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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Frankfurt, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We looked for some Mexican food around here and accidentally stopped by Pablo's Cantina. They don't take reservations but the 30 minutes wait was worth it. We had nachos con queso and guacamole as starters and chicken fajitas as main course. On the fajitas the chef had forgotten the salt and other spices so we had to make it up... More 

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San Diego
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Nice food and non greasy chips. Wouldn't recommend the higher priced margarita-too much mix-and have had much better. Service as good.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We did not expect excellent Mexican food in this Amelia Island restaurant so we were not disappointed. The food that we had was just OK . What was outstanding was the manager, who seemed to be doing everything he could to ensure that all customers were pleased with their visit to Pablo's ------it's too bad that the food didn't match... More 

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Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I love this restaurant. EVERY single time we go, I think, I cannot have had a better meal. I have been several times before, but we always try something new. Today we tried their famous Pablo's flaming cheese queso with chorizo and bean dip. AMAZING! I mean it is set on fire and brought to your table as it is... More 

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little rock arkansas
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249 reviews 249 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Our favorite spots were closed on a Sunday night and we gave this a try. Out party of three had three different dinners and each enjoyed everything ordered. The menu is pretty routine and the basics - soup, salads, beans, rice , salsa, guacamole etc were cooked pretty well. The interior looks like there has been no investment in many... More 

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New York
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161 reviews 161 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The burritos had that "smoky" flavored sauce which isn't my favorite and I would have preferred the guacamole to have a bit more kick to it but the margaritas were very good.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We ate at Pablo's during a business trip to Fernandina Beach. I asked the server to bring me whatever she would eat and ended up with a sautéed chicken dinner with cheese that was out of this world. The margaritas were cold, icy, and just perfect. The chips and salsa were a nice addition. My dinner companions had burritos and... More 

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New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Nice décor, wonderful service. Started with excellent margaritas and complimentary chips and salsa. Had the seafood chimichanga - very fresh shrimp, scallop and tilapia - delicious. Companion enjoyed beef enchiladas. Tasty fried ice cream had a nice presentation.

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Amelia Island, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Pablo's started off strong with good food and drinks but has gone downhill over the years. The place is in a state of disrepair and the health department routinely shuts the place down for health code violations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a great time because Pablo and his staff treated us like old friends even though we had only sat at the bar once before. If you are up for some fun sit at the bar for margaritas and nachos!

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Additional Information about Pablo's Mexican Grill & Cantina

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

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