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Abuelo's

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1041 West I-20, Arlington, TX 76017
18174682622
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Real Mexican food is a feast for the senses. From colorful peppers to the...
Real Mexican food is a feast for the senses. From colorful peppers to the sounds of sizzling fajitas all the way to that incredible flavor. Each mouthful is just as much a result of the freshest ingredients as it is a result of the chef's expertise. Abuelo's offers diners the opportunity to experience real Mexican food, combining authentic, made from scratch classic dishes with the rich, subtle flavors of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine. Our executive Chef Luis Sanchez has spent decades perfecting our menu, and we boast a wide selection of wood-grilled fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, chile rellenos or Abuelo's unique House Specialties (depending on your location). To compliment your meal, our expert bartenders are masters at crafting signature favorites, including a wide variety of margaritas and swirls. Catering is also an option, our staff are adept at delivering a professional, hassle-free and delicious meal. Whatever the occasion, we'll stop at nothing to make your time at Abuelo's a memorable dining experience.
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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wish there was one where I live so I could go more often

Living at Granbury, I'm deprived of good Mexican food. So it's a real treat when my family at Arlington invites me to go with them to Abuelo's. I almost always get the bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizer and the avocado enchiladas. The enchiladas are the only dish I've ever had with hot baked avocado... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
J-grandad
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Granbury, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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556 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have been visiting this location ever since it opened around 17 or 18 years ago, we even went opening week. We have seen it change over the years, some good, some bad. The past year has just become unbearable to eat here anymore. When your family of 8 goes out and spends 150-200 on a meal you expect great... More 

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Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

We've made a few changes here and there, but only in an effort to make our guests' experiences even better -- I'm really sorry you feel we've fallen off over the years! This is really surprising to hear, though, and I appreciate you reaching out with your candid feedback. We're always happy to fix any issues you may notice with... More 

Granbury, Texas
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Living at Granbury, I'm deprived of good Mexican food. So it's a real treat when my family at Arlington invites me to go with them to Abuelo's. I almost always get the bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizer and the avocado enchiladas. The enchiladas are the only dish I've ever had with hot baked avocado, but I love avocados, and those enchiladas are... More 

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Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm so happy that you get to come visit us, too! It sounds like we may owe your family a thank you as well. I hope you'll all be by for more enchiladas (or fajitas) some time soon. Warmest regards, Miles Leal More 

Arlington, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Food was delicious and service was great. Me and my boyfriend had an awesome time here. The food sizes are pretty good for the price. We both were stuffed by the time we left and I even had to get a to go box. Overall a great place for any occasion and reason.

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Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm so glad you thought so! It's wonderful that you and your boyfriend enjoyed your visit, and I hope we'll see you in here again very soon. Thank you, Miles Leal More 

Royse City, Texas
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We needed a place to meet up with friends who were in from out of town for a Texas Rangers game. My daughter had been to a different location and enjoyed it so we wanted to give it a try. We weren't disappointed! The restaurant was very nice inside. The food was great. I especially enjoyed the Sangria Swirl...I don't... More 

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Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm sorry we aren't closer to you, but I'm so thrilled you enjoyed every part of your meal -- the Sangria Swirl is a personal favorite of mine, too! I hope we'll see you in here again some time soon. Until then, I wish you and your family all the best! Warmest regards, Miles Leal More 

Dallas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place is incredible! & they have the best happy hour from 3-7. Happy hour food is cheap & delicious. My favorite dish is the huevos rancheros! it consists of 2 cheese enchiladas with an over easy egg on top & mash potatoes with cheese & I get the creamed spinach instead of rice. It's de-lish! The food is always... More 

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Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm thrilled that you've always had a good time here, Kimberli! We definitely want you to enjoy yourself any time you visit. Thank you so much for the kind review, and I hope you'll be in for more Huevos Rancheros soon! All the best, Miles Leal More 

Arlington
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I always order something different when I am at Abuleo's. Recently visited on a Saturday at lunch time -- not sure I've previously visited during lunch menu hours. The full menu is still available, but I ordered a 'stack' from the lunch menu. The stack is sort of like a chalupa on steroids, and was very good. Service staff is... More 

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Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stack! It sounds like everything was on point for you, which is wonderful. I look forward to having you in here again -- We can't wait to see what you order next! Warmest regards, Miles Leal More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Waiter put down wrong order and then charged for it. Didnt give us menus for 15 minutes & kept asking if we were ready to order. Food was not tex mex but good nonethelss.

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Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed the food, Niesa, but I wish we could say the same for the rest of your visit. It sounds like your service was off this time, and I'm sorry you didn't catch us at our best. I can promise you that the experience you described isn't typical, and I hope we'll have the chance to prove... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I usually do not type up reviews for the places we final of the time. This is my wife's favorite. Queso is very good. I have had everything on the menu and it is all good.

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Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

That's great! I really appreciate your constant visits, and it warms my heart to hear that everything you have is exactly what you've been looking for. I'm sure we'll see you in here for more queso very soon! Until then, take care! All the best, Miles Leal More 

Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
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146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I hadn't had real Mexican food in probably four years minimum, and so this was a real treat! Fabulous menu, with pretty much anything and everything you could ask for, swift service, bottomless chips and salsa to start - gratis - and prompt and efficient service. All in all I was very impressed, and the food was extremely savory. The... More 

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Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal for the most part! I do apologize that you wound up with spicy food even after you asked not to, but we really appreciate you loving us despite that. I hope you'll be back for an even better experience when you're in the area again! 'Til next time, Miles Leal More 

Dallas
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455 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great service and wonderful food always makes for a special evening. Yummy queso and the Los Mejorers de la Casa is an amazing plate! The bacon wrapped shrimp are so delicious as is the tender beef and love the Espinaca Casserole which you can substitute for the beans. So many selections that mix and match unique menu items.

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Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed everything you had! Please remember you're more than welcome to stop in for more Los Mejores any time. See you again soon! Thank you, Miles Leal More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1041 West I-20, Arlington, TX 76017
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 18174682622

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Real Mexican food is a feast for the senses. From colorful peppers to the sounds of sizzling fajitas all the way to that incredible flavor. Each mouthful is just as much a result of the freshest ingredients as it is a result of the chef's expertise. Abuelo's offers diners the opportunity to experience real Mexican food, combining authentic, made from scratch classic dishes with the rich, subtle flavors of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine. Our executive Chef Luis Sanchez has spent decades perfecting our menu, and we boast a wide selection of wood-grilled fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, chile rellenos or Abuelo's unique House Specialties (depending on your location). To compliment your meal, our expert bartenders are masters at crafting signature favorites, including a wide variety of margaritas and swirls. Catering is also an option, our staff are adept at delivering a professional, hassle-free and delicious meal. Whatever the occasion, we'll stop at nothing to make your time at Abuelo's a memorable dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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