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All 6 Shell Beach Restaurants

Zorro's Cafe & Cantina

927 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449
805-773-ZORO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Santa Maria, California, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Food was good, portions are very small and pricey, Lunch for 2 $38.00 No left overs and we were not stuffed when we left. Seating is VERY limited..inside maybe 15 would be comfortable..Outside the folding chairs are within feet of a busy road..would I go again??? Probably not..I am more than willing to pay well for what I get..but when... More 

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Pasadena, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Passed this small restaurant several times during a weekend getaway, and there were always people waiting for a table. Knew that was a good sign! Had hoped for some good clam chowder on the last night of the trip and saw a sign "Clam Chowder" on their window. Was a little unsure about getting that fix from a mexican food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We discovered this local favorite on our trip. The food was outstanding. The Chili Verde was the best my husband has ever had. We will remember them for future trips $

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Benicia, California
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We never come to Pismo without stopping here for dinner. After reading the reviews, I am dying to try breakfast as well. After watching another spectacular sunset, we arrived in time for their happy hour special, and got our Coronas for $2.50. We were greeted immediately and had our choice of seating. The outdoor seating is pretty well enclosed and... More 

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San Carlos, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A very well run family business. The food is outta this world---American/local breakfast vs. Mexican/Chumash food. What to do?? We only went for breakfast, but they have lots of lunch options, too. I recommend the Chumash Chilaquiles. To die for!

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Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I have been here four times I think and each time is great. We always get the seafood enchiladas but this time I tried the tiger shrimp enchiladas with the white wine cream sauce instead of their red. It was very good but I think I'll stick to the seafood next time. If it aint broke, don't... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Mix of campy old California and Mexican. Eat in or out doors on the Patio. Food items for everyones taste. Hardy or light, you will enjoy food made with very fresh local produce. They have daily specials on the board outside. If you like mexican you will love this place. Dogs welcome on patio.

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San Jose, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Dine al fresco and enjoy the best clam chowder in Pismo (or at least tied for the best.) Don't miss this popular spot on your next visit!

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England
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Initially apprehensive as it looked more cafe than restaurant but two local people persuaded us to try it & what a little gem it turned out to be. Great welcome, good attentive service & very enjoyable, tasty Mexican food. Tried several dishes & all were excellent. Went back the next night. Not to sure if they take bookings but it... More 

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Clayton, NC
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96 reviews 96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Solid Mexican food in a funky little cafe. The service was quick and friendly. The chips and salsa to start was nice. The salsa wasn't too spicy but, had a nice smoky flavor. I had the Salsa Verde Burrito. It was excellent. The pork was well cooked and spicy. The sauce had just the right degree of heat. My wife... More 

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Additional Information about Zorro's Cafe & Cantina

Address: 927 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449
Phone Number: 805-773-ZORO
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Shell Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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