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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
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 42
    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
Recommend by our Hotel. Was great

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Pat9037
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Ormond Beach, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
72 helpful votes 72 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
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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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Cute little patio outside where we could have breakfast and bring our dog. Great pancakes - and my eggs and hashbrowns were cooked perfectly. Lots of street parking just across the frontage, and super close to downtown Pismo beach. Would definitely go again.

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Visalia, California, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Zorro's is somewhat small and parking can be a challenge, but we walked to it from The Spyglass Inn, about a mile away for the exercise after a long business meeting. The atmosphere is fun, beachy, and unique. They have colorful throws available for guests to combat the ocean breezes. The food is creative and high quality at affordable prices.... More 

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Grover Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?