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Old Juan's Cantina

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649 Pier Ave, Oceano, CA 93445-9601
+1 805-489-5680
Today
11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Oceano, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is good but there is nothing outstanding that I can mention. I am probably missing something because the parking lot is always packed full during holidays and during the summer with the tourists. Maybe it's the bar? We don't know about that so can not review.

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Thank robbiei468
Surprise, Arizona
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay in Pismo every year with our family, this year we had 18 of us. It's not easy to find an affordable yet someplace that can accommodate 18. The food was fantastic and the swervice was great. we so enjoyed our last day at this restaurant and highly recommend old Juan 's cantina.

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Thank cheeksnbull
Placida, Florida
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wait staff were excellent but the drinks were weak, salsa tasted like it was store bought, & the 2 dishes we got were bland.

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Thank JeepGirlVA
Santa Maria, California
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209 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner before we went to the Melodrama and it was great. The place was packed for a Saturday night but we were seated quickly. I had the Adobo Poblano which was grilled chicken and shrimp stuffed in two large Poblano chiles. It was a fine change to my normal burrito or enchiladas selections. My wife had the Chile Verde... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This place has fantastic margaritas, especially the strawberry. The food was just OK (obviously all store-bought ingredients), but the portions were large. The service on the other hand, has much to be desired. The hostess just stood around talking to another employee about personal things for a long time before she even acknowledged us. The waitress was very slow, grumpy,... More 

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Tulare, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic fresh, hot, meal. Waiter was very attentive and quick. Chicken enchiladas were delicious.

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Thank SheilaR58
Oceano, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great salads. Not the typical ones you usually get at a Mexican restaurant. Good portions enough that you can share. The staff is very friendly and the live music is authentic! Sometimes a wait, but you can order from the bar and relax until they call you.

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Thank debramsimon
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

My husband and I entered the restaurant and had no greeting whatsoever even though the hostess was right there a few feet away. We tried to catch her eye but to no avail. Finally she looked at us and said "Can I help you?" I replied "a table would be nice". Our waiter was friendly and efficient. It didn't take... More 

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Thank Lane201
Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This restaurant does not serve Mexican food. What is served is pseudo Mexican food made with non fresh ingredients smothered with melted cheese. The cheese probably is always added in order to hide the bland or awful taste of the food being served. I also ordered a tortilla soup that had a sharp piece of plastic in it!!!!!

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Thank Norbert T
Felton. CA
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Despite good reviews, this restaurant has very bland Mexican food. Service was very, very slow. Save your money

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Pier Ave, Oceano, CA 93445-9601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Oceano
  • Phone Number: +1 805-489-5680

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?