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Zorro's Cafe & Cantina

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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    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
BOMB clam chowder!!!

I normally come here for breakfast. Bottom line best breakfast EVER. Stopped by tonight for a quick bite on the way home. Servers were so friendly and spot on with recommendations...had to try the clam chowder as I've been hearing it's awesome... So right! Had the chili verde burrito and it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Lisa G
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Grover Beach, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Grover Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I normally come here for breakfast. Bottom line best breakfast EVER. Stopped by tonight for a quick bite on the way home. Servers were so friendly and spot on with recommendations...had to try the clam chowder as I've been hearing it's awesome... So right! Had the chili verde burrito and it was delicious. Definitely has my vote!

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Chico, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Tacos and Beer! We love to stop in for that special. Other items on menu are terrific and the service is GREAT! Outside seating is perfect!. Blankets for cold nights if you are too far from the heaters.

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Lemoore, CA
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Zorro's was recommended by a local business for lunch so stopped by. First off, we decided to sit outside but was immediately shown a table that had the sun blazing down and it was already a very hot day and we just came off the water (sea kayaking) and requested a shadier spot. Once seated and we reviewed the menu,... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Such a surprise to see Zorro's had remodeled, expanding their dining and restroom areas. It didn't feel as cramped as our last visit. There is also an enclosed area on the patio, too. We ate here twice during our most recent visit, during lunch and breakfast. Portions are large enough to satisfy, yet not so large that you feel you... More 

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Walker, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Stopped by for breakfast after the visitor information lady said that's where she eats, very local customer base. I had the tri tip steak and eggs, wife had the California Omelet, with the zucchini muffin. Both were excellent and the coffee was some of the best I had on our trip. Would definately go there again.

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Pismo Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind classic California beach town cafe, Zorro's is for you! Great California Mexican menu for breakfast , lunch, and dinner plus yummy brunch cocktails all served to you in the cozy indoor dining area or outdoor patio by friendly laid-back servers. And since the patio is pet friendly, you can bring Fido along with... More 

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Bayfield, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 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
46 reviews 46 reviews
37 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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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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?