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About Marisol at the Cliffs Resort
"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".
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am, Saturday: 7:00am - 10:00am; Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 2:00pm; Daily Lunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
We have live music in the dining room Thursday, Friday and Sat nights.
We try to do every Friday on our patio outside for happy hour from 330-630. Summertime is Friday through Sundays!
We have private lots in the hotel and across the street. We offer complimentary valet to all guests when its available.
The bus stops right in front of the cliffs or down the street at spy glass.
Private Party Facilities:
The California conference centers at The Cliffs Resort are fully equipped to accommodate any group, from five to 500 guests. Our meeting space is as flexible as it is elegant, with accommodations for classroom and theatre-style seating. And in case an oceanview conference room isn't quite close enough to the beach, a 6,750-square-foot poolside terrace serves as the ideal location for afternoon meetings.
Private Party Contact:
Group Sales: (805) 773-5000 ext. 600
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We can do large party events in the restaurant and bar. We also have over 5000 sqft of banquet facilities were we can do larger events. Please call for details. 805-773-2511
Marisol at the Cliffs Resort Ratings and Reviews
They callled twice to conform reservations. They took 10 minutes to fix a table, took 20'minotea to take an order the sea bass was over cooked. Had breakfast in the morning and it was overpriced $39.00 - the omelet was tasty but not being a big eated it was too expensive . I'm never going back there
Had a reservation but still confusion at front getting our table. But ended up sitting outside bar area. Nice view. Very good salmon, also grilled chicken and tempura green beans (a hit with the 10yr old who liked it better than the fries.) overall good dining experience.
Ordered chioppino hping the coastal setting would reward my expectations. Their menu item was "chioppino pasta". There were 5 sea shells and 4 shrimp; lotes od pasta; the sauce was disappointing. I"m spoiled by the chioppino @ Pismos Coastal Grill...IN FRESNO! Perhaps they should check out that seafood filled and delicious cast-iron pot served speciality? Overall, the meal was acceptible; the wife's filet was,perfect...setting is spectacular on the patio overlooking the sea. I'll be back..ordering something else.
We had a wonderful time at Marisol. I had the Simply Grilled Salmon and my friend had the filet. Both were delicious as was the beet salad and the broccolini. This is an upscale experience in a relatively casual setting with a nice view of the ocean. I live close-by and always enjoy the experience.
I and my wife ordered the sebass and specifically told the waiter we want it moist, do not over cook. Well thy ruined the fish, way over cooked and was very dry. Not good at all!!!
We did not send it back as our dinner guests had their dinner and it was fine.
Very disappointing as we have enjoyed other dinners at this restaurant.
The view was great! Food was tasty. Ordered clam chowder w/ grilled siurdough to start. It arrived after 20 minutes with wheat toast. We asked and they said they ran out. Oh well. Then we were only half way through and they brought our entre. The half chicken was very good. Side dishes odd. All in all, the view was worth going again.
I had made reservations for 7 people for 6:30 p.m. We arrived close to that time, and were taken to our table which was set for 5. The server tried to get the two extra places, but it took some time. We sat for long periods of time with no service, no water, no anything. Our server tried to give us what we should have had, but he was obviously taking care of too many tables with too many people. Several orders were mixed up or incorrect. Drinks were very slow coming and rarely refilled. I brought a 2008 bottle of Trefethen cab, but the cork was difficult to remove and fell into the bottle. The server corrected the mistake but I was left without a cork. I went to the bar before we left to get a "stopper" of some sort.
As a vegan I don't expect many options when buffet dining. However some options would be great. I was so happy when I found potatoes with bellpeppers but then I took a closer look and noticed meat mixed in as well. Not a lot of fresh fruit. I was pretty much out of luck. The nice gentleman at the omelette bar sautéed a bunch of veggies for me. I wouldn't go back because of lack of options. I really enjoy the ambiance here and the unlimited mimosas. I hope one day they can cater to all eating types.
I'll keep this short. My wife ordered the ahi salad which came out blackened. She doesn't like spicy food, so she sent it back. BTW the menu doesn't mention that The fish is blackened. The waiter said it would take 3 minutes to wear a new piece. After 15 minutes of no new salad, informed our waiter to forget it. I had already finished my ribeye, which was okay. I expected a better cut of meat fornthe price. Also, my fires tasted like plastic. My daughter had the clam chowder, which she liked. All in all, we won't return to this restaurant, which is too bad because it's has a nice view.
