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Cabo Cantina

1240 3rd Street Promenad, Santa Monica, CA
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Ranked #256 of 565 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
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Worst margaritas I've ever had! We went for happy hour because it is 2 for 1. They basically just take a normal margarita and split it into two regular margaritas and call it "2 for 1." Our waitress could have cared less. We started to complain and she said... "I just work here."

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Just my self and my 2 kids for a quick snack for them while i had a drink. Friendly service and good food but the frozen margaritas are truly awesome. A must while you get away from the hustle and the shopping!.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Having enjoyed a decent lunch in a restaurant of the same chain in Venice Beach, I was very surprised and disappointed to be refused entry as my fiancé and I did not have our passports. The security staff were both obnoxious and disrespectful and as a senior military Officer I was shocked at the atrocious reception I received.

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food is great the service was good and happy hours just win! Loved this place. Didnt try the famous margerita but they looked amazing

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Los Angeles, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Have walked by this place and it's a pleasant reminder of some of the "South of the Border" destinations I've been to, however this one is a major disappointment. The bar maidens (aka hoochies) are not helpful, there's no place to sit and if there's some kind of sports event, good luck... That said, my wife and I took a... More

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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Popped in for a drink and took one of their great "mega margaritas" (to share). Cool atmosphere on 3rd St with plenty going on around. Food looked good but didn't partake this time.

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New York City, New York
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This spot is amazing for late happy hour. We found ourselves here after exploring the Santa Monica Pier and I cant remember anything else. The margaritas are huge and very good! Great atmosphere as well.

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Alexandra Headland, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Burritos were super yummy and great value. Lots of atmosphere going on (especially since it happened to the ice hockey grand final) and good drink specials. Would go there again, maybe when quieter and don't have to share eating area/table.

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Middletown, DE
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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stopped in for a few drinks and appetizers. Even though it was about 9:00 in the evening, the waitress insisted it was happy hour and margaritas were 2 for 1.. According to her, this doesn't mean that two people can order two drinks and pay for 1 .. it means that each of you get two margaritas whether you... More

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I absolutely love this place. Not just for the happy hour but also for the burritos. You should get there before 4 pm though, everything after that is almost impossible because they are located directly on the promenade and once happy hour starts this place fills up in like 5 minutes. But even if they're packed you wont have to... More

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