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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

16092 N Arrowhead Fountains Ctr Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382-4769
623-878-8282
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Ranked #9 of 236 Restaurants in Peoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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Glendale, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Abuelo's is a popular location for locals and snowbirds alike. The food is tasty and isn't overwhelmed with spicy heat. When the chips and salsa are brought out to start the meal, you have a choice of three different salsas. A taste to fit almost any palate. The variety of meals served can appeal to just about every taste. To... More 

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

Sounds like you really know your way around, Richard! Thanks so much for the kind words -- this review really couldn't be any more lovely. Hope your holidays are going well, and we'd love to see you back around here any time. Best wishes, George Jowell More 

boston, ma
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

After a long day of traveling, we went to Abuelo's for dinner. What a fun place. Food was great. Their salsa options were wonderful!

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

So happy we could help you relax after an exhausting day! I'm glad you enjoyed your meals from start to finish. We'd love to see you back again next time you're in Peoria. Happy holidays, George Jowell More 

Rochester, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I was here with a colleague for a business dinner and had a breaded chicken with chorizo ....I forgot the name... and it was not that great. It was like having a chicken strip from McDonalds and have an accidental chorizo that happen to be included in it. I will not order it again. I've eaten here before and the... More 

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

I wish it hadn't taken a negative experience to spark a review, but I'm very thankful for your feedback. And I appreciate your loyalty, but I really wish we could've wowed you this time around like we've done before. It's good to hear that you've enjoyed your other meals, the salsa, and the tortilla soup, so hopefully you can keep... More 

Sun City West
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love the dinners, the happy hours, the lunch menu and the atmosphere at Abuelos. If you want the best then forget the rest. This is a dining experience.

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

And we love this review! Thanks so much for the kind words. It would be great to have you back any time for lunch, dinner, or happy hour -- your loyalty really means a lot. 'Til next time, George Jowell More 

Peoria, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We go here often for the happy hour, it can be hard to get a seat but the bar area is open to first come first served. If you want a great margarita and some of the best bacon wrapped shrimp that you will ever eat. Eat HERE.

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

Always great to have you! Glad you love the margaritas and shrimp -- those are some great choices. Thanks for the recommendation, and we hope to see you back again soon. Sincerely, George Jowell More 

Long Valley, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We make a point of dining here each time we visit family in Arizona and they have yet to disappoint us! The food selection is vast and they are very good with special orders - we have a few picky eaters in the group! The daily happy hour specials are always a bargain and our favorite are the frozen margaritas!

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

Glad we could find something for everyone, Cindy -- especially the picky ones! You're smart to take advantage of the happy hour as well. Hope to see you and the family next time you're in Arizona. Take care, George Jowell More 

Surprise, Arizona
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We hadn't visited this restaurant for several years and decided to have dinner there on a mid week night. My wife had the barramundi, shrimp and scallops entree and I had the stuffed chicken medallions and both dishes were well prepared and tasty. My wife liked the option of being able to select a smaller dinner portion. Our only dissatisfaction... More 

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

Glad to have you back! I'm glad you and your wife really savored your meals, though I'm disappointed we couldn't wow you with the service. I wasn't there so I can't speak to the specifics of what happened, but our wine list is a bit limited. Being a Mexican restaurant, we tend to flex our muscles more when it comes... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. I had the pescado guerro and my husband had the Los Mejores De La Casa. The sauce on mine was super. One thing we both noticed is that they heated the plates and our food was warm until the last bite. The margaritas were OK. Chips were very good along with the 3 different sauces... More 

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

Great dinner choices, Diane! I'm glad you and your husband both enjoyed your meals from start to finish. Hopefully you'll be able to join us again next time you're in the area. Until then, George Jowell More 

Peoria, Arizona
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Abuelos is definitely on my families "never again list". It's not horrible, it's just not good. The prices however are horrible considering the mediocracy of the food.

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

Sorry that our food didn't live up to your expectations. Our prices reflect the fresh and high quality ingredients that we use, and it's disappointing that you didn't find that to be reflected in your dish. Hopefully you can give us another shot to really wow you with one of our specialty entrees. Best, George Jowell More 

Jonesboro, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a girls night out dinner at Abuelos, great food, service & atmosphere. Will definitely eat here again when in the area

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

Glad we could make for a special girls' night out, Christy! Can't wait to have you back next time you're in town. 'Til then, George Jowell More 

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Additional Information about Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

Address: 16092 N Arrowhead Fountains Ctr Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382-4769
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 1 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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