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“Not good for dinner”

Davina's Cabo Grill
Ranked #303 of 388 Restaurants in Oceanside
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
bayarea
Level Contributor
97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not good for dinner”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The food is pretty bad. It seemed like a good bar scene. Downstairs they had live music and dancing where people looked like they were having fun. For a good family dinner, very very much advise to go somewhere else.

Visited July 2013
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English first
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best happy hour place in Oceanside”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

They have happy hour every day with 2 for 1 drinks that are good. Chips and salsa are great, mexican food is good, and the view from the rooftop is awesome! Lots of fun.

Visited April 2013
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Lots of amazing fresh food with a view”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

The service could be more personable and friendly but the food was great. The appetizer jalapeno chips were to die for. The carne Assad was thick and well seasoned. Build your own Nachos were worth it.

  • Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not a place for grownups, Europeans or sophisticated urbanites!”
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
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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260 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great outdoor patio, tasty food, mediocre service”
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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