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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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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
Good seafood, interesting menu

We've been coming here for years. Good food, friendly service. Nice to see it's still family owned. Recommend the seafood enchilada, or just about anything on the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Carson City, Nevada
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Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Edmonds, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I was really hoping after reading the reviews of this restaurant that it would have been better, ordered one plate of my dog ate. !

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Carson City, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've been coming here for years. Good food, friendly service. Nice to see it's still family owned. Recommend the seafood enchilada, or just about anything on the menu.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The service was excellent. The food was very tasty. the selection of dishes has allowed to find good choice even to those who do not like very spicy food. Very reasonable price. We enjoyed. Recommended.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We drove down Hwy # 1 from San Francisco. We had a beautiful day. We were staying just a short walk away and decided to try El Chorlito's as there are not many places to eat in San Simeon. What a wonderful surprise. We looked out at the sunset over the ocean as we ate. The staff were very friendly... More 

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Rialto, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Not many restaurants in San Simeon, we tried this one because my husband loves Mexican food. The menu was limited and pricey for what you got. The service was slow, but it might have been because they only had on waiter for all the tables. The restaurant was clean and ambiance was good.

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Concord, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant 9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774 for dinner and was not satisfied with our dinner. The quality of the Mexican food was not up to my standards and good Mexican food in the bay area.

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Sunnyvale Ca
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9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My husband I both had enchiladas for dinner . He had beef and I had chicken. We both had the Colorado sauce which we did not care for. The dinner only came with one enchilada, rice and beans. For the price paid it should have had two. This restaurant does not have a hard liquor license so they do not... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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