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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
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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 210
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  • 111
    Very good
  • 53
    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
Great place!

The atmosphere is very welcoming and the decor is nice, very clean restaurant and great wait staff. The food is very good and the drinks are delicious. Jennifer was our waitress, very nice and made sure we were satisfied the whole time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Dina G
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I will admit that the margarita's from Pablo's is the reason I keep coming back, once you've had Pablo's top-shelf margarita you will be hooked. As for the regular one, I'm not a fan. Everything from the owners to their staff and the food is wonderful. Always greeted with a big smile. I always order the same thing and it's... More 

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Florida
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229 reviews 229 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We needed a late dinner and fortunately Pablo's was open and serving at 9:30. Service was prompt and very friendly. Recommended their house margarita which was huge and very good. I had the fajitas which, as usual, was served on an extremely hot black cast iron skillet but this was really hot with fresh onions, peppers and slices of tomatoes... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My husband and I revisited Pablo's Mexican Restaurant in Fernandina Beach, Florida in April 2015. We have been several times over the past 7 years & the food and drink are consistently great. When we arrived we were greeted with a friendly wait staff by the name of Melissa. We asked to be seated outside although we knew the weather... More 

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Suwanee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

With 4 teens it's hard to find something everyone agrees on but we came across Pablo's and all were in. We sat outside about 4:30 so beat the crowd but service was horrible. Finally someone dropped off 1 basket of chips and 1 tiny bowl of salsa for 5 people at a large round table. It took forever to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The atmosphere is very welcoming and the decor is nice, very clean restaurant and great wait staff. The food is very good and the drinks are delicious. Jennifer was our waitress, very nice and made sure we were satisfied the whole time.

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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The margaritas were amazing, especially the one sweetened with agave. The food was super tasty, flavorful, and perfect portion size. My husband had the chimichanga with beef brisket. He was in heaven. I had the verde enchiladas. If we are in the area again, we will definitely be coming back.

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Duluth, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

The fish tacos and fajitas were very good. The margaritas arrived at the same time as dinner. Kind of felt rushed there. Oh yea, this is not inexpensive Mexican fare. Know that before you go.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

If you like mexican food then do not miss this place. Great atmosphere, super friendly staff and very nice food. We had dinner here twice during our short stop over in Fernandina and it was faultless both times. Very family friendly. Eat , drink and enjoy.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our dinner was delicious. Great cheese dip, tacos, and fajitas. Had a good courtyard and good service.

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food was well done. Chips and fresh salsa was great. I ordered the fish taco's - great and was perfectly done. Would go back again when in the neighborhood.

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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: Large groups, Entertaining clients, 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?