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El Mirador

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187 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639
805-773-1972
Today
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Smells good and Very Colorful!

We were visiting Pismo Beach and wanted to try some local Mexican Restaurant. This place struck my eye. The smell was delicious. The paint colors reminded me of actual Mexico! Not a fancy, indoor restaurant by any means, but something local and authentic about it. The waiter/server/counter guy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
ThebazileP
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California
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English first
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

True Mexican food... Jose, the owner, has been in this spot for about 17 years, serving quality excellent food. The decor is not fancy, but it's all about eating well. Stop in on your way to the pier .. You'll be glad you did!

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Oceano, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Reasonably priced and good Mexican Food. Nice little salsa bar. If you're in Pismo Beach and want Mexican, give it a try.

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California
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were visiting Pismo Beach and wanted to try some local Mexican Restaurant. This place struck my eye. The smell was delicious. The paint colors reminded me of actual Mexico! Not a fancy, indoor restaurant by any means, but something local and authentic about it. The waiter/server/counter guy was very nice, and knowledgeable about the food they had to offer.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

So me and the wife were craving pozole and menudo. They opened at 9 we arrived at 930. The joint was totally sold out of menudo. Oh well, my wife ordered the chilaqules. Oooh wee they were super hot. One bite and that was it. They happily replaced it with a few chicken tacos and a quesadilla for my son.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Our family of four liked this fast Mexican restaurant. Having two teenagers to feed on vacation can get costly. Order at the register and go to your seat and food brought to you. Great salsa bar with all levels of spice. Some very spice options for those needing it. No ground beef but great pork and beef cubed in tacos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I went the other day to get some breakfast after staying in a nearby hotel. I wanted to try something other than Splash Cafe. (Don't get me wrong, I love their food also but wasn't feeling seafood for some reason.) Found this restaurant a few buildings down and the service was very friendly. The place could be cleaner. The salsa... More 

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Visalia, CA
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Just a little hole in the wall a block from the pismo pier but the food is good. I disagree with other reviews that the food was bad, as I've been going there for years and have never had anything I didn't care for. Great salsa bar, no frills, mexican food!

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Avila Beach, California
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88 restaurant reviews
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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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124 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about El Mirador

Address: 187 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639
Phone Number: 805-773-1972
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 187 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 805-773-1972

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?