September 1, 2003 by  
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Captivating Cabo

Garnering a lot of attention in Montrose, the new Cabo has opened with whirling-dervish-like excitement. As our staff scoured for a location for the fall fashion photo shoot, we thought we’d found it here in Montrose. That is, until we scoped out Cabo’s flagship location in Uptown. The striking sign portraying a dancing marlin and the bright yellow building set the stage for a stylish interior that is quite the posh upgrade from the typical settings on Richmond Avenue.

The ambiance at this location makes it obvious why the Montrose location has become immediately popular: The folks at Cabo know how to have a good time. Their attention to detail indulges your senses, creating a top-notch destination. For years, Cabo has been turning heads with its flawless delivery of fish tacos and margaritas while providing visitors with a cornucopia of tropical favorites with a décor that provides a harbor from dreary days. The chrome-plated, six-pointed stars that adorn the outside of the building act as stars above, guiding hungry patrons to a distinct destination.

The striking steel bar invites diners in for a respite from the hustle and bustle of Uptown. This ornamental bar continues to flow through the room like a winding river, dividing the main dining area into two impressive settings. As you look down at the bar, the colorful tiles show that no expense was spared to bring visitors the ultimate upscale tropical experience. Providing a dramatic centerpiece to the open dining area are three metallic palm trees that stand well over eight feet tall. Designed by local artist Herman Casey of Stone, Wood and Steel, they give this location a unique and distinctive flair. What a perfect setting to enjoy a margarita and salad under the metallic shade. Dancing along the wall and creating a dramatic backdrop are colorful marlins in shadowboxes.

Just set off from the main bar, the cigar room provides an intimate location for those who appreciate a good cigar, enjoy a creative atmosphere and want to have a good time. Owner Michael Roberson is an avid cigar smoker, and here at the Uptown location, he created a cigar lover’s paradise. The artwork tips a hat to the Cuban influence on the room. Those in the know will recognize the words “robusto” and “rothchild” that are painted on the window – these are, of course, cigar lengths. As one would expect, the finest Dominican and Honduran cigars are available for purchase here. For those non-smokers simply enjoying the company of cigar afficionados, the room is complete with its own dedicated ventilation system. This room also allows you to become your own disc jockey on individual stereo systems.

The attitude here at Cabo is friendly and inviting. From flip-flops to business suits, patrons can come in and feel right at home. Thursday nights have taken on a life of their own as the Thursday Network Happy Hour greets the after-work crowd. From 4-7 p.m. each Thursday, a full happy hour buffet features popular items from both the dinner and banquet menus. Snag seats ahead of time for your party by calling (713) 780-2744.

The value-oriented menu at Cabo Uptown includes a lot of great lunch items such as salads, sandwiches, fish tacos and more. Some of the best fajitas in town are available for only $12.99 – now that’s a steal. Don’t be afraid to fly here solo – the counter service is quick and friendly, and there are plenty of televisions to watch. Whether your event is for six or 600, Cabo Uptown has a banquet facility for you. Cabo is the perfect location for receptions, meetings, rehearsal dinners, happy hours and fashion shoots; take your pick.

Cabo Uptown Flagship Location 6025 Richmond Ave. (713) 780-CABO

Cabo Downtown 419 Travis (713) 225-2060

Cabo Montrose 1111 Westheimer Banquets (713) 780-2744

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