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“Good Service, Cheap Drinks”

Happy Ending Cantina
Ranked #25 of 555 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar, Pub
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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.
Mobile, Alabama
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“Good Service, Cheap Drinks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

Service was very good. Bartender was friendly. Drinks were affordable. The atmosphere was nice. We went during the day and it was very laid back.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Chase H
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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Chase H from Mobile, Alabama:

Because you've written 8 reviews, Trip Advisor has named you a "Senior Reviewer." Your opinions are very important to everyone who uses Trip Advisor. Thank you for naming your review "Good Service, Cheap Drinks" and for rating it with all "5-Stars."

You're concise review about Happy Ending Cantina was spot on and very much appreciated. Thank you for describing Happy Ending as having "service was very good," the "bartender was friendly," the "drinks were affordable," with a "nice" atmosphere and "very laid back" during the day.

I appreciate you enjoyed our "cheap drink" prices....ALWAYS the lowest in Cabo San Lucas. For example, the REGULAR PRICE for 2 full-size, 355 ml, ice cold bottles of Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico or Pacifico Light AND 2 huge double shots of our delicious super-smooth pure agave tequila is ALWAYS ONLY $5....for ALL 4 "real" drinks. And "always" means just that....today, tonight, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, 365 & 24/7...."ALWAYS!!!!"

Our crew members are some of the friendliest you'll ever meet. They "enjoy" working at Happy Ending and it shows in the great customer service they provide to our customers. We will never tolerate any employee who projects an attitude that customers "are doing HIM a favor" rather than the other way around.

Thank you for ALL your wonderful comments and great recommendations. The entire crew and I are eager to spend more time with you in the future. Please try and find the time and means to make it happen soon!!!!

You live in beautiful and historic Mobile, Alabama. The city was named after the "Mobile" Native American tribe that the French colonists found in the area of Mobile Bay at the beginning of the 1700s. The Mobile Native Americans may have been descendants of a Native American tribe whose small fortress town, "Mabila," was used to conceal several thousand native warriors in preparation for an attack on the expedition of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1540. In 1702, Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana. The Mobile tribe obtained permission from the French colonists around 1709 to settle near the French fort. During its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony of France, then Britain, and lastly Spain. In 1813, Mobile became a part of the United States of America with the annexation of West Florida under President James Madison. It then left the Union in 1861 when Alabama joined the Confederate States of America. In 1865, at the end of the Civil War, it rejoined the United States of America. Mobile is Alabama's only saltwater port. The Port of Mobile has always played a key role in the economic health of the city, beginning with the city as a key trading center between the French and Native Americans, to its current role as the 12th-largest port in the United States.

Best wishes for lots of "Good and Cheap" type of Happy Endings to all your 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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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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“Best Value in Cabo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

$5.00 for two REGULAR size Ice Cold Beers and 2 shots of tequila. Giant burritos for about $8.00. This is definitely the best value in Cabo. We were there with 19 people for lunch and had the best time. The 9 kids with us (aged 3 to 13) ate tacos, hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, etc. The adults also had tacos, burritos, nachos, etc. As I mentioned, beers are ice cold and the food is delicious. We had Axel as our server and he did an awesome job. Some might think that the cantina is "kinky" because of the sexual innuendo of its name, but don't let that fool you. Stop in during the day or go party there at night.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Jeff L
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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Jeff L from Rancho Cucamonga, California:

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review and for making such great recommendations. I'm very happy that you were so pleased with our super-low prices for food and drink that you named your review "Best Value in Cabo!" Thank you for rating your review with Trip Advisor's highest "5-Star" rating.

