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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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Las Vegas, NV
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you're in the mood for Mexican food while in San Simeon give this restaurant a try. They served the standard Mexican dishes but did it with the local beef we had just heard about while touring the Hearst Castle. They also had a good number of wines from local winemakers which gave us the opportunity to expand our wine... More

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

If your in San Simeon, you will soon realise the choice of eating establishments is not very wide. But you can do at lot worse than this Mexican the staff are friendly and the food is excellent. Often in these small towns, you find places that know your choice is limited and do the bare minimum, not here it's worth... More

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PAHRUMP
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I don't care what the other reviewer's say this was the best mexican food we have ever had. The wife and I stopped here on the way back from trhe hearst castle to morro bay. The food was so good that we drove every day from morro bay that we there. The food was made from scratch and we have... More

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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103 reviews 103 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We bicycled cross country through small town USA and are now driving home. Believe me when I say we have eaten Mexican food quite a few times in four months on the road. I'm not quite sure what the bad reviews are about for this restaurant. The setting is great, the food is tasty and with large servings and the... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was a bit nervous eating here after reading some of the other reviews, but my husband and I both thought everything was great. Good food, good beer. It was a little pricey, but it is a vacation town so we weren't surprised. The only downside for me was that I was hoping for an ocean view, but it didn't... More

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cayucos
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Know the laws when you travel to other countries. The drinking age in the US is 21. Your daughter is only 18 and you broke the law and put the restaurants liquor license at risk

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bad tölz
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My daughter (18 years, in Germany mature!) tried my margarita and we were taught by the owner, that this is against the law in California and we have to leave the restaurant immediately, if she tries once again. I was never assaulted in such a way before in my life!! If you are a foreigner, stay away!! The way we... More

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Waihi Beach, NZ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Being next door to our hotel in San Simeon, we choose them for a quick dinner stop. While the meals were well priced and of a good size, they weren't overly flavoursome. Not a complaint, just an observation.

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Looks a little run down from outside but seeing as we could walk from our hotel we went here for dinner. Food was so good we went the following night too. We have vegetarians to cater for and they did with ease and the food was good. Portion sizes just right. Staff polite and friendly, helpful with what the different... More

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CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We walked in about 730pm and the host said it was 45 mins to an hour wait and that they'll be closing by then.  My daughter and I went to the restroom and there was used tissue paper on the floor and no rolls obviously.  Trash was overflowing too.  When we were done and went to the waiting area, we... More

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