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Pablo's Mexican Grill & Cantina

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12 N 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
(904) 261-0049
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Relaxing and Tasty

We enjoyed a very relaxing and very good lunch at Pablo's. We ate outside in the court yard. We both ordered the Poblano Peppers with re fried beans and rice. My pepper was stuffed with chicken and my husbands with beef. Both meals were very good!! The organic margarita was delicious. Nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Dotty87
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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373 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a very relaxing and very good lunch at Pablo's. We ate outside in the court yard. We both ordered the Poblano Peppers with re fried beans and rice. My pepper was stuffed with chicken and my husbands with beef. Both meals were very good!! The organic margarita was delicious. Nice relaxing atmosphere, good food, and good service. We... More 

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Drummond Island, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Met friends for dinner, had a great waitress and the food was good. Had the Chicago burrito it had good flavor, husband had chicken chimiguga, he said it was good. Friends had steak fajitas, that looked awesome and a California burrito. We ordered the quacamole which was very fresh tasting. All in all a fun night out and good food.

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altanta ga
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Located in downtown Fernandina Beach. The atmosphere is great. Very friendly owner. Great bartenders & staff. My favorite foods are the shrimp dinners. My favorite margarita is the Organic. A little pricey @ $10, but the best! Stop by if your in town!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Food is Tex Mex, not authentic Mexican. Sauces taste that they were poured from a bottle. However, the place is well decorated, service not that great, you have to be patient and call the waiters if you want service!

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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We go to Pablos at least twice a month and most of our company sees a meal at Pablo's as a requirement. The food cost a little more than your average mexican restarant, but that is due to the quality and freshness of the food. It is also likely you will get a handshake and maybe a hug from Pablo... More 

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St. Simons Island, GA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Second time to Fernandina Beach and a return trip to Pablo's. All four of us loved our lunches and the margaritas were great. The Chimichanga was great and others also enjoyed their selections. Service was good, Fernando was fun to talk to and we would definitely go back if/when we return to Fernandina.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the best Mexican food on the island! The Sangria and Margaritas are Wonderful! Fernando and Pablo make everyone feel special! Love, love, love this place!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Mediocre Mexican food that is way overpriced. There are at least 4 better Mexican food restaurants within 8 miles.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We are regulars here. All our out of town visitors require us to go there when they come, at least once during their stay. All our friends in town love to meet us there for lunch, dinner, or just snacks and drinks. Pablo and Fernando treat us like we are royalty every time we go. The food is excellent, the... More 

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Thomasville, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Loved Pablo's- it's located in the historic downtown. My husband and I ordered the Quesadillas which were really good! I also had the Black bean soup which was perfect for the cold weather. Very cozy and casual environment.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 N 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: (904) 261-0049

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?