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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

1041 West I-20, Arlington, TX 76017
(817) 468-2622
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Ranked #8 of 670 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
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91% Recommend
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Bend, Oregon
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It feels very spacious inside and brightly lit. Attentive waitress. Outside seating a bit crowded andit was too windy that day to enjoy it. Fajitas were good and tortillas warm. Quick lunch service.

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Houston, Texas, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We had heard about this chain from my husband's co-workers so we decided to try it out while we were in Arlington for Spring Break. The ambiance is very nice once you get past the plastic decor. The service was excellent. I liked that the tables were laid out so it wasn't so crowded. The food was very good. As... More

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We visited Abuelos for a Sunday afternoon lunch, and a wonderful lunch it was! My wife had grilled tilapia, I had beef enchiladas, the presentation was beautiful and it was great meal. Our server was very helpful when ordering and the service was exceptional. Overall, a first class experience and we will return on our next visit Arlington.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Great food and our server, Elyscia was the best. I had the Pescado Guerro and the Mrs. had the cheese enchiladas. Excellent. The cheese dip was also great.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This was my 1st visit to this place and I will absolutely return when I'm back in the area. Chips came with three different salsa and all were good. Service was great and they had a good selection of beers to go with my meal.

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Laurel, Maryland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I've eaten at the Abuelo's in Amarillo twice. The first time I thought it was ok. The second time I was a little more impressed with it. Then by coincidence I ate at one in TN. I LOVED it and looked for ones closer to my home in MD. After going to the one in Arlington two days in a... More

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Fort Meade, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I had the lunch fajita tacos and my husband had the chicken quesadilla. I tried both and both were outstanding! We also loved the jalapeno salsa and guacamole. The chips were so thin and crispy, they broke when we tried to eat the guac. Just like we like it! If you're looking for a flavorful lunch or dinner location, this... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Actually, the answer to that question is NO. My experience at Abuelo's was subpar throughout, ranging from subpar service at the bar, subpar salsa, subpar chips and subpar food. This is about the most "Americanized" Mexican food and establishment I've ever been to short of Taco Bell. Everything was bland. That's about as well as I can describe it. The... More

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We went to Abuelo's because we have heard great things about this place and we were not disappointed! The food was delicious! It is pretty big portions and for the price it's not bad at all. Usually when you go in a group of 9 you get 2 servers, and we only received one and he was great! Our server... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a lunch of soup and salad with three salsas and chips. Just the right amount of food and delicious!

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