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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 good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Outdated decor, service was mediocre, and for the price, the food was not great. We were hungry so it filled us up, but was greasy and the shredded beef and pork both had way to much chili powder.

Thank lovethebeach090
Reviewed August 1, 2013

I've eaten here off and on for the last ten years, the staff is nice but the food is salty, never changes, and you can't request substitutes. You can have a chili verde dinner or burrito but not chili verde nachos? It HAS to be...More

Thank Vida67
Reviewed July 27, 2013

While driving the Pacific Coast Hwy my family and I stopped here for dinner. There were 6 of us and we ended up ordering 5 different entrees. Everyone was pleased and enjoyed their meal. I had the chicken burrito, and enjoyed it very much.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Terrible service, terrible food. Not authentic at all, bored wait staff not interested in serving. The meals left both of my children with upset stomachs. Don't waste your time. Drive somewhere else.

Thank Sarae W
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We are only in San Simeon for 2 nights--we went to Chorlito's last night for dinner and liked it so well that we returned tonight. Very good Mexican food, not greasy, and wonderful service. Don't miss this restaurant when in the area.

Thank 35805Cheryl
Reviewed July 7, 2013

The restaurant was close to the Hearst Castle and 1 min. drive from our hotel so it was easy to select it for dinner. We weren't disappointed by the food, service or drinks however they don't have a full liquor license so beer, wine and...More

Thank CentralNJKeith
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Casual place, not inexpensive; but good quality for the price. Hey, they are a fair distance from LA. I was just happy they were there. I really enjoyed the chips and salsa, included with meal; and my very satisfying enchilada ranchera plate with tomatillo sauce...More

Thank BJ G
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We were very happy with our dinner at Chorlito. The salsa was fresh and the seasoned ground beef in the tacos was delicious. The retried beans were also quite good. The service was very friendly and the margaritas were quite healthy. All in all we...More

Thank NCGirl33
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Next door to our motel, it was a convenient place to have a meal. Inside is nothing spectacular. Service was good. The food wasn't the best Mexican I have had, but it was honest and decent.

Thank PBM2010
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Salsa was pretty good. Got there around 8:30 and they closed at 9. Small place. Barkeeper just stood behind the bar watching TV, sneezing (not washing his hands) and doing nothing the entire time. I ordered Chile Relleno combo - pretty good. Hubby ordered fajitas...More

Thank heidid377
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Hi. Anyone know what time El Chorlito closes? Trying to plan out whether to eat before or after evening tour at Hearst Castle. Thanks.
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
Anyone know if this is open on Monday's for lunch.... or any other restaurant nearby Hearst Castle? thanks,
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, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, 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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