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“Great place to sit back and people watch.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Happy Ending Cantina

Happy Ending Cantina
Ranked #22 of 545 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Happy Ending's 5 full-time chefs prepare generous proportions of delicious food, always at affordable prices, in its completely new kitchen. Our Crispy Tacos, Huge Burritos, Super Nachos, Cheeseburgers, Super "Loaded" Fries, Quesadillas, etc., Have become the most popular in Cabo. The kitchen is located directly on the sidewalk to make it easy for those who simply want to eat at the outside counter or take their food to go. Our bartenders and waiters can also place orders and serve food to our customers inside Happy Ending. Food is served everyday from 10:00 am to at least 3:00 am.
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great place to sit back and people watch.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

Right off the main drag. Stopped in to have a few beers and stayed for a couple more and a few shots. $5 for 2 beers and 2 shots can't be beat. Been here plenty of times and we always have plenty of laughs. On this occasion we stopped in to get out of the sun and stayed till it was dark. Watched some hockey and the people walking by enjoying their day. Quite pleasant. Late afternoon and it started to get busier and the mood picked up and there was plenty activity to watch or participate in. Fun Place!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
AoxoA:

Thank you very much for writing such a wonderful review and for naming it “Great Place to Sit Back and People Watch.”

Thanks for describing Happy Ending as having prices that "can't be beat," "we always have plenty of laughs," people watching was "quite pleasant," "there was plenty of activity to watch or partifipate in," and it is a "Fun Place!!!"

Happy Ending is located on Marina Boulevard in downtown Cabo....right on the "50-yard line," midway between Cabo Wabo and El Squid Roe."

Thanks for writing "$5 for 2 beers and 2 shots can't be beat." Happy Ending has the lowest REGULAR PRICES in Cabo San Lucas. Our "Promo" consists of 2 ice cold bottles of Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico, or Pacifico Light AND 2 double shots of our super-smooth tequila....ALL 4 drinks for only $5....all the time, today, tomorrow, next week, next year, 365 and 24/7.

Thanks for being such great repeat customers. I hope you can return to Cabo as soon as possible.

Best wishes for lots of Happy Endings to all your endeavors, hopes and dreams wherever life's journeys might take you.

Gene, "El Jefe," Happy Ending Cantina, Cabo San Lucas, Baja Califonia Sur, Mexico.
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Muskegon, Michigan
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic play”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

We had the best day ever met great people and Gene the owner was fabulous. Food was very good and drinks were even better. Celebrated our anniversary with great Family and friends.

Visited January 2014
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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Mp1324 from Muskegon, Michigan:

Thank you for giving your review Trip Advisor's highest "5-Star" rating and for naming it "Fantastic Play." That is the first time any reviewer has used that phrase in the title of their review.

You're fortunate to live in Muskegon, a beautiful and historic, family oriented small city on the shore of Lake Michigan. The name "Muskegon" is derived from the Ottawa Indian term "Masquigon" meaning "marshy river or swamp". The "Masquigon" River was first identified on French maps dating from the late 1600s. In 1748, Edward Fitzgerald, a fur trapper and trader, was the first known European to live in the area. Between the late 1790s and 1820, several French-Canadian traders established fur trading posts in the area. By 1837, Euro-American settlement of Muskegon was underway. This coincided with the beginning of the exploitation of the area's extensive timber resources and an era what some regard as the most romantic era in the history of the region.

You wrote one of the nicest concise reviews I've ever read. I'm so happy you had "the best day ever" and met lots of "great people." at Happy Ending Cantina. We make sure everyone has a wonderful personal experience and always leaves Happy Ending with a "Happy Ending."

I'm pleased you enjoyed our food and drinks so much and were able to celebrate your anniversary with so many family members and new friends.

It was my honor to meet and get to know you and your spouse. I hope you can return to Happy Ending for your next anniversary.

Best wishes for lots of "Fantastic" Happy Endings to all your hopes and dreams wherever life's journeys might find you.

Gene, "El Jefe," Happy Ending Cantina, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
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Lodi, California
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great food, good prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

Wonderful place to have a few beers and good bar food. The prices are $2 for a beer, $2 tacos, everything was very good and very responsible. They have several flat screen TV's so you can sit back and enjoy sports.

Visited January 2014
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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Traveler95240 from Newport Beach, California:

Thank you very much for naming your review “Great food, good prices.” Because you've written so many reviews, Trip Advisor has named you a "Senior Contributor." Your opinions and comments are very important and very much appreciated. Thank you for all the wonderful comments and great recommendations you wrote about Happy Ending Cantina.

You're very fortunate to live in beautiful Newport Beach. Newport Beach was incorporated in 1906 and is one of the most affluent cities in Southern California. It includes the spectacular Balboa Peninsula, a fantastic sandy beach, a modern civic center and a beautiful harbor surrounded by custom homes and loaded with yachts of all sizes. In the 1800s, the State of California sold acre plots of land in present day Newport Beach for only $1 each! In 1870, a 105-ton steamer named The Vaquero, was the first vessel of its size to SAFELY steer through the lower and upper bay of Newport where it unloaded its cargo. James Irvine, after hearing this astonishing news, quickly traveled from his home in San Francisco to his ranch house, then located close to the current day "University of California Irvine." He met with his brother and a friend and they all agreed that the newly found port should be named simply, "Newport." Thus, this is how Newport Beach got its name. The City of Irvine was later named after him.

Thank you for describing Happy Ending as a "wonderful place to have a few beers," for having "good bar food" and for having 5 flat screen TVs for watching sports. We also have a High Def projector that we use at night.

