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Marisol at the Cliffs

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2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602 (Spy Glass)
+1 805-773-2511
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay every chance we get at the Cliffs in Pismo Beach. The Marisol is a wonderful place to relax on the patio overlooking the beautiful coast. Dog friendly. Excellent food. Great service. What more can you ask for?

Thank Lisa F
Portland, Oregon, United States
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161 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited here for a sunset happy hour on the patio, which was indeed beautiful. The view was great, the drink list was pretty good and the prices were average. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that there was a free pizza buffet (donations appreciated) for patrons. It would have been a really nice experience, but our server was quite... More 

Thank LaraDavis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

A great bar and outside sitting area. The view is special, and you can walk outside along the cliff. Sitting at the bar is best and you can have dinner there as well. Jim and Bill, the bartenders that are very, very good. Causal dinning with several TV for viewing. I have eaten in the restaurant and a much different... More 

Thank Ron O
Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Yes, the Seafood Mac and Cheese at the Marisol is a must!! Tasty, and authentic . Cheese mixture is very european. Sea Bass with Green rice, miso glace and broccoli & olives is another choice to consider. Green rice is cilantro and lemon quite a pairing with the sea bass!👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 Recommended. Quiet, great service from Eric. Thank you.

Thank Topaz2911
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Veggie Wrap was delicious and just when you didn't think it could better then came the Turkey Sandwich! My wife said it was the best she ever had and I savored my entire time there.

Thank Scott A
Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We have stayed at the Cliffs many of times...We always have brunch at Marisol as well.. This time maybe because close to the holidays...it was exceptional...meats (prime rib/lamb),taco bar, salads (all good), desserts/pastries (all good), omelet bar,fish(salmon/shrimp)....great presentation, fresh and all super yummy...even had lobster mac n cheese...Oh my...Service is always great as well!

Thank LMD331
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My co-worker was catching a cold and wanted soup. Server informed soup of the day was Butternut Squash. She was served tomato soup. The chef actually made her the Butternut Squash soup and brought it out to her. Apologizing about the error.

Thank Lupe H
Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

If you enjoy a breathtaking sunset from the outdoor ocean view terrace, this is your place. The food is not the best I've ever had and the service is great. The cool part is the blankets they offer so you don't freeze when the sun goes down.

Thank Monica S
Robinson, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We walked over from Dolphin Bay for drinks at Marisol. The bartenders were very friendly & knowledgeable. Our drinks were very good. Only wish we were hungry because the food looked great.

Thank susan c
Manteca, California
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161 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We ate the appetizers at happy hour. We were not to impressed. They have an outside place with heaters to sit. Inside bar. I think they have free appetizers on Thurs night. But we probably would not eat there again.

Thank Sally J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 40
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
    (Spy Glass)
  • Public Transportation: The bus stops right in front of the cliffs or down the street at spy glass.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-2511
"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 American Cuisine. As the premier choice of Pismo Beach restaurants, all of the dishes at "Marisol" are prepared with a soulful touch by Chef de Cuisine Victor Flores, 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 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".

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?