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Pablo's Mexican Restaurant

) #37 of 107 Restaurants in Crystal Lake $$ - $$$ Mexican,
230 Virginia Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7245
+1 815-455-7398
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible15%
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
230 Virginia Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7245
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 4 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

Thank bgskyman
Reviewed 3 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 12 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
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Everything is great at this place. Came back after a couple of years and it still had great food and drinks. Get the Premium Margueritas - worth it.

Reviewed 12 September 2016

Pablo's is a Crystal Lake tradition. Great food and a great staff. The food quality is consistent and the portions are large enough to satisfy most appetites. Jenny and her crew strive to please and they come through every time. We held my Wife's birthday...More

Thank Evan B
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Lived here for 10 yrs. and finally found one our favorite place to eat. Atmosphere is relaxing with great service. Love the MARGARITAS!!!

Thank chris g
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My wife & I have dined here many times, and they have never failed to be our favorite Mexican restaurant. The food is authentic, and the margaritas are second to none. On our most recent visit, our waitress, Yesenia, provided excellent service. She was previously...More

Thank TimmyPeter1955
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in McHenry County. We enjoy all the dishes and the margaritas are also the best in McHenry County. Try the triple berry! Jennifer is there much of the time making sure everyone is being taken care of and having...More

Thank mikemJ6272FA
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, friendly staff, cute decor. Love the chicken burrito. Their fresh salsa and warm chips are great!! We like to eat in the bar area.

Thank KevSarBren
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they have Tequila shots? Banderitas?
16 December 2016|
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Response from PattiM13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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