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Cabo Cantina

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1240 3rd Street Promenad, Santa Monica, CA
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night

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  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Happy hour..

Lovely atmosphere, really nice place, good big drinks, food was also tasty, only problem is that is missing some music on the terrace. Nice clients as well, easy to get in touch with people! :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
MatteoST
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, really nice place, good big drinks, food was also tasty, only problem is that is missing some music on the terrace. Nice clients as well, easy to get in touch with people! :)

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Ettalong Beach, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Try the Megarita you won't regret it. The food here was sensational and the atmosphere is a cross between traditional Mexican cantina and sports bar and it works perfectly. Our waitress was very attentive and looked after all of our needs. Well worth a visit when in Venice Beach.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Must have a crack at the Megarona, soooo good. All the food was brilliant and its a good awesome sports bar. You definitely need to head along to this place!!!

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

i suggest setting at the bar, you will get the best service fm here. i rolled in around happy hour and of course the place was packed with people but the bar was wide open, so we sat at the bar and was greeted by this Brazilian Model/ bartender named Diane, she was full of life and was a great... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had one the the worst customer service ever from the waitress! It is understandable that the place was moderately crowded and loud but we didn't feel welcomed and well served at all. The waitress was rude and rushing us to order and pay right away. I wasn't too sure what was the reason behind that attitude but let's say... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had ordered two different kinds of margaritas(one blended and one on the rocks) - taste for both was like non-alcohol drinks. The waiter promised that both contain 2 shots of tequila, but the taste was just like water with syrup and ice.

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North, South Carolina
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515 reviews 515 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had the three enchiladas and they were very good. Tequila sunrise and margarita also good, but not high in alcohol. Nice atmosphere and reasonable prices. We'd visit here again.

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california
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Probably the worst Margaritas we've ever had -- watery and awful. Server helpfully volunteered that menu claim of double shots in Margarita was not correct - bartenders didn't make them that way. Food not good and service indifferent. Disappointing as location and overall aesthetic looked promising.

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Chilton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Some great margarita's which are huge - some are nice, some of the more odd mixtures are a more acquired taste. But overall a really interesting, fun place with some crazy people!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

enjoyed a casual dinner of buffalo wings, nachos and fajitas with a few famous frozen margharitas and coronas to wash it all down - good food, reasonable price, fun place - lots of characters in the bar, karaoke was just starting as we were leaving - good atmosphere for a night out, pretty casual and cool - would definitely return... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1240 3rd Street Promenad, Santa Monica, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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