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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 17
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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 tasting food at a reasonable price in Pismo beach

Zorro's is a cute little restaurant within walking distance to Inn at the Cove. The chiliquiles we had for breakfast were delicious! We ate here several times and the food was always fresh tasting and well prepared. The wait staff are all very friendly and when the weather is cool and foggy in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Diane M
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Santee, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Orange County, California
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped for lunch here because it had good reviews. It is a cute little restaurant right on the main street of Shell Beach with outside and inside seating and a bar. Whenever we drove by it was crowded. My husband really liked the food here. He had onion rings which he said were very good. Said his hamburger was... More 

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Santee, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Zorro's is a cute little restaurant within walking distance to Inn at the Cove. The chiliquiles we had for breakfast were delicious! We ate here several times and the food was always fresh tasting and well prepared. The wait staff are all very friendly and when the weather is cool and foggy in the mornings, they have blankets in a... More 

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Solvang, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Small, cute restaurant in Shell Beach. It may not have a view of the ocean but the food was very good, and priced fairly. We were on our way to Santa Margarita for a Zipline Tour and researched restaurants in Shell Beach to eat breakfast. Mexican food sounded terrific and Zorros Café did not disappoint. If you're looking for white... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The salsa was delicious, the #10 enchilada plate was just the right amount of spicy, and the Iced Tea was infused with something tropical and delicious. Place was crowded but we were not neglected.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were staying close by at Shell Beach at a Airbnb place. Neighbors suggested Zorro's for breakfast. This was a Monday and we arrived at Zorro's around 11. Place was almost full (outside). Luckily we were shown to a table outside in the garden area! We ordered different types of omelettes ! Service was good and quick. Food was very... More 

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Encino, CA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Delicious eggs benedict, seriously sweet and attentive service, good mimosas, and cute little deck. All it needed was a better view and it would be five stars! Will go back when I am in town!

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Austin, TX
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155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We loved the dog friendly patio in this cute restaurant and should have ordered what the helpful staff recommended, b'c we can't recommend the nachos or taco salad we did get. Both seemed made by a hungry 19 yr old with no culinary experience, just a lot of food piled up on a plate, kind of goopy and nondescript. Might... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Saturday night's wait was about 30 mins. Indoor and outdoor seating with heater, of course. Chile verde was great. Homemade salsa was awesome. Plenty of food for the price. Server was friendly and speedy. Steak fajita is also a must try. No draft beer nor liquor. Bottle beers and wine cocktails only.

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Albuquerque NM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped here today for breakfast based on the recommendation of a friend. We're from New Mexico and recently moved here and have been searching out good new mexican food. It's not but is the closest we've come so far to a tasty huevos rancheros. The corn tortillas tasted like those you get down in Baja whereas the flour tortillas were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Don't be put off by the queue! It speaks for it's self,It goes down fast! Great food for all our family, at a very reasonable price with excellent service too! On our road trip it was so good, we went 2 days in a row for brunch.

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Additional Information about Zorro's Cafe & Cantina

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?