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Pablo's Mexican Grill & Cantina

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Mexican, Pub
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12 N 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
(904) 261-0049
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 237
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good and very good value

Went to a private party here so menu choices were limited. The food was excellent, service was excellent. Would definitely go again and recommend to others. I will take out of town visiting house guests here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Marie L
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Jacksonville, FL
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have been to Pablo's on numerous occasions and the food can sometimes be very good and other occasions mediocre. The atmosphere is very nice especially if you sit outside and enjoy the brick patio. Service is normally good and staff is for the most part very attentive to the patrons. Pablo's is definitely not high end and is set... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I kinda have to agree the food was not very impressive at all actually quite poor the noise level in this place was enough to drive me crazy it was loud loud extremely loud and nothing was authentic about the food at all. My friends stayed to eat I went outside and sat in the truck simply because every single... More 

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We should have realized when we saw the salsa, that this wasn't the real deal place as advertised. First taste, my wife said, "spaghetti sauce with cilantro". We limited damage to a relatively tasteless taco salad. We elected the ground beef. It came in the bottom of the taco shell in a clump like a burger. Service was fine.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I love Amelia Island & Fernandina Beach! Downtown Fernandina Beach has several restaurants to chose from, but this is great place for casual Mexican meal. I loved their Skinny Margaritas they were awesome, we ordered a pitcher ! They are not sweet, just the way I like them. The food was yummy. You also had healthier options to choose from.... More 

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Villa Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This Mexican spot was recommended by locals but they obviously don't know good Mexican fare. After waiting too long for a server, we asked for guac with the chips and salsa, and were told the truck didn't come in so there were no avocados. Has the owner or manager heard of going to the supermarket?? Burritoes were small with little... More 

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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went to a private party here so menu choices were limited. The food was excellent, service was excellent. Would definitely go again and recommend to others. I will take out of town visiting house guests here.

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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Pablos is awesome! I never had better queso until I came to pablos! The margaritas were on point too!

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We love Pablos!! Being hispanic and from So. Cal it is hard to find authentic Mexican food, but Pablo"s is the one to go to. We have been going there for years and are so spoiled by Fernando and his brother. They make a great Margarita!! We love them!!

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Good food, friendly staff and good pricing. The manager saw we were trying to get our waiter and he came over to help us. Good place to try for vacation.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Very nice atmosphere. The seafood chimichanga (however it's spelled) was out of this world! Good margarita's too. If you are on the island for a few days, you must make this one of your stops!

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Families with children
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?