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El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

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9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
+1 805-927-3872
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Atlanta, Georgia
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121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at San Simeon for one night last December and there aren't many places to eat so we chose Mexican. I had fajitas and I liked them, but my wife's food was not very good. She could not eat it. We are Hispanics, we are used to eating Mexican food and the rice they served us we could tell... More 

Thank jet1011
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220 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant, decorated of course with Mexican style. Very romantic. Food is good. Service was very kind. This is one of the least pricy restaurants in this town, which it's proximity to Hearst castle makes it quite expensive. Recommend (!)

Thank Yaron M
Claremont, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Excellent food; we had spinach quesadillas for starters then beef fajitas - way too much food. Local wine matched nicely. Good atmosphere, great service

Thank Chris M
Rowland Heights, California
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

I had the fajitas and they were very good! Nice atmosphere! It felt comfortable and it was crowded, so that tells you they had a good food!!!! Good service, too!!! It was so close to the hotel off Highway 1! Great location!

Thank DonnaWolf7
San Diego
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

As far as Mexican food goes this is the only game in town. The food is very good. The guacamole is a bit watered down but tasty, The house chardonnay sucks so opt for the cheaper Sangria which is good. Nice staff. I have eaten here twice. It is not awesome, per se, but the food is fine. I had... More 

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New England
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We stayed at a hotel on the other side of the highway. Had a taste for Mexican food and were not disappointed. The restaurant was slow as it was off season. The food was delicious and the portions were large. The young men who waited on us were friendly and attentive.

Thank RdTripper_USA
Port Orford, Oregon
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We were looking for a sit down restaurant for lunch when we spotted this place on the frontage road. The parking lot had few cars and only two or three tables had diners at them. We were quickly seated but it took awhile for them to take our order. The selections on the menu did not much appeal to me... More 

Thank Lance N
Cambria, CA
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I've lived in Cambria for 30 years and hadn't eaten her in over 15 years because I was never impressed. After a decade and a half my wife and I decided to give it another try. I ordered a shredded beef taco that was too spicy with lots of wet sauce. I wasn't able to enjoy the flavor. My wife... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. They have a nice patio (the reason for the three stars). The food came out slow and was the basic, generic Mexican food.

Thank 8_is_enough_in_MICH
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

All I will say is that during all our trips globally we have NEVER been treated as we were by the manager here. We queried the food order because we couldn't get our server to pay any interest. All she did was abuse us and walk away instead of coming to a resolution. Visit at your peril......

Thank Food_Bird_101

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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
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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: +1 805-927-3872

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