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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 384 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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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Lived in San Antonio, Tx for 33 years. This is the best Tex/Mex we have found in Lakeland since we moved here earlier this year....Very good food at reasonable prices.

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

Always happy to get you your Tex-Mex fix, Neal! Our menu is something we take a lot of pride in, so it's great to hear you've liked everything you've tried here. Hope to have you back again soon. Best, Dean, GM More 

Lakeland, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I always passed by this restaurant. Every time I would go shopping at Lakeside Village, I would pass by and be curious about its food however my husband can't handle some spice foods and we assumed that most of their dishes would be spices. But for some reason last Saturday night we've decided to give it a try and we're... More 

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

So happy you guys finally stopped by, Fabiane! We want you to be enjoying every aspect of your visits with us, so it's great to hear that was the case for you -- that's music to our ears. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Dean, GM More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is one if not the best mexican restaurants I have ever eaten at!!! I wish they had one in Fort Wayne. The food was excellant, the people working there were awesome!!! Everytime I am in Lakeland I make a trip there.

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

Wow -- thank you for the kind words! We want your visits here to be memorable for all the right reasons, so it's great to hear that was the case. Looking forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in Lakeland. Best, Dean, GM More 

central, ma.
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Just happened by this place after going to a movie. Very good food and very good service. Definitely would go back again.

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

Glad you found us! No one wants to be hungry during a movie, so we're happy to hear your meal here hit the spot. Hope to have you back again soon. Best, Dean, GM More 

Cobourg, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We really enjoy Abuellos for a change of pace. In fact we are visiting next week. Looking forward to another good meal. First time there this winter...usually try a couple of times over 5 months we are here.

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

Proud to be a go-to stop for you! We certainly want you to be enjoying your time with us, and we're glad to hear that's the case. Looking forward to your next visit already. Best, Dean, GM More 

Lakeland, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was very disappointed with the chicken tacos because they were made with shredded chicken and not much chicken inside the tacos at all. They were too spicy.

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

It's disappointing to hear our chicken tacos missed the mark, Angelica. We certainly want your meal to leave you wanting even more, and we feel sure we can make that happen for you next time. If you're willing, please give me a call at 863-686-7500. I would love the opportunity to make this right. Best, Dean, GM More 

Winter Garden, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Have been there three times because I enjoy the food, but the last two times there is a horrible Oder. I have to admit the last time it really took away from the whole dining experience. Smells like a really bad mop. Don't think I will be back for a fourth time. I was hoping the smell was a one... More 

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

We certainly don't want anything to take away from your experience with us, so it's hard to hear you were let down the past two times you came in. This isn't the kind of feedback we typically receive, and I want to assure you that the smell will not be an issue if you give us another chance. Hoping to... More 

Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

our family ate there the day after thanksgiving, and it was very busy....because the food is so great. Tex-Mex. Chip thin an love them. Queso was great. Had the Diablo burrito and it was very tasty. Definitely recommend this restaurant!!!!

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

So happy you chose to unwind with us, Honest! It sounds like you tried a few things while you were here, and we're glad they hit the spot. We hope to be welcoming your family back again soon. Best, Dean, GM More 

Walt Disney World, Florida
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I grew up in southern CA. I know my mexican food. I felt like it was super commercial and did not feel like it was my grandfather's cooking. I really had high hopes. I am not saying the food was bad just more TEX MEx than true Mexican. The service was good and there was a lot of people. I... More 

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

While it's great to hear you had good service, we wish our dishes had impressed you just as much. Our menu is something we take a lot of pride in, and we feel sure you'll find something that reminds you of your grandfather's cooking if you'll give us another shot. That said, please do reach out to me at 863-686-7500.... More 

Lakeland, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great food at affordable prices. The menu is quite large and they offer just about anything you could want. They have the best selection of appetizers I have ever seen. You get a lot of food and I always have loads left over to take home. The service is always great too!

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

Nice to hear you feel like you can't go wrong with our menu, Hope! Serving up dishes that have you coming back for more is what we're all about, so reading this was a great encouragement to our team. We're looking forward to welcoming you back sometime 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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