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El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
+1 805-927-3872
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“shrimp tacos” (4 reviews)
“chile relleno” (4 reviews)
“hearst castle” (31 reviews)
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9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an attentive staff member serve us good drinks and a terrific dinner. The grounds are very well maintained.

Thank soccervanna
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nothing to write home about, however the Shrimp cocktail was exquisite according to my wife. The Beeg Macho burrito was a little flavorless, but I am sure that is because they are catering to an older crowd. Service was average at best, but pleasant to...More

Thank Cody G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here. We were staying in the area and were craving Mexican food. We both had tacos, shredded beef and carnitas. The portions were good size, but limited flavor. Chips and salsa was ok. I'm not of fan of cinnamon so...More

1  Thank Kendu24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here twice, both times having great experiences. The decor is nice, the staff is friendly, and the food is yummy. It has been pretty empty when we've been in, which has been great because we've gotten tables next to the beach-view windows....More

1  Thank TravelinDSR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a fancy place at all but the food is delicious! Some of the best Mexican food I have had. The service was good and friendly, and the atmosphere is open to the outside so you can really take in the view.

1  Thank Kim C
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Went here after a long day of driving and visit to Hearst Castle. Sat outside to watch the sunset which was lovely. The food was good and big portions. Vegetarian options.

1  Thank nziv2
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We dined here for dinner and the food was very delicious with generous portions. The price was great. Our waiter was very friendly and fast with service. There is seating outside with a view of the ocean. I would definitely dine here again.

Thank U451FTdonnas
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Slasa was great! And the Food had presentation (very well plated) but not authentic! Unsure if chicken was actually chicken! And Do NOT order the clam enchilada! No tequila for margaritas, only wine. So ordered beer. Requested lime for my beer and they brought me...More

Thank CLFreer
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We visit San Simeon/Cambria over Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately the Saturday Pinedorado Parade and allied activities mess up the town's parking. El Chorlito is out in San Simeon and offers a fine variety of fresh Mexican fare. Service can be slow.

Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The evening started with us having to find the waiter but once he showed up, service was ok. The quality of the food, though, leaves much to be desired. the enchilada tasted little and the burrito far too much beans and cheese. I guess it...More

1  Thank brutusOslo
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5 April 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
20 March 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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