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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
american mexican food

Not true Mexican food,, not hot enough, or flavorful enough , bland.. we were truly disappointed. The only thing we truly liked about it was the salsa,, thick, and tasty, much better than most..sorry that the rest of the meal was so bland.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Not true Mexican food,, not hot enough, or flavorful enough , bland.. we were truly disappointed. The only thing we truly liked about it was the salsa,, thick, and tasty, much better than most..sorry that the rest of the meal was so bland.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The server took too long for every step of the serving process and drink glasses remained empty for far too long. My Chimichanga was bland and relatively flavorless. My wife ordered fajitas and received about one chicken tenderloin size portion of meat in the oddest fajita sauce we have ever tasted. Not terrible, but there have got to be better... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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169 reviews 169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The food was very good and the salsa was extra hot. They offered Hearst beef on the fajita, which was excellent.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Fajita, enchilada, and fish taco were all very good. Sunset while having supper is a plus. Service was good. You have to walk through the empty front room to get to the tables being served in off season. So we were not sure if it was actually open at first

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Clarkston, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were told by the front desk clerk the restaurant was open until 10, however when we walked in 10 minutes before close they were more than welcoming to have us sit and relax. We never felt rushed. The staff was very friendly and the food was excellent! When I didn't see the combo I hoped for they were able... More 

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CANOGA PARK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food was great ( I had the beef flauta with rice and beans and a shirley temple) and I really enjoyed the sunset view over the charming little garden outside the restaurant! I will definitely be going back next time I'm in town!

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Excellent Mexican food and right by the Sea Breeze Hotel . There is a lovely garden at the back of the restaurant .

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Cerritos, California, Usa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Food was excellent. We stayed at the Morgan Hotel next door and this restaurant is too convenient to pass up. Service was quick, however I had to keep asking for more iced tea. We went two times, the male waiters the first time barely spoke which really detracted from the ambience. The second time we had very friendly, vivacious waitresses... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 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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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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