Pablo's Mexican Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 230 Lewis St S

    Shakopee, MN 55379

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  • 952-445-9218

About Pablo's Mexican Restaurant

Hours
Mon - Thu, 11am - 8:30pm; Fri, 11am - 9:30pm; Sat, 4pm - 9:30pm; Sun, closed

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Pablo's is amazing hands down my favorite restaurant in Minnesota I've been coming here with my family since I was a kid and it has always been great food and service. If your hating on Pablo's then you need to get your life together haha

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Pablo's is amazing hands down my favorite restaurant in Minnesota I've been coming here with my family since I was a kid and it has always been great food and service. If your hating on Pablo's then you need to get your life together haha

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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★★★★☆

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Pablos has good food, plenty of seating, easy parking and reasonable prices. My dad loves the fish tacos and I like their enchiladas!

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★★★★☆

Pablos has good food, plenty of seating, easy parking and reasonable prices. My dad loves the fish tacos and I like their enchiladas!

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Love Pablo's restaurant in Shakopee. They have a huge menu to chose from. Everything I have had was great. I would go for the stuffed burrito, yumo!

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Love Pablo's restaurant in Shakopee. They have a huge menu to chose from. Everything I have had was great. I would go for the stuffed burrito, yumo!

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I have been here a couple times. They have a nice margarita special! The service was good. No complaints.

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I have been here a couple times. They have a nice margarita special! The service was good. No complaints.

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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!!!

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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!!!

Pros: Not any I can think of

Cons: Salty, salty food , tastes like it is out of a can!

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: taquitos

Cons: shakoppe is kinda ghetto

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Pablo's is a great Mexican restaurant in Shakopee! Their enchiladas are so good and so filling! They make great margaritas and always have awesome weekday specials! Great place to go out with friends!

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Pablo's is a great Mexican restaurant in Shakopee! Their enchiladas are so good and so filling! They make great margaritas and always have awesome weekday specials! Great place to go out with friends!

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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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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.

Pros: parking due to lower amount of customers

Cons: overall service/food prep/attention to detail

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The food was good, it just tasted good, but it almost tasted like somebody that was good making mexican food invited you to eat at their house more than restaurant food. Salsa was great. Service was nice also. Good drinks. Good value.

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The food was good, it just tasted good, but it almost tasted like somebody that was good making mexican food invited you to eat at their house more than restaurant food. Salsa was great. Service was nice also. Good drinks. Good value.

Pros: Nice service and ambience. good drinks.

Cons: food was slitghtly above average, tasted like homemade mexican.

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I've been working at Pablo's since August of 2007. The food is to die for. That may be bias, but the reason i wanted to work there is because i loved there food. I highly recomend this place, and ordering a "Mucho Grande" Thats a buritto, enchilada, taco, and rice or beans. I'm a cook and I can tell you that we always use clean plates and stuff. We also get many comments about how clean the restaurant is. There are three things I don't like about Pablo's. The small work space the cooks have, The insanely busy Friday, and Saturday nights, and the size of the restaurant. We get more and more successful each year, and the restaurant cannot grow any more. To sum things up this is definately worth a shot. Generally the people that don't like Pablo's just aren't fans of mexican food.

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I've been working at Pablo's since August of 2007. The food is to die for. That may be bias, but the reason i wanted to work there is because i loved there food. I highly recomend this place, and ordering a "Mucho Grande" Thats a buritto, enchilada, taco, and rice or beans. I'm a cook and I can tell you that we always use clean plates and stuff. We also get many comments about how clean the restaurant is. There are three things I don't like about Pablo's. The small work space the cooks have, The insanely busy Friday, and Saturday nights, and the size of the restaurant. We get more and more successful each year, and the restaurant cannot grow any more. To sum things up this is definately worth a shot. Generally the people that don't like Pablo's just aren't fans of mexican food.

