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Cavo's Cantina

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4007 Norbeck Rd, Rockville, MD 20853-1847
301-929-3501
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Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Above average for the area

Cavo's is better than average, especially if you're looking for a spur-of-the-moment choice for dinner with more than the garden variety of Tex-Mex offerings. The worst thing about the place is the shopping center, which has very tortured parking and bad access off Norbeck. As for the food, we've... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2013
abettel
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Washington, DC
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Cavo's is better than average, especially if you're looking for a spur-of-the-moment choice for dinner with more than the garden variety of Tex-Mex offerings. The worst thing about the place is the shopping center, which has very tortured parking and bad access off Norbeck. As for the food, we've enjoyed the rather heavy Mariscada seafood stew, the Pescada en Salsa... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Similar menu to Villa Maya, down the road, excellent quality! Friendly service! Limited parking and limited seating at dinner time.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We are blessed with a lot of options in Latin American and Mexican resturants here in the Silver Spring area. But Cavos is my favorite Tex- Mex restaurant . Its a small place with about 10 tables and a small bar; tucked into in a plaza with several other restaurants including Greek, Indian and Carribean eateries. At Cavos the staff... More 

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were traveling through the Rockville area and looking for a place to eat. Cavo's Cantino appeared to be popular with the locals, so we gave it a shot. The service was pretty good and the food was above average. All in all it was a pretty good dinner.

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LAUREL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

I live in Laurel but had heard from my patient who is Mexican that for good authentic Mexican food to try Cavo in Rockville. It was worth the drive. I had Masitas de Puerco which was amazing. The meat fell apart and was a huge portion. My husband got the grilled shrimp wrapped in bacon. The menu said it would... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

Tabasco, which has changed it's name to Cavo's, is probably the closest you will find to authentic Mexican cooking. The place is on the small side but that is what makes this a family friendly place to eat. The owner remembers all his past customers and greets you with a smile. Try the shrimp with grilled onion and white rice--delicious!

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2010

We frequent this restaurant- for an inexpensive reatsaurant, the food is excellent- I especially like the totilla soup. I have a freind of Mexican heritage who I brought to the restaurant. He reall y liked it also.

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Olney, Maryland
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

Being from west Texas for the first 37 years of my life, I know Mexican food, and Tex Mex. I have not found anyplace in Maryland that truly serves good Mexican food. But this is about as close as you can get in this part of the country. The service has always been outstanding. I wish the chips that they... More 

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usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

I have had my share of Authentic Mexican food and not just in restaurants. So I decided to try this place alone before I took anyone with me. I was seated as soon as I walked in. I was handed a menu. Another person came over and handed me a basket of chips and warm salsa. The chips were fine... More 

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rockville md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

Tabasco's is one of the best restaurants in the area. Try the Seafood Enchiladas! You won't be sorry. All the dishes are unique, yet authentic. It's not the franchise American TexMex - It's real Mexican food. What a treat! From the fresh chips and warm salsa to the original chicken, beef, and seafood entrees, you will be so pleased. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4007 Norbeck Rd, Rockville, MD 20853-1847
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 301-929-3501

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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