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Pablito's Taqueria

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Mexican
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140A First Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
(360) 378 3317
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sorry - Pablito's now closed

The owner has closed the restaurant at the end of its lease and moved on to other endeavors. The salsa sold in local retail stores is still available, through the work of another producer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Tanvandriver
,
Vermont
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vermont
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The owner has closed the restaurant at the end of its lease and moved on to other endeavors. The salsa sold in local retail stores is still available, through the work of another producer.

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London, Canada
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We really enjoyed the Happy Hour at Pablito's. Fantastic food and friendly service! We each had the chips and salsa, the Picadillo Cubano and the Carnitas Tacitos. I also enjoyed a rhubarb margarita while my hubby had a beer. The happy hour menu items were only $5 each which was a great deal! Everything was so tasty and delicious, and... More 

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Whidbey Island, Washington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We are in mourning! We went to Friday Harbor to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We decided to eat at Pablitos - our favorite restaurant there. They were closed - and it looks like they were moving out. Boo Hoo! This was our favorite Mexican restaurant in the history of us. We are so sad - we will miss you Pablitos!... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We visited this restaurant on December 20th. Little did we know that it was their last night ever operating. The wait at our table was lengthy, but the wait was worth it when the food arrived. Everything was delicious. Unfortunately, we didn't save room for dessert because they had just made a fresh dish of flan that day, which sounded... More 

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Tucked away and out of site. We stumbled upon this amazing Mexican restaurant. We had a fantastic fried burrito with enough left over for a second meal! Yumm

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Seattle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stopped in for some tacos. Chill atmosphere, wonderful margarita, fab salsa bar and decent tacos. Would def. hit it again when in Friday Harbor.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

First time to this little restaurant I have heard so much about. The food was wonderful. I had the special of the day, duck tacos with a perfectly seasoned mole sauce. Salsas were great and the margarita is the best, so far, on the island! Highly recommended!

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Walla Walla
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Very hard to find. Our waiter was not helpful nor did he seem to care about what we wanted on our dish. The tortillas are marginally good. The service was terrible and the food was mediocre at best. Better places to dine for the same price

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Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I've been coming here on and off for a few years. The reason I avoided it for a while was because the menu was many different meal items, and many times I would just want something small. I also can't have onions, which can be a bit difficult in the mexican arena. However, they recently changed their menu to have... More 

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Woodland, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had the tacos here. The steak and fish tacos were wonderful, but the waiter was busy and stressed out and showed it by being very curt and throwing things around in the little kitchen upstairs.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140A First Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: (360) 378 3317

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?