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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
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Queso was good although not completely melted. I had the chicken fajitas and they were good, just not quite great. My wife had the beef brisket chimichanga which was very good. The service was good and friendly. Certainly would eat here again!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Locals recommended this restaurant, so that it's why we went..First off, no avacados!! Really?? The waiter was nice but didn't know specials or anything about the menu. Queso and salsa with chips was delicious!! My order came out and was completely wrong, they were very nice about it but it wasn't fun to eat after everyone has already ate. Portion... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was an absolutely PREFECT dinner. The mood was relaxed, servers exceptionally quick and polite. Food was OFF THE CHARTS. Yummmmmm yummmmmm yum! To top it off - a complimentary shot of tequila before we left for a lovely walk on the pier in the sunset. Definitely telling everyone to go, and I'll be back as soon as I can... More

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Northern NJ
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

For authentic Mexican, the food was quite good. The ambiance was nice, with a lovely outdoor patio in the back. My kids didn't love the food, but it brought my husband and I back to the many meals we've enjoyed in Mexico.

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Rochester, New York
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829 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I really thought that this restaurant was fantastic, and probably the best Mexican restaurant I've eaten in my entire life. The drinks (margaritas) were fabulous, made with just the right mix of lime and mix and tequila. I loved it. For my main course, I had the spicy Mexican shrimp with rice and beans, which was a world beater! The... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Service was bad, our waiter didn't want to be at work that day. The food was below par. Didn't feel welcome at all, no ambience which was a pity. Felt like they were just going through the motions. We won't be going again.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Absolutely love this place! Owner is awesome too! Great guy great staff and great food you can't go wrong! Would suggest if you are in the mood for Mexican you def should check this out !!

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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We opted to take advantage of a warm summer day by electing to take advantage of the private courtyard and we were glad we did. Our server met us immediately and brought us drinks along with very fresh salsa and chips. I had the Chili Verde which was phenomenal. Pork cooked to perfection with Serrano peppers and Tomatillos served with... More

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Milford, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

All I can say is watch out for the Margarita's! Mine was huge, and I'm really glad I wasn't driving so that I could finish it all. Service was great, and our chimichangas were delicious. My husband ordered dessert, which arrived piping hot and large enough to share. Everything was very good, no complaints. By the way, this restaurant was... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Just visited with a group of 10 ladies. Service was very good. Waiter was quick and on top of things. Food and drinks arrived rather quickly and was all very good and fresh. A great place to take a large group. Skinny Margarita was awesome!

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