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The Giggling Marlin

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$$ - $$$
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Matamoros Y Blvd Marina, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
+52 624 143 0606
09:00 - 01:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

always a good time, very friendly staff, they get the crowd going in the evening with games, etc. Make fresh guacamole at your table, seafood tacos are excellent

Thank grsimmons1
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Upside down shots. Bar dancing encouraged. Balloon hats. Push up contests. Seems like a different thing every time we went. Arlin was our favorite. She was very friendly and easy to talk with. Very down to earth.

Thank 15Cullen
Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff, atmosphere and food were all wonderful! Loved it! Try the octopus tacos! The bartender, Raphael, was nothing short of amazing! The house tequila was great as well!

Thank Andrea H
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for an early dinner, I suppose before the real fun started. A couple of folks hung upside-down for the tequila shots and that was a hoot. There were really not a lot of customers while we were there. I guess that's why we received so much attention from Angel. He showed us tricks and told me about the... More 

Thank awkfleabag
Bellevue, Washington
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the classic places in Cabo. Hang upside down like a caught Marlin and drink down a shot of tequila. Or just go over to the bar and get a upside down Shot. Good for live music and late night entertainment

Thank gartht68
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Fiancé and I were in Cabo from April 15th - 22nd. Giggling Marlin was much talked about before our trip so we went here on our very first night. We ordered dinner and followed that with drinks and dancing. They made table side guacamole (which my fiancé loved) and had some of the best chicken quesadilla I have ever... More 

Thank Mike G
Casper, Wyoming, United States
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208 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Homemade guacamole made right at your table. Very friendly staff eager to serve you. Great drink specials and fun atmosphere.

Thank Laurie M
Muskegon, Michigan
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Ana and an amazing guy's name I cannot remember (chino?) had the crowd cheering and drinks flowing! Drunk musical chairs, beer chugging contest and great personality to make sure you have a good time

1 Thank ssibson123
Surrey, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I recently revisited this great cantina for lunch and a few of their awesome margaritas. Not too much had changed since our last visit 13 years ago, although they added an extra eating area, the original Mexican decor and charm was still present and they still have the upside down hanging shooter bar! Angel our waiter, served... More 

Thank Pete855
San Francisco, California
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The made-table-side salsa was good but very mild. I got the spicey shrimp (diablo) as an entree and there was no spice to be detected at all. My daughter's fish was fishy and plain and the third entree was not memorable at all. The drinks were weak. The music was too loud and so old (Jimmy Buffet!) and the tequila... More 

Thank SanFranciscotoLDM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matamoros Y Blvd Marina, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  Cabo San Lucas
  • Phone Number: +52 624 143 0606

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