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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

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16092 N Arrowhead Fountains Ctr Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382-4769
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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    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 but long wait

We were a group of five senior women out for dinner and decided to try this Mexican restaurant. Without reservations it was a lengthy wait of almost 40 minutes- on a Wednesday evening at 5:30! Probably due to there being a baseball game at the nearby ballpark. My chimichanga was very good, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
bunnyyoop
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Petersburg, Michigan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
New Jersey
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The food was good, but the Flan was outstanding. I had never had chocolate Kahula Flan. It was amazing. Had a problem with one person in our party getting their food, but the manager came over and apologized plus took the charge off the bill and ALSO gave all 4 in the group free dessert... It was above and beyond... More 

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Petersburg, Michigan
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were a group of five senior women out for dinner and decided to try this Mexican restaurant. Without reservations it was a lengthy wait of almost 40 minutes- on a Wednesday evening at 5:30! Probably due to there being a baseball game at the nearby ballpark. My chimichanga was very good, and the other meals at our table received... More 

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

I wish I could've done something about the wait, Bunny, but I must say that's kind of a good sign! I really appreciate your patience, though, and I'm glad the food was worth it. We'd love to have you and your friends back -- and hopefully it'll be quieter next time. Best wishes, George Jowell More 

San Diego, California
Top Contributor
298 reviews 298 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike. The menu is extensive, and features Mexican dishes from various parts of Mexico. If you are an aficionado of regional Mexican food, this is the place for you. After a generous happy hour drink, we waited about 10 minutes to be seated, and enjoyed a very good meal with excellent service.... More 

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

I'm so happy you enjoyed everything from the drinks to the trivia! I see you're from San Diego, so I hope you'll be back to see us next time you're around Peoria. Take care, George Jowell More 

Milwaukie, OR
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Came in seeking cold sangria after roasting at a baseball game. Found SO MUCH MORE! Came back for dinner the next night for dinner. Highly recommend this for food or drinks. Happy Hour is awesome!

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

Glad we could help you cool down and refuel! Thanks so much for the kind words and recommendation, and we'd love to see you for happy hour next time you're in town. All the best, George Jowell More 

Santa Cruz, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

As we walked away, Sue's son Ryan said, This is THE best restaurant I've eaten in here since I moved to Phoenix! That pretty much says it all. We all enjoyed our meals. The Jalepeno Fritter Appetizer was a great way to start the meal. Everything tasted fresh. And, even though the portions were large, none of us felt overly... More 

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

Send our gratitude over to Ryan, won't you, Jerry? And a big thanks to you as well for this stellar review! I'm glad we could find something different for everyone to enjoy. Looking forward to your next visit already. All my best, George Jowell More 

Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The wait was long for 6 people but the staff was nice. The chips were good but the salsa was great! The pineapple cilantro stuff was the best! The round table we sat at was tight. Everyone enjoyed their food. Waitress was okay. Couldn't tell if she hated her job, was having a bad night, or that was her personality.... More 

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

Sorry about the wait, but I really appreciate your patience. And I'm glad everyone's meals were worth it! We'd love to have you all back any time for a bite. Best wishes, George Jowell More 

Marion, Iowa
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place was busy, but the wait wasn't that long. As we were seated, we were greeted with 3 bowls of chips and 2 trays of 3 diff kinds of salsa which was AWESOME. The staff was very nice and food came out in a timely manner for as busy as they were. The food was good, but in my... More 

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

This is awesome, Mike! We only use fresh, authentic ingredients, and unfortunately sometimes that comes at a higher cost. It seems like you thought it was worth it though, and I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. I hope you and the family will join us again soon. Best, George Jowell More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Quick stop at the end of a long day of traveling. Ordered burrito which was served quickly and was above average. Seniors are allowed to order off Senior Menu all day. Portions are huge, so wife and I split an entree and ordered side salads. Totally satisfying. Waiter while somewhat disinterested, was quick to refill drinks. If you chose to... More 

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

Glad we could help you relax and refuel after a long day, Jerry. It's great that you and your wife both enjoyed your meals and left satisfied. We'd love to have the two of you back any time! Best wishes, George Jowell More 

Peoria, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There are so many Mexican restaurants to choose from in Peoria, but Abuelo's is, hands down, our favorite. We usually get very good service, and the food is tasty and well presented. We feel that they are very reasonably priced too.

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

Thanks for picking us as your favorite, Kathleen! Your loyalty really means a lot, and I'm so glad you love the food and service. Love to have you back any time. All the best, George Jowell More 

PHOENIX
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We did enjoy our meal, but I felt there should have been a greater selection of gluten free items. They really made a rather half-hearted to provide said selection.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal, but I'm also disappointed to hear that you weren't impressed with the gluten-free menu. We actually went through a very intensive process to come up with the dishes and find a way to prepare them separately so that all of our guests with the allergy could enjoy something delicious along with peace of mind.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16092 N Arrowhead Fountains Ctr Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382-4769
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: 623-878-8282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?