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Pablo's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
230 Virginia Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7245
+1 815-455-7398
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good15%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
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“chicken” (2 reviews)
“margaritas” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
230 Virginia Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7245
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I actually feel really bad leaving this negative review, but we were so unimpressed with this place! The vegetables weren't fresh. The tortillas were definitely stale. The beans were runny. I haven't had Mexican food this bad...like ever. The two servers who were there were...More

Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Our dinner was ok, the problem was that we took it home and it lost its freshness. The flavor was good. The chips were not very tasty and my husband had to add some salt to them. The staff was very friendly and helpful on...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Been going here since the late 1980's and have always loved the experience. Except the last visit I had will probably be my last. My beef was missing any spices at all and was so bland (not like other visits), it was also ice cold...More

Thank DocLHR
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I have been going to Pablo's for over 10 years now and have left the restaurant each time pleased, until now. Not sure what happened, but everything was different. I had a Steak Burrito with meat that was far below average quality. Tough, chewy, resembled...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We walked in and were welcomed by the hostess right away. The margaritas are amazing. They have so many different varieties. The food is yummy. The owner walked by to make sure everything was good. Very friendly staff.

Thank Kim O
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Finding a Mexican Restaurant that serves cocktails is a challenge in this area. This restaurant is in a shopping center with absolutely no curb appeal, and we lived here for 3 years before we took the plunge. Don't let the outside fool you. Inside you...More

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I don't know why we don't get to Pablo's more often....it's always good and the servers are terrific. Recently we've seen Pablo's show up at several community events which makes me love their commitment to the community as much as I love their salsa! Our...More

Thank SuperMommyJen5
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The best part of this visit was the chips and salsa. My burrito came out cold, the cheese on top was hard and not even the steak inside was warm. The appetizer was pretty good and very hot. Of the choices for Mexican this is...More

1  Thank bgskyman
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I love this restaurant and choose it often. They make authentic Mexican food that is perfectly prepared to order. Chips and salsa are placed on the table as soon as you are seated. Service is fast and reliable. I never feel rushed to leave (although...More

Thank PattiM13
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited several times but this time the steak in the burrito was tough and cut in huge pieces and not hot or put together well at all. Didn't taste authentic. The salsa was good but not much taste to the guacamole. Had to...More

1  Thank Nicole C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Virginia Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7245
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-455-7398
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