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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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Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
9155 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was what you would find in any Mexican restaurant in the US and I've had better. There only appeared to be 2 waiters working they were friendly but stretched beyond their means. Overall I would not go back or recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a CalMex experience. The service was excellent, the food was good and we would recommend this place.

Thank Retired3rd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner with my wife. Service was very good, and quite fast. The portions were quite big. Food was good. A typical Mexican restaurant.

Thank arvid59
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My family and I ended up here for a late lunch after spending a few hours at Hearst Castle. This restaurant seemed OK, if a bit run down. The meal started with chips and salsa; the chips were not fresh and seemed as though they...More

Thank Crystal M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Had Dinner at El Chorlito . Very nice place for a romantic dinner Nice place with beautiful garden an patio area.Service good, meals were good but lite on the meats. A little to much beans not very much meat. Walking distance from the Morgan Hotel...More

Thank bynner
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Food is not fresh. Pile of frozen vegetables with few chicken pieces I had to hunt for. Everything canned. Food took way too long to arrive and when it did, the plates were very hot from being under the heat lamp for so long. No...More

Thank redrockingal
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I've had lots of Enchiladas over the years but the order I got here was nothing like I had ever had before and that was not a good thing. These folks need to stick to traditional flavors I believe!

Thank Silvertip1946
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Because it was within walking distance of our motel we gave this place a try - nasty. spider webs all over, table sticky, nice view, and the food was terrible. IMO it's set up for out of state tourists. My beans were cold but the...More

Thank avoma42
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi. Anyone know what time El Chorlito closes? Trying to plan out whether to eat before or after evening tour at Hearst Castle. Thanks.
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
Anyone know if this is open on Monday's for lunch.... or any other restaurant nearby Hearst Castle? thanks,
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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