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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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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Nice place to eat outside

Nice wait staff, pleasant atmosphere. Food was typical for Mexican Restaurant. Both indoor and outdoor seating. Reasonably priced.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Helena, Alabama
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Helena, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Nice wait staff, pleasant atmosphere. Food was typical for Mexican Restaurant. Both indoor and outdoor seating. Reasonably priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

At the end of a busy travel day, we did not want to get back in the car in search of food. This place is walkable from San Simeon area and has a nice view of the sea. The restaurant is decorated in typical Mexican style with a nice garden. We found the service and food to be good (not... More 

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Kenai, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent meal and service. We sat out on the patio since it had a nice view and a pleasant breeze. We enjoyed trying items we had not seen at our local Mexican restaurants.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I rarely write reviews and am generally very forgiving but this is a restaurant that only survives because it is in a place where they probably only serve tourists that come in once...can to cup soup, sad wilted salad, commercially bought salsa garnished with cilantro, old rice with an off-putting flavor, flies.... it could not have been worse...thankfully they had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I would give this place a one if it wasn't for the staff. They were very friendly and helpful. We only chose this place because we were staying nearby, and it's in the middle of nowhere. The food was awful. I could have made better Mexican food by finding a liquor store and microwaving the food myself. The food looked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food was authentic mexican. Delicious and great variety. We sat on the terasse outside and felt like we were in Mexico. Beautiful decor inside and on terasse.

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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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?