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El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
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Round Rock, Texas
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, close to the ocean, portions are big. Had the Shredded Beef Flauta and it was the biggest Flauta I have seen in my life! We went there for dinner and the prices were in the $13 - $15 range. Was not impressed with the frozen Margarita - too much ice; however, everything else was very good. Service was... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after traveling Hwy 1 to Hearst Castle from Santa Cruz. This was not the most beautiful up to date restaurant we ever went to but the staff was hospitable and the authentic Mexican food excellent. We would highly recommend this stop.

Thank ahtram56
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

Thank Mary Jo S
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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?