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Zorro's Cafe & Cantina

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927 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449
805-773-ZORO
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Reliable Mexican fare

I am a Shell Beach local and this is my restaurant of choice when I want a simple unfussy meal. Zorro's is reliable and inexpensive. Since their recent remodel eating inside is very comfortable. I still love the outdoor seating for the atmosphere when we are there before dark. I love the carnitas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BitBeachy
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California
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California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a Shell Beach local and this is my restaurant of choice when I want a simple unfussy meal. Zorro's is reliable and inexpensive. Since their recent remodel eating inside is very comfortable. I still love the outdoor seating for the atmosphere when we are there before dark. I love the carnitas plate, fish tacos and carnitas tacos. The... More 

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Thank BitBeachy
Shell Beach, California
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Combination of Mexican food and American food. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. They serve beer and wine only. It's always crowded! Dog friendly on the patio!

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Thank Kathy S
Monterey Peninsula, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food. Casual dining. Breakfast and lunch are our favorites although dinner is also good. Great staff. Parking can be an issue during busy times. Outside dining available depending on weather.

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Thank Sandra B
Nelson
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent burgers - my partner had the California burger ("naked") and loved it; my chili burger had great beef, but the chili had too much of a baked bean flavour for my taste. We would go again, but I would choose a different meal - the Mexican food served at a neighbouring table looked great.

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Thank CarPilot
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lunch of crab enchiladas and salmon salad superbly served by Oscar. Not far from beach. Street parking is plentiful.

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Thank tc3trainer
Pismo Beach, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always get the veggie enchiladas, delicious! Great margaritas and always great service. Love the atmosphere and location.

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Thank Alexandra F
San Luis Obispo, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's my first time here, but I will definitely be back. Number seven, two tacos and a cheese enchilada. Most of it is goi g home with me because it's so much food, but what I did eat was really good. Service is great too. Don't miss this little sweet spot.

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Thank ByLandOrBySee
Altadena, California
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Quaint, small, friendly service. The menu is mainly Mexican food, however they do not have a full liquor license (beer and wine only) so do not go if you are banking on a margarita. Excellent value for money, this is obviously a local hangout and very busy. We had a shrimp cocktail which contained the freshest shrimp I have had... More 

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Thank Janethebrit
Long Beach, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We met some friends over New Year's and found Zorro's for dinner. The food was tasty, my tortilla soup was zesty but not too spicy, served hot. Our friends enjoyed carnitas and chili verde. Even my teen liked the clam chowder. The atmosphere is lively, the service is prompt. I would definitely return here!

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Thank K M
Agoura Hills, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Small family run cafe with excellent breakfast. The servings were large. The hash browns were excellent.

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Thank Jennifer A

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?