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Cabo's Baja Grill & Cantina

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5096 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-5507
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Easy, tasty, good happy hour menu

We went to Cabo's twice. Each time the staff has been friendly, food was good. There's outdoor seating available, complimentary tortilla chips, and the drinks were a good value. We will definitely come back when we visit Carpinteria again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
Yvette N
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Ontario, California
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had to give a star rating, but really just wanted to say I was sorry to see that Cabo (used to be Chuy's) was no longer open, and now is called Cielo... knew I was in for a different place when I was asked about how many we wanted to seat for lunch....ut oh, now a fancier place...no more seat... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We went to Cabo's twice. Each time the staff has been friendly, food was good. There's outdoor seating available, complimentary tortilla chips, and the drinks were a good value. We will definitely come back when we visit Carpinteria again!

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Thank Yvette N
Summerland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Great food, service, and well priced. I like that I can order large meals for the family and have a top shelf tequila while I wait.

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so cal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After spending the day at the beach we just didn't feel like cooking so we decided to hit up Cabo's. We had been there before but it had been a few years. We walked from the camp site ready to eat. It was a bit busy as it was Saturday night and open mic night (Jason Paras; he was pretty... More 

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Glendale AZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We decided to try Cabo's after a day at the beach. The girl at the front counter was very friendly. I ordered the 2 pc chicken platter, my husband had "some kind of fajita stuff". (his words, not mine) He said it was OK. My chicken consisted of a drumstick and a thigh. There was not even enough meat for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I stopped at 1 pm on a Tues for something quick. there were only two tables eating, but it was taco Tues @ $1.49 each. I ordered one carne asada and one chicken taco. They are served on small corn tortillas and there was enough meat & filling for both. The salsa choices were good and it was a nice... More 

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California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

You buy at the counter, and they bring your food to you. Service was quick. Food was tasty. I had the best tacos I've ever had. They were the tri-tip on flour tortillas. The large Cabo salad in a tortilla shell was also a hit! Additionally they had corn dogs and chicken fingers that the kids enjoyed. There's a bar... More 

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Thank PShetler
california
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Back to Cabo's. Here we are on summer Sat. Afternoon and no one is here. There is even a Live band. The food was not Good the drinks mediocre. The band was OK but where are all the people ?Used to love this place[

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Cabo's is a busy restaurant for good reason. It's not fancy, lots of outdoor seating, good wine and beer and the food is really good. We totally enjoyed it. The loaded nachos are a meal by itself. I had the roast chicken and it was tasty and tender but not spicy. Can't go wrong.

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Thank Packngo205
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

This is my first visit to Carpenteria but we stumbled on this place while walking around town. Very good fish tacos. We had the grilled Mahi Mahi and it was tasty, although I will admit that I prefer Wahoo's recipe which has the blackened fish. That said, you couldn't beat the weather and the atmosphere was relaxing. Will definitely add... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5096 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: (805) 684-5507

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?