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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 good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (11 reviews)
“margarita's” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar
1240 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1308
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank madartist54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Picked this spot to eat since it had sports on the tv. The food was really good. Not traditional Mexican but tasty. I got the Carne asada fries and the steak was delicious and a huge portion. Fun decor and atmosphere.

Thank alaskabound1
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Cabo Cantina has a fun decor and a great space for people watching on the promenade! The margaritas are served in giant cups and all premixed, so if you want something special you have specify that you don't want the stuff that was mixed already....More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Amazing place with a fantastic selection of drinks specially the Margaritas.We were in a big group and everyone loved it.Good food , great drinks and amazing ambience . Service was a little slow cannot blame as it was full.Would rate it 8.5 out of 10...More

Thank Ram H
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
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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