I appreciate you began your review describing Happy Ending's "Promo." Our "Promo" is our most popular drink combination. It consists of 2, full-size, 355 ml, ice cold bottles of Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico or Pacifico Light AND 2 huge double shots of our delicious, super-smooth, pure agave tequila for the EVERYDAY REGULAR PRICE of only $5....for ALL 4 "real" drinks. Note that Happy Ending ONLY sells the world's most popular brands of Mexican beers and NEVER sells the cheap Mexican brands that no one ever orders. And "everyday regular price of only $5" mean just that: everyday, every night, today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, New Year's Eve, 365 and 24/7....everyday and all-the-time! There are no other bars in Cabo that can come even close to matching our "all-the-time" regular prices. Note that we never use gimmicky pricing schemes like Happy Hour, Ladies' Night or 2-for-1....Never have and never will! No matter which day you visit, what time you visit, or whether you're a man or a woman, our super-low regular prices never change and are always the best in Cabo!

The $8 "giant burrito" about which you wrote is our "El Jefe Super Burrito." It's 8 inches long by 8 inches around and is stuffed full with the most delicious ingredients that you'll ever find in a burrito. One "El Jefe" can easily feed 2 persons. Many customers have told me the "El Jefe" is the most delicious burrito they've ever had. I know it's the best burrito I've ever eaten and I've been eating home made burritos since I was a little boy. Our delicious "Bean & Cheese" burritos are only $3. Other burritos are priced at $5 and $7.

Our 5 full-time "real" chefs prepare the most delicious "cantina-style" food you'll find in Cabo. They don't make lasagna, steaks or other dishes served at other speciality restaurants....but they do prepare the most delicious Mexican food, plus hamburgers, wings, etc., that are always sold at affordable prices and always served in generous portions.

It was a pleasure and an honor to have your large group, including 9 kids, spend so much quality time at Happy Ending. Thank you.

Axel asked me to personally thank you for all the nice things you wrote about him. He's one of our most popular day shift bartenders/servers who has worked at Happy Ending practically since the day we opened in 2008..

Many people have asked me what "Happy Ending" means. Many customers believe the name came about because Happy Ending is located at the very tip, or the "happy ending," of the Baja Peninsula. Others compare the name to a movie or a book having a "happy ending." Others have told me that visiting Happy Ending at the "end" of their long trip to Cabo, or at the "end" of a busy day in Cabo is their "happy ending." I let everyone decide what a "happy ending" means to them. "Happy Ending" can mean whatever anyone wants it to mean to them. "Happy Ending" and all it's logos are legally Trademarked and Copyrighted.

You're fortunate to live in Rancho Cucamonga, one of the most beautiful and historic areas of Southern California. Rancho Cucamonga is named after the Kucamongan Native Americans who lived in the area since the 13th century. The Kucamongan people were part of the Gabrielino culture, and anthropologists believe that, at their peak, the Gabrielinos existed as one of the largest concentrations of indigenous peoples on the North American continent. By 1833, the amount of control held by Spain diminished, and as Mexico won its independence from the Spanish Crown, all land in Alta and Baja California was opened up for granting from the new governor. In 1839, Governor Juan Bautista granted 13,000 acres of land around the area called Cucamonga to Alvarado Tubercio Tapia, a dedicated soldier, smuggler and politician. Tapia constructed a well-fortified adobe home in the area and raised great herds of cattle. Tapia also began a successful winery, portions of which stand today known as the Thomas Winery. In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed into existence a post office located in Cucamonga, the first in the western portion of San Bernardino County. The City of Rancho Cucamonga was incorporated in 1977 as a result of a merger between the unincorporated communities of Alta Loma , Cucamonga, and Etiwanda.

Best wishes for having lots of only the "Best" 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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“When in Cabo Happy Endings Catina is a must vist!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went Down to Cabo this past May and stoped in to Hapy Endings Cantina what an awesome place. Great food and great drinks all at a great price. Me and my girlfriend spent the whole afternoon there chatting with the owner and other patroons overall great atmosphere. My and my girlfriend both work for the NYPD so we got to sigh our names on the wall what a great place will definitely visit agin next year!

