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El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
805-927-3872
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Ranked #8 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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Fullerton, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

The restaurant was nice, but the food was not good. Plus they only serve wine and beer. I ordered a margarita and it was made with agave wine instead of tequila. Not good.

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Federal Way, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The food was pretty good but not great. I would go back if I am in the area though. Everything else in town is overpriced.

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Carpinteria, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The food here is average. They have a huge menu, and lots to choose so it's possible that I just picked the wrong thing. Didn't like the margaritas at all - they were overly sweet. Chips and salsa were nice and fresh. My girlfriend ordered the Cilantro Chicken and she really enjoyed it. I had chicken fajitas and it was... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Stopped in for late lunch before checking into our hotel. wait staff was very friendly and the restaurant is pretty close to the ocean so we had great views. The facility is not new by any means but they do their best to dress it up. entrée meals were good but the bean dip was out of this world!!!! overall... More

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Ventura, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We thought the food here was very good. My husband had the chili relleno, and I had the Hearst Ranch beef enchilada. We also had sides of refried beans. The beef was especially tasty. The refried beans were more like my homemade ham hocks and beans, but very good. Service was fine. Waiting outside for a table was a little... More

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

My wife had not eaten here in several years. It was right down the street from our hotel so we gave it a shot. We were impressed. The steak fajitas were tasty and the marinated beef was tender. My wife enjoyed her seafood enchiladas. Overall, fresh food at reasonable prices. We will go there again when we are in the... More

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Crestline, California
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This was really good place to eat and it was within walking distance of the hotel we were staiying at. It has good atmosphere inside too.

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We got to San Semion late at night. The restaurant was still open. We went in for a drink and a late dinner. Food was good but got the feeling they wanted us to hurry because they were ready to close. It was a Friday night so we wanted to party but this was not the place for it! Felt... More

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Morro Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant is one of our farvorite destination spots when we take the folks (ages 89 & 105) for a weekly drive and lunch. Bob & Evelyn are wonderful hosts. We love the gardens and often see interesting birds and even a gopher! We are never disappointed in the food or service. Evelyn displays her beautiful paintings of... More

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Redding, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The Mexican food at El Chorlito was excellent . The free chips and salsa was excellent. I had a chile relleno was excellent and my wife had cheeze enchiladas, also good. The server was nice and helpful; but was inattentive to us as well as to another couple as so we just sat there waiting. We were there at a... More

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