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Old Juan's Cantina

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$$ - $$$
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649 Pier Ave, Oceano, CA 93445-9601
+1 805-489-5680
11:30 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Santa Maria, California
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209 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank Chris R
Tulare, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

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

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 1 week ago

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.

Thank debramsimon
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Lane201
Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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!!!!!

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

Thank Pam L
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Tasty food, fresh and hot (meaning in temperature) spice level, ask for their homemade habernaro sauce & add very little to your own taste of spice into their salsa. The service was excellent, Denise was our server & she was fantastic with call-backs, knew that I needed more napkins, very sincere with a fabulous personality. Thank you to Denise to... More 

Thank StampinSher P
Oceano, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I have eaten here many times for dinner. The food is always good. They also have a full bar and happy hour. Free chips and salsa if just drinking watching sports. I will continue eating here. Good service and never a long wait. The food comes out fast.

Thank Steve B
Henderson, Nevada, United States
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Good food and location. Service was good. I had the Chili verde and my husband had the chili Colorado--both were really delicious. Beer is cold and chips are plenty!

Thank Lisa B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?