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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
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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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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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're puzzled by our experiences at Cabo's deciding that consistency is lacking. We have noticed the service and food are decidedly better when the restaurant is busy. We went on a slow Sunday evening - service was so-so and the food lukewarm. For the many Mexican food items on the menu, the fajitas were unappealing. And nothing is worse than... More 

Thank Bill G
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523 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the area and stopped in for brunch. With our server's input I picked Mike's Costa Rican rice and beans, with eggs. It was very, very good: eggs done just right, nice amount of spice in the beans and salsa. My spouse was less thrilled with his Benedict but liked his grits. We'll be back.

Tallahassee, Florida
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cabos is a popular Tallahassee Mexican restaurant nestled into the back of a shopping center. Surfboard motif on the ceiling is fun. However, it was very noisy at lunchtime when our group was there. Not a place for a cozy visit. Food was typical tex-mex. Wait staff seemed very stretched to serve all the customers.

Thank SHenderson850
Tallahassee, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not one of Tallahassee good restaurants. Food was tasteless, and of poor quality. Seemed and smelled dirty. Selections were boring. Don't waste your time and money.

1 Thank h0neylady
Tallahassee, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

After moving to Tallahassee a friend recommended Cobo's for lunch. I was so impressed by my first visit that it has become my go to restaurant for lunch. The quality of food is excellent and the service is great. There Mexican food platters are big enough for two hardy appetites to share. If I am in the mood for a... More 

1 Thank redfisher300
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174 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Fair food and service. There is no place to visit because the sound is deafening. There is a new outdoor patio but is next to a noisy road so that doesn't help much.

1 Thank Pat S
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I have been a fan of Cabo's for years and it is my go-to lunch spot. They have great lunch specials during the week and fabulous salsa. Only negative is that it is very loud during busy times.

Thank fsugirl24
balagan1951, Owner at Cabo's Island Grill & Bar, responded to this review

First off, thanks so much for taking the time to give us a shout out. It means so much. You are spot on about the sound. The Noise level is absolutely a problem when it's busy. In an attempt to try and baffle it we are building two insulated partitions , one each side of the room. They should be... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Located in the shadow of Florida's state Capitol building, Cabo's is an escape from the typical restaurant experience. Mike Ferrara and Bobby Staerker, co-owners, have gone to great lengths and expense to offer a Caribbean menu unmatched in Tallahassee. The menu is creative, affordable and lip smacking delicious. I personally love their Sunday brunch, but there early. The grill is... More 

Thank Pirish66
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Cabo's is one of the most consistently satisfying places to grab a bite in Tallahassee. The dishes are loaded with flavor; the service is always great; and the prices won't break the bank. Ambience? Takes me back to my days living on PCB (Panama City Beach). My favorite dish is the Fish Tacos, but everything on the menu is killer.... More 

Thank LeslieFL
Guelph, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The shrimp in the shrimp tacos were small and tough. This is one of the "favourites" on the menu. The salad was an unimaginative iceberg salad. The service was fast although that's really all you can say about it. We were extremely surprised to read that this was a "recommended " restaurant on TripAdvisor. We would not go again.

Thank cathy s

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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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