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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%
Travellers talk about
“flan” (4 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (4 reviews)
“crab” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here after visiting Hearst Castle and were pleasantly surprised how good the food was! We sat outside amongst a cute little garden and really enjoyed our lunch! Super friendly wait staff as well!

Thank kelly b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Showed up on a Sunday at 6:00pm and 3 other people were there. The other three were on the outside patio and they were all smoking. The establishment allows smoking on the patio. We went inside and it was hotter than hell inside and we...More

1  Thank DoubleJ3323
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and drink at reasonable cost service was excellent and they have a very nice small private garden you can visit outside

Thank 553PaulB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we showed up, we waited about 30 minutes just for our drinks. The waitress was waiting on one table at a time (drinks and food order) before going to another table. We saw one couple leave because the waitress took too long to talk...More

Thank bphpsu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here and everything was amazing. I had the shrimp tacos with rice and beans... best shrimp tacos ever! Good vegetarian options, my husband had the mushroom and spinach quesadilla and he loved it as well. All the ingredients were fresh and the salsa...More

Thank triniluv09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food -- authentic. Great Service and the garden area to eat with view was so enjoyable! Not too spicy, very simple food.

Thank klmagner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plates were piping hot with very mediocre food piled on top. Rice was tasteless beans were just a mush. All looked as if it had just come from the microwave. Nothing tasted fresh.

Thank PippapG
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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, Reservations, Highchairs Available
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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