Discovering Woodburn and Beyond: Flavors of Old Mexico

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Taste of the Town: Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Written by Patti Jo Brooks, Contributing Writer

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Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant in Woodburn is all about family! Come in and enjoy the taste of traditional Mexican dishes in a family-friendly atmosphere. Known for their modern interpretation of classic Mexican recipes, Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant takes pride in each and every dish using only the freshest ingredients possible. A cornerstone of the Woodburn community for more than 20 years, they have been recognized for outstanding Mexican cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. So, what are you waiting for? Treat the whole family to a delicious dinner at Los Cabos today!

Open seven days a week, Sunday–Thursday, noon to 9 p.m., and Friday–Saturday, noon to 10:30 p.m., this restaurant offers plenty of parking and features all the made-to-order favorites — chicken, steak, pork, seafood, soups, salads and more — served with various combinations of rice, beans, cheese, tortillas and other assorted condiments. Dine in and enjoy kitchen to table freshness, just as you would at home. Served by a conscientious and friendly staff that takes customer service seriously, you’ll find they’re ready to assist with any questions or dietary concerns and every effort will be made to address each customer’s needs, whether that be vegetarian, gluten free, allergies or other considerations.

One of the most popular menu items at Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant is their specialty, Molcajete Ranchero, a combination of carne asada, pollo asado y camarones (beef, chicken and shrimp). Grilled and sautéed with spice to your liking and topped with a grilled nopal, a slice of Mexican cheese and so much more — served in a large fire-heated Molcajete! Try the seafood version, Molcajete Marisco, which is extremely popular as well. The owner, Rigo Robles, encourages everyone to come in and enjoy the great tasting food at his restaurant. “Donde comer es más de sabor!” he says. Where dining is much more flavorful!

Characterized for always pleasing customers with great service, the staff at Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant strives to make sure every customer feels how important they are and that their business is extremely appreciated. Whether you choose to dine-in or take out, you’ll be treated to the same high-quality, authentic-tasting Mexican dishes that stem from traditional family recipes. For the sake of convenience, customers can order online from late afternoon through evening using Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant DINDIN+ App, which provides an easy way to get your favorite meals. If preferred, DoorDash is a popular third-party order and delivery service which will bring delicious tasting meals from Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant right to your door.

The venue doesn’t just stop at serving restaurant food! They offer a large fully-stocked bar which remains open until 2:30 a.m., a dance floor and video poker. Karaoke is featured on Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live music and special shows also make their way into the lineup for a creative change of pace. Reaching out to the community, Rigo invites everyone to, “Come visit us today and learn why Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant is a favorite among locals.”

Immigrating from Mexico to the U.S. at a young age, Rigoberto “Rigo” Robles, owner of Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant, took on a number of jobs until landing at a Seattle restaurant where he worked his way up in the business from washing dishes to becoming a restaurant manager. He then helped his two brothers, Marcelino and Ismael (who had followed him to the States a few years later) find restaurant work so they too could learn the business. In 1994, Rigo and his brothers moved to Oregon to start their own restaurant in West Linn. In 1996, they opened Puerto Vallarta, their first restaurant in the Canby area. Rigo then went on to open Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant in Woodburn in 2001. Also in 2001, the three brothers opened a second Canby restaurant, Nuevo Vallarta, which Rigo’s son, Luis, has managed for the last ten years. Marcelino and Ismael serve as the restaurant’s chefs.

A family who continues to support each other both personally and professionally, they’ve established a strong standing within the Woodburn community. In the spirit of giving back to the community, Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant and the Robles family donate to local sports teams and host events for those who want a place to gather where they’ll be welcome like family!

Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina can be located at

1656 N. Pacific Highway | Woodburn, OR 97071

Phone: 503.982.9600 | Website: