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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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San Diego
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as Mexican food goes this is the only game in town. The food is very good. The guacamole is a bit watered down but tasty, The house chardonnay sucks so opt for the cheaper Sangria which is good. Nice staff. I have eaten here twice. It is not awesome, per se, but the food is fine. I had... More 

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New England
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a hotel on the other side of the highway. Had a taste for Mexican food and were not disappointed. The restaurant was slow as it was off season. The food was delicious and the portions were large. The young men who waited on us were friendly and attentive.

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Port Orford, Oregon
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a sit down restaurant for lunch when we spotted this place on the frontage road. The parking lot had few cars and only two or three tables had diners at them. We were quickly seated but it took awhile for them to take our order. The selections on the menu did not much appeal to me... More 

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Cambria, CA
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived in Cambria for 30 years and hadn't eaten her in over 15 years because I was never impressed. After a decade and a half my wife and I decided to give it another try. I ordered a shredded beef taco that was too spicy with lots of wet sauce. I wasn't able to enjoy the flavor. My wife... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. They have a nice patio (the reason for the three stars). The food came out slow and was the basic, generic Mexican food.

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Thank 8_is_enough_in_MICH
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

All I will say is that during all our trips globally we have NEVER been treated as we were by the manager here. We queried the food order because we couldn't get our server to pay any interest. All she did was abuse us and walk away instead of coming to a resolution. Visit at your peril......

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Nice atmosphere, close to the ocean, portions are big. Had the Shredded Beef Flauta and it was the biggest Flauta I have seen in my life! We went there for dinner and the prices were in the $13 - $15 range. Was not impressed with the frozen Margarita - too much ice; however, everything else was very good. Service was... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after traveling Hwy 1 to Hearst Castle from Santa Cruz. This was not the most beautiful up to date restaurant we ever went to but the staff was hospitable and the authentic Mexican food excellent. We would highly recommend this stop.

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Felton, California
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We were happy with our meal here. Great service in spite of what I saw in previous reviews. Our food was good and prices were low for beachfront dining. My meal was under $10. Chips and salsa were delivered as soon as we sat down. There is outside seating available and although there this is not a fancy place, it... More 

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Food was decent and quick services. Mexican décor. Family friendly with drinks for the adults. Closes early.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?