Pros: Food, atmosphere, Dessert, most prices

Cons: Parking, Waiting on weekends, closed on sunday, some prices

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I'm new to the Twin Cities and I was looking for a mexican place that could become my favorite while I'm staying here. After looking over the reviews on CitySearch I decided to give Pablo's a try. My girlfriend and I ended up there on a Saturday night at around 8:45 pm. The parking lot was not well lit, and there was maybe 10 people in the place. Once inside it took the staff about 3 minutes to realize we were there. Once seated our waitress provided us water, 2 cups of salsa and some stale chips that tasted like they had just come out of the bag. We ordered one of their very large burritos and a combination platter, all chicken, with a taco, burrito, an enchildada, and rice. The waitress had to come back and ask if I wanted rice or beans.

The food arrived hot, but the large burrito that other reviewers found to be good was more lettuce than anything else. The tea was flat, thankfully the rootbeer I ordered on a whim was good. The decor of the place was kitschy, I wondered if the Corona beer guy left most of his marketing materials there and they used it to add ambience to the place. I hate to be negative but this is not a place I would recommend. I've ate Mexican food in many places and tried many variations...this was...just underwhelming, and IMHO not worth the drive from anywhere in the Twin Cities to try. Look elsewhere.

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I'm new to the Twin Cities and I was looking for a mexican place that could become my favorite while I'm staying here. After looking over the reviews on CitySearch I decided to give Pablo's a try. My girlfriend and I ended up there on a Saturday night at around 8:45 pm. The parking lot was not well lit, and there was maybe 10 people in the place. Once inside it took the staff about 3 minutes to realize we were there. Once seated our waitress provided us water, 2 cups of salsa and some stale chips that tasted like they had just come out of the bag. We ordered one of their very large burritos and a combination platter, all chicken, with a taco, burrito, an enchildada, and rice. The waitress had to come back and ask if I wanted rice or beans.

The food arrived hot, but the large burrito that other reviewers found to be good was more lettuce than anything else. The tea was flat, thankfully the rootbeer I ordered on a whim was good. The decor of the place was kitschy, I wondered if the Corona beer guy left most of his marketing materials there and they used it to add ambience to the place. I hate to be negative but this is not a place I would recommend. I've ate Mexican food in many places and tried many variations...this was...just underwhelming, and IMHO not worth the drive from anywhere in the Twin Cities to try. Look elsewhere.

Pros: Good rootbeer, and if you like lettuce this is your place

Cons: No green chili, stale chips, flat tea, lackluster service, and kitschy decor

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This is by far the best Mexican food around. It's worth the drive to experience it, too. It's gets a little crowded on weekends but definitely worth the wait. Everything I've had there is good. And the staff is so nice. Give it a try, I think you'll enjoy it.

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This is by far the best Mexican food around. It's worth the drive to experience it, too. It's gets a little crowded on weekends but definitely worth the wait. Everything I've had there is good. And the staff is so nice. Give it a try, I think you'll enjoy it.

Pros: great food, accomodates families and large groups, has a bar and smoking if that is something you need

Cons: crowded on weekends

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We eat at Pablo's VERY OFTEN because it never fails to be a good experience for everyone. It is very family-friendly and great for large groups. The food is wonderful - I highly recommend the chile rellenos and tortilla soup. The salsa is so fresh-tasting and you can buy containers of as take out (so the menu says - and someday I will do this). The staff is always very welcoming, accommodating, polite, and speedy. Also - get a "cactus margarita" - I am hooked on them!

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We eat at Pablo's VERY OFTEN because it never fails to be a good experience for everyone. It is very family-friendly and great for large groups. The food is wonderful - I highly recommend the chile rellenos and tortilla soup. The salsa is so fresh-tasting and you can buy containers of as take out (so the menu says - and someday I will do this). The staff is always very welcoming, accommodating, polite, and speedy. Also - get a "cactus margarita" - I am hooked on them!

