Whether you are looking for a place to go on a Friday night to party it up with your friends, or to have a tasty Mexican feast, Cabo Flats won't disappoint.
Formerly the location of Rosa Mexicano, which was a favorite of mine at the time Cabo Flats has brought Downtown at the Gardens, back to life. The minute you walk through the front doors the funky and sizzling decor will not let you leave. Chandeliers made of Mexican punched-tin star lanterns, lime framed garage doors, the bright palette of colors, and the indoor/outdoor bar are just the beginning of the attractive finishes. The bright blue water wall still remains from Rosa Mexicano, which is one of their staples I know from visiting the one in Manhattan on numerous occasions.
Tequila shots anyone? Perhaps a flight of six different kinds of the finest Tequila in the world? You can find it right here at Cabo Flats. The food here will not disappoint and the prices will not leave you broke after dinner.
Restaurateur Paul Ardaji did not just convert one Mexican restaurant to another, he has created a place that is neither Mexico or L.A., the hip ambience combines a taste of both. Rosa Mexicano aimed towards the upscale, however Cabo is friendly and casual, without compromise.
My first visit was on a Friday night, (arriving just past 7 p.m.) and I was nervous there would be a lengthy wait due to the crowd we saw. We were quoted twenty minutes for two people and the hostess hit it right on. We were seated at a table set back from where the band would be playing shortly.
I never eat Mexican without ordering the Guacamole. While it was not prepared table-side, it was no doubt as fresh as one could ask for. The Cabo Flats version, Guacamole El Cabo for $8.00 arrived in a volcanic-stone molcajete. It was also offered for $11.00 with rock shrimp and crab.
I had three tacos for less than $10.00 as my main course. Steak "Al Carbon" for $3.50, ground beef for $3.00, and Chicken "Al Carbon" for $3.00. Freshly served in a soft tortilla, they were full of flavor. My plate was clean when I was finished.
I look forward to tasting the following dishes on my future visits:
- Rock Popcorn Shrimp Tempura Style with an orange habanero aioli......$9.00
- Tuna Chile Rub Tostados....$8.00
- Queso Fundido (melted cheese in a cast iron skillet......$6.00
- Queso Fundido with Chorizo or Rock shrimp and crab.....$7.50
- Filet Mignon Tiaquepaque, in a Roquefort blue cheese sauce and chipotle chile..$24.00
- Chicken Enchiladas with Ranchero sauce or tomatillo cream sauce.... 3 for $12.00
- Bob Marley Burrito or any other Burrito...Ranging from $9.00 to $14.00
- Chicken Mole Cabo Flats Signature Dish.....$15.00
All priced at $8.00 a piece include Cabo Crunch Fried Ice Cream, Pink Cotton Candy, Mango Bread Pudding which sounds amazing, and a few more items. I will make sure to try them all on my future visits, but not getting too far off track from my diet.
Address: 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. in Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens
Price Range: Moderate
Hours of Operation: Daily at 11:30 a.m. for lunch, dinner and late night meals to 2 a.m.
Payment: Amex, Visa and MC
Take reservations but walk-ins welcome
Wheel chair accessible including restrooms
This is high on my list of recommended places to eat when visiting our area!
Cabo Flats Facebook Page. More activity on this one than on the fan page