CABO WABO - Las Vegas / JFK Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill

February 13, 2012 by timothiefielder
CABO WABO - Las Vegas / JFK Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill
Me in the Hallway through to the Miracle Mile Shops
More images are available below.

Hey guys,
Sorry it's been a while.
So, anyway, we visited Cabo Wabo Las Vegas on our Honeymoon between Nov 30 & 3rd December.
The verdict, unfortunately, horrible. And here's why.
Now this isn't anything against Sammy personally, because, if we didn't all think the world of him, we wouldn't even be Red Rockers.

So anyway, here's the story.

We arrived into Vegas on the 30th and checked into our hotel at the Monte Carlo. And immediately headed to Cabo Las Vegas. The reason we added Vegas to our Honeymoon.

So in the lead up to our visit to the states, I'd contacted Cabo Las Vegas and put my money where my mouth is.
Since there'd be so many photos and announcement by them that Sammy had dropped into Cabo Las Vegas and met patrons, I asked them "What's the chances that I'll get to meet Sammy?" They replied with "A fairly certain chance you'll get to meet him"
Stunned at this I replied to them with "If I get to meet Sammy, I'll donate a thousand bucks to a charity of his choice" as more of a thankyou to him. They responded with "We will be in contact with you closer to the date".
I never heard back from them. And to be honest, I wish I'd never gone to Vegas.

Besides being able to say, yep I've seen a heap of cool Sammy collectables, the trip to Vegas was a complete waste of time.

The food came out cold and tasted terrible, there were I kid you not, about 15 staff members walking around aimlessly talking amongst themselves. Pretty well ignoring the 8 of us that were in the place.

After we ate the cold Cadillac Nachos (i think that's what they were called) we decided to leave.

On the way out, there is a merchandise stand.

"Can I get one of those red shirts in Large?" I asked

"Nope all out of those." The girl replied

"Oh ok, can I get that one?" I asked

"Nope, none of them either?" She growled and went back to filing her nails...


I got the same answer for another 2 shirts, when finally I asked, "Do you have any shirts in Large??"

She pulls one out and says "You can buy that one"

Then a co-worker comes over and they start chatting with each other, completely ignoring both my wife and I.

So I bought the shirt. And be warned, it's all Cabo Wabo shirts and none of the shirts off the Sammy store on

I was shattered and pretty miserable that we'd wasted 4 days getting to and spending time in Vegas just for Cabo Wabo.

The best part was walking in at the start and getting a photo in front of a cool looking wall, the second best part was leaving.

But on a brighter note, if you ever get a chance to get to JFK British Airways terminal, we spent half a day there waiting for our flight home to Australia via QANTAS Airways, there is 'Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill"

We had lunch and an early dinner before boarding our flight there, the food was fantastic and the service was impeccable. We were so shocked after the Cabo Las vegas experience that we tipped the waiter almost double what our meals cost. He let us sit around and plug our laptops into the wall and said just relax and he would help us any way he could. It was just fantastic and made us feel special. And we were. We were on our honeymoon.

Anyway, you guys might have had a different experience at both of these places but I just wanted to share with you all.

I'm 27 and have been a big Sammy fan since I saw Back to the Future Part II at the cinema.

take it easy everyone


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CABO WABO - Las Vegas / JFK Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill
CABO WABO - Las Vegas / JFK Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill

 4  Redhead Comments

terryw066's picture

I was there in October..I made 12 other people rush over to the Cabo Wabo...I've been to Tahoe and Cabo both in 2011...

Floor was greasy, no live music, none planned...Serviced sucked...There was a bottle on the shelf that looked like an alien...I though "oh, wow Sammy has bottled something in an alien bottle"...I asked the "way too cool Bartender/waitress" what that was...she said, "I have no idea"...NOT would you like to look, or let me find out...That was it..."I HAVE NO IDEA"

We drank our way too expensive drinks and left...Everybody in the group knew I was a big Sammy fan and I even have a Cabo Wabo themed Bar at my house...I was damn embarrassed...

I've been to Rome, Dallas Texas, Man I thought I'd seen it all....

Rest Assured Cabo Wabo Vegas...Is off the List...

Go to Toby Keith's Bar in Vegas...MORE Fun, Less expensive and Live Music..Drinks on Bar..It was like...Well Cabo Wabo in Cabo or Tahoe!!!!!

Harleymomma08's picture

Oh I forgot the merchandise was all sold out...nothing in our size...we bought the chip lighter but that was it


Harleymomma08's picture

We went last month for my birthday. Food was ok but we ordered 2 Cabo margarittas and they were not blue...we asked and she said they don't make them that way anymore. we had to pay extra to have the blue curacco added but the menu said they came that way.

Service sucked and we finally got 2 blue margarritas but it was a bitch to get them

No Sammy love at all??

paulce's picture

Just read your post and it was amazing as it detailed the exact experience I had when I went there in September last year. Completely ignored by a number of staff when I was trying to order, food was completely cold when it came out, was given the wrong drink, and had the exact same experience when I went to buy a shirt. It was awful and I am unlikely to return. I have been to all of the Cabo Wabo' s and this was by far the worst. However, I too went to Sammy's Beach Bar in the Vegas airport and it was great. Food was good, friendly service, wished it was the same at the Cabo.