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Cabo Wabo has come a long way in 29 years, since its MTV advertised premiere birthed a brand new Spring Break destination. Originally opened in 1990 by Sammy Hagar and his then Van Halen bandmates -... Read More
Cabo Wabo has come a long way in 29 years, since its MTV advertised premiere birthed a brand new Spring Break destination. Originally opened in 1990 by Sammy Hagar and his then Van Halen bandmates - who can forget the eponymous song from their OU812 album? - Cabo Wabo has since become a mandatory stop for just about everyone who visits Cabo San Lucas, even cruise ship passengers who only come ashore for a few hours. It's a complete lifestyle experience, albeit one which continues to revolve around live music. A house band jams good-time rock n' roll seven nights a week, with occasional cameos from visiting country and rock stars. But there are other reasons beyond boogying down to stop by, from "waboritas" (the house version of the margarita) to comfort food specialty dishes and souvenir t-shirts. The best time to visit is during October, when "The Red Rocker" himself hosts his annual birthday bashes with plenty of big-name guests.
- Restaurants near Cruise Port: "Sample the signature Waborita, a margarita with a twist featuring Cabo Wabo tequila, Cointreau, Grand Marnier and fresh lime."
- Late Night: "The best time to visit Cabo Wabo is in October, when Sammy's birthday bash draws plenty of other famous musicians and celebrities, as well as fans from across the U.S. and Canada."
- Best for Restaurants near Cruise Port Because: This is one of the premier tourist attractions in Cabo, and a must stop; if only for tacos, tequila and souvenir t-shirts.
- Best for Late Night Because: Cabo San Lucas' best live music spot also boasts great late night snacks, including tacos, burgers, burritos and chicken wings.