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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: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Great breakfast!

Did breakfast two days. Food for all at the table was excellent with more than ample portions. Bloody Marys are really, really good - especially, the spicy version.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Struitt106
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Littleton, Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Littleton, Colorado
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Did breakfast two days. Food for all at the table was excellent with more than ample portions. Bloody Marys are really, really good - especially, the spicy version.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I visited this restaurant on a tip from one of the locals. Although the food wasn't bad, I just found it to be bland and lacking in the flavor category. My son had a bacon cheeseburger and I had the Seafood Omelet. The chips and salsa were good but the food was just too bland for me to make another... More 

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Chico, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We decided to try this place for brunch on a Sunday morning while visiting family. We got to the restaurant around ten a.m. and were told it would be about a twenty minute wait. We were seated at our table after about ten minutes. As soon as we sat down, a waiter was there to get our drink order. A... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We wish we had tried this place sooner. After visiting the Pismo Beach area for years we were looking for a breakfast and happened upon this one. Really good chorizo omelette. Four of us each had something different and everyone was happy. Went back for dinner a few days later. Good chili relleno, carne asada tacos, carnitas tacos shredded beef... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Small Mexican restaurant in Shell Beach. Was so good so glad we found it All combinations are very filling and have a great taste. Have been there twice in three days. Probably a third time before we move on and very reasonable

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Buffalo, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Restaurant was recommended to me by locals, who said it was the best local Mexican food around Shell Beach. The restaurant is VERY small, with both an indoor and outdoor section, and always packed with people (a good sign!). It looks a little run down, but the food is very reasonably priced and quite good! Comes with free chips/salsa before... More 

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San Jose, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

What a great little local gem. Yep, I imagine (as everyone writes) that everything is really good. The chili verde enchiladas certainly were: very tender and flavorful. I loved the Zorro's hot sauce, too. My partner had fish and chips. That was amazing, too. The fish was flaky and fresh. Great, friendly service, too!

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Alameda
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Not so good for New England clam chowder that was on the bland side and low in clams but the chile was excellent as was the #17 Dinner Combo

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Thousand Oaks, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were staying at a hotel in Pismo and had dinner delivered. The chile verde was very good. My boyfriend ordered fish but it wasn't as good although I can't remember what we didn't like about it. I think it was overcooked and dry.

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14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great Mexico food. Salsa off the scale! Got seafood salad. Lots of crab and shrimp with super blue cheese. Chips wit salsa that lasted 2 days!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?