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Marisol at the Cliffs

2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
+1 805-773-2511
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (35 reviews)
“salmon” (19 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marisol at the Cliffs Resort provides a small yet elegant brunch that competes in quality with a Las Vegas Buffet! Having lived in Las Vegas, NV (Summerlin) for many years, my spouse and I have had a chance to partake in some really FABULOUS Buffets....More

Thank phillipl404
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the Cliffs Hotel and decided to have lunch at the Marisol. We dined on the patio, overlooking the ocean and the pool area. Great day, with great service. Good selection of local CA fair and reasonable prices, for a hotel restaurant....More

Thank lovethesights
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We thought when we sat at wooden tables next to patio(view was GREAT), that this was going to be wonderful. We were wrong. No one gave us a menu and no one waited on us. After 20 mins, we stopped another waiter who sent the...More

Thank BonsaiBob
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Got up late went to get some breakfast, They were just putting away the buffet breakfast. Said we could have lunch only or the last of the buffet my wife had the buffet ,she said the staff was very good and the food was a...More

Thank gadgetman2016
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Adjacent to the Cliffs Hotel, the restaurant has a long roaming bar and the best views of the sunset over the water anywhere. The Who tacos are my favorite but the nachos are a classic.

Thank Stephanie1178
Reviewed 28 August 2018

OK. My headline might be a slight exaggeration, but it's not too far off. Please note: this review focuses on the Marisol Bar/Happy Hour. First off, Happy Hour here is Mon thru Friday 4 p to 7 p. So going all the way to 7...More

Thank johnhB6868AM
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The best happy hour in the area, and pair that with the view and locale? It's seriously unbelievable how lucky you feel while hanging out at Marisol. The staff is attentive, helpful and the seating options are many! They have modern couches outside, tables/umbrellas outside,...More

1  Thank 735christyh
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Took dinner with family. Had to wait a long time before waiter took up our command. Appetizers were good( oysters and calimeri). Principal plate was too expensive for the served quality. We took scalops for 29$ and only got 3 overcooked scalops with dry mashed...More

Thank Bjorn S
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch & sat out on the patio. What a beautiful view. Our waitress was so wonderful. The food was excellent. That night got a little late start for dinner many restaurant were closing or closed. Marisol took care of us in the late...More

Thank robintjensen
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The food was a little disappointing compare to the Cliffs Hotel but they made up for it on Brunch Sunday. The food was great during brunch and a great variety.

1  Thank Cathy C
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15 February 2016|
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Response from Greenwich78 | Reviewed this property |
We went there in the evening and didn't see a flag ..sorry.
9 May 2015|
Response from TJ F | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, they serve lunch between 11 - 2. Check out their website if you would like more info on them.
Brenda W
3 January 2015|
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Response from Kathy G | Reviewed this property |
I would go with either Uber or a car rental. Since I am from the Los Angeles area, I had my own vehicle. Sorry I can't be of further help, but I hope tat you enjoy your vacation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
"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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