great, from our server to the busboy. Food? We were not blown away but it could just be what we ordered because our first visit the food was excellent. A restaurant needs to staff friendly and accommodating hostesses since they are the ones first greeting clients. P.S. Diners were sat at the empty tables with no advance preference...we noticed!
Both dishes were dry and flavorless for dinner. We have had very good meals in the past. This was not one of them.
I will never eat here again. Every time I think, this time, maybe it will be better, but its not. The food is comparable to Applebees, the outdoor seating has been terrible for me everytime. Last time they sat my family next to some sort of box that sounded like we were sitting in a hospital room next to a respirator the entire dinner. An entire dinner that tasted like garbage.
Due to Covid restrictions we sat outside. It was very foggy that night and even with two heaters, we were pretty cold. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our meals were disappointing. I ordered the halibut and while the combination, seared halibut, butter beans, broccolini and spinach could have been tasty, the fish was overcooked, dry and almost like halibut jerky. The butter beans were dry and blistered, the whole plate looked as though it had sat under the heat lamp too long. My husband had the same experience with his salmon, dry and too much time under the heat lamp. Overall it was a disappointing experience.
We made a reservation and were happy we did since they seat those tables on the small front deck and not next to the pool where it can get noisy. We had a very romantic dinner complete with an epic sunset. The Halibut was fantastic as were the sunset margaritas. We will be back!
Great food and the staff is amazing. My favorite restaurant every time I visit Pismo Beach .
Very safe. Great steaks! Fantastic outdoor seating
The food was delicious! We have eaten there twice during out last two visits to Pismo Beach. The waiters are friendly and each meal I've had has been great. The true gem is being able to watch the sun set from your dining table!
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 4.3 stars by 885 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.