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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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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“chile relleno” (6 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (4 reviews)
“mexican food” (55 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here. The salsa was excellent. Dinner was above average. We ordered our meals without rice and beans to keep the cost down. The restaurant is pretty big and has an ocean view from the back room.

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

thought this was average american style mexican fare. many of the dinners didn't include rice and beans which seemed odd. nor were tortillas included.

Thank Trish R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying just down the street so we ordered for pick-up to take back to our room. It was a little pricier than your average Mexican place (the prices shown online were wrong) but the portions were good-sized and the service was friendly. They...More

Thank Janette F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a stop over to visit the Hearst Castle, we stayed at the Morgan Hotel next door to this restaurant. We thought it was very conveniently located, and we were seated quickly. We were not terribly hungry, and so I had only chicken taquitos and...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Stopped in for Lunch on a Monday. Great service, excellent authentic style Carnitas...more than I could eat! A little expensive for Mexican food but nice atmosphere and great food makes up for it!

Thank O7161YNstevej
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

On a driving trip we stopped here as it seemed to be only place open. Staff were pleasant and happily showed us to our table. Food when it arrived was sloppy and tasteless and when we reported this the owner was rude and started shouting...More

Thank Scottygirl82
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

The majority of those in our party were highly disappointed. From no to very little ice in the sodas/tea, to very disappointing good. The prices were very high even for being a coastal restaurant. This will not be repeated.

1  Thank David S
Reviewed March 30, 2018

This place is next door to the Cavalier restaurant. We have eaten here several times when we come up to Cambria to visit our 94 year old dad. He really enjoys it and it's nice to get away from Cambria. The portions are more than...More

Thank toadandbear
Reviewed March 19, 2018

We had a late lunch after touring Hearst Castle. I think the meals were very tame for Mexican standards, but good for most tourists.(not hot/spicy) Hubby had the beef taco with rice and beans. I had the chile rellenos with rice and beans. Both had...More

Thank carliewired
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

I would not go back for the food. My chicken fajitas was very bland. There was 10% chicken and 90% vegetables. The salsa was very flavorful. The shrimp was good in the shrimp enchilada but the sauce on it was just okay.. The chicken tortilla...More

Thank June Y
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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.
Lisa V
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
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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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