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Cabo Cantina

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1240 3rd Street Promenad, Santa Monica, CA
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10:00 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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 6
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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
Average food average services

Maybe coming here to take advantage of happy hour is a better idea than coming for lunch. Food was average at best. Drowned in hot sauce was ok but felt dissapointed. I had 3 chicken tacos. Upside is there is a free self serve icey water machine. Santa Monica is alright and this would be a good... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
courtsjoe
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Maybe coming here to take advantage of happy hour is a better idea than coming for lunch. Food was average at best. Drowned in hot sauce was ok but felt dissapointed. I had 3 chicken tacos. Upside is there is a free self serve icey water machine. Santa Monica is alright and this would be a good place to chill... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Two stars for the deceptive 2 for 1 pricing from 4-8 PM. We got our bill and it was $12 for each margarita, I watched them charge someone else $9 for a margarita. I know I wear a NY sports team hat, but I actually live here and am not cool with being ripped off. The food was ok, but... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Looked a bit of a dive from the outside but I really fancied a cocktail so went in. We sat upstairs on a grubby table and looked at a sticky menu. To my surprise the food and drinks were both brilliant. The 36oz margarita for $17 was a bargain (and was the only drink we bought there all night it... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Service felt very prompt and not very welcoming. Sat in the outside section and was waiting my entire visit. The waitress was very inattentive and didn't service us at all. All in all, waiting to order, forgotten food and none existing service had us kept for three and a half hours which is a lot for a quick taco. Our... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Before I even left the UK I had found the Cabo Cantina website and was determined to have a super large cocktail and umlimited mimosas!! So I did and I met a great new friend there too. Great place, great atmosphere, brilliant food and drink and the staff are amazing:)

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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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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

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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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