Shakopee >Food & Dining > Pablo's Mexican Restaurant
230 Lewis St S, Shakopee, MN | Directions 5537944.796935 -93.525594
Mon - Thu, 11am - 8:30pm; Fri, 11am - 9:30pm; Sat, 4pm - 9:30pm; Sun, closed
I Love this place – Pablo's happens to be my favorite Mexican place to eat! I love the Chile Rellenos and the Carne Asada Tacos are fabulous! This place needs to market their salsa, I would eat it everyday if I could, it has so much flavor. The extra hot salsa is a bit spicy for me, but if you add a little to the mild it is out of this world! Now that they make their own chips, it is perfect!
Thanks! – I went to Pablo's the other night with my friends to celebrate a birthday. Missy was our server. She was awesome! I had the Carne Asada Tacos and they were wonderful. And I can't stop eating those dang chips either!
I really like the new chips at Pablos ! – I have been eating at Pablos for the last 5 years. I have always had great service and great food. The only thing that was missing was a great chip. They started making their own chips. I have alway's liked there fresh salsa, and these chips really go good with it. If you haven't been there since they changed their chips, you will want to go try them.
Have the Shredded Pork Chimichanga with Enchilada sauce – I just had lunch at Pablo's and had great service from Missy the waitress. I usually get the ground beef enchilada's and love them. Today Missy talked me into the shredded pork chimichanga with enchilada sauce. It is the bomb. Don't forget to try the Margarita's also. They are very reasonably priced.
Minnesotas best Mexican Restaurant – Pablos is a family owned business since 1986. Their food is made fresh to order and thrown in the oven(the plates are sooo hot you can't touch them), obviously not microwaved! Try the Mucho Grande and add one of their new sauces, Chlie verde is awesome! The handshaken blanco margarita is to die for, I could live off those!
frozen tex-mex at best!!! – Food:
I wish they actually had grown adults working here. Their staff consisted of 16 year old kids, not sure if anyone working was over the age of 20? We went because of good ratings from people, and a coupon because we just moved to the area. From previously living in the cities where the mexican restaurants are actually mexican! Extremely disappointed the food had absolutely no extra flavor added, and tasted like mostly frozen product. The sampler plater is the best laugh! Don't waste the money on it, barely worth it with half off coupon.
Our waiter was actually pleasant. He was timely and upbeat, only forgot to bring extra salsa to the table, but was pretty on key other then that. It was kind of ironic when he finally asked if everything was tasting ok, and my boyfriend responded,"Average, at best." The waiters response back was,"Thats to bad, im sorry." In a chipper upbeat way, kinda weird like he has heard this before and its just like a broken record to him.
Over all save your time and money and just drive down to El Toro which is not much father, still in Shakopee.
Best Mexican food ever!!!! – I absolutely love Pablo's!!! There spicy beef is out of this world!!! All the food is totally mouth watering and there dinks are very big and good! This is a wonderful place to eat and not expensive at all! Have to give it a try! I am so happy I live close!!!
Not the Best Mex Place in the Metro – I've been to many Mexican restaurants in the metro including El Loro in Savage, Burnsville and Crystal, La Casita in Roseville, Azteca in Burnsville, Baja Sol Cantina in Eden Prairie, Chula Vista in St. Paul and Don Pablo's in Bloomington.
Pablo's in Shakopee was recommended by my friend's co-worker but I do not know why. It was by far the worst Mexican eating experience I have ever had. Obviously people who like this restaurant do not go out much at all!
I could cook better Mexican food at home! I ordered the enchiladas and the meat was profusely salty and re-fried beans were cold and really salty and crusty. They both seriously tasted like frozen mex dinners you get in the store. We came at the normal dinner hour, not like it was right before close. The chips and salsa were blah--I have eaten much better ones at the other restaurants listed above. There were four of us eating and we all had to agree that our food sucked. I left over half of my meal on my plate and I never do that since Mexican is usually my favorite type of food.
If you do want the best Mexican in the Metro go to El Loro in Savage. I have been there countless times and I am always satisfied! This is what traditional Mexican food should taste like!!!!! It shouldn't taste like a TV dinner!!!
HUGE margaritas!! – Wonderful wait staff, we had a very friendly waitress and the food was 100% perfect! I ordered the biggest Margarita ive ever seen (almost embarrasing)
overall this is a great family place.
Not the Great restaurant it USED to be! – Been going to Pablo's over 13 years, last 4 years food quality / menu changeing, good items disappearing, overall experience becoming disappointing. Last night, 7/30/08 for wife's birthday, was last straw. poor service, I don't care attitude, obviously kitchen management poor, we won't be back. Was GREAT for 1st ten years however.
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