After three weeks on holiday break, Pablo’s Mexican Cantina in Clayfield is back to serve Mexican street food delights that “bring people together and make their bellies smile.” The outlandishly decorated restaurant on Sandgate Road isn’t hard to miss with its bright and colourful interiors, bringing the lively vibe of Mexico.
Elements of Latin American culture are all over Pablo’s Mexican Cantina with its cacti sculptures, figurines and wall decorations. Long, cushioned seats in vibrant colours and quirky prints provide a spacious seating area, where you can find several throw pillows with Frida Kahlo’s image.
If you’re looking for authenticity, the food at this restaurant is all about traditional goodness. The menu lineup consists of a variety of cheesy, limey and satisfying choices, such as nachos, burritos, chili con carne, soft tacos, enchiladas, sizzling fajitas, quesadillas and chimichangas made from locally-sourced ingredients.
This restaurant has a licensed bar as well, serving sangrias, mezcal, frozen margaritas, tequila and cerveza.
By the counter are several gift items, if you’re feeling generous and eager to spoil your friend with tokens like hand-painted ceramics, indigenous earrings or quirky pinatas. If you’re really into Mexican flavours, you can also buy bottles of hot chilli sauce and spice rubs for your meals at home.
Pablo’s Mexican Cantina trades daily, except Mondays, beginning at 5:00 p.m. On some days, they serve a Mexi Banquet menu during happy hour. For reservations and other inquiries about their food, phone 0738623531.
“YUM! Tasty and filling, without the greasy after-taste you sometimes get with Mexican dinner. The place has Really friendly staff and enjoyable decor, which is combined with a varied but not overdone menu that has something for everyone. Reasonable drinks menu options too, including unlimited sparkling water for a small fee. Great value. Absolutely worth a visit!”~ Simone Lane, Google Reviews
“This place Pablo’s Mexican Cantina has soul and the best tasty freshly daily made food to tantalize your taste buds. Great value for food and great service such an amazing atmosphere! To top it up the restaurant is run and owned by a great and amazing talented chef Debbie. Love the food and everything about Cantina.”~ Ada Daher, Facebook
“Finally, there is a decent Mexican restaurant in Brisbane! Amazing authentic food. Great customer service. I will certainly be back. Highly recommend.”~ Loren Cunliffe, Zomato