About Juan Pablo's

Juan Pablo's Margarita Bar and Restaurant is a progressive restaurant and nightspot offering a modern tequila experience and a mouth-watering Mexican menu for a festive night on the town. Featuring a poured-concrete bar inlaid with Mexican coins, more than forty Tequila varieties and authentic Mexican tile floors, this happening destination definitely feels like you're on vacation.

This year, Juan Pablo's Margarita Bar and Restaurant has officially turned up the heat on breakfast, as we know it. Located on the corner of Garfield and Pacific Avenues in Wildwood, NJ, this locally owned restaurant is offering island guests a taste bud tantalizing alternative to everyday pancakes and eggs. Although offering traditional breakfast fare, Juan Pablo's is focusing on the uniquely savory dishes that will start your day with a smile.

At Juan Pablo's, it's about more than the spectacular dishes they serve, people can eat at home, it's about the electric atmosphere they provide. Patrons' keep coming back to Juan Pablo's to meet their food, drink and entertainment wants, not needs. Sunday Salsa Brunch, hosted every Sunday from 10am - 2pm is a testament to that motto. While you dine, allow yourself to be entertained by the live Salsa Dancers, and if your dare - join in on the fun! Owner, Jon Paxton says, "Juan Pablo's is built to make you have a good time...everything is fun, from the colors-to the building-to the cartoon worm on our logo, this (Sunday Salsa Brunch) is just and extension of that."

Juan Pablos Margarita Bar and Restaurant
3801 Pacific Avenue,
Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 729-6500


Monday - Saturday: 8am - 11pm
Sunday: 10 - 11pm
Late Night Menu available until close

Jon Paul Paxton, Owner


Jon has played a big role in the revitalization of the Wildwoods. Born in Delaware County, PA, Jon spent his school years in Cape May. Upon graduating from Lower Cape May Regional High School, Paxton moved to Wildwood where he still lives. Jon did not earn his proven business acumen from a university, but in the real and risky world of development. Renowned for his expertise developing underutilized areas in a quality way, Jon is perhaps best known as creator of Juan Pablo's Margarita Bar & Restaurant and Goodfish Grill. Paxton also strives to create a strong and vibrant community through his work with area non-profits.

"I've made it my passion to combine the best experience, taste and style to dining and nightlife."
- Jon Paul Paxton

Chef Jeff Fairman


Growing up in the farmlands of Pennsylvania, Chef Jeff Fairman discovered a deep passion for all things culinary. By the age of 12, he committed himself to becoming a fine chef; and by 18, he was immersed in the world of professional cooking. His education has come from working every station in several kitchens - years of intense study in a classroom better known as "the field". From the beginning, it was clear that his culinary creativity was a natural gift and his skills were developing quickly.

Chef Jeff's career path led him to several well-respected kitchens in the Portland, ME and Boston, MA areas. He has also served as a chef consultant to several restaurants along the East Coast. Aside from the honor of recognition and accolades from a number of regional publications, Travel & Leisure Magazine, and ABC's Good Morning America, he also appeared on a weekly TV cooking show on Portland, Maine's ABC affiliate, WMTW. He has had the pleasure of "rubbing shoulders" in the kitchen with Julia Child and Jacques Pepin.

Fairman is recognized in the industry as an outstanding culinarian with a clean, honest approach to cooking which allows the true flavors of the food to speak for themselves. His cuisine is whimsical and extremely approachable, yet bears subtle nuances of incredible depth and complexity of flavors.

He has an amazing sense of culinary adventure and wonder. Skillfully, he blends regional and cultural idioms to produce food that is unmistakably his own. He combines tastes and textures in unexpected ways, and the results are sensational. Chef Jeff's cooking style is truly without borders.

Chef Jeff has a magical way with food, an imaginative take on the culinary, and simply a gift for good food. He deeply loves food, cooking and the infinite possibilities that he "brings to the table". As he proudly presides over the kitchen at Juan Pablo's and the Goodfish Grill, he is expressing his culinary vision with exciting passion and inspiration. He insists that each and every plate be the best it can be, a philosophy that blends perfectly with these two restaurants.