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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

3501 45th Street, Amarillo, TX 79109
(806) 354-8294
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Ranked #9 of 426 restaurants in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse
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82% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great place to eat. Really consistent dining experience every time. I love their prime rib on Thursday nights, but go early they sell out quick.

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Branson, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We've eaten at Abuelo's in Amarillo on a few occasions and every time we've been there it's been a great experience! Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere! I highly recommend trying the green (tomatillo) salsa and chips - it's actually quite refreshing. For dinner, you cannot go wrong with enchiladas and their signature side, "Papas con Chile", which is essentially... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband does not agree with me, but I thought the food was just ok. My first impression was not a good one either - the table we were showed to was filthy - there were smashed corn chips all over the floor and under the table and one of the seats in the booth was covered in liquid. I... More

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Alpine, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I go out for dinner at least twice a week I like to try different restaurant and Mexican food places is what I like .what made me come back here Is that green salsa and the service I wish I can remember waiter name because he was the best waiter I ever came across before in my years of dinning... More

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Magnolia, Arkansas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Yup...when it comes to Tex-Mex...this is the world champion! Abuelo's are awesome! Great food, every single thing on the menu is amazing! This is what all other Tex-Mex joints in the world are compared to! High quality, great taste, and always a great bar selection too! Hands down, the Standard all over the country for what a Tex-Mex place should... More

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Syracuse, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Looked for the best tex mex for father's day and found it. Our party was raised on southwestern fare and proclaimed this the best they have had!!! The next day they were wistful that no other mexican restaurant will now measure up. We will always stop here when traveling thru amarillo. Super hot plates, gorgeous presentation, beautiful interior decor with... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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389 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This a very nice Mexican Restaurant which we will return to sometime in the future. There is plenty of free parking in front. Our waiter provided us with good service and we enjoyed the food. Although even thought it was good we have had better in Amarillo.

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Hickory, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stopped by here for dinner as we were passing through Amarillo. What a tasty and beautifully presented meal!!!!!! Jasmine O. was an informed and attentive server, and we appreciated the manager, John, stopping by our table to welcome us. If you are in Amarillo, it is worth your time to stop and enjoy.

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Houston, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We ate here twice over a long weekend trip to Palo Duro. They have traditional tex mex as well as some food that the owner grew up eating in a traditional home. Both times the waitstaff was very attentive. The second time we ate there, they said it would take a little more time for our appetizer so we decided... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We ate here on a trip thru Amarillo. Pretty good food. Portions were average, staff very helpful, prices average. I ordered the carnitas taco plate. Meat was good, not overly generous portions, heavy on the rice and refried beans. A nice place to have a decent meal.

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