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“Fun stop”

Happy Ending Cantina
Ranked #28 of 565 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$8
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Takeout
Description: Happy Ending's 5 full-time chefs prepare generous proportions of delicious food, always at affordable prices, in its completely new kitchen. Our Crispy Tacos, Huge Burritos, Super Nachos, Cheeseburgers, Super "Loaded" Fries, Quesadillas, etc., Have become the most popular in Cabo. The kitchen is located directly on the sidewalk to make it easy for those who simply want to eat at the outside counter or take their food to go. Our bartenders and waiters can also place orders and serve food to our customers inside Happy Ending. Food is served everyday from 10:00 am to at least 3:00 am.
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“Fun stop”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Great service, fun place to drop in on while touring the town. Lots to look at and great shirts to purchase. Bring a dollar bill to add to the wall.

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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
scott l:

Thank you for writing such a nice concise review about Happy Ending Cantina and for naming it "Fun Stop." I sincerely appreciate you gave it Trip Advisor's highest "5-Star" rating.

Thank you for describing Happy Ending as having "great service," as being a "fun place to drop in," with "lots to look at."

We encourage anyone who wants to personalize a dollar bill to do so before we attach it to one of our ceilings. There are now an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 bills stapled inside Happy Ending. Everyday customers return and search for their souvenir bills from years past. It's fun to watch the expression on their faces when they finally locate them!

I appreciate you wrote about Happy Ending's "great shirts to purchase." We now have more than 20 Happy Ending logo T-shirts that feature beautiful vintage pinups originally painted in the 1940s or 1950s. They have become the most sought after souvenir T-shirt in Los Cabos. We just constructed and opened the first "Happy Ending Boutique" that is located next to Happy Ending Cantina. The Boutique can be entered from the sidewalk outside or from inside the Cantina. Besides our Happy Ending logo merchandise, the Boutique also has a huge collection of beautiful women's clothing, swimwear, sandals and even hair extensions and wigs!

Best wishes for having lots and lots of "Fun" type of Happy Endings to all your endeavors, hopes and dreams wherever life's journeys might take you.

Gene, "El Jefe," Happy Ending Cantina, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
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Denver, CO
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“No Handicap Accessible tables”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

I was very much looking forward to eating here after seeing the menu and all the reviews. Unfortunately every table here is at bar height and my daughter is in a wheelchair so we couldn't go here without having a table hover above her. I hope that they consider adding at least a couple normal height tables so we can go here on our next visit.

Visited August 2014
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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
bzzltyr from Denver, Colorado:

You complained that Happy Ending Cantina had "No Handicap Accessible Tables" and even used those words as the name of your review. As you noted, our tables and chairs are bar height, however, if you had simply told any of our staff that you wanted a "regular height" table and chairs for your daughter they would have been more than happy to set them up for you....but you didn't ask. In the past we always had a combination of "mixed height" tables and chairs but we found most, if not all, of our customers preferred to sit in "bar height" chairs at "bar height" tables. On our second floor we have about 30 "regular height" tables and around 120 "regular height" chairs that we frequently set up for special occasions when requested such as for wedding receptions.

Note that Happy Ending is the ONLY restaurant/bar in Downtown Cabo that has an extra-large wheelchair accessible restroom, complete with stainless steel bars inside for customers to use getting out of, and back into, their wheelchairs. When we built Happy Ending in 2008, we built a permanent ramp for persons in wheelchairs to use to gain entrance to Happy Ending from the sidewalk, and another permanent ramp to use to access the restrooms. Note that Cabo San Lucas' building codes do not require any businesses to require wheelchair access. Again, Happy Ending is the ONLY restaurant/bar with a wheelchair accessible restroom in Downtown Cabo San Lucas. We spent a considerable amount of time and money to make ALL of Happy Ending's interior wheelchair accessible, not because we had to, but because it was the right thing to do!

Please give us another shot and you'll see we will immediately set up as many "regular height" tables and chairs to anyone who asks. It takes no more than 3-4 minutes to set up one "regular height" table and 4 chairs.. All a customer has to do is ask.

You live in the beautiful and historic city of Denver, Colorado. In 1858, the area where Denver was later to be built was founded by General William Larimer. He named the area "Denver City" to curry favor with James W. Denver, the Governor of close-by Kansas Territory. Ironically, Larimer was not aware that Governor Denver had already resigned and no longer had political power when he officially named the small town "Denver City." Denver City was a frontier town, with an economy based on servicing local miners with gambling, saloons, livestock and goods trading. In 1861, the Colorado Territory was created and Denver City was officially incorporated. Six years later, Denver City became the Capital of Colorado Territory. With its new found importance, the residents of Denver City voted to shorten its name to "Denver" rather than being named the "City of Denver City." In 1876, Colorado became a State of the United States of America. Denver is nicknamed the "Mile-High City" because its official elevation is exactly one mile, or 5,280 feet, above sea level. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, England passes through Denver's Union Station and is the temporal reference for the "Mountain Time Zone." The Mountain Time Zone is also shared by Cabo San Lucas as is the entire Mexican State of Baja California Sur where Los Cabos is located.

