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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Good Food

Good food. Service depends on which server you get. Our latest visit wasn't good. The food is always hot and flavorful. Restaurant is always clean. Restrooms are very clean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Freyjabo1
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Sun City West AZ
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Sun City West AZ
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Good food. Service depends on which server you get. Our latest visit wasn't good. The food is always hot and flavorful. Restaurant is always clean. Restrooms are very clean.

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

Sorry to hear your last visit wasn't the best, but I do appreciate that you factored all of your experiences into your review. I promise next time will be better. Hope it'll be sooner than later! Best, George Jowell More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My daughter's family just relocated here from the east coast and I was visiting. They are just learning the area and really had no idea where a good Mexican restaurant would be so we turned to Trip Advisor. The name Abuelo's jumped out so we decided to try it out. It turned out to be an excellent choice starting with... More 

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

I look forward to getting to know you and your family, Gerri! It's wonderful that everyone could find something to enjoy. Thanks so much, and I hope to see you all again soon. 'Til then, George Jowell More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A thoroughly enjoyable meal. The light filled atrium in the middle of the restaurant gives it a bright atmosphere, and the staff is gracious and professional. The food is excellent, beginning with chips and a sampler with three authentic salsas (fresh pico de gallo, salsa verde and ancho chile). We can also recommend both the combination fajitas and enchiladas with... More 

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

Your cool name may not be available, but you sure know how to leave a cool review! You made some excellent dinner choices here as well. I certainly hope we'll get to see you back again soon. Take care, George Jowell More 

Sun City West, Arizona
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284 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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

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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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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

It's upsetting that you were moved to leave a negative review after so many positive experiences with us, Rafael, but I can understand your frustrations. I'm not sure exactly which server you're referring to here or why you believe that the male team members are better. But I can guarantee you that every server has been through training and should... More 

Glendale, Arizona
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?