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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 #8 of 229 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
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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Surprise, Arizona
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 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
115 reviews 115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

Peoria, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Slightly upscale.moderately-priced, Mexican-style food that's acceptable for a mid-week 'eat out tonight'.

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

I'm glad you liked the food, Raymond, but I'd love it if we could really wow you instead of just being an acceptable Wednesday night option. If I may, I'd love to suggest you give one of our house specialties a try next time you come in. You can never go wrong with the Pork Tenderloin or Pescado Guerrero. Best,... More

Peoria, Arizona
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I love this place, it has great décor & the food has always been excellent. If you are classified as a Senior then they even have a menu with smaller portions & smaller prices. They have a great bar area too. I have had take out too & you get lots of their fresh "chips" with your take out. Give... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It's not an exaggeration to say that we've never been disappointed at Abuelos in Peoria. As usual tortilla chips come first with three salsas to dip with. Then the meals: at our table was the tilapia veracruz and the chicken fajita taco. The former came with cilantro lime rice and side veggies and is a favourite of this author. The... More

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

It's not an exaggeration to say that I absolutely adore this review! Thanks for taking the time to provide such great and eloquent details about your meal. Good call on the Tilapia Veracruz and Dulce de Leche, too -- they've always been a good combination. I'm glad we could get you a great meal for a great price. Hope to... More

Surprise, AZ
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were a table of 12 women out to celebrate a birthday -- not the first choice of any waiter or waitress. But ours was efficient and friendly. Some of us had happy hour snacks, some had appetizers, and some had salads. All were enjoyable. I have been here before for lunch and enjoyed that, too.

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

We love birthdays! It's always great to be a part of the celebration, and I'm happy to hear that your server could make the experience a special one. I'm glad you and all of your ladies could find something they liked and that you all could take advantage of happy hour prices. I hope you'll join us for lunch again... More

Glendale, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Abuelo's is our favorite chain Mexican restaurant. Their restaurants are always clean and very inviting and the food is excellent. If it were not for all of the outstanding independent Mexican restaurants in the Phoenix area we would nearly always eat at Abuelo's

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

I'm glad you always have a good time with us, Carl, and your loyalty really means a lot. I know there's a lot of good Mexican food out there, and your inclination to buy local is a good one. I just want you to know that, while we are part of a bigger chain, we are still privately owned. I... 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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