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Pablo's Mexican Grill & Cantina

12 N 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
(904) 261-0049
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Read the reviews which most were pretty good so we just returned from there.... Tasteless and the worse Mexican food we have ever tasted. Regret going! My husband ordered a Ca. Steak burrito... Hardly any pieces of grilled steak .. No seasoning and no taste .... Never again.

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St. Marys, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a great Mexican restaurant with very authentic dishes. Most dishes are Pablo's family recipes and they are all delicious. I always get the chicken YMCA and it is amazing! The food is great and they have a huge tequila selection and make the best margaritas. Isaac and Omar always provide great service.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Last couple times were just okay; last Wednesday was plain awful. Stale chips, cold food, leftover food, old food, organic margarita tasted like fuel...service horrible. I hope Pablo was not there. Awful!

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Hamilton, NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We loved our meals - quesadillas and burritos. The salsa and guacamole were delicious. The service was very good and we will return.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Pablo's has been a favorite of mine since they opened. However, this past Sunday, I was disappointed with my entree. I ordered shrimp chimichangas, my go to dish. Sadly, the shrimp were tough and not very tasty. But I loved my Golden Margarita! Our server was attentive and pleasant. Maybe the kitchen was having a rough evening.....

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Jacksonville, FL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We had the lobster dip and it was very good. We also had the fajitas that were very good. We had to sit at bar because so crowded. Bartender was very friendly and owner kept coming by to check on us! I would eat here again.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The food was mediocre. The service was poor. After waiting 35 minutes, we where sat and not greeted to another 20. Wait for drinks, wait for chips and then wait some more our food. Our drinks where empty as well as our chips. It was a poor experience !!

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Atlanta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have eaten at Pablos before and enjoyed it very much, so we went back with our guests for lunch. Service was very slow and we had to ask more than once for several items. At one point our server left our queso dip without asking if we needed more chips (we did) so we ended up eating it with... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

The salsa was great, but the chips weren't served warm, and didn't taste fresh. Dinner was good, but not great. The strawberry margarita was excellent!! Our first exposure was the hostess and she wasn't too welcoming. Won't return!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a casual Mexican restaurant. The Gold Margarita was a plentiful serving and very tasty. The salsa is fresh (a bit salty) and the service is efficient. This restaurant gets food out of the kitchen fast. I had the Chile Verde my wife had the Pollo Maya which is chicken breast topped with Chorizo, mushrooms, chesse, and salsa verde.... More

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