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El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

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9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
805-927-3872
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friendliest place in town !

El Chorlito is a great place to dine during your stay in the Cambria/San Simeon area. The menu is varied; Mexican food, cooked with lots of care. Flavorful meal at a great price, good for large groups, families, or just the two of you. The outdoor dining area offers a spectacular view of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

El Chorlito is a great place to dine during your stay in the Cambria/San Simeon area. The menu is varied; Mexican food, cooked with lots of care. Flavorful meal at a great price, good for large groups, families, or just the two of you. The outdoor dining area offers a spectacular view of the shore, or if you prefer indoor... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you like Mexican food you may want to stop in and try some of their great dishes and warm chips and salsa!

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Tromso, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Was in need of lunch after driving from San Fransisco, and chose this one by chance. Not the greatest of expectations as typical by-the-road places rarely are great. However was positively surprised by the quality of the food. Tasty and healthy size portions at a reasonable price. Service was not the fastest, but partly our own fault as we chose... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a great spot to stop for lunch between veiwing the elephant seals and herst castle. Food is the best of California Mexican. great flavor and a great staff.

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Idaho
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48 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

There aren't a lot of choices in San Simeon but since we love Mexican food, we went here. I guess we don't love all Mexican food. I had the enchilada pollo con mole, not great. My husband ordered chicken enchiladas with green sauce but was given beef enchiladas with red sauce by mistake. They weren't very good. I'd say below... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

With not many places to eat while staying in San Simeon this place is a nice place to have a meal or go for drinks. Wait staff was very good, drinks and food came quickly and were all very tasty.

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Spring Valley, California
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75 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went here after the Hearst Castle tour because we were not in the mood for burgers or the coffee shops in the area. And I must say we approached it with some caution because we live in San Diego where we have some great Mexican places and asked ourselves "how good can it be this far off the beaten... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is probably one of the worst Mexican restaurants I have ever been to. Couldn't make even the chips right. Poor service, sorry food with a long wait.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Waited over 40 minutes for food that was bland and tasteless. Fajitas were served without tortilla wraps the few bits of chicken were chewy and tasted reheated with brown guacamole and brown salad. Asked for water for three never got it other meals were just stuffed with beans and watery spinach. What a shame the restaurant was busy and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We make it a point to eat at El Chorlit0 Mexican Restaurant almost every time we come to Cambria. The food is always very good and tasty, they have a lot of vegetarian choices (which is important for me, since I'm a vegetarian), as well as non-vegetarian choices (which my wife appreciates, since she is not a vegetarian). The prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: 805-927-3872

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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