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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%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 28 December 2017

The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, and is in a great location. Has good views out the back window. People complain about the slow service, and I agree, but I think it's because there is always only 1 waiter working whenever we have been...More

Thank CaliforniaTraveler19
Reviewed 10 December 2017

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

Thank soccervanna
Reviewed 4 December 2017 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 24 November 2017 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 12 November 2017

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 7 November 2017

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
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4 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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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