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Cabo Cantina

1240 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1308
+1 310-393-5755
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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Mexican, Bar, Pub
1240 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1308
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap eats and a very, very popping atmosphere! The nachos and tacos are great, the service was spot on, but the star of the night was the activity it had and hilarious videos on the TVs! The margaritas are good and huge, they have a...More

Thank Dany Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is extremely loud and none existing customer service. We waited for more than 20 minutes and yet the waitress never came despite asking her at the bar. We had to just leave in the end. They didn't seem to care. Avoid at all...More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 7 April 2018

My husband and I stopped here while shopping for a quick drink. They waitress never attended to us, so I walked up to the bar and asked if I had to order there. I saw the waitress that should have come to help us, but...More

Thank lizasalazar
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Very busy, seated quickly. Happy for us just to have dips chips & drinks. Not expensive, lots of sport being shown, good atmosphere. Food good & plentiful.

Thank Jo62Bloggs
Reviewed 26 March 2018

After strolling around Santa Monica pier and into the town centre, we stumbled across this authentic-looking Mexican bar/restaurant, and managed to snap up the very last available table in the upstairs section. The waitress was very friendly and recommended we upgrade our margaritas to Mega...More

Thank Traveller0893
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Great no frills place to eat, drink and people watch The cocktails list is huge and happy hour runs from 3-8pm with two for one drinks! Tuesdays is "Taco Tuesday" and they just keep coming. Prices are reasonable, service was great and we loved it...More

Thank gpaxton
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

If you are exploring Santa Monica and you become hungry and thirsty them look no further than Cabo Cantina. Wonderful Mexican food, icey cold beer and cocktails with great atmosphere. Worth a visit

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I went here with my family on a whim & were delightfully surprised at how quickly we were seated as Santa Monica is very busy on Saturdays. I love the various margaritas ❤️ if you’re a lover of variety in your drinks then this is...More

Thank sheena d
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

I visited LA, Vegas and San Francisco for two weeks and this was my favourite meal. I had never had tacos before and we came across this place where it was unlimited tacos on the Tuesday . I could in my manage the one portion...More

Thank SophieS2508
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to hang out while people watching along the Sta Monica shopping area. Mexican beer, Tequila, margaritas with good food makes this place a winner!

Thank SusieSD
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, 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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