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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

3501 45th Street, Amarillo, TX 79109
(806) 354-8294
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Ranked #10 of 424 restaurants in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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778 reviews 778 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
269 helpful votes 269 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
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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
41 helpful votes 41 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Albuquerque, Nm
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

So, here's the deal. If you plan to eat out at a local restaurant on a SUNDAY in Amarillo, have several choices handy! We called four other restaurants and they were all closed! But Abuelo's was open, and the great food and great service made us forget all about our previous woes. First off, Jami, our waitress, was a delight.... More

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Childress, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Great meal was served the five of us yesterday. We ordered a variety of items from the lunch menu and everyone was very pleased. Scott never let the tea or water glasses get empty nor the chips and salsas! Great job Scott! Thank you Abuelo's for being so consistent on your great food -- again!!!

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