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Zorro's Cafe & Cantina

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Mexican
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927 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449
805-773-ZORO
Today
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
amazing food and service

while traveling on a business trip, i got the pleassure of working with the owner's son of this great cafe. i work for an airline and travel for my job. i have eaten in a lot of places and this cantina ranks high on the list... the chil verde, the pastor tacos made with home made style... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
bobmmp
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Bayfield, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bayfield, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

while traveling on a business trip, i got the pleassure of working with the owner's son of this great cafe. i work for an airline and travel for my job. i have eaten in a lot of places and this cantina ranks high on the list... the chil verde, the pastor tacos made with home made style tortillas, wow.

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Shell Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Newly expanded inside and out. Fabulous breakfast offerings! Love the Tacorona daily special..tacos, chips and salsa always delicious. Service is friendly, food is great and the best part is I can walk there and home!

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San Francisco
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The salsa was delicious. The food was quite good. Ordered chicken chimichangas which were delicious. Didn't really care for the chicken tortilla soup. The fajitas were decent. The flan was greatly enjoyed by my family. Nice, family style place with decent prices.

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Visalia, CA
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place is always packed! Mostly by locals which usually means that the food is great, and it is! They have both an American and Mexican menu and also some killer daily specials! Prepare to wait, however. It's worth it though!

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Santa Maria, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
122 reviews 122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 927 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Shell Beach
  • Phone Number: 805-773-ZORO

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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