Best wishes for lots of "Easy" Happy Endings to all your endeavors, hopes and dreams wherever life's journeys might find you.

Gene, "El Jefe," Happy Ending Cantina, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
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Redwood City, California
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“MARIO BALBUENA...Happy Endings in Cabo...”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

HAPPY ENDING's Cabo San Lucas....the best place to share a beer,have a bite or catch up
with old friends like MARIO BALBUENA.. Customer service A+, Food A+, great conversation A +

CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
michelesween10 from Redwood City, California:

Thank you for writing your very first Trip Advisor review about Happy Ending Cantina, for rating it with ALL "5-Stars," and for naming it “MARIO BALBUENA...Happy Endings in Cabo...”

Mario, also known as "Super Mario," is Happy Ending's Inventory Control Specialist and Customer Relations Specialist. Happy Ending is very fortunate that Mario decided to come out of retirement to help out at Happy Ending. His beautiful wife is Happy Ending's day-shift cashier.

Thank you for describing Happy Ending as "the best place to share a beer, have a bite or catch up with old friends" and for rating it with an "A+ for customer service," an "A+ for food" and an "A+ for great conversation." This sounds like Happy Ending received straight A's!

Mario, as well as each of Happy Ending's crew members, are eager to spend more time with you when you return. Please try and find the time and means to make it happen soon!

Your very fortunate to live in beautiful and historic Redwood City, located on the famous San Francisco Peninsula. In the mid-1850s, resident Simon Mezas owned much of the land that now comprises Redwood City. At that time, the area was called "Mezesville" after Mezas. Mezas donated an entire city block of land for the construction of the first courthouse and is credited for being the founder of Redwood City. In 1851, a deep-water channel that ran inland to what is now Redwood City was discovered off San Francisco Bay. Named "Redwood Creek," this channel was used by the lumber companies to ship wood and logs from the REDWOOD forests in the peninsula hills to San Francisco. Lumber products of all types were brought to the waterfront for export, and Redwood City became famous for its workable port where materials could be shipped without the delay or expense of overland travel. Because of these things, "Mezesville's" name was changed to "Redwood City." The port also generated the beginning of the ship-building industry . The first schooner was built in 1851 by G.M. Burnham and appropriately named "Redwood." Shipbuilding remained an active industry until the 1880's. The last wooden ship built in Redwood City, called the "Perseverance," was launched in 1883. The Port of Redwood City is the only deep water port on San Francisco Bay south of San Francisco.

Best wishes for having lots of "Mario Balbuena" type of Happy Endings to all your endeavors, hopes and dreams wherever life's journeys might take you.

Gene, "El Jefe," Happy Ending Cantina, Cabo San Lucas Baja California Sur, Mexico.
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Loved it here”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Great priced beer. But skip the shot or else you'll be crawling back home like it happened to me the first time I was there.
The service is prompt, attentive and with a smile. Awesome place, no more words needed.

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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Martina238612 from Chicago, Illinois:

Trip Advisor has designated you a "Senior Contributor" because you've written 21 reviews. Your opinions are very important to everyone who relies on Trip Advisor when planning their vacations. Thank you for ALL the wonderful comments and great recommendations you wrote in your concise review about Happy Ending Cantina.

Thank you for naming your review "Loved It Here" and for rating it with all "5-Stars." I enjoyed looking at the photograph of you both that you posted below you review.

I appreciate you wrote about Happy Ending's "great priced beer." Happy Ending's everyday, every night, all-the-time, REGULAR PRICES are always the lowest you'll find in Cabo San Lucas. Note that we've never sold inferior brands of Mexican beers that very few people ever order. We only sell the world's most popular brands such as Negra Modelo, Modelo Especial, Victoria (my personal favorite), Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico and Pacifico Light. Happy Ending is also one of the very few bars in town that always has ice cold bottles of Bud Light and Stella Artoise for its customers. "Caveat Emptor" if you order one of these beers and the bartender or manager informs you that they don't carry them! Ask them "Why?"

Happy Ending's REGULAR PRICE for one ice cold bottle of Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico or Pacifico Light is ALWAYS ONLY $2 EACH. You never have to buy a bucket of beer or some arbitrary minimum number of bottles to get this low price. One bottle is $2. Two bottles are $4. Three bottles are $6....it's really very simple. And we never use any gimmicky pricing schemes to entice customers to drink at Happy Ending because our all-the-time low REGULAR PRICES are always lower than anyone else and are always in effect.

