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“Not what I was expected :(” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Don Pablo's - CLOSED

Don Pablo's
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not what I was expected :(”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

First time and last time at Don Pablos on Fruitville.
Silverware was dirty, food is average to say the most, so it was a poor experience for our Saturday dinner.
We will not go back.

Visited March 2014
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Thank SimoSparky
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  • English first
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English first
West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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347 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Good for quick lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

Good selection for quick Mexican lunch. Place is a little dated as is the menu. Tacos and salads were all pretty good (rice a little dry), but nothing memorable. Decent service.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank archman8
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Nokomis, Florida, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Needs Remodeling and better Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

Too bad this used to be fantastic. But the last two times it appeared to be run down, dirty and the food tasted like it came out of a can. Margaritas were very weak also. Server was good and friendly. Get it together Don Pablo...too much competition to be a slacker.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Annie T
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Sarasota
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Going Downhill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

We have been to Don Pablo's a few times and have always enjoyed it. Unfortunately, it appears they are going downhill. Server was pleasant but said he was new. He was obviously overwhelmed with the handful of tables. We waited extremely long time for our food. The table next to us came in 20-30 minutes after us and had their food before we did.

Manager came over and recognized that we had an extremely long wait time and apologized but ultimately offered nothing. Even after the apology we had bad service (i.e. I ordered the chicken tortilla soup and waited 10 minutes after the soup came for them to bring me a soup spoon. waited 10 minutes for a second bowl of soup and it didn't come with the tortillas, waited too long for refills, waited too long for the check, waited too long to pay the check etc etc...

The manager should have been more involved with helping his new staff and offering something (i.e. free appetizer, free dessert) when customers have a bad experience.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank GodfatherSRQ
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New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Horrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

This was our first time eating at this restaurant, and it was not a pleasurable one. The service was very slow, the drinks from the bar took forever to arrive. The sever was not very good, she said she was new, but not new to being a server. We asked from the start we wanted separate checks which she majorly screwed up.
There were seven of us who all ordered different meals, and all of us were not well that night and into the next day. Needless to say, we will not being going back there. I am never one to complain, however this was not a good experience. They need to clean up their act....literally!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank mrvic_60
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