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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at San Simeon for one night last December and there aren't many places to eat so we chose Mexican. I had fajitas and I liked them, but my wife's food was not very good. She could not eat it. We are Hispanics, we are used to eating Mexican food and the rice they served us we could tell... More 

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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice restaurant, decorated of course with Mexican style. Very romantic. Food is good. Service was very kind. This is one of the least pricy restaurants in this town, which it's proximity to Hearst castle makes it quite expensive. Recommend (!)

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Claremont, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Excellent food; we had spinach quesadillas for starters then beef fajitas - way too much food. Local wine matched nicely. Good atmosphere, great service

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Thank Chris M
Rowland Heights, California
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I had the fajitas and they were very good! Nice atmosphere! It felt comfortable and it was crowded, so that tells you they had a good food!!!! Good service, too!!! It was so close to the hotel off Highway 1! Great location!

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Thank DonnaWolf7
San Diego
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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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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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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?