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At Taco Caballito, we strive to deliver an enjoyable and exciting dining experience focused on artisanal Mexican cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. 

Our mission is to provide a vibrant atmosphere where guests can indulge in the finest craft Mexican food and drinks. Visit us today to immerse yourself in the hottest tequileria on the East Coast, offering a fusion of delicious flavors, exquisite cocktails, and unforgettable moments with an ocean view. 

Explore our menu, tantalize your taste buds, and experience the best of Mexican culinary craftsmanship. Join us at the premier destination for modern Mexican cuisine and artisanal cocktails at the beach in Cape May, New Jersey.  

Our name?

Taco Cabillito Tequileria. The legend is that a great Mexican revolutionary requested a shot of tequila as his last right before execution.  The tequila was poured into his personal shot glass, and as he lifted the glass to his lips, a tiny golden horse could be seen at the bottom.  To this day, the long narrow shot glass used to drink tequila is known as a “Caballito.”

The story dates back to the time of the former agave haciendas, where foremen used to go out on horseback to supervise work in the fields. They would hang on their necks a bull’s horn that had been hollowed out and cut to drink tequila. As legend has it, when they were asked why they wore it like this, the answer was simple: “it’s tequila for my horse (Caballito).” And soon the small tequila glass became known by this name.

Taco Caballito is a unique experience for those that want to be transported into a vibrant, yet calming setting that merges music, gastronomy & mixology in the heart of Cape May. We've created a space that promotes synergy amongst all cultures blending the essential elements of a memorable encounter. Taco Caballito is your place to call home, to connect with friends, as well as a beacon of eclectic Mexican food, unique handcrafted cocktails, and over 70 tequilas, many of them from small, artisan distilleries seldom seen outside of Mexico.

Let's raise our glasses with a shot of tequila for the new era of Taco Caballito!