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Marisol at The Cliffs Resort

2757 Shell Beach Rd. (Spyglass Rd.) Send to Phone
This seaside resort celebrates local ingredients with fine dining and a view of the Pacific’s edge.


Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Marisol at The Cliffs Resort, Shell Beach, CA

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Marisol at The Cliffs Resort Restaurant Review

: Lively Marisol is the restaurant for a busy beachfront resort, and also a popular locals’ destination for sports, weekday happy hours and Sunday brunch. Service can be a bit spotty, but the ocean views from inside and out are hard to beat. Chilaquiles and eggs Benedict are breakfast favorites, and the seafood/south-of-the-border emphasis for brunch is a fun change. For lunch, tuck into a chopped Cobb or a very respectable burger with chipotle aïoli. At dinner, look for seafood dishes such as local salmon layered with potatoes or rainbow trout served with basmati rice. House-made desserts usually include a treatment of seasonal fruit, be it a sorbet or a custard tart. The full bar has a couple microbrews on tap, and the wine list offers Central Coast producers and a few imports.

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