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El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

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9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were happy with our meal here. Great service in spite of what I saw in previous reviews. Our food was good and prices were low for beachfront dining. My meal was under $10. Chips and salsa were delivered as soon as we sat down. There is outside seating available and although there this is not a fancy place, it... More 

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was decent and quick services. Mexican décor. Family friendly with drinks for the adults. Closes early.

Thank Debra D
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Low key but family run place- food is home cooking and enjoyable.. Worth a visit - they have done the place up well. Genuine style Mexican meals/ menus

Thank CORSAIR700
San Dimas, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in SoCal and travel to Cambria once/twice a year and I eat here every single trip. The nachos are the best. We always get a seat towards the beach and the view is very nice and relaxing. Service is great. I miss the nachos right now. I've also had the cheese enchiladas and that was also very good.

Thank CeciC1973
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the off chance as it was right on the sea front. Staff were excellent and asked us if we wanted to wait for a seaview window, we only waited 10 minutes. Lovely Mexican food and great portions, I have a big appetite and couldn't finish my dinner! The staff were friendly and efficient and I highly recommend this... More 

Thank Crispman
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered take out. The dinners were huge! I enjoyed my enchiladas and rice, and my husband liked his tamales. Neither of us liked the flavor of the beans. The food was fresh and tasty. We will go back to El Chorlito.

Thank Linda T
San juan
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

There are not a lot of dining options in San Simeon, so we picked El Chorlito because it was walking distance from our hotel. There is an outside seating area (empty because it was so cold), a nice garden (kids were running around) and ample seating inside. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and answered all our questions. The shrimp tacos... More 

Thank Anitere
Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Somewhat 'typical' Mexican restaurant, but that's okay. The staff were very attentive and the views weren't too bad. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank avj25007
Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We have been here three times the first time was great the second time not as good but still the food and service were fine but this time the food was good but the wait staff must have been new I had to repeat my order three times before she comprehended what I want as saying "flautas" once we got... More 

Thank rumorsecho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

A surprise visit by my friend and his kids prompted me to eat in my own neighborhood. This is a great little restaurant that is walking distance from the beach. There was something for everyone here. I had a nice salad and the boys had huge portions of enchiladas and tacos. The chips and salsa kept on arriving as fast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?