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“Not a place for grownups, Europeans or sophisticated urbanites!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Davina's Cabo Grill

Davina's Cabo Grill
212 N Tremont St, Oceanside, CA 92054-2556
760-637-2450
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Ranked #161 of 303 Restaurants in Oceanside
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
San Diego, California
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21 restaurant reviews
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“Not a place for grownups, Europeans or sophisticated urbanites!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Fun, convenient, rooftop, in-town environment with great Happy Hour both in the form of drinks and appetizers. Unfortunately NOT a place for grownups, Europeans or sophisticated urbanites. Perhaps it is due to the nearby military base and youthful demographic that frequents this local watering hole that there is WAY TOO MUCH SECURITY and DISCIPLINARY ACTION!?I have never seen in all of my decades on this planet such a high percentage of bouncers as well as unfriendly management! Apparently that is how it is for a property located in a military town. I guess it is ok if one is used to it...or just out of high school. But alas, not a welcome place to catch a friendly drink or happy hour for grownups, Europeans, or more sophisticated urbanites from major cities where this type of thing would never be acceptable.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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115 restaurant reviews
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“Great outdoor patio, tasty food, mediocre service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The title says it all - Davina's Cabo Grill has a great outdoor patio with views to the west and the Pacific Ocean, tasty food with a large selection, but service seems to be an afterthought. Maybe we just had a mediocre server, so will definitely give it another try.

Visited March 2013
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“Good Times”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Service was slow. Food was pretty good. The upstairs patio is amazing. What a gorgeous view. Will definitely be going back. On the weekends it has a decent crowd. Dance floor is kind of small. Major set back is no seating in the basement unless you get the bottle service. But the waitress Cristy is amazing.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oceanside, California
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“what a mix”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The place seems to be always packed...might be for the 2 for 1 drinks???
Full of an ecletic crowd. One table had a family and the next a bunch of single ladies, follow by a Marine table right in front of the skaters table.
Loud, very loud when crowded. They have 3 floors. The top is the place to be if you like action, if all you want its some food the lobby will do.
The foos its avarage....good sizes and well priced
From the rooftop you can se the ocean.
Good security at sundown for those who took advantage of "happy Hour" and friendly staff for most part

Visited December 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Excellent Pacific Sunsets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Beautiful Sunsets from the upstairs deck! Very busy on the weekends. 2 for 1 Happy Hour every day! Good Mexican Food.

Visited February 2013
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