We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
1240 3rd Street Promenad, Santa Monica, CA
Improve this listing
Ranked #302 of 577 Restaurants in Santa Monica
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
Cuisines: Mexican
Santa Monica
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Write a Review

50 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moscow, Russia
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North, South Carolina
Top Contributor
468 reviews 468 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chilton, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Came one night for happy hour, loved it so much that we returned the next day for happy hour and dinner. The meals were really tasty and yet again the cocktails were amazing!! The atmosphere was amazing and our server was really friendly and informative. We need somewhere this good in the UK!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Customer service is important no matter the place you go to. This place has no good customer service at least not from the bartender that was helping us, yes I understand this is a really crowded and loud place, but there has to be a way of making customers feel welcomed, and well served. I was pretty upset with my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Coming over from the UK this bar/Latino eating house was a really good experience, we came twice just to make sure it was as good as our first visit. There is security at the entrance so bring ID just to make sure. Between 4 and 7 they do happy hour with margaritas and other cocktails 2-4-1, we found the cocktails... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cabo Cantina also viewed

Santa Monica, CA

Been to Cabo Cantina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cabo Cantina

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cabo Cantina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?