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Abuelo's

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16092 North Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive, Peoria, AZ 85382
16238788282
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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  • 135
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  • 87
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
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  • 4
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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 food, service and atmosphere.

Our meals were good but what I confess to liking most was the ubiquitous basket of chips and the selection of 3 salsas. Loved the green one - tomatillos, pineapple and lime + whatever. Two red offerings - one a bit smoky and a little spicier than the other.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Vconley27
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Littleton, Colorado
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us decided to try Abuelo's after a movie at a nearby theater. We arrived at 8:15 pm. Very few diners although a large staff was evident. We ordered right away and our impatient waiter said it was last call. When we questioned her, she explained the restaurant closed at 9 and the bar at 10. Huh? Guess she... More 

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1 Thank jmang46
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our meals were good but what I confess to liking most was the ubiquitous basket of chips and the selection of 3 salsas. Loved the green one - tomatillos, pineapple and lime + whatever. Two red offerings - one a bit smoky and a little spicier than the other.

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Thank Vconley27
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love meeting friends here for dinner or happy hour. The service and food are consistently excellent. The atmosphere is awesome!

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Thank Michele S
arizona usa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and excellent service large selection reasonable prices plenty of free parking Food served in timely manner, great deserts, liquor drinks of large selection, choice of good beers and very tasty entrees.

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Thank goldret
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Wow, thanks so much for this kind review! It sounds like you had a great time dining with us. I'm already looking forward to having you back! Best, George Jowell, GM More 

Peoria, Arizona
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've noticed Abuelo's in other cities, so it's a chain, but the food is very different than the typical Sonoran Mexican food prevalent in Phoenix. It's worth a visit, even though a little pricey.

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1 Thank iGlobalTravel
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive feedback. We are a nationwide Mexican restaurant, but bring authentic flavors from our made-from-scratch dishes. What did you order on your visit? Hope to have you back soon, George Jowell, GM More 

Urbandale, Iowa
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

We're snowbirds and every year we come back we have to go back to Abuelo's. It is NOT your typical strip mall Mexican restaurant - the ambiance is very nice. We have always received excellent service, and the food is outstanding. Try the 1800 Margareta. It's awesome!

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Thank John38474
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review, John. I’m thrilled to hear you had an awesome experience while dining with us. I'm going to agree with you- the 1800 Hand Shaken Margarita is delicious! We hope to see you soon, George Jowell, GM More 

Pevensey, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Group of a dozen of us decided to eat at Abuelo's as we enjoyed our time there last year. We had to wait a few minutes even though we had a booking but we're soon shown to our tables by our Waiter.We all had different dishes and they all arrived at the same time, which was excellent. The quality... More 

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Thank BellefieldBoy
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Sounds like a wonderful evening with friends! Thanks so much for the great review. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope to see you soon! - George Jowell, GM More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think they try to save money by not having enough servers on. Maybe if the manager would stop hanging out and flirting with the hostesses and would help in the restaurant they could move up to an average rating. All in all o.k. food that is a bit pricey for a casual dinning Mexican restaurant and severs to busy... More 

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Thank David L
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. We’d like a chance to look into this and make it right. Please send your contact information to comments@food-concepts.com. Thanks, George Jowell, GM More 

Michigan
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stop here every time we come to the Phoenix area. It is our favorite restaurant in the area. Never a bad meal.

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Thank EagleForever
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

We are honored to be your favorite restaurant in the area! Thank you for the great review. Can't wait to have you back, George Jowell, GM More 

Sun City, Arizona
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always enjoy the atmosphere at Abuelo's while experiencing Mexican grill; lunch a bit pricey but bountiful; service was very good. Salsa choices especially worth munching with chips; Fajitas good option. With Peoria sporting events, restaurant becomes crowded.

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Thank Gabelex
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

This is exactly what we like to hear! Thanks for the thoughtful review. We look forward to you visiting again, soon. Thanks, George Jowell, GM More 

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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: 16238788282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?