We had a wonderful lunch with friends on the patio overlooking the ocean. Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious. It is a nice upscale restaurant. My only negative was the fact we were served our water and tea in plastic cups. I felt a restaurant of this caliber should be using glass instead.
We celebrated Father's Day at Marisol. The brunch had a variety of salads, starters, breakfast & lunch items. The wait staff was very busy but attentive. David was managing the floor and checking in with tables to make sure all was well. Very nice touch to a special meal.
Food and Service were good. Went there for Sunday brunch and they jacked the price up for Cal Poly Graduation / Fathers day from $39 to $54. DEFINITELY NOT WORTH IT FOR THAT PRICE!! Other times I have eaten there the food was good. Menu is a bit limited. Check it out online before you go to make sure they have something that looks good. - If they were in another location without the ocean front view, I would never eat there.
Your new reservation service is terrible. You do not answer your phone, and messages are not returned. I made this reservation to celebrate a dear friend on Fathers' day. Imagine my surprise when after having a reservation and confirmation number for a week or so, I received an email cancelling my reservation.
There was a new reservation system in place, and I had to re-reserve my already confirmed reservation. This is not the way to do business, and not especially with locals who patronize your business on special occasions. Our server was the only member of the wait staff who smiled. What's going on with you folks?
We had a wonderful dinner at Mirasol. We both ordered the filet and the quality of the meat, it sliced like butter, was so flavorful. They offer a variety of sauces which only enhanced the flavor. Our waiter, Brendan, was attentive but not intrusive. We didn't feel rushed at all and were able to enjoy the sunset over the Pacifice.
We had a small table with a view and near the fireplace. It was as if we were the only people there, however many tables were full. The demi glace sauce was outstanding. I had prawns and roasted beets and my date had sea bass with lobster mashed potatoes. Everything was delicious.
My party showed up to our reservation 20 min early, no worries it was a long line for mother's day (5/14). That's understandable. The host (brunette) took our name and put our ticket to the side with the others. Another 20 min passed, And they had to re-take our name because the 1st time they lost the ticket with our name. By the way the blonde that noticed went above and beyond to seat us. The others just ignored us. So after about 25-30 min from originally seeing the host we were seated. Our waitress (1132 Ali M) took our drink order and we enjoyed the buffet. Maybe 15-20 mins into our meal, our waitress asked if we needed anything. And that was the last we saw her other than the check. For a total of 90 mins we did not get any refills until the assistant manager (she was kind) noticed and filled our drinks. We were thankful for that because it was pathetic sharing each others drinks. And disappointing that there was no refills of mimosa....since that's one of joys she looked forward to. Food and Ambiance was great as usually. We always come to Marisol for special occasions or just because. Maybe 5-7 times a year. But that day, the service was terrible. In past, at times when it was packed and hectic, the service was always great, but not this day...Sadly in future we must reconsider going elsewhere.
I took my mom here for Mother's Day, and we had the best experience! I originally made a reservation for 4, but needed to add one more person last-minute, and they were able to accommodate us no problem. The drinks were refreshing and tasty, and the food was delicious. My mom loves tropical drinks, and she said she finally found what she was looking for with the Pismo Pier Punch. She also said the yellow tail (one of the specials) was the best fish she's ever had, and she loved her coconut prawns. I had the clam chowder, which was creamy and delicious. Everyone loved what they ordered. Our waiter, Brent, was delightful--cordial and charming and joked around with us. The owner also checked on us every so often to make sure we had everything we needed. At the end of the meal, we asked if they could make a hot apple pie--a drink my mom loves, but that's hard to find. Brent listened to the ingredients carefully, and the bartender made it just right. We had such a great time, we ended up staying for hours to enjoy drinks and each other's company, and we even came back the next day for lunch.
We ate dinner, Sunday brunch and breakfast during our stay. Wonderful service and delicious food. The brunch was to die for with so many options and not enough room in your stomach. Dinner was also great. Short ribs and salmon were favorites, but others in the group enjoyed other options.
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