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Zorro's Cafe & Cantina

927 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449
805-773-ZORO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Orinda CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had breakfast at Zorro's on Sunday. It was absolutely delicious. I ordered the Greek omelet made with kalamata olives, feta, and spinach. There were several sides to choose from and I ordered hash browns (YUM!) and a zucchini muffin. The food was excellent and the plates were so hot they kept the food hot for a very long time.... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Typically a busy place, but totally worth the wait! The servers are grade A and do a great job maneuvering in tight quarters. Zorro's always has happy atmosphere. Their Mexican cuisine is 5 stars fantastic- their american options are good but not a 5

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Bakersfield, California
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

With Zorro’s having been recommended by three different people at our resort, my wife & I decided to stop in for an early dinner. This small, corner location can easily be overlooked, but that would be a travesty. We had three wait staff taking care of our every need, making the service unbeatable. As with any Mexican food restaurant, chips... More

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San Bernardino, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were delighted to find another good spot to eat on visits to Pismo/Shell Beach. Our party of 6 was a bit of a challenge, but a table was quickly set up, and the menu offered a wide enough range of items to satisfy everyone. The clam chowder is the best we have found in the area, and the other... More

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Camarillo
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Finally braved the crowds and had dinner. It was worth it. Our party of six was a challenge but after 15 min wait they apologetically sat us in the rear room by ourselves. We kind of liked it there with no one else in the room. Service was still stellar with multiple baskets of chips and bowl after bowl of... More

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california
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went mid-morning on a Saturday. This is a very informal, street-front restaurant right on a fairly busy road. There were probably 15 people waiting for tables and we had no hope of getting the 14 in our group served anytime soon. But the guy worked wonders, and within 15 minutes the staff has placed a long row of small... More

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southern california
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I went to zorros for breakfast. Its not a fancy place. Its a cute little, warm friendly open air restaurant. service was fast, friendly, and the food was fresh, nice assortment of fruit with my meal, delicious and not overly salty. We just stopped in and left full and happy.

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pleasanton ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went here for lunch and then back again for dinner (take out). Eat inside - small but cozy. Service was great and Alex who took our name outside and seated us really keeps things running smooth. Place is packed with a line anytime of day or night that we went by. They offer coffee and ice water outside to people... More

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Pismo Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Coming to the area from a city with a multitude of excellent Mexican food options I can say Zorro's is by far the best in the area that we've found. Great homemade salsas, amazing seafood enchiladas and bacon-infused refried beans are favorite standards but for a touch of the coast, their clam chowder has a great zippy Tabasco splash! Award... More

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Fresno, California, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was my second time having breakfast here and it didn't disappoint. It can be very busy here and there isn't a lot of places to sit. Casual atmosphere and lots of outside tables. Heaters and mexican blankets to use. Food is yummy, not terribly pricy and good portions. The staff is very friendly also. I highly recommend if you... More

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