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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 - 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: 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
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Searching for the best Chili Relleno!

Phoenix is famous for excellent Mexican food. Almost every restaurant that says it offers Mexican is delicious. My friends decided to go on the search for the best Chili Relleno....This is our first stop for group review. Of the three of us that had it here, two said it was very very good. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
WillisBayTrading
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Phoenix is famous for excellent Mexican food. Almost every restaurant that says it offers Mexican is delicious. My friends decided to go on the search for the best Chili Relleno....This is our first stop for group review. Of the three of us that had it here, two said it was very very good. It was my first in a number... More 

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

It's an honor to be among the best! I'm glad our Chili Relleno stands up to the others around here -- like you said, this is definitely a great area for Mexican food. Hopefully you can join us again for another happy hour and some enchiladas. All the best, George Jowell More 

Monticello, Utah
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We have really enjoyed this restaurant in the past and were not disappointed this time. The food was excellent and the green chili sauce on my dual Relleno plate & side enchilada was very good. Make my wife jealous because she ordered the red sauce.

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

As long as it was a friendly jealousy, we're very happy to hear all of this, Burton! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience, and I hope you'll be back to see us next time you're in Peoria. All my best, George Jowell More 

Seattle
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Came expecting the usual dishes, which means blah beans and so-so rice, along with enchiladas et al. of varying interest. Turns out that the enchiladas were first-rate, not overloaded with cheese or sauce, but well-balanced. Befriend beans good, mexican rice even better; the rice had some character, was tasty and moist. Service was attentive, not overbearing. We'll be back

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

Looking forward to that next visit already, Roger! I'm glad you think we stand out among the over-sauced masses -- it's something we really strive to accomplish with our menu. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this kind review. 'Til next time, George Jowell More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

With its high acclaim on Trip Advisor, Abuelo's grabbed our patronage for lunch before the baseball game. Since Peoria is a stronghold of chain eateries, we were hoping that this was something a little different. However, despite having not heard of the place, it resembled most Mexican-influenced corporate restaurants. Although the server was diligent in his duties, the food was... More 

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

I wish I knew your name so I could apologize more directly, but I do regret that we didn't live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves on a deliciously unique menu, so it's disappointing that we didn't impress. I'm glad you had attentive service, though, and I'd love another shot to really wow you if you find yourself in... More 

San Diego
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went here based on TA advice. We went during spring training season. The food was average. Not bad, but not memorable. Big crowds when we went there.

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

Wish we could've wowed you a bit more with everything, but I'm glad you at least had a good meal. Can't say I'm too upset about the crowd, but I appreciate your patience and understanding in the matter. Love to have you back any time for a truly stellar experience. Take care, George Jowell More 

New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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

Glad we could open you up to the world of flavored flan! I'm sorry about the mix-up with your friend, but as I'm sure you noticed, we're always more than happy to fix things up in the moment and then some. I look forward to seeing more of your family, and I hope you all will join us next time... More 

Petersburg, Michigan
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 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
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

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
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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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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