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El Mirador

187 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639
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Ranked #52 of 89 restaurants in Pismo Beach
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch
Most recent review
- Jun 26, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
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32 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
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Avila Beach, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place is ok - I probably wouldn't have come but strangely the SLO area is in need of some authentic Mexican food and we are still on the hunt - but this place comes close! It's in a prime location right by the pier. When we walked in, the walls were full of handmade signs and it was pretty... More

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Corona, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Don't bother stopping here! The food was about the worst Mexican food we have ever had! Add to that that you are eating over-priced food with plastic forks and knives in an unattractive setting and you have a totally bad experience. Save yourself the time and money! We absolutely hated it!

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Arroyo Grande, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Another "location" restaurant... you wouldn't make a special trip to eat here, but if you are in downtown Pismo, you'll be ok with it... and hey, you are close to the beach. A tiny restaurant, with pretty good (not very good) food, and they forgot to give us our chips & salsa we ordered. Nothing special, but you won't go... More

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Rexburg, Idaho
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We hit right at closing after a long day of travel, and ended up having to buy our meal as a takeout order. The atmosphere in the restaurant looked so fun. Though we had to eat in our car, the food was fantastic. I wish I lived close by--I would definitely return and enjoy more of the menu. The food... More

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Inland Empire, CA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We are East LA Mexican food purists, and for a place so far away from there, this place is as homemade and delicious as you can get. We came back more than once because of the homemade beans and rice, carnitas. Try the shrimp burrito! Something unique, try the marinated potatoes.

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Fresno, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The restaurant is small, and not suited to large groups, but dining as a couple we really enjoyed the food. The salsas tasted fresh-made, and my burrito was flavorful. Portions seemed fair for the price. Friendly staff and cozy atmosphere. This wasn't our first visit, and we'll definitely go again when in the area.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

After an early lunch, went here for a somewhat later dinner. It was just okay. Have had much better Mexican food. Will probably not go here again if in the area.

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Seattle, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I had just arrived in Pismo Beach and was walking around the downtown area hoping to Mexican food. I luckily found this place. It is the type of the place where you order at a counter. Most menu meals were $6-10. I got the two chicken taco combo plate. I eat Mexican food often because I love it and because... More

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Arroyo Grande
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This restaurant was voted among the best places to get tacos in 2002 Sunset Magazine. They have taken down the sign that stated this. Great Mexican food fast and reasonable priced.

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Pismo Beach, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

I love the shrimp burrito at this place! The customer service has always been excellent. The college kids can be rowdy sometimes, but the food is great. My shrimp burrito had rice, lettuce, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, and tons of shrimp!

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