  • Visited May 2014
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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Angel D:

Thank you for choosing to write your very first Trip Advisor review about Happy Ending Cantina. I sincerely appreciate that you used Trip Advisor's highest "5-Star" rating to summarize your opinions. Thank you for naming your review "When in Cabo, Happy Ending Cantina is a Must Visit!" Thank you for ALL your wonderful comments and great recommendations.

It was an honor for me to meet you and your girlfriend and spend some of your valuable vacation time with you both at Happy Ending. As you know, I'm a retired LAPD Sergeant you two are both current NYPD Officers. Happy Ending honors all Police Officers by encouraging them to personalize specific areas of our walls near our entrance. Only Police Officers, Fire Fighters and other Public Safety Officers are permitted to sign these walls. All other customers can personalize a dollar bill that we then affix to special areas of our walls and ceilings as mementos of their visit.

Thank you for describing Happy Ending as being an "awesome place," with "great food and great drinks all at a great price." I'm happy that you will both "definitely visit again next year!" Perhaps you'll return celebrating your honeymoon next year???? Please be careful at work!

You're very fortunate to both work as cops in New York City, one of the most historic, beautiful and important cities on the planet. In 1524, Giovanni da Verrazzano was the first documented European to visit the area. Verrazzano was a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown, who sailed his ship into New York Harbor. He claimed the area for France and named it "Nouvelle Angoulême" meaning "New Angoulême." in 1525, Captain Estêvão Gomes, a Portuguese sailing under order from Spanish Emperor Charles V, arrived in New York Harbor and charted the mouth of the Hudson river. He named it "Rio de San Antonio." In 1609, English explorer Henry Hudson re-discovered the region when he sailed his ship into New York Harbor while searching for the Northwest Passage to the Orient for his employer, the Dutch East India Company. He explored the "North River" which was later renamed the "Hudson River." New York City traces its roots to its 1624 founding as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic and was named "New Amsterdam" in 1626. In 1664, Peter Stuyvesant, the Director-General of the Dutch Colony of New Netherland, surrendered New Amsterdam to the English without bloodshed. The English promptly renamed the fledgling city "New York" after the Duke of York. The Duke later became King James II. Between 1785 and 1790, New York served as the capital of the United States. Since 1790, New York has been the largest city in the United States. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America by ship and is a globally recognized symbol of the United States and its democracy. Time Square is now visited by approximately 50 million visitors annually.

Best wishes for lots of "Great....Great....Great" 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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“Always a Happy Ending!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

What a great place! Bought a pair of gym pants in their shop,wore them to the bar & got a free shot of tequila!!Fabulous!!
If you sign your name on a bill,they will staple it to one of the beams in the bar or a pair of knickers that are hanging there!
Great margarita's and wonderful service from Carlos aka Diego...that's not his real name,but he looks like Diego Rivera who is on the 500 peso note!!

  • Visited July 2014
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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
bellacabo from Sydney, Australia:

Trip Advisor has designated you a "Contributor" because you've written 20 reviews about businesses in 11 cities. Thank you for writing such a great review about Happy Ending Cantina, for naming it "Always a Happy Ending!!" and for rating it with all "5-Stars."

Thank you for describing Happy Ending as a "great place," "fabulous!!," with "great margaritas and wonderful service." ALL your opinions and comments are very much appreciated.

Bartender Carlos, or "Diego" as you nicknamed him, personally asked me to thank you for your nice comments about him and for comparing his looks to "Diego Rivera," whose image is on the 500 Mexican Peso note. I think I just might start calling Carlos "Diego" as well. Carlon/Diego is one our most popular day shift bartenders. He's a real gentleman and one of the best bartenders in the business.

Thanks for personalizing a dollar bill that Carlos stapled to one of our ceiling beams as a memento of your visit. There are now around 8,000 dollar bills adorning our ceilings.

Carlos/Diego and I both hope that you can find the time and the means to return soon to Cabo San Lucas and to Happy Ending.

