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El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

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9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
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San juan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank ShonAusblik
United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 

Thank docevida_5
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138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

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 .

1 Thank David M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 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
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 467 helpful votes
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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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, Families with children, 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: 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?