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After 5: Cabo Flats Happy Hour Loud and Casual – and Tasty

July 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Cabo Flats, Palm Beach Gardens

Happy hours: 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the bar only

The crowd: Raucous and shirt-sleeved group of all ages, primed to do the Mexican Hat Dance.

Surrounds: Inside-and-out long bar, and several high-topped tables; lounge chairs on patio.

Barback: Dina got us in under the wire, since this popular Happy Hour was crammed, and ends promptly at 6.

The sips: All margaritas, wine, and well drinks are $5. Experience the Twilight “Blood Orange” margarita with Patron Silver, Citronage, and blood orange puree. All margaritas are made with hand-squeezed fresh fruits – refreshing and tasty. The Terrazas malbec was deep and rich.

The noshes: Anything on the appetizer menu is $5. Go for the rock shrimp popcorn “tempura style” with orange habanero aioli. Easy to pop on your tongue, and mouth-watering – stood up to our blood orange margarita. Carnivores: Order the beef empanadas with salsa Yucatan. The two-to-a-plate serving is great  for sharing.

Tunes or noise: Be prepared to shout. Loud music, close quarters, and street noise rule out whispering sweet nothings.

Rating: A good 4 out of 5 olives.

Cabo Flats

  • 11701 Lake Victoria Ave., Palm Beach Gardens
  • 561-624-0024; www.caboflats.com
  • Open: Daily from 11:30 until “really late”

Carolyn Susman, a West Palm Beach reporter, covers happy hours in the area, giving the readers at JanNorris.com a look at where to go for great little plates, super sips and mellow music….after 5. Contact her at AfterFive@JanNorris.com

    Tags: After 5: Happy Hours · Sips: Drinkables

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    • 1 Charles Passy // Jul 24, 2010 at 10:05 am

      I have to say this is becoming my go-to place for drinks (the frozen margaritas especially) and quick bites. Great that you featured them!

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