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Cabo Cantina

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Santa Monica
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1240 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1308
3103935755
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Today
11:30 am - 12:30 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
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alaska
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Stropped in while shopping the promenade - lured in by their "2 for 1 Happy Hour". We sat there for at least 20 minutes with no notice then finally after speaking with the bartender, ordered the drinks at the bar. It's a bit misleading: 2-1 is not buy one get one its two of the same exact drink or one... More 

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Thank Mom_2_the_4th_Power
Coachella, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Good food not a big menu, but a lot of different margaritas to pick from. Waiters are friendly and I would go back for drinks

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Thank erikahdz
los angeles
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187 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We stopped by for drinks before eating dinner at another restaurant on the pier. Drinks were good with the chips and salsa they provided. No complaints.

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Thank shawnCA
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Great atmosphere, tasty food, all matched with friendly service ensured a top spot for lunch in the heart of Santa Monica. We had fish tacos and the chicken salad ( excellent ) with beers and cocktails. A young crowd enjoying themselves ensured a good time was had by all. Cheap and good value

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Thank travrainbow
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to hangout, watch some sport & chat with people around you. We went in because we wanted a margarita, which a lot of other people were drinking. We waited til 4pm, in which posters & pamphlets proclaimed "All drinks were 2 for 1". Upon asking the waitress, none of the big cocktails were included, only... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Came here to kill some time after a semi long day of shopping along the 3rd Street Promenade. The place was buzzing & it was only 3:30pm! I think it was happy hour(s) so we ordered a bunch of the cocktail drinks and platters of starters. Chicken wings, nachos, quesadillas, etc. Stayed for a couple hours and then went back... More 

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Thank AJTHenry
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Was here last year and made a point to go back this year when we made it to 3rd st. Love love love the margarita's and both times had a salad as well which was really good.

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Thank Sangels
Bergdietikon, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

lovely service, grest atmosphere, best taco's (steak/prawn...) we ever had; great mega big cocktails; what we haven't liked was the deposit request to our credit card just after having ordered

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Thank ludw11
Southport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We were in Santa Monica at the end of a business trip and we spent 3 days there. We visited Cabo Cantina each day. The beer was ice cold, the food was just right and the atmosphere was perfect. We only went during the days as the ice cold beer was perfect for cooling down. The staff were friendly, the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I don't know if this is a local place or a tourist place but i don't care. Their cocktails are extensive and tasty and massively oversized and i am not complaining. Their loaded fries are also a must. Easily could sit here for hours on a sunny afternoon drinking Coconut Margaritas! The waitresses are friendly and its not overpriced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1240 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 3103935755

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

Neighborhood Profile
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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