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Cabo Cantina

1240 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1308
+1 310-393-5755
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (11 reviews)
“taco” (4 reviews)
“margarita's” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Pub
1240 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1308
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stop off here for a few drinks before we headed back to our hotel at the airport and it was a fun place to spend a few hours. The owner was really nice and friendly with a good sense of fun. They...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

18oz/0.532 Liter Margaritas that look like double the size and come in all kind of variations: standard, with Tequila, with Whisky, ... Super nice stuff! My special thanks go out to Morgan who was always observant and attentive and whose warm smile made the ice...More

Thank Christian L
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This place is hopping! Now we know why. Whether you are there with friends for a couple of cocktails, or have decided to eat lunch or dinner here....you won't be disappointed. Strolling down 3rd Street we saw this busy restaurant. First night we stopped in...More

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I keep coming back for lunch each time I visit. The drinks are so large you are definitely going to get a nice buzz. If you can snag outdoor seating on a beautiful day it is heavenly relaxing. The food is good, old school Mexican.

Thank Ilana S
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This place is awful! Greasy food, poorly prepared in a terribly noisy environment! Couldn't wait to leave!

Thank madartist54
Reviewed 14 July 2017

called in here for a couple of beers, wish we hadn't bothered. drinks were served in scratched, dirty looking plastic glasses. ($16.00 for 2 draft beers) sent one back for different glass. dust and cobwebs hanging from fixtures above bar. We observed waitress/ cocktail maker...More

1  Thank ggnome999
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Food was fine , drink was nice but the service was appalling . Not what you would expect from a restaurant in such a busy tourist area .

Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

All the tacos you can eat for 7.00. YUM. A great people watching spot. Another not too miss go to spot!

Thank rockinrah
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I would'n call it a Mexican restaurant, it's really a sports bar with giant margaritas. The food is really good, the margaritas are awesome, good place to Watch people walking on the Promenade, maybe the music is too loud.

Thank natasa s
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Pros: - Good drink specials - Drinks aren't too weak - Food is decent - it's good, but it's not spectacular either - Atmosphere is fun, especially if you dine outside or in the summer Cons: - Service is a little slow, but they're mostly...More

Thank kevin8098
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-5755
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