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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%
  • 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 1 week 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

Thank TravelinDSR
Reviewed 2 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.

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.

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

Thank brutusOslo
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The food here is excellent.. it is great for take out if you have dogs with you and are staying in nearby hotels.the staff are always friendly and helpful.

Thank Tmontana6212
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I'm sorry but only once before have I either sent food back & refused to pay for it or not eaten it at all ..until now . This time I paid for it had a couple of mouthfuls and sent it back , both times...More

Thank Piers B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We sat there for 15 minutes before someone brought us chips and salsa and practically ran from our table. Another 10 minutes or so with no one bothering to take our drink order, we left. First rule in the restaurant biz is to give them...More

Thank SteveinVa
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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