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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

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1041 West I-20, Arlington, TX 76017
(817) 468-2622
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: 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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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
A good meal

We ate here because my husband had a birthday coupon, and we enjoyed our meal. They brought our chips with three kinds of salsa, all of which were tasty. We liked that the chips were thin and light. My husband was ravenous so he ordered a cup of tortilla soup to start and it was good. The service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
SusanDFW
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DFW
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We ate here because my husband had a birthday coupon, and we enjoyed our meal. They brought our chips with three kinds of salsa, all of which were tasty. We liked that the chips were thin and light. My husband was ravenous so he ordered a cup of tortilla soup to start and it was good. The service was a... More 

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

Best flan you ever had -- what an awesome compliment, Susan! We love that you and your husband chose to spend his birthday here with us, and it's great to hear that you two enjoyed everything from our salsas to our portions. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Have a great day, Miles Leal More 

Vidor, Texas
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We chose Abuelos based on Trip Advisor ratings. So glad we did. The atmosphere was wonderful. The murals are beautiful and the lighting perfect. The food was delicious. I had the fish tacos and loved every bite. Their salsa was excellent. We had four in our party and all were happy with their meals. The service was beyond good. Our... More 

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

We're holding you to that promise -- see you next year! Happy to see that your research on TripAdvisor led you to us, and that all four in your party enjoyed your meals. I appreciate the kind words about our staff and decor. Everyone should experience our sopapillas at least once, so we were happy to offer them to you... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I really enjoyed this restaurant! The fajitas are wonderful and so are the margaritas! Salsa and chips were nice and fresh and the atmosphere was great!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Delighted to hear you enjoyed everything from our fajitas to our atmosphere! I appreciate you taking the time to write a recommendation of our food and margaritas. Try not to stay away too long -- we'd love to have you back again soon! All the best, Miles Leal More 

Andersonville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Love their chips that are so light and crispy and three kinds of salsa that you get complimentary. Hot, mild, and a green fruity salsa.....which is so very yummy. I always split an appetizer called the Grande Nachos with a friend. You can get them with beef , chicken or beans. They are about 10 large slices of nacho chips... More 

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

Glad to know you've enjoyed everything from our just-right sweet tea to our light and crispy chips! Thanks for the great review and for leaving the tip for others about our email rewards. If you ever have any suggestions for improvements we could make to give you five-star experiences moving forward, I'd love to hear them -- feel free to... More 

Topeka, Kansas
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

They were able to seat our party of seven quickly! We had a friendly and helpful server. The food was good. We especially enjoyed the different varieties of salsas. The green one had a very sweet and mild flavor. We decided this will be a repeat visit next time we are in Arlington!

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

We look forward to having you back! It's awesome to hear how much you enjoyed your server and our food (especially the salsas!). Thank you for the review -- hopefully we'll get the chance to cook for you again soon! Have a great day, Miles Leal More 

Rockford, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We love this place. Atmosphere is nice, but more importantly, the food is great. We have tried the tamales, enchiladas, burritos, tacos. All is real good. We also love their chips and queso.

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

We love you right back, Damon! Sounds like you've gotten to try a good variety from our menu, and it's great to hear that you've enjoyed everything so far. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! All the best, Miles Leal More 

Arlington, Texas
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We brought in a group of thirteen people early before the dinner hour so that we wouldn't have to wait. Service was good but not great. The food also was okay but certainly nothing spectacular. I know this is a very popular restaurant and you often have long waits if you come during the dinner hour, but I just don't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

I'm very disappointed to read that you were underwhelmed with the food and atmosphere last time you visited us. Even though you found the service good and the chips and salsa tasty, we strive for a first-rate experience all around, and it sounds like we definitely dropped the ball. I appreciate the feedback about the chocolate flan and the noise... More 

Oklahoma
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Abuelos is one of my favorite restaurants. The atmosphere is usually so much fun - feels festive when you walk in. This one seems more average. We were greeted in a friendly manner and seated quickly. We were being joined by another couple who arrived very quickly after we were seated. Our waitress seemed rather sullen. She was polite and... More 

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

I'm disappointed that we didn't exceed your Abuelo's expectations. It's never great to hear about an underwhelmed guest, but we're determined to make it better for next time. I really appreciate the feedback about the chicken medallions and table room -- I'll keep this in mind going forward. All we need is a second chance to show you five-star food... More 

Tyler
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Service is great, awesome Margaritas, fajita tacos are Fantastic, had to give them 5 stars. I will definately come here again !

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

I really appreciate the stars! It's awesome to hear you enjoyed the service, margaritas, and fish tacos. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Have a great day! -Miles Leal More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

What a nice restaurant. The food was delicious and the wait staff was great. There were 7 of us and everyone's order was correct and in a timely manner.

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

It's awesome to know you're a fan of the food and wait staff, Helen! If you have any more feedback about how we can give you a five-star experience in the future, please let us know -- we'd love to hear it. Have a great day! -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: (817) 468-2622

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?