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El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
805-927-3872
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Ranked #7 of 12 restaurants in San Simeon
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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San simone
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The food was so bad, both in taste and in presentation. My family and I couldn't finish our plates. I almost threw up in my mouth because it taste so bad. The staff wasn't good at their job either.. Had to ask our waiter for one beer 4 times but he didn't fetch it, he stood and made jokes with... More

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St. Louis
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Hearst Castle in the morning, then stopped off at El Chorlito for lunch before heading to the Rookery. We were quite pleased wtth the choice. We didn't have a reservation and they were full inside, so we sat on the patio outside with a nice ocean view. (Normally sitting outside on a beautiful day would... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great place to eat, convenient location, good quality of food and presentation, good service, fair prices

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Hope, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This well located Mexican restaurant has good food, excellent portion sizes and friendly service. The lovely flowers where a nice view and attracted hummingbirds to watch while we waited for our meals.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant sits right on the ocean. Offered a nice backdrop to a very good meal. My husband and I usually can't eat a meal by ourselves, and they we're cry nice to allow us to split the meal. Perfect!

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Melbourne Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Mixed reports about this place but it was right next door to our hotel so we tried it. Actually we really enjoyed the food, complimentary chips and salsa were delicious, we had a deep fried fish and a salad with a bottle of wine and it was all really good. The trick I think is to choose carefully as you... More

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Eden Prairie
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Food tasted very bad, could not complete our main dishes. Atmosphere in the resturant was bad as well. Prefer some other place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Excellent service, average food. Super large portions, share a dish! Nice and close to Morgan hotel if you are staying there. We enjoyed the sangria

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Penarth
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

A super restaurant with buzz in every corner . Quality of the food was good for all of us and the service was excellent. It was early evening and we had a great view of the sea and sunset.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A truly authentic mexican restaurant with great food. Loved sitting in the garden area and dining when the sun went down.

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