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“Lunch on the Run”

Cabo's Island Grill & Bar
Ranked #9 of 801 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Grill, Seafood
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: CLOSED MONDAYS... SUNDAYS WE SERVE BRUNCH FROM 9 AM. TO 2 PM DINNER AT 4 PM 9:30PM . Check out our newly added Patio!! We have been here for 29 years. If you are expecting a flashy new restaurant with all new furniture and bathrooms the size of living rooms we may not be your spot. But if good, fresh, reasonably priced food is what you are after we may just be it!. The center has been here a lot longer, being built about 1960. We are locally owned and one of the few, if not the only restaurant, in town & maybe anywhere, that provides health care for our employees. We have a diversified menu, offering vegetarian dishes, Our own idea of Mexican Food (No Lard in our beans) when possible, locally caught fish and shrimp, sandwiches, salads & upscale dinner specials at down home prices. We run our 200+ seat operation with one household double door freezer. We have the best margaritas (try our Shipwreck...) hand cut fries (voted #1 by the viewers of WCTV) and some say the best Burger for the buck in Tallahassee. We would like to mention that we have gluten free tortillas, and if wine is your thing, Bring in what you really would like to have and for nominal $6 bucks we will cork it. Please be aware that we get busy and when we do, it can get loud. If for any reason you aren't happy with either the service or the food please tell us. We are human, we make mistakes, and occasionally it happens. Thanks for taking the time to read this & thanks for supporting locally owned establishments. Mike Ferrara & Bobby Staerker.
Marathon, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Lunch on the Run”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We stopped at Cabo's for a quick lunch while shopping between Christmas and New Years. My husband's brother was with us, visiting from California. We had the tacos, with chicken and beef, which are better than at most of the Mexican restaurants in the area. The staff was friendly and attentive.

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Quincy, Florida
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“Always a great meal”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Our whole family loves Cabos. Whenever we're in town it's the restaurant we can all agree on and most of the time we plan to go to Cabos around our other stops. The variety is wonderful, from tacos, burgers, sandwiches, and seafood; we've never had a bad meal. It can get busy at times, but that's because it's so good. Don't forget to take a peek at the fish tank. Grab a margarita and enjoy!

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“My favorite place on earth”
Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Cabo's has been more than just my favorite restaurant for more than 15 years it has become a family tradition to celebrate birthdays and such at this fantastic no-frills-just-amazing-food local spot. Vegan friendly, great varied menu for every taste. Scott is the best waiter, but we have had treat service from everyone. Clean, fast, fun decor. Mike and the folks at Cabo's will do you right! My husband says they have the best wings in town hands-down.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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“Nice little place”
Reviewed November 1, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My family and I have been eating at Cabo's for 20 years. It's kind of a hole in the wall (though it has been opened up and brightened up over the years), but it's family-friendly and the food is always good. Depending on how busy they are the service can be a little slow, but the vibe is "slow down and relax" anyway. I like the burgers and the burritos in their various forms especially well. It's one of those kind of things where you get a craving just for what they serve, and you gotta go satisfy it.

Visited October 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great crab cakes”
Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cabo's in Tallahassee is one of my favorite spots for lunch. My most recent trip was for a crabcake sandwich with black bean soup as a side. Both were delicious. They have been rated as the best crab cakes in Tallahassee. They still seem to be.

Visited September 2013
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