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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
863-686-7500
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Ranked #12 of 371 Restaurants in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Mexican
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
Restaurant details
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
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English first
Lake Wales, Florida
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Top notch food and attentive service. Happy hour drinks are very good and the margueritas are the best you will find anywhere. Three different salsa are tasty and the chips are crisp and full of flavor. Pricing is reasonable and the balloon guy is good with the little ones.

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AL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was our first visit. Great atmosphere. Chips are super thin. Comes with three different salsas. Enchiladas come with at least 5 different sauce choices. I had the sour cream. Will definitely go again.

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Venice, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I went there for a late night small meal and drink. Our waitress was very friendly. We explained we would be ordering lightly, and she was good with that. Great salsas and house margarita; the nachos were just OK. If we were hungrier we certainly would have tried what looked to be a great variety.

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Leesburg, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went to Abuelo's in Lakeland, Florida, Friday night. The place was packed with a long waiting line. Obviously, my idea of Tex-