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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 yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in San Simeon, CA for 3 days and decided to stop at this restaurant after a visit to Hearst Castle. The lady we met in the parking lot said she had just enjoyed a meal here. We were famished and it was great that we had this recommendation which encouraged us to try it out. Shortly after we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped on here while staying at the hotel across the street. Service was very prompt and friendly. Food was typical Mexican - and that's what it's supposed to be. There was an outdoor dining area but it was much too cool to eat outdoors.

Thank Sharon K
Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in just for a drink while strolling around the area but food looked good being brought out so asked for a menu read through and booked a table. After a quick phone call rest of our party decided to come. Staff were very good finding a large table despite being busy. Good food friendly staff .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. The service was not. Wrong drink order, and it came right before the food. Then an item was forgotten . Maybe it was an off night, it wasn't that crowded, no waiting line.

Thank ann e
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered 2 spicy fajitas and hamburger + cheese, mushroom and spinach casidia for the kids, Everything was very delicious any plea was quickly answered but the lovely waitress. Recommended!

Thank TuliTheTraveller
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Service friendly and prompt, menu offers good selection, cold beer, nice view of well kept garden with ocean in the background. Prices ok for the area. Standard Mexican fare.

Thank OntarioCanuck1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Like some of the other reviews we ate here after making the PCH drive. Stayed at the Best Western but wanted to look around for a place to eat. Fajitas were great; a little different than the TexMex I'm accustomed to but loved it. Service very good and personal. Sit by the window and enjoy the garden....and the great sunset... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Had some of the best Mexican food here. The rice and beans were an incredible addition as opposed to the usual afterthought. The wine margaritas were good and resreshing.

Thank nolanani
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We ate here one evening for dinner after driving down the PCH for the day. We were staying at the Morgan Hotel and walked over. The food was good and plentiful, although a little different than the Mexican food that we're used to eating. It was nice having the convenience after a long drive. The restaurant was clean and nicely... 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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, 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?