- $15 for $30 worth of Tex-Mex fare and drinks for two or more people
Founded by Sammy Hagar of Van Halen fame, Cabo Wabo Cantina serenades hungry tummies with plentiful Tex-Mex specialties and a vast collection of premium tequilas, all within earshot of the Las Vegas Strip. Toothsome appetizers range from classic guacamole to loaded nachos. With hunger fully piqued, diners can tear into house specialties such as crispy tacos ($11 for 2), stuffed with beef short-ribs and then deep-fried and topped with cheese, lettuce, and pico de gallo. The half-pound Wabo burger, served with fries, offers enough beef to send even the most hardened patty swiller into paroxysms of bovine-induced bliss.
More than 60 varieties of tequila, including Hagar’s own Cabo Wabo brand, provide fitting accompaniment to the tongue-smacking fare. Slam a shot the traditional way, with tequila, salt, lime, and a wrestling mat or sift through its nuanced flavor notes when coupled with a fruity mélange in a Waborita, the house margarita. The two-story cantina boasts lofty views of spectacular Las Vegas landmarks, including the famed Bellagio fountains and the lesser known, but arguably more utile Venetian blinds.
Cabo Wabo Cantina
Inside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino lies a tiny stretch of Mexican paradise called Cabo Wabo Cantina. The restaurant, which was introduced to Vegas by legendary rocker Sammy Hagar, blends the beachy lifestyle of Cabo San Lucas with the all-night attitude of the Vegas Strip. Here, guests can bask in the views of the Bellagio Fountain and the Eiffel Tower replica from the patio as they dine on Mexican-fusion favorites concocted by Chef Daniel Marquez.
His food spotlights an array of traditional Mexican flavors with an unexpected twist. Cilantro-dusted chicken breast pairs with jalapeño-infused ranch, and the tequila shrimp entree is served with a bed of Mexican dirty rice. The drink menu is just as inventive, with bartenders shaking up margaritas made with coconut milk, mango, and even freshly minced cucumbers. They also serve an impressive array of tequilas, which adds as much excitement to an evening as that friend of yours who owns all the board games.