I'm happy you enjoyed our $2 tacos, filled with either carne asada or chicken, then topped with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese and your choice of freshly made salsas. Tacos are made with either crispy corn tortillas, soft corn tortillas or soft flour tortillas....whichever you prefer.

You mentioned our $2 beers. The REGULAR PRICE for your choice of an ice cold bottle of Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico or Pacifico Light is always only $2 each. If you're a little thirstier, the REGULAR PRICE of 2 ice cold bottles of beer AND 2 double shots of our super-smooth delicious tequila is always only $5....for ALL 4 drinks....today, tonight, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, 365 and 24/7....all the time! All of Happy Ending's prices are the lowest you'll find in Cabo San Lucas.

Best wishes for having lots of "Great & Good" type of Happy Endings to all your endeavors, hopes and dreams wherever life's journeys might take you.

Gene, "El Jefe," Happy Ending Cantina, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
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Moxee, Washington
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Bang for your Buck”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

We found Happy Endings to be the best bar in Cabo! You really get the best bang for your buck at Happy Endings. They have a $5 special that includes 2 beers and 2 double shots of tequila, you really cant find a deal like that anywhere else. The owner Gene was there every night we went, we got to meet him and talk to him.

We love Happy Endings because its a very relaxed environment and the bartenders are really great! They give you individual treatment and are all very easy going. Out of our 7 night stay we went to Happy Endings 4 times because of the great experiences. This is definitely our favorite bar hands down!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Crystal T from Moxee, Washington:

Thank you very much for writing your very first Trip Advisor review about Happy Ending Cantina and for making such wonderful comments. I hope you write many more reviews in the future about other businesses you visit. Thank you for giving your review Trip Advisor's highest "5-Star" rating and for naming it "Best Bang for your Buck."

You live in Moxee, a beautiful small, family oriented beautiful town. In 1867, Moxee was first settled by Mortimer Thorp and several French-Canadian farmers. A warm spring on Thorp's ranch emitted steam year 'round and never froze. The name "Moxee" was adopted by the settlers because the Sahaptin Native Americans who lived there used a word that when spoke sounded like "Moxee." "Moxee" was the Native American's name for an edible root that grew abundantly in the area. In 1921, the town of Moxee City. Street and road names in the vicinity, such as Charron, Faucher, Rivard, Beaudry, Desmarais, Robillard, Beauchene, Gamache, Morrier, and St. Hilaire, continue to reflect Moxee's French-Canadian heritage. Today, almost one-third of Moxee's residents are of Hispanic descent.

Thank you very much for declaring Happy Ending to be "the best bar in Cabo!" Every bar strives to be "the best" and I'm very happy Happy Ending is your favorite! I'm glad you enjoyed our REGULAR PRICE of only $5 for your choice of 2 ice cold bottles of Corona, Pacifico, Corona Light or Pacifico Light AND 2 huge double shots of our famous super-smooth tequila. It's the best deal in the history of mankind! You're correct...."you can't find a deal like that anywhere else."

It was my honor to meet you and spend time getting to know each other better. I attempt to meet each and every customer who visits Happy Ending.

Thank you for visiting Happy Ending 4 nights our of your 7 night Cabo vacation. That speaks for itself.

Thank you for also describing Happy Ending as having a "very relaxed environment" with "easy going" bartenders who are "great" and who provide "individual treatment." Our entire staff is the best in the business!

Best wishes for lots of "Best" type of Happy Endings to all your hopes and dreams wherever life's journeys might find you.

Gene, "El Jefe," Happy Ending Cantina, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
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Regina, Canada
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“The card tricks were the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Great experience, had lots of fun. Gene "el jefe"met us at the front and i recongnized he was the owner from reading the reviews. He was very nice amd explained the situation of the bar and how he takes such pride in having the lowest priced drinks in cabo.(im sure he will remember me when i say this is the guy from canada with the beard). We will be back for sure!!!!

Visited January 2014
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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Shaun H from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada:

Thank you for writing your first Trip Advisor review about Happy Ending Cantina. All your wonderful comments and opinions are very much appreciated. Thank you for naming your review “The Card Tricks Were The Best" and for rating your review with "5-Stars."

You're fortunate to live in Regina, a beautiful and historic city in Saskatchewan Province. Regina was previously the seat of government for the entire North-West Territories, The local Native Canadians originally called the area "Wascana," which meant "Buffalo Bones," In 1882, the wife of the Governor General of Canada, Princess Louise, also known as the "Marquess of Lorne," changed the name from "Wascana" to "Regina" after her mother, Queen Victoria, whose full name was "Victoria Regina."

Samuel, Happy Ending's Master Magician, is the best close-up Magician in the business and we're very fortunate that he moved to Cabo San Lucas a couple years ago. Professional Magicians frequently travel to Cabo to study advanced magic techniques from Samuel. He performs his magic at Happy Ending most afternoons until the early evening hours. He tries to entertain as many customers as possible. I'm glad you were able to watch him perform.

You're correct: I definitely remember you as"the guy with the beard from Canada!" It was a pleasure to meet you and spend some quality time getting to know you better. Thank you for all the nice things you wrote about me personally.

Thank you for also describing you experience at Happy Ending as "great" and "lots of fun." I'm very pleased that you "will be back for sure!!!!" The entire Happy Ending crew and I are eager to spend more time with you both when you return to Cabo....please make it soon!

Best wishes for having only the "Best" type of Happy Endings to all your endeavors, hopes and dreams wherever life's journeys might take you.

Gene, "El Jefe," Happy Ending Cantina, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sir, Mexico.
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