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El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
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BEVERAGES
Milk
USD 2.75
USD 3.85
Chocolate Milk
USD 3.95
Orange Juice
USD 2.25
USD 3.25
Cola, Diet Cola, Sprite, Pink Lemonade, Root Beer & Regular Iced Tea
Refills $0.65
Each USD 2.35
Shirley Temple or Roy Rogers
USD 2.8
Coffee or Decaf Hot Tea
USD 2.75
Acqua Panna
Small USD 2.65
Large USD 5
Perrier
USD 3.45
BEER ON TAP
Budweiser
USD 3.5
USD 12
Firestone Double Barrel Ale
USD 4.75
USD 15
Firestone 805
USD 4.75
USD 15
Dos Xx
USD 4
USD 14
BOTTLED BEERS
Coors
USD 4.5
Bud Lite
USD 4.5
Michelob Ultra
USD 4.5
Tecate
USD 5
Corona
USD 5
Pacifico
USD 5
Negra Modelo & Bohemia
USD 5
O' Douls Non - Alcoholic Beer
USD 3.95
DRINKS
Agave Wine Margaritas - a House Specialty
Served blended or on the rocks, made with los cabos agave special, triple sec and sweet & sour
Vegan USD 4.75
Pitcher USD 14.75
Glass USD 6.75
Pitcher USD 20.75
Sangria
Glass USD 5.5
Half Liter USD 10.5
Full Liter USD 17.95
"Wine Shot" of Los Cabos Agave Especial
USD 3.75
Strawberry Margarita
Glass USD 7.65
Pitcher USD 23.55
Virgin
Glass USD 5.75
Pitcher USD 15.75
APPETIZERS
Nachos
Small USD 7.95
Large USD 11.25
Guacamole
Small USD 5.25
Large USD 9.25
Bean Dip
Large USD 4.25
Shrimp Cocktail
USD 10.5
SOUP
Soup
Menudo bat & sun
Cup USD 5.75
Bowl USD 6.95
SALAD
Garden Salad
Fresh greens with ranch or italian dressing
USD 6.25
Ensalada De La Casa
USD 11.95
USD 12.95
TOSTADAS
Made with flour tortilla add $2
Bean
USD 8.25
Beef, Chicken or Pork
USD 10.75
Crab
USD 14.95
TAQUITOS
Beef or Chicken
A La Carte (1) USD 3.7
With Rice & Beans (1) USD 8.5
A La Carte (2) USD 6.9
With Rice & Beans (2) USD 10.95
FLAUTA
A boger taquito made with a flour tortilla
Flauta
Server with rice & beans
USD 12.25
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

El Chorlito was within walking distance of our lodging and after two nights of driving into and back from Cambria after dark, we decided upon this convenient option. Large menu, okay wines at a good price and a welcoming environment. Food was good and servings...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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R2322EWevelynm, Owner at El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, we truly appreciate your time giving this review!

Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Nice views. Service excellent. Really liked the wine margarita. Cute glasses. Chips very good. Salsa spicy. Beef fajitas good and inexpensive but come without rice and beans. You pay extra for that. I think they would be wise to charge higher and include the rice...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

We used to love this place. It was always our first stop in San Simeon. But, he last time we went, it was awful! It was so hot inside that we asked to be moved outside. We were seated at a filthy, wobbling table. Our...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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R2322EWevelynm, Owner at El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear this! However, it appears that your visit may not have been recent. Due to illness in the family, things had not been kept up like we'd like them to be, but we've made some changes and are getting some very...More

Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

Friendly staff, plenty of selections, great value for money and was absolutely beautiful. Will definitely visit again and even get take away on way passed on Highway 1

Date of visit: November 2019
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Evelyn M, Owner at El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2019

Thank you so very much! These are all things that we hope very much to achieve and we very much appreciate hearing it in your review. I'll be sure to let our staff know.

Reviewed October 23, 2019

First time here! We stayed in town to visit Hearst Castle, and wanted to try a local place. This place was really good! The food, and portions were great! The staff was friendly, and helpful! The place was clean including the restroom. There was comfortable...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Evelyn M, Owner at El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2019

Thank you so very much! We truly appreciate your kind words and that you took your time to write such a nice review. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed September 25, 2019

The food was good and the restaurant convenient. The best part of the experience was the grounds. After our meal, we moved out to the patio for a really relaxing time overlooking an impeccably kept cactus garden. The staff was friendly and atmosphere very nice....More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Evelyn M, Owner at El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2019

We're so happy that you were pleased with everything other than our Margarita. Thanks so much for taking the time to include details about what you did like! We appreciate it!

Reviewed September 4, 2019

We're staying nearby and was recommended by Happy Cow as a vegan friendly place. It really wasn't but they did try and the food was certainly authentic even if not strict vegan. Beer dos xx was cold and good and the waiter was patient and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Evelyn M, Owner at El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2019

Thanks so much for giving us points for trying! I think the confusion comes because those of us who are not vegan or vegetarian, don't really understand the difference. We've been open for more that 40 years now and have always had vegetarian visitors, some...More

Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

Was visiting Hearst Castle and was looking for something fast and convenient. It was that. What I didn’t like is that he asked if I wanted rice and beans....well, yes...Then when I got the ticket—he charges me for the entree plus 7.00 for rice and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

When we walked in there was a musty smell. Took a longer than normal time to be seated, even though there were many tables available. Took much longer than normal to get a waitress to approach our table. Shortly after we ordered the lights in...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Evelyn M, Owner at El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thank you for the details in your review, helps us look into the problem.

Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Just ate here and it is an ok but not great Mexican restaurant. Did not have a traditional Margarita but the wine margarita they did have was good. Food was good not great. Atmosphere was ok.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Evelyn M, Owner at El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thank you for your review. Always helpful to get a review with specific information, helps us to look into the possible problems.

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April 4, 2017|
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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.
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SerabiV
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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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