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Marisol at the Cliffs
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Ranked #22 of 106 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Price range: US$25 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spy Glass
Transit: The bus stops right in front of the cliffs or down the street at spy glass.
Description: "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".
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We had lunch and breakfast from here and both were really good. The breakfast buffet was really good for the price and had plenty including an omelet station. We had lunch out by the pool and the chicken sandwich was great. Good selection.

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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

JCVDallas,

I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experiences at Marisol! We hope to welcome you back in the near future!

Elise Quick
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

My wife and I decided to spend a romantic evening out and picked one of the best places on the central coast for that. The Marisol has 3 areas. One is a party atmosphere with a long bar and tables for dining. The other 2 are a quiet, romantic dining area (which we picked),and the 3rd is the outdoor patio overlooking the ocean. We chose the romantic dining area and were treated to an amazingly talented guitarist. My wife and I shared a pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon cooked in an orange glaze with dates and mandarin oranges (and a bottle of wine). Our waiter, Sean, was wonderful and friendly. No hovering here, just terrific service and Sean seemed to be there the instant needed. When we asked about other restaurants that might have great Italian. Sean gave us a list and their specialties. Then we went out on the patio and had an ocean view that would rival any in Italy. We plan on going back next week.

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Thank Martin M
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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Martin M,

Thank you for your review! I'm so happy you enjoyed a romantic evening at our restaurant. We love having live music both in the dining room and the patio Thursday through Sunday, and love that it helped create the experience you were looking for! I agree the views here rival any other coastline, as you can't beat the sunset and panoramic views!

Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back soon!

Warm Regards,
Elise Quick
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Nothing classy or special about this restaurant/bar. In large resort, view down to pool and ocean only positive. No music, just a stop point for wedding parties. Manager had a sour look, especially at closing time, scowling to get folks to leave. Not a destination in this nice area!

1  Thank Salvincent
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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Salvincent,

I'm so sorry to hear you were unhappy with our restaurant and bar. We try to provide two different options for our guests, our private quiet dining room and our active and fun bar/lounge. We know every guest has a different preference on their dining experience and work diligently to please all of our customers. We appreciate your comments, as we are aware there's always way we can improve, especially in our attitude and demeanor, and I will share your comments with the restaurant management. Thank you again for your time and I hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you in the future.

Warm Regards,
Elise Quick
Rooms Executive

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

My daughter selected this restaurant because she has enjoyed grinch there on several occasion. We were celebrating with a spacial dinner during Graduation Weekend.
We treated ourselves to the Oysters on the half shell with cucumber mignonette and fresh horseradish. Superb. Our daughter enjoyed her braised short rib dinner. The menu included many interesting entrees and sides, but I wish that there had been an additional steak option or two. As it was, my husband and I stuck to salads. That work out well because the prices are expensive. The service was excellent as was the atmosphere – a good choice for a special meal or celebration. Check the menu before you go to make sure you have some good options

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Great deal on their breakfast buffet. Juice, coffee included. Made to order omelets and lots of pastries and fruit. Some of the very best thick bacon ever! Highly recommend!

Thank Critter123
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cliffs_resort, Manager at Marisol at the Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

Critter123,

Thank you for your glowing review! We love hearing from our guests and I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your breakfast! Hope to see you again soon!

Warm Regards,
Elise Quick
Rooms Executive

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