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El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
+1 805-927-3872
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“shrimp tacos” (5 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
“mexican food” (58 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a nice restaurant but there really isn’t much in the San Simeon area. The staff was nice but the food really was just average

Thank ne1travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is not Mexican as it is a flavor of New Mexico,usa. Nice restaurant, a little old, and near a number of hotels along the water. No ocean view. Food has a unique flavor that was very good. Staff more then pleasant.

Thank Russsandy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

didn't have to wait two seconds at dinner time, now I know why. the food was good but for the money I felt I could have gotten better. the salsa was homemade and spectacular but my meal was very average for Mexican food. I would...More

Thank stevebJ8370HN
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Walked over from my motel. I noticed the nice landscaping and welcoming entrance. Inside, it looks very authentic. Colorful decorations, cozy rooms. The menu is huge. Warm chips and fresh salsa, on the house, arrived immediately. I decided on the pork tostada and a Firestone...More

Thank Raoul R
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Shrimp taco la cart with a side of rice. We sat outside on their patio to see the ocean as we ate our meal. Very good service. I noticed that they gave me the wrong menu item and they were very quick at preparing the...More

Thank Celeste1959
Reviewed October 28, 2018

After cheking in at a nearby hotel we arrived at this restaurant half an hour before closing. It was still packed, but we quickly got a table. We only wanted to have a small bite and there was an option to order a single taco...More

Thank Audreyka
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Good service, but that is because there weren’t many customers in. Food was poor, though the serving size was large. We couldn’t help thinking it was a prime candidate for Gordon Ramsay; give it a miss until he’s visited.

Thank 510richarde
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Nice place, Margaritas are with wine in place of tequila, which was a surprise, although drinkable, and food just so-so, but interesting. Not the "usual" Mexican food.

Thank flygary
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Our waiter was really lovely, couldn’t of been better. However the food was very greasy and lacking the extras. I’ve never been to a Mexican where you don’t get salad, guac, sour cream, salsa, rice and beans with fajitas/tacos etc. Everything is ordered separately which...More

Thank globetrottersparadis
Reviewed October 7, 2018

After the Hearst Castle tour, we were hungry! There was no wait to be seated and we were served immediately with water salsa and chips. This may have been the 1st time I ever had heuvos rancheros. It was so good, I wanted to know...More

Thank jasminek986
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April 4, 2017|
Response from anniedutch13 | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is not that great. Seriously. Just eat at Hearst Castle. Or go across the street to the wine tasting room and they make delicious Hearst Castle beef burgers there. The Mexican restaurant is a last resort.
March 20, 2016|
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Response from Mark A | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open for lunch. We ate lunch at the Hearst Castle Pavilion after our tour. It was much better than the average cafeteria style lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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: +1 805-927-3872
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