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“Bravo Pablo!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pablo Pablo Latin Eatery

Pablo Pablo Latin Eatery
2 Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach, Queensland 4221, Australia
+61 7 5534 7003
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Ranked #3 of 42 Restaurants in Palm Beach
Price range: $4 - $16
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pablo Pablo is a Latin eatery and bar that specialises in delicious beverages and Latin cuisine. Designed to give you a relaxed yet memorable experience, Pablo Pablo has been created by everyday normal people who love amazing food, well crafted beers, fine wine and tasty cocktails.Combined with a comfortable yet stimulating decor, we hope to provide a venue that locals and visitors alike can come hangout. Whether you feel like a classic cocktail and some nibbles or sampling the entire menu over a few hours, our knowledgeable friendly staff can take you on a tour of tasty sangria, well made Latin wines and Pablo Pablo’s finest tapas.
Tallebudgera, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Bravo Pablo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Raising the bar in local dining Pablo Pablo brings an enticing touch of Spanish to the Gold Coast. The food is rustic – excellent quality, simply prepared and well-priced. Tapas has got to be the best way to dine – everyone gets to taste everything and nobody suffers from menu envy.

The selection of tapas dishes is extensive and caters for all tastes. The only problem is trying to decide what to order from a menu where everything sounds so good! After much deliberation we chose the Waygu beef, anchovies, egg and caramelized onion tortilla and the asparagus as well as a sample of the cured meats. The pick of the dishes was the Waygu – luscious and succulent, simply cooked in pan juices with a few salad greens. So delicious I was contemplating licking the dish. The other delightful surprise was the tortilla. I had imagined something more Mexican, but this was like a potato frittata, delicately spiced, fragrant and garnished with caramelised onion and toasted sunflower seeds - just divine! The cured meats were exceptional, particularly the aged jamon, served with crusty bread and olives which somehow taste so much better when they’re warm. The white sangria was wonderfully refreshing on a balmy summer night.

We dined on a Thursday night – it was busy but not full. When it is, there’s communal dining which makes for a lively dining experience. However, as we were there for a romantic dinner, having a table to ourselves was a treat.

The service was great. The staff casual yet professional and we were well looked after. This place has warmth and character, is stylish without being pretentious and just gener. We'll be back, and will be bringing our friends with us!

Visited January 2013
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English first
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“It felt like being in Spain....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Six of us enjoyed a great night out at Pablo Pablo last night. What a great place... I really thought we were back in Spain enjoying some really good tapas, the Jamon Serrano was really good!! Some Cava (the Spanish champagne) & Sangria's... all good.
We all had the $39 a head set menu... a really good variety of tastes, although none of us ate the quail dish as it was just too salty which was unfortunate.... but the chorizo & beans under the quail was really tasty!!
A couple more Churros would have been great too... (I'm sure they are bigger in Spain).. but really nice!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great tapas and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This place has only been open about a month, but was full when we arrived. There is an option for a banquet/set menu, which we will definitely try next time. We were with a group of friends, so opted to try a variety of individual dishes. I found the food to be very tasty and just a little different to the food and tapas that you get everywhere else. Try the white sangria, or ask the bartender to mix you a cocktail. The staff are all friendly, helpful with the menu and attentive. The atmosphere, lighting and music was all wonderful, I didn't even notice that it was pouring with rain outside! There is a function room off to the side, which would be great for a party. Loved the ladies bathroom. Just wish this place was a little closer to where I lived, but well worth the drive to check it out, another great restaurant addition to the area.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Just what the locals ordered but good tourist spot too!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I live at Currumbin and we locals have been crying out for a taste plate-styled venue that has good atmosphere, is easy to get to and doesn't break the budget.

I came across Pablo Pablo by chance the other day - tucked into Fifth Avenue just off the Gold Coast Highway - so easy to get to with on street parking or off-street in the nearby Coles underground or Council car park both a short stroll away.

But what I loved was the food. Just as the name suggests, this is Mexican / Spanish Tapas - authentico!! Loads of lip smacking items on the menu - it was a little hard to choose - but everything we had was fabulous. There's vegetarian choices as well as amazing sardines, squid, anchovies imports from Spain - only their finest. The portions are well sized, well priced and just sensational. We were advised by the staff who knew their menu well that the chefs try to source locally for many items but that it was important to them to keep the Latin eatery very pure as well for the seafood items.

The barman makes a wicked sangria (white and red) and there's Spanish beer and wine stocked. A nice twist to try.

The night we went the place was packed which added so much ambience to the festivities. There's a back pavilion for functions or large groups and the main restaurant with break out area to the road with high stools and tables that is a great al fresco space.

I loved the experience and cannot speak highly enough. Since our first visit we have been back over and over again. Lunch and dinner most days (check their Facebook page I think) and, of course, Fridays and Saturday nights has become massive - you'd need to book.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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