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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 2013
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
Charlotte, NC
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111 reviews 111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The food was pretty good. I had seafood fajitas which are tough to mess up but unlike most places, there was lots of seafood and several varieties. But the best part was the open air courtyard where we ate. We had a party of 13 and they pushed some tables together and we had plenty of room and it was... More

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Hewitt, NJ
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117 reviews 117 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I was somewhat disappointed in the food based on the reviews. They just weren't very flavorful even though the free salsa had a nice kick to it. The sangria was very tasty and had a kick to it! Service was a little slow but we weren't in a rush

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Philadelphia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took our three children under 8, plus our baby, on a rainy Tuesday night over Easter break at peak dinner hour. Our wait was short - no more than 10-15 minutes. We both loved our entrees, the guacamole was outstanding, and the kids loved their quesadillas. I got the house margarita - wonderful. our waiter and... More

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Hood River, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We landed here on a busy Friday night and had great service and great food. Loved their margaritas and the guacamole was excellent. Fresh chips and salsa (not, "you need to change the oil in the fryer" chips). Large and varied menu, something for everyone. Fish tacos were great and I believe they called it the avacado salad (can't remember)... More

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Columbus, OH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Good food and good service here. The only complaint is that there is an odd smell. The buildings are older and it is near water, so I understand but my kids complained the entire meal. The concierge at our hotel told us that Pablos and Peppers are owned by brothers and the food is similar. This place is off the... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Lovely little place in Fernandina Beach. Complementary chips and house made mild salsa. Refills were made without request. Server was attentive and very informative. The Mexican enchiladas were perfect as well as the taco salad. Too cool to sit outside but this place is a do again. Super ambiance.

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Waynesville, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The food was fine, although overpriced for the amount served. We had a pleasant enough meal but it took 35 minutes for us to get the check. Our waiter was standing 20 feet away from us and talking to another waiter the whole time.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I love the outdoor space here, and the food is great. While not absolutely authentic, it's lovely Mexican cuisine. The back patio is beautiful and any time the weather permits, definitely take advantage!

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Cummaquid, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Our second year vacationing on Amelia Island. We returned to Pablo's and still as good as last year! My husband ordered the rib eye fajita special. It arrived sizzling and tender. I had the chicken quesadilla, which was served hot and delicious. Our server, Omar, was friendly, attentive and efficient. Busy, great bar, everyone was having a good time. We... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

A delightful eatery serving well prepared Mexican fair with good presentation, top-notch service and a friendly, inviting atmosphere. My only nit was the food was too gringo. I realize where it is located but some restaurants allow for those taste differences and offer spicier options to those used to Mexican cuisine. That said, these guys did a wonderful job preparing... More

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