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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, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Simply good!

very good food in a friendly atmosphere! We arrived late but it was not an issue and could enjoy a nice meal in a relaxed environment, we really liked it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
Nathalie P
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France
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I drove down Highway 1 from San Francisco to San Diego for our Honeymoon. We tried many seafood restaurants on our 10-day journey, but the Crab Quesadillas at El Chorlito were by far our favorite from the entire trip! My husband ordered the Shrimp Quesadilla and that was decent, but the crab was better. The wait staff... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I was expecting more... The only sell beer/wine so no real margaritas. Dishes served with lemon not lime. Was looking forward to more and 8 dishes later nothing to recommend.

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France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

very good food in a friendly atmosphere! We arrived late but it was not an issue and could enjoy a nice meal in a relaxed environment, we really liked it!

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San Bernardino, California
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We have never eaten at this restaurant when we have stayed numerous times in San Simeon. However, the restaurant at the Best Western where we stayed had a 25 minute wait. So we decided to walk to El Chorlito. What a mistake. My husband ordered a chili relleno and a side of rice. It was beyond terrible. The rice had... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The food is very good we always come here we we stay in Cambria combanation plates are filling and very tasty. Good service and good price. Enjoy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We ate at the El Chorlito Mexicam Resaurant while on our 40th anniversary trip. We stayed at the Best Western Cavalier hotel which was very close to the restaurant. We love Mexican food which is why we chose this restaurant. The food was not the type of Mexican food we prefer. The service was just ok. We would not eat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

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

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  • 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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