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Cabo's Island Grill & Bar

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1221 Apalachee Pkwy, Parkway Shopping Center, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4543
+1 850-878-7707
Sun 09:00 - 21:30
Tue 11:05 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Jackson, Mississippi
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was looking for a place for a quick lunch before business meetings, and chose this place based on reviews from TripAdvisor. Food was good and service was good. Salsa was very good!

1 Thank Wayne R
Houston, Texas
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176 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Near the end of week one of vacation and I was craving Mexican food. So rather than ordering seafood, I had a cheese enchilada and the beef tostado. Both were really good and filling. A little confusing to get to for an out of state visitor. The entrance is actually on the back side of the shopping center.

1 Thank travelingfifties
Panacea, Florida
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Hard to find but look for it great food. Good folks and service and surfing theme with all kinds of boards on walls and ceiling and history of their surfing trips around the world.

1 Thank eubanksh20
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I have been dining at Cabo's over 18 years. We love the atmosphere, great variety of food and especially the pancakes at the Sunday brunch. Other favorites include the Mahi fish tacos, pork chop specials, and Grueben sandwich (grouper/Rueben sandwich) Besides all the good food, the service is great and prices reasonable. For a casual dining experience,... More 

1 Thank Frank T
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I've been dining at Cabo's for nearly 15 years and am always pleased with their eclectic menu offerings, great service, laid back vibe and healthy dining options. The salsa they bring to the table is always fresh and I love ordering queso to start or the ahi tuna. Freshness across the board, whether it's their salad greens or seafood selections,... More 

1 Thank Jennifer W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken and spinach quesadillas that were very good. So were the steak quesadillas. However, I would pass on the margaritas. Not worth the special of BOGO free. Friends said the steak was really good and the burgers as well.

1 Thank Carla T
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Service is very welcoming and helpful in explaining menu. I had the shrimp tacos the last two times I went with black beans and rice...EXCELLENT. My friends praise the burgers and other dishes but will probably order shrimp tacos yet again when I go back because so tasty.

1 Thank Tally4Me
Northport, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

On our way to Disney World and wanted to eat at our "half way point" I hopped on trip advisor and read the great reviews and convinced our group of four it was worth the 5 miles off I10 and boy were they right! Great fish/burgers/ and fries and our server , Scott , was friendly and informative. We may... More 

1 Thank Candace J
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Fun, attractive atmosphere. Beautiful surfboards mounted on walls along with surfing videos on loop. Wait staff is friendly, efficient. Prices are great and the food is well-prepared, on site, by humans. That's the thing about local ownership, rather than a chain -- the food is not processed. Fish is always a good bet here and the Cole slaw is outstanding.... More 

1 Thank Tricia C
Tallahassee, Florida
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Cabos is unique. It competes with local restaurants, but can always be counted on to deliver the best tasting food. You will not be dissatisfied when you dine here.

1 Thank FlUSMC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
11:05 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 Apalachee Pkwy, Parkway Shopping Center, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4543
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-878-7707
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.

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