Pros: great food, great service, parking-a-plenty

Cons: crowded weekends

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I had heard a lot about how great the shredded beef burrito was and it did not disappoint. What was disappointing was half way though the meal one of the employees decided it was time to vacuum the dinning room! It was an hour before closing and there were 5 tables still eating. I could not hear my wife the rest of the meal!

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★★★★☆

I had heard a lot about how great the shredded beef burrito was and it did not disappoint. What was disappointing was half way though the meal one of the employees decided it was time to vacuum the dinning room! It was an hour before closing and there were 5 tables still eating. I could not hear my wife the rest of the meal!

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This restaurant has been around for 20 years, the best Mexican I have tasted since leaving California. They have excellent tamales and pork that they just started offering this past year otherwise the enchiladas and chile rellanos are to die for. If you are in for a margarita try their ultimate it is the greatest and for groups they offer towers of margaritas at a great price and their fun 120 ounces of margaritas delivered to your table. This place is a must to try

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This restaurant has been around for 20 years, the best Mexican I have tasted since leaving California. They have excellent tamales and pork that they just started offering this past year otherwise the enchiladas and chile rellanos are to die for. If you are in for a margarita try their ultimate it is the greatest and for groups they offer towers of margaritas at a great price and their fun 120 ounces of margaritas delivered to your table. This place is a must to try

Pros: friendly staff, great prices, good parking

Cons: crowded

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I've been to Pablo's probably 30 times for lunch or dinner. Fabulous Mexican food, although it's the typical "americanized" Mexican food. This place beats Don Pablo's any day of the week.

My favorites are the Grande Burrito and the Enchiladas Especial. I like them stuffed with the shredded spicy beef, but chicken is good as well.

The addition of the Senor Mosquitos bar has been great. A decent place to go for happy hour after work and then head to the restaurant for dinner.

Nice work, Pablo!!

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I've been to Pablo's probably 30 times for lunch or dinner. Fabulous Mexican food, although it's the typical "americanized" Mexican food. This place beats Don Pablo's any day of the week.

My favorites are the Grande Burrito and the Enchiladas Especial. I like them stuffed with the shredded spicy beef, but chicken is good as well.

The addition of the Senor Mosquitos bar has been great. A decent place to go for happy hour after work and then head to the restaurant for dinner.

Nice work, Pablo!!

Pros: good service, great Mexican, lots of chips/salsa

Cons: gives you gas!

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Gotta Love this place! Not only does it have good mexican, but the hamburgers are great too!

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★★★★★

Gotta Love this place! Not only does it have good mexican, but the hamburgers are great too!

Pros: friendly family staff, family owned, authentic

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I love the food here, out or in it is always fun

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I love the food here, out or in it is always fun

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The food, especially the chicken burrito el grande, is out of this world - the best, and the service is always wonderful. Thanks!

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★★★★★

The food, especially the chicken burrito el grande, is out of this world - the best, and the service is always wonderful. Thanks!

Pros: Good parking, Prompt Service, Great Food

Cons: No Cons

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This is probably my favorite Mexican restaurant in the Twin Cities area. Worth the trip! Good margaritas too!

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★★★★★

This is probably my favorite Mexican restaurant in the Twin Cities area. Worth the trip! Good margaritas too!

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Best Mexican food in town !! Anything that includes the shredded beef is excellent. Sometimes a short wait to get in, but definitely worth it.

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★★★★★

Best Mexican food in town !! Anything that includes the shredded beef is excellent. Sometimes a short wait to get in, but definitely worth it.

Pros: Reasonable, Good Service

Cons: Busy

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This is my favorite mexican restaurant. I have enjoyed everything I have tried on the menu. My favorites are the spicy shredded beef burrito and the chicken chimichanga.

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★★★★★

This is my favorite mexican restaurant. I have enjoyed everything I have tried on the menu. My favorites are the spicy shredded beef burrito and the chicken chimichanga.

 

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