We call our most popular drink order the "Promo." Each Promo consists of 2 ice cold bottles of Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico or Pacifico Light AND 2 huge double shots of our super-smooth pure agave tequila....ALWAYS for the REGULAR PRICE OF ONLY $5....FOR ALL 4 DRINKS! Our REGULAR PRICES are the best deals in the history of mankind!

Thank you for describing our service as "prompt, attentive and with a smile," and for describing Happy Ending as an "awesome place, no more words needed."

You're fortunate to currently live in Chicago, one of the most beautiful, historic and dynamic cities on the planet. In 1688, Frenchman Henri Joutel wrote in his journal that the local Miami-Illinois Native Americans referred to the area as "chicagoua," The correct spelling of the word was actually "shikaakwa," however, Joutel spelled it in French as "chicagoua." "Shikaakwa"/"chicagoua" was the name the Native Americans used to describe "wild garlic" that grew abundantly in the region's forests. As more English speaking people moved to the area, the spelling and pronunciation of "Chicago" evolved into its present form. In 1833, with a population of only around 200, the "Town" of Chicago was organized. In 1837, the "City" of Chicago was formally incorporated and, for several decades, was the fastest growing city in the world. Among metropolitan areas, Chicago currently has the fourth-largest Gross Domestic Product in the World, just behind Tokyo, New York City, and Los Angeles. It's no wonder that so many Chicago residents absolutely love garlic on many of the things they eat....evolution has worked its magic on their genes!

Best wishes for having lots and lots of "Loved It" type of Happy Endings to all your hopes and dreams wherever life's journeys might find you.

Gene, "El Jefe," Happy Ending Cantina, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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“another great night”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

went to cabo in june, brought a couple who had not been, and another couple.... happy ending cantina is a must when in cabo. we celebrated my husbands birthday, had a great round of beer pong, great food and drinks. missed jene, but going back again in December so hopefully we will see him then. if you are looking for a really fun bar with great drink prices and good food (the el hefe burrito) like cabo was many years back - you will not be disappointed. you will go just to check it out and before you know it, it's 2am.....

  • Visited June 2014
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HappyEndingCantina, Owner at Happy Ending Cantina, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Nicole928 from Chandler, Arizona:

Thank you very much for rating your review with "5-Stars" and for naming it "Another Great Night." ALL your wonderful comments and great recommendations are truly appreciated by me and by each member of Happy Ending Cantina's staff.

I sincerely appreciate the words you used to describe Happy Ending: "it's a must see when in Cabo," "great round of beer pong," "great food and drinks," "a really fun bar," "great drink prices" and "you will not be disappointed."

Thank you for introducing your friends to Happy Ending. Returning customers, such as yourself, who spread great "word of mouth" and bring their amigos to Happy Ending are the lifeblood of our successful business.

I too am sorry to have missed you when you visited Happy Ending for your husband''s birthday in June. I was outside of Mexico but i'm now back in Cabo having fun running Happy Ending. I'd love to see you both if you can make it back.

I agree with your comment that "before you know it, it's 2am." It's the same for me. I normally get to Happy Ending in the mid-afternoon. Before I know it it's already 3:00 am or 4:00 am the next day and its time to close. Time really does fly at Happy Ending! Happy Ending has, without a doubt, the absolutely BEST customers in the world who bring Happy Ending to life and make it so much fun for everyone else, including other customers and our staff members!

You live in the beautiful and historic City of Chandler, Arizona. In 1891, Dr. Alexander John Chandler, the first veterinary surgeon in Arizona Territory, settled on a ranch in the area and began studying irrigation engineering. By 1900, he had acquired 18,000 acres of land and named it "Chandler Ranch." In 1912, Dr Chandler platted a town, which he named "Chandler," and began selling lots. By 1913, a town center was established and featured the Hotel San Marcos which became the first golf resort in Arizona. In 1941, Williams Air Force Base was built and led to a small surge in population. In 1950, Chandler's population had grown to 3,800 people. By 1980, it had grown to 30,000 people. Since the early 1990s, the City of Chandler has experienced exponential growth, ranking among the fastest-growing municipalities in the country. In present time, the population has surged to more than 238,000 residents who enjoy a vibrant, ethnically diverse community with exceptional schools, top-notch healthcare, new parks, restaurants and retail centers. The heart of Chandler remains its revitalized historic downtown, that includes the award-winning Chandler City Hall and a Center for the Arts that attracts national and local performers. In 2010, Chandler was named as an All-America City, a prestigious honor bestowed by the National Civic League. Chandler was the only Arizona winner for the 61st annual "All-America City" awards. In 2012, the City celebrated its 100th Birthday.

Best wishes for having lots of "Another Great Night" type of Happy Ending to all your hopes and dreams wherever life's journeys might find you.

Gene, "El Jefe," Happy Ending Cantina, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
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