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Ventana Grill, St Pismo, CA

Ventana Grill

4.6
4.6
3037 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 773-0000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Pismo Beach
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,037 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

  • Pismo Beach

    Most Booked

3,037 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, our dinner here was wonderful. Amazing views, very personable waitress, delicious food. We’ll be back for sure!

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  2. AnnieM

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view was fantastic and our server was attentive and wonderful. Food and drinks were delicious. The homemade tortillas upon sitting down were so good! Will definitely be back on our next visit to Pismo.

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  3. DLR209

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner in 45 minutes…. Very disappointed. Server, Electra was more interested in turning table. Taking our salad before we were finished. Taking my wife’s cocktail when it was only half empty. Leaving Dessert menu promptly after entree was delivered, then returning minutes later to see if we cared for dessert!!! We were still eating dinner. My wife’s fish special was dry and over cooked.

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  4. RussellP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance. The service employees were on it and the menu was second to none!

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  5. JoAnnD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome view and food quality was good. Had the coconut halibut and was hoping for a little more coconut flavor but overall tasty. Hubby enjoyed his salmon. The halibut ceviche was delicious.

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  6. Maria

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The manager was very rude!! She was very unprofessional and was not manager worthy (in ALL aspects)

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  7. webguyDon

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    food and service were outstanding. We will be back in June. always make a reservation for a table.

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  8. Sammay

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was great and food was delicious! It was expensive.

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  9. MaryC

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was totally disappointed in the Sunday buffet. The crab was terrible to eat. Both Dungeness and snow crab were dry and tasteless. Totally not worth the $52 spent. I have been to ventana many times and the food was awesome.

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  10. Tmort

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and view from our window table. Awesome cocktails as well as very flavorful food.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our waiter! We were there at a “between” of day when most establishments either ignore or are annoyed by you. We felt like we had a party. Always a stop when in town!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good. Great views, service and good cuisine.

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  13. ColleenP

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food service! April, our waitress was fantastic!

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  14. Teena

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for my husband’s birthday. The food is delicious, with large portions. Good value! And free dessert for birthdays!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and views were great. Our service was not.

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  16. JHcentralcal

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ventana is hard to beat. Food is very good and service was amazing. Our server April did an outstanding job. Probably the best service we have had at a central coast restaurant in a while. And of course the view is unbelievable.

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  17. EricG

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful view and excellent food. Portions too large. The problem is that the restaurant is busy and they are so eager to "turn over" their tables, that successive courses are served WAY too quickly. My entree was brought 5 minutes at least before I had finished eating my appetizer. That's hardly what I expect at a restaurant where the bill for two, without drinks was $120. And our waitress, who was friendly and charming and good at her job was so busy that she was literally RUNNING from table to table.

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  18. JoshN

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dinners we’ve had. Went for my wife’s birthday and we were treated excellent with great food. Will return when in the area.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Dan was fantastic! He gave us great tips on navigating the buffet and our champagne glasses were never empty. The musician (singer, guitarist) was also great. Lovely voice!

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  20. PaulT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Ashley was excellent. We had a group of 6 and we all really enjoyed the evening.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Neal, gave us excellent service today. Everything was perfect! Loved the view!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Great food and service. Large portions.

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  23. Laura

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to Ventana we really enjoyed it, the food,drinks, service and ocean views. We will definitely be back

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, service and experience in general

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat to have cocktails and a meal at Ventana Grill. Friendly staff, excellent food, and an unmatched view.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    You are paying for the view. Food was mediocre at best. I think we would’ve been better off purchasing a bag salad from the grocery store than getting a salad here. Service was slow at first and fine overall. But the views were beautiful!

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  27. LindaB

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience,great service , food was delicious as usual

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  28. Dennisp

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crystal did a great job , she was our server and was very personable

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and setting. The vegetarian enchiladas were delicious as were the Pacific nachos.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food , service and ambiance was amazing. 10/10 would recommend family and friends

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  31. Beverly

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food and service was excellent if you happen to get Dan for your waiter, that’s an extra extra bonus! Outstanding service.

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  32. Bowlersmama

    Central Coast

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our go to for shrimp cocktails, can’t beat the view.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and great service all with a sunset view!

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  34. rindyc

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3 of us enjoyed all of our dishes and view - noisy but worth it

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  35. rgk1

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, ambience and ocean views.

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  36. Sark

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is priced well, the service is always excellent, and the setting with the view is unbeatable

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  37. rjmcmm

    San Joaquin

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible views, excellent drinks and cuisine, as well as impeccable service! T(he halibut ceviche is a must!!)

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  38. KATHERINER

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Views - Great Service - Good Food - Nice Ambience - Busy even early!

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  39. roys

    Orange County

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ventana Grill has views for days!!! Oh my gosh! The location right on the cliffs provides an ocean view from every table! And the staff are friendly and attentive. Neal was our waiter and he was knowledgeable and got our order right. I started with a cup of the NE clam chowder. See the photo below. It was chunky full of big clams, celery and taters and the creaminess hit all the right notes. We got the seabass catch of the day and the chopper chicken salad. I've got no photos of those cuz we dug into them before I could snap a pic. The salad comes with a cumin dijon dressing which didn't sound good to either of us so we swapped it out for their cilantro basil vinaigrette which I highly recommend. The extensive drink menu looks great but we were there at 11a so it was too early in the workday to imbibe. Next time for sure!

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  40. KatherineC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was fast, very attentive. Beautiful views.

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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 3037 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ventana Grill

2575 Price St, St Pismo, CA 93449

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Pismo Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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