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Pablito's Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, AU-QLD

Pablito's Sanctuary Cove

4.3
4.3
68 Reviews
$40 and under
Mexican
Pablito's combines the textures and flavours that Mexican food is loved for, with the quality and freshness of Australian produce. We love customer service and we pride ourself on our passion for good tequila and high-end mezcal.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri–Sun 7:00 am–8:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0466 557 872

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 68 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gold Coast

    Healthy

  • Gold Coast

    Outdoor Dining

  • Gold Coast

    Scenic View

  • North Gold Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Annalise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was good and the staff were very friendly and accommodating
  2. MA

    MercedeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service and atmosphere. We will be back!
  3. TP

    TimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit. Fantastic. Fresh ingredients, excellent service, great value. Highly recommend.
  4. AM

    AishaM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another yummy dinner here. We ordered the taco share board with the rump cap. Meat was beautiful all condiments were lovely too. Ordered a margarita on the rocks. Best marg I’ve ever tasted so ordered a second. We will definitely keep coming back 😊
  5. SA

    SarahA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really yummy mexican food, we had the taco share board. I'm gluten free, it was great to have so much choice almost everything can be gf. Best margaritas especially the watermelon mint. Service was great, nice ambiance.
  6. TL

    TimL

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was lovely - when it finally arrived. From seated to us eventually having to ask to order our first drink and meals was in excess of 30 minutes, even though staff were clearing empty tables around us. Then it was a further 15 minutes for the drink to arrive. Then it was at least another 20-30 minute wait for the food to arrive. Having said that, when actually serving us, the staff were lovely and very polite.
  7. SV

    ScottV

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh and tasty, not too much - lovely experience!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We absolutely love the passionfruit & cranberry margi!! & the taco board is great value & delicious!!
  9. AN

    ANNV

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was a bit overpriced for mexican Overall was really nice though
  10. AS

    AndreaS

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious Mexican and fabulous Margaritas! Definitely recommend
  11. NW

    NicW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great Mexican and dining experience overall.
  12. HA

    HelenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent night out. Lovely service. Fast food ordered quickly. Yummy. Big portion sizes. Great live music. Nice cocktails!
  13. D

    Donna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Pablito's! Service was friendly and attentive, great food & drinks. Will definitely be back.
  14. B

    Bigdonnie67

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely place with great service and wonderful food, just a little cold.
  15. NC

    NicolaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Standard pricing. Amazing cocktails. Good service. A little cool in temp inside but otherwise a great night!
  16. AM

    AlexandraM

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    The worst Bloody Mary experience ever. We came here at the boat show and had a beautiful Bloody Mary (spicy). We came back with friends on this occasion and 3 of us ordered the spicy Bloody Mary. This was not enjoyable. Was so hot with chilli or Tabasco or whatever that it was dangerous and completely unpalatable. They did not take responsibility, did not offer us replacements but gave us more tomato juice. We could not drink them and had to send them back. The fact that they didn’t care or take responsibility was the kicker. We love our hot food and having been there before we thought we knew what to expect.. we were wrong. Food was lovely but our whole night was ruined from this experience
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Good atmosphere and very friendly staff but, the share plate of fajitas that says 2 - 4 people is definitely only for 2 people and even then there isn’t enough meat. Also ordered the nachos and it was so small with hardly any meat at all. Definitely need to give more for the $$$ Otherwise nice place
  18. JD

    JamesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great cocktails! We enjoyed our time and was perfect for our anniversary.
  19. M

    Mattj

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We thought we would try this place for our first time. The place has a nice feel to it but I prefer more traditional Mexican no cheese or beans on anything.
  20. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was great, but service could have been better.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh food, good drinks selection with great tasting margaritas and Mexican beers. Service is very friendly and efficient.
  22. B

    Boatcrew

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had an amazing afternoon at Pablito's overlooking the Marina at Sanctuary Cove!
  23. FT

    FrancineT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was great and ambience quite good but service needs to be better. Waiters and waitresses were just standing around talking. They should be assigned to areas. That needs to change or you will lose customers.
  24. D

    Danielle

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Seated outside but offered blankets if we got too cold. Drinks took a little time to come and when we asked for some lime for one of the drinks it didn’t come. Ordered our food, once entree came out only appx 15mins before main was served. Table wasn’t cleared from entree so very cluttered… Few other little hiccups but the food is amazing and overall we had a lovely night.
  25. SG

    SeanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best Mexican food I’ve had in a very long time and service was impeccable very impressed we will be back and it wasn’t overcrowded and the music and drinks were fabulous!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best margaritas & food!! we will definitely go back!!
  27. KT

    KatrinaT

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent "clean and healthy" mexican very modern and great menu choices.
  28. W

    Woo3

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday, service was very attentive and accommodating, food was great, thanks for a great night!
  29. KR

    KRis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavour sensation! A fabulous place for lunch or dinner.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love Pablito’s - will definitely be my new local Mexican. Love the free guac and chips on arrival, the taco share platter is awesome and great value, plenty to feed 2 people. The margarita’s are amazing. I’ve been here twice, once sat outside it was very cold I don’t think they had heaters yet. Inside is lovely!
  31. BS

    BlareS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh flavours in a wonderful location. Try the churos!
  32. R

    Roger

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mushroom taco and ceviche were very nice fairly priced and very good atmosphere.
  33. GF

    GinF

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely Mexican restaurant with great ambience and music. We ordered cashew cream poppers, multiple sharing boards and washed down with margaritas and rosè, finished the night with churros for desserts! Perfecto!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Consistency is key and it lives up to that . Great cocktails and quality food.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Just not a good Mexican experience, maybe it’s because it has just opened unfortunately we will not be eating there again
  36. IC

    IsaacC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome little place that I am so happy to have found in the area! Cannot wait to go back for chilli margaritas and the vegan board! Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area, friendly staff, great ambience, terrific food
  37. A

    Angie

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best modern Mexican experience. Ceviche was so fresh. Fish tacos best I’ve had. Staff very knowledgeable & friendly. Looking forward to going back!
  38. LW

    LisaW

    Gold Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant- attentive staff . Tasty food .
  39. j

    justinb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining experience was excellent. Food choice was very good
  40. NC

    NCole

    Gold Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was fresh but typically Mexican - nothing out of the box. Nothing really Mexican about anything else either - would have been nice to have some Mexican music or some more 'theme' like decor to make it a bit of fun. Being Carnivore & invited to a b'day celebration there we also found there was NO food options for us as Carnivores - everything was carbs & sauces. Staff were great. Service was great. Drinks were expensive.

FAQs

Pablito's Sanctuary Cove is rated 4.3 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Pablito's Sanctuary Cove

39D Masthead Way, Hope Island, AU-QLD 4212

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hope Island

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri–Sun 7:00 am–8:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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