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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
+1 863-686-7500
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Ranked #13 of 389 Restaurants in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Real Mexican food is a feast for the senses. From colorful peppers to the sounds of sizzling fajitas all the way to that incredible flavor. Each mouthful is just as much a result of the freshest ingredients as it is a result of the chef's expertise. Abuelo's offers diners the opportunity to experience real Mexican food, combining authentic, made from scratch classic dishes with the rich, subtle flavors of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine. Our executive Chef Luis Sanchez has spent decades perfecting our menu, and we boast a wide selection of wood-grilled fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, chile rellenos or Abuelo's unique House Specialties (depending on your location). To compliment your meal, our expert bartenders are masters at crafting signature favorites, including a wide variety of margaritas and swirls.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

What an awesome restaurant. The waiters and waitresses have been really good the few times I've been there. The food is always good. I especially like the fajita chimichanga. There are healthy options too. The margaritas are a bit pricey, but they are VERY good. I once went to chilis instead because I thought it would be worth the cheaper... More 

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Dean A, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Nice to see you're a fan of it all here! We pour a lot of thought and care into everything we do, so it's great to hear you enjoy everything from the food to the service. Hope to see you back at happy hour sometime soon. Best, Dean, GM More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Even though it's a chain they seem to know how to do it right. The service was outstanding. It was a team effort by the entire staff but they were always aware of our needs and took care of everything. The food is always good. I've never had anything bad.

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Dean A, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Happy to hear you're a fan of it all, Jeff! We pour a lot of time and care into everything we do here, so this was music to our ears. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Dean, GM More 

Mulberry, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Love Mexican food and this place is pretty good. Can usually accommodate larger parties and the wait staff is always great. The chips come with three types of salsa free with your meal or drinks. The food is always hot and comes out pretty fast even with a large group. A bunch of us like to come here after work... More 

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Dean A, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Happy to be a go-to place for you, Angie! We want you to enjoy yourself whenever you stop by, and it's great to hear Chazz made that happen for you last time. Hope to see you back and digging into our chips and salsa sometime soon. Best, Dean, GM More 

Lakeland, FL
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153 reviews 153 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I almost never get to eat Tex-Mex because our son is usually with us and doesn't like it. So on a rare evening when it was just the two of us, we decided to return here for our second visit (the first was many years ago when it opened). The restaurant has a classy, open feel, and... More 

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Dean A, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

So glad you were able to come back and see us! We take a lot of pride in creating an experience that's memorable for all the right reasons, so we're happy to hear you were enjoying everything. Hoping to welcome you back again soon. Best, Dean, GM More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I'm 72 & haven't had flan this good since my grandmother quit cooking in 1957. Other dishes were good as well with reasonable pricing.

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Dean A, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

That's quite the compliment, Mick -- thank you! We're so happy to hear our flan reminds you of your grandmother's. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more sometime soon. Best, Dean, GM More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Reading others' reviews, it appears that the experience I had at Abuelo's was just a fluke. And let me premise this by saying I will try to be as respectful of this company as I can. However, our experience here was so bad and frustrating that it is always the first thing that comes to mind when someone asks me... More 

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Dean A, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

You should never have anything but friendly and attentive service here, Brittney. The last thing we would want is for you to feel like you weren't our top priority, so you can imagine how concerned I am to hear about all of this. The experience you describe is not normal for us, and I sincerely apologize for that. With that... More 

Lake Wales, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Went on a Wednesday at noon and there was plenty of room ! The service was great ( Heather ) . My friend really enjoyed the food . My dish was OK .

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Dean A, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

We'll make sure to pass along your compliments to Heather! Thanks for coming by and enjoying a meal. Hope you'll join us for another soon. We recommend our Chile Rellenos, they're a tried and true favorite! Best, Dean, GM More 

Wauchula, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We enjoy eating at this place often. They are always busy but seem to provide great food and service quickly. If you like Mexican food you will enjoy this place.

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Dean A, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Happy to have you as a regular! We want you to have attentive service no matter how busy we are, so it's great to hear that always shines through. Looking forward to your next visit. Best, Dean, GM More 

Port Hood
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

large restaurant, lots of seating and lots of parking around the building. it was fun trying their food, everything was awesome . nice comfortable place , clean and reasonable

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Dean A, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Happy to hear you're enjoying it all, Pauline! We certainly want you to feel like you can't go wrong with our menu, so this was music to our ears. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Dean, GM More 

Winter Haven, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I always enjoy Abuelo's. I find it a bit more "upscale" than some other local mexican restaurants. Nice decor, and excellent food. Large portions, and I have enjoyed everything I've had from their menu. Good place for couples, family, or business meals. I've always had good service there from a friendly staff.

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Dean A, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

It's nice to hear you can always count on us, Frank! Your meals and service should be top notch every time, and we're glad that's the case. We're looking forward to having you back again soon. Best, Dean, GM More 

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Additional Information about Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

Address: 3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
Phone Number: +1 863-686-7500
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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