You live in Sydney, Australia, the state capital of New South Wales, and one of the most beautiful and historic cities on Planet Earth. In 1770, Lieutenant James Cook landed at Botany Bay on the Kurnell Peninsula. Here Cook made first contact with an Aboriginal community known as the Gweagal. In 1788, under instruction from the British government, Arthur Phillip founded a convict settlement in the area, arriving at Botany Bay with a fleet of 11 ships. However, Phillip soon discovered the site was unsuitable for habitation because of poor soil and a lack of reliable fresh water. Phillip subsequently founded the colony at Sydney Cove, one inlet further north along the coast. The official proclamation of the founding and naming of Sydney took place just two weeks later. The original name of Sydney was intended to be "Albion," but Phillip decided to name the settlement after the British Home Secretary, Thomas Townshend, "Lord Sydney," in recognition of Lord Sydney's role in issuing the charter authorizing Phillip to establish the colony. By 1822, Sydney had grown and had banks, markets, well established thoroughfares and an organized constabulary. Sydney was built on hills surrounding Port Jackson, commonly known as Sydney Harbor, where the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbor Bridge are now prominent structures. Sydney soon became the largest city in Australia and is consistently ranked high among world cities having a high quality of life.

Best wishes for "Always" having Happy Endings to all your 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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“Great visit at Happy Endings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were told about this great place close to the marina by guests at the same motel we stayed at. We went to town and found it. We had a great time there. Everyone was friendly, from the crew to customers. Our friend we were traveling with is a fire fighter and got to sign his name on the wall. The owner was there, we had a nice chat learning about how Happy Endings came to be in San Lucas. Great story, great place. A must find if you are in their area.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Lynzee4407
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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Lynzee4407:

I sincerely appreciate you wrote your very first Trip Advisor review about your visit, 5 months ago, to Happy Ending Cantina. I hope you continue to write more reviews about businesses you visit in the future. Your great comments and wonderful recommendations are very much appreciated by me and by each member of our crew. Thank you for naming your review "Great Visit at Happy Endings" and for rating it with all "5-Stars."

Very often when our customers return to their hotels they tell other tourists they meet about how much fun they had at Happy Ending and recommend they visit as well. I'm so happy that a guest at your hotel recommended you visit Happy Ending as well. Good word-of-mouth is the best form of advertising!

Thank you for describing Happy Ending as "we had a great time there," "everyone was friendly, from the crew to the customers," "great place" and "a must find if you are in their area." Your comments are simple and concise yet perfectly describe what Happy Ending is all about. Without a doubt, our crew members are the best in the business. They consistently exhibit the best, and very sincere, customer service skills that you'll find at any bar in Cabo San Lucas. They enjoy working at Happy Ending and it shows in the way they go about doing their jobs. Many customers, such as yourself, have told me how much fun they had with other Happy Ending customers. Happy Ending has been attracting fun loving happy customers since the day we opened almost 6 years ago. Happy Ending is simply blessed to draw great customers, day-in-and-day-out, and is one of the most important reasons Happy Ending is so popular. Jerks are never welcome at Happy Ending and, if one slips in, they are removed....muy pronto!

I really appreciated being able to personally meet you and your group and spend time together discussing how Happy Ending came about.

As you know, I'm a retired LAPD Sergeant and both my sons became LAPD cops when they turned 21. We honor Police Officers, Firefighters and all other Public Safety Officers....those who risk their lives for strangers on a daily basis, by letting them all personalize specific areas of our walls, as well as affixing any of their department memorabilia....such as hats, patches, T-shirts, challenge coins, etc....to our walls and ceilings. ONLY Public Safety Officers can "sign" our walls....all our other customers can personalize a dollar bill or other paper currency, which we happily attach to our ceilings and walls as a reminder of their visit to Happy Ending. There are well over 8,000 bills now stapled to our ceilings and other safe places.

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

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