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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 - 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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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Good place for a nightcap

I was in the area on a trip and stopped by for a beer after our great barbecue dinner. We sat at the bar and talked while sipping. The place seemed nice, and I wish we had some room to try some of the food, but we were pretty full. Drinks were cheaper than at our hotel, so it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
John M
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Milwaukee
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Milwaukee
Top Contributor
278 reviews 278 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I was in the area on a trip and stopped by for a beer after our great barbecue dinner. We sat at the bar and talked while sipping. The place seemed nice, and I wish we had some room to try some of the food, but we were pretty full. Drinks were cheaper than at our hotel, so it was... More 

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

I'm so happy that you decided to stop in, John. I wish you'd had a chance to try the food, too, but hopefully we'll have another chance to see you when you're in the area again! Thanks so much for stopping in. Safe travels, Miles Leal More 

Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The atmosphere in this place is just beautiful. The water fountain in the center of the restaurant, the lighting, the friendly staff, it was just great. The enchiladas were normal. The mashed potatoes were rich and flavorful. The refried beans had a different flavor to them than other mexican places and I loved it.

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

We're so thrilled that you're a fan of what we do here, Derek! We love working in this atmosphere and it's great to see how much you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to see you again soon for more deliciousness! All the best, Miles Leal More 

Mansfield, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A true Mexican restaurant that offers fair prices and excellent portions. Never greasy and always fresh its a great choice in Arlington.

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

Your review is exactly what we're about! Happy to hear from you, and we hope to have you back soon. -Miles Leal More 

DFW
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
86 reviews 86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
146 reviews 146 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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 

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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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