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Mexican, Latin
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Venice
1.7 miles from Santa Monica State Beach
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Reviewed May 13, 2020

Been eating at this excellent place for years ! Great atmosphere, excellent service. best chips and salsa and hand made tortillas on the griddle by the tequila bar. Really excellent food and great draft beers. Service is the absolute best. our whole family eats here...as often as we can. They are open until 3AM - FANTASTIC !!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

I was at la cabana with my family (my wife and my son), we ordered 2 simple dishes and 1 appetizer with 2 beers and 1 juice. The food was average for Mexican food in Los Angeles, our bill was $95!!! plus Tips, incredible, you...can get the same type of food for half price in LA. A total ripoff, do not go there if you want Mexican it is a trap. I do not understand why this restaurant is still open when you can have excellent Mexican food in LA pretty much everywhere for half price. Stay away form La Cabana.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

I needed a meal quite late ( after 10pm) and my local friend suggested to go here. It’s a classic old Gringo Mexican joint like I visited in the early 1970’s. I ordered the Fish Tacos but learned there are two varieties. One is blackened...fish type and the other the lightly battered and fried Baja Tacos. I got the blackened fish as I didn’t know there were variations. It wasn’t to my liking but that may be an ordering mishap on my part. After that, I always check the Tacos we’re Baja style. Anyway it’s a safe old place where you’ll get a decently price filling meal with pleasant service and opens very late.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

The food is good, menu is large, service is friendly and they always look after you. Nachos with ground beef is a great starter! Tableside made guacamole. Roaming musicians. Valet parking is easier than hunting for your own.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

La Cabaña was an absolutely fantastic gem to stumble across. On one of our nightly adventures to find good food where locals eat, we knocked it out the park. The restaurant is casual, laid back, and defiantly a hot spot for middle age adults to...relax with friends for great food and good conversation; the restaurant is very family friendly and had a mixed range of ages as well. It was just the two of us (36 and 29 years old) but we enjoyed the atmosphere. We went around 8pm. The food is very good. I wouldn’t say we are foodies but we enjoy well prepared and great tasting food; my wife LOVEs Mexican food so she can be very particular. Needless to say when we visit Venice Beach again, we will be back here to eat. The staff is very friendly, attentive and helpful. If you are looking for a very casual sit down place that is less fancy, with good food, great service/staff and chill people, you will not be disappointed with La Cabaña.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

We held an anniversary event here for my wife's parents. It was a superb experience all round: Great service, excellent food, and a fabulous mariachi band. The guac was the best I have ever had and the margaritas were perfect. A repeatable experience.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

They will make fresh guacamole at the table if you want, ordered a chicken and beef dinner and both were excellent

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

We went to this Mexican restaurant to try “real Mexican” and we weren’t disappointed. Everything was delicious, especially recommend the steak fajita! Looks & tastes very authentic

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

It seemed appropriate to visit a Mexican restaurant. Who knows? There might be a wall next time I go to LA. The nachos were crisp and the sauce had a good kick. I had the quesadilla which I really enjoyed. The beer was great too....Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

This one of Santa Monica traditional gems for great Mexican food.Authentic, courteous, and a good value, La Cabana is part of Old Santa Monica, corner of Lincoln & Rose. Great food, great salsa, and attentive staff without being rushed. Mix of guests hipsters, contractor types,...and families enjoying its Mexican ambience. Definitely a must for REAL Mexican food.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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