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Ventana Grill

4.6
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2250 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
Discover the cool, coastal world of Ventana Grill.
With an atmosphere that channels the four elements, Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach immerses guests in the enchanting pleasures of the natural world. Dine surrounded by the rhythmic serenade of waves crashing on the beach below. The stylish dining room sits perched on a coastal bluff, treating guests to an endless view of azure blue and rich red sunsets.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2250 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LJB17
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great to sit outside with my husband and enjoy a great meal with an exceptional view of the ocean!

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EthanS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was not able to attend my reservation for my anniversary as it was cancelled due to Covid. However, we were able to make a last minute change and eat somewhere else.

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vipWillardH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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MarkM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic day, and way to send my U.S. Marine son back to his base after a week-long leave. The food was great, so was the service and we can hardly wait to go back.

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MaddieA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All waiters had masks and the tables were spaced far apart from each other. There was lots of air flow too. We all felt safe eating here. All the staff were very helpful and nice.

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Guster
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 50th anniversary at one of our favorite restaurants. Covid rules were followed and it was actually the first time we could eat IN and not just take food out. A complimentary dessert in honor of our celebration followed an excellent meal.

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vipCindyP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Ate there 2 times this trip. Great food , great wait staff and service.

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MarilynH
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice views, sanitary precautions, and good distancing practice for restaurant service indoors. Staff very helpful and friendly. Felt safe and great to be dining there. Views at lunch time are amazing.

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vipJackM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not just the best restaurant in Pismo but one of the best in all of CA and the US!

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MT4BEACH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good, but the service was amazing!! The views are spectacular.

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & cocktails with great view of ocean. My new go to restaurant!

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CharleenR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. They made quesadilla at my request that was not on the menu. Mud Pie to die for!

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PhilJ
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the food there. We are enjoying the social distance in the seating as well. Gives more space and privacy

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vipDennis
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one fabulous meal! The ocean view is unparalled. The service was friendly, attentive and timely. But the food was best of all, it was spectacular. Particularly memorable was the clam chowder -- unique, a bit spicy, the cheese toast accompaniment was delicious; and the lobster mac and cheese, never had it better. We'll be back ASAP.

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KathieB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was AMAZING!! All tables have a great ocean view. Service was a little slow but still pleasant.

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NinaF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, great food and great service. Can’t wait to come back soon!

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MikeS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

everything great except family of 8 ,not from this country thinking face masks are not needed and laughter when we objected

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PismoFavorite
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy!

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ElGomez86
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ventana Grill never disappoints. We will be coming back again.

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StephanieW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves at Ventana. The restaurant was lovely and the view was beautiful. Lobster Mac n Cheese was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! Laura our server was too. The mood was a bit somber, possibly because someone had just committed suicide just outside of the restaurant earlier that day. Very sad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely interior with stunning views.
Everything on menu sounded great.
We went with Canitas. Sopes & Chimichanga!
Both were delicious !
We would definitely return when in the area !

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Reviewer8507
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even under the current circumstances, it was a great experience. Attentive staff, clean restaurant and great food as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, service and food was wonderful. Our waitress (Mikayla, I believe) was so sweet and personable. We were shocked at how fast our food came out. And the cocktails were divine!

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Judy
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy eating at Ventana Grill and the view is excellent. Really fun to watch the pelican flying by just outside our window!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful meal and evening.
Everything was perfect

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Ronnie
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went there for drinks and though the bar was full they made accommodations in the dining area near the bar. Host, hostess, etc. were very service oriented with a smile. We went there the following evening for dinner as well. They made sure we had a wonderful table. Again, service was really good. Wouldn't hesitate to come back!

You need to make reservations!!! The place was full both evenings!

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brandy was fantastic and incredible attentive and informed on the menu with recommendations. All of the staff was very considerate and welcoming. The view is unbeatable and the food is as well which is a rare find. This is a place I will continue to recommend to friends when visiting Pismo and will be sure to visit again, hopefully soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Missed full menu but totally understand with COVID-19

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vipKevinW
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was good, clam chowder delicious, El Jefe margarita also excellent. Bloody Mary wasn't good (didn't finish), and fish & chips were also not good (didn't finish). Beautiful view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! The food came out quickly and the waiters were great!

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vipYvetteB
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, nice atmosphere, delicious food and great service. Celebrated my mom's birthday, it was her first time there and she loved. She had the fish tacos and really really liked them. That's saying something because the woman is crazy picky when it comes to food. So Kudos Ventana Grill you impressed my mom! We'll be back! :)

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JUDIC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Since these times are so difficult for everyone, we understand your concerns or dilemmas. We are local & frequent your restaurant alone & with guests. Thank you for all you did to make our lunch outing enjoyable & still maintaining the rules & regulations. Your staff was patient & kind & that in itself makes for another meal at Ventana Grill. Thank you for making us feel comfortable & a delicious lunch.

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KathrynC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since mid-March and it was wonderful. Very professional (as they always are). Very clean and spread out.

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4RomeoSierra
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just went to Ventana Grill for a quick lunch. The burger was excellent, the view was terrific and the Covid-19 precautions, masks, spacing, etc. were well done.

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Mell
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience with great social distancing of tables that worked out nicely. Lovely views of the Pacific Ocean and delicious food with a person making corn and flour tortillas.
I enjoyed the veggie enchiladas and had them made with corn tortillas since I am gluten free.

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HelenN
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great/ we really enjoyed our food and the service and the location

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JoeM
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for our child

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing! Great first experience back at a restaurant

FAQs

Ventana Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 773-0000.

Ventana Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2250 OpenTable diners.

Ventana Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ochgroupcares.com/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.