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El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
+1 805-927-3872
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“chile relleno” (6 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (4 reviews)
“mexican food” (54 reviews)
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9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 13 March 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
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We have stopped twice and the service was terrible! We gave it a second chance but was just as disappointed. Such a great location and such bad, bad service...we ended up walking out!

Thank plumcrazy2018
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Growing up in AZ, I know Mexican food and this was fair for Mexican food. Prices were too high, even for a touristy spot. Service was good but not that good.

Thank Stena1962
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Okay, if you are in the neighbourhood and need to have Mexican food for dinner, then this place will do fine. But don't expect to be wowed by the food. Standard Mexican fare. High-ish prices.

Thank RichardR33
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I thought the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere. It was not noisy or overly crowded. I had the rancheros enchiladas which were very good. My friend had the shrimp fajitas which she found disappointing. There were 6 shrimp, some salsa and tortillas. The wine margaritas...More

Thank Retiredtraveller27
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a dinner in the sunset! Fantastic view when the sun go into the ocean. Ordered some faitas with rice and beans. A lot of food, you do not leave hungry, however could have been tastier. Service ok, but nothing extra.

Thank Lennart B
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed El Chorlito this week. We had a group of 14, and I had made a reservation. Unfortunately, when I arrived the manager did not have it and said they did not take reservations anyway. However, he said that he would set something...More

Thank mls_lux
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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
Child-friendly, 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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