Ventana Grill

4.6
2255 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.

Support Ventana Grill during COVID-19

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2255 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarykayB
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent jalapeño martinis and enchilada suiza. Beautiful view and good service.

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JonS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Forced us to wait over 30 minutes after our reservation. Waited at the bar and service was beyond slow. Seemed to get frustrated with us when we asked for a beer after sitting at the bar for over 15 minutes. Once we moved to a table, service was also very slow. Server was nice. Bartender was rude. Overall, very dissatisfied with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

30 year anniversary 7:00 pm reservations drinks took for ever at 845 still waiting for appetizers it was extremely embarrassing and a terrible anniversary experience manager came by asked if we would stay at tho point enough dissatisfaction needed to move on took my phone number down picked up the couple of drinks still haven’t heard from him would of expected at least a call tipped waiter 20 dollars for nothing but not his fault this is a manager problem thanks w the memories will always w able to joke about the great 30 th dinner

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DawnL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and the manager Sheri had a special treat for us! And the view is Unbeatable. One of our favorite places

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JoyfulLiving
Central Coast
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

We've had many delicious meals at Ventana Grill prior to the lockdown. However, our recent meals did not match our past experiences. This time the flavors were not up to the enjoyment levels of past entrees. We both had digestive problems from the meals that started within hours of dining. My husband had digestive problems that continued into the next day. We even wondered if the chef or the crew in the kitchen had changed. We are sad not to give a strong recommendation for a restaurant we have loved and frequented often in the past. We will not recommend this restaurant at this time until we hear positive feedback from others in our community.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My flat iron steak was not "medium" it was "well done" and tough. My son's fish was dried out and he said it tasted like it had sat under a heat lamp for 20 minutes, my wife also said her fish was way over done. While all of my party enjoyed their vegetable sides, I had way to many squash, as the were very large pieces, and filled my plate. My daughter's nachos were terrible. She only ate a few of them, and after I tried them, I agree that they were terrible. We live within 60 miles of this place, but I doubt we will ever eat at your place again. The service was good, and the view was wonderful, but for our Easter Dinner, our food was poor and definitely not worth the 200.00 dollars we paid.

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Jett
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in Pismo is back open for indoor dining! They still have plenty of small outdoor tables if you prefer, but they’ve done excellent job keeping open space between diners. The food is just as good as it ever was, with our highlights being the carnitas tacos and the Ibarra fondue dessert.

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vipBobW
San Joaquin
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were at our table for 20 minutes before we were greeted by our server.

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vipBobW
San Joaquin
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was slow in greeting at the table. About 20 minutes.

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PismoFavorite
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers, food and view were awesome on this impromptu “date” with my beautiful husband. This place is a favorite and never disappoints.

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christineV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Views and most amazing fish 🐠 tacos I have ever had ! I will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo bien solo espera uno casi dos horas para que le den mesa

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, and the cocktails are delicious! Definitely a must try, I highly recommend the steamed clams and the coconut mojito.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! We hopped on a 2 hour drive just to eat here, made it 10 minutes late due to weather and traffic and they were still able to take us in with no wait time. Waiter was the best, on top of it with our drinks and gave good recommendations... loved the lamb 🥰

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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
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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marcusmembrane
Central Coast
2 reviews
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
8 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
6 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
13 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
13 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
7 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!

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 2255 OpenTable diners.

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

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.