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Abuelo's

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16092 North Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive, Peoria, AZ 85382
623-878-8282
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Abuelo's invites you to experience the incredible flavors of Mexico...
Abuelo's invites you to experience the incredible flavors of Mexico, combining homemade cooking with rich flavors of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine.
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    Very good
  • 21
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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
Magnificent Mexican!

The food here is just simply amazing. The wait staff are extremely here are very helpful and friendly. There are numerous items on the menu and definitely something for everyone. If you enjoy authentic Mexican food then this is the place for you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Hamburg, Germany
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Sun City West, Arizona
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270 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Abuelo's last night to celebrate someone's 80th birthday. Every dish in the party was outstanding. All 8 of them. Let me talk about my Thursday night only special Prime Rib. It was by far, one of the best Prime Ribs I have ever been served. I order all my meat Medium Rare and this was cooked to... More 

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George J, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I couldn't be happier to have read this, Hoodsy! Thanks for choosing our place for such a special occasion. I'm glad we could find something for all eight of you to enjoy, especially that perfectly cooked steak. Great tip for the Prime Rib as well! I hope we'll get to see more of you in the future. Take care, George... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The food here is just simply amazing. The wait staff are extremely here are very helpful and friendly. There are numerous items on the menu and definitely something for everyone. If you enjoy authentic Mexican food then this is the place for you.

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George J, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

This review is simply amazing! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave something so nice. Hope to see you again sometime! Take care, George Jowell More 

Sun City West, Arizona
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Abuelo's is a higher end Mexican restaurant with awesome fare. To start with they have the best fresh warm chips around, served with a great selection of salsas. My favorite is their habanero salsa that they usually serve in a small ramekin, but they'll bring a larger bowl upon request (which I always get), just be careful not to eat... More 

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George J, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Consider my day made, JD! Seriously, this is all so kind of you to say, and I can't express my appreciation enough. Looking forward to all your future visits. 'Til next time, George Jowell More 

Peoria, Arizona
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at Abuelo's a lot and have enjoyed it for the most part. Today though, we got the Mexican waitress again and I'm not sure she totally understands English. She acts like she knows what I'm saying, but what she brings me is always wrong. I don't really like their red sauce with hamburger in it. Their menu says... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Abuelo's remains one of our favorite chain Mexican restaurants, as I have reported several times before.

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George J, George Jowell at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Honored to be one of your favorites, Carl! Thanks for continuing to support us on TripAdvisor -- it means a lot to us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Take care, George Jowell More 

San Diego
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had an early dinner here while visiting friends in the area. The restaurant is quite beautiful, open and inviting. Our server, Josiah, was most gracious and extremely kind and patient. We were with our friends who are elderly and somewhat hard of hearing and easily confused. Josiah took special care with them. The food was delicious and well presented.

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George J, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Doesn't sound like it could've been much better, Joan! Thanks so much for coming by, and I'm glad you and your party enjoyed everything so much. I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to Josiah as well. Love to have you back any time! Best wishes, George Jowell More 

Peoria, Arizona
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When I first walked in I smelled fish and it was kind of overwhelming. However, the food was very tasty and we've been back several times. You will be full when you leave. Great variety. Salsa is a little different than I'm used to but very good still.

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George J, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Sorry if the smells coming from the kitchen were a little overwhelming, Janet, but I'm glad you still enjoyed your meal! We'd love to have you come back and visit any time. All the best, George Jowell More 

Goodyear, Arizona
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were lucky enough to have Graciela as our waitress and what a wonderful experience it was. She was personable and professional. Our drink glasses were never empty and she provided wonderful service. We both ordered the Grand Platter (knowing we would be taking half of it home) and it was delicious. The price is rather high, but the food... More 

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George J, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Graciela is great! I'll be sure to let her know you're another happy customer, PJ. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Hope to see you back sometime soon. Best, George Jowell More 

Peoria, Arizona, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Always great food and service. Have enjoyed going to their Arrowhead location for about 10years. Great ambiance, too!

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George J, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks a ton, Stevie -- glad you've enjoyed everything over the years! Hope you'll come back and see us again soon. Take care, George Jowell More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This has become my favorite Mexican Restaurant Ever! The bacon wrapped shrimp is incredible and pretty much everything is great! We have been working our way through the menu and so far it is all really, really good!

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George J, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

It's an honor to be your favorite, Kathleen! You can never go wrong with bacon wrapped shrimp, but I'm glad you're working your way around the menu. Can't wait to have you back for the next culinary adventure. 'Til then, George Jowell More 

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Additional Information about Abuelo's

Address: 16092 North Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive, Peoria, AZ 85382
Phone Number: 623-878-8282
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Peoria
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16092 North Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive, Peoria, AZ 85382
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: 623-878-8282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Abuelo's invites you to experience the incredible flavors of Mexico, combining homemade cooking with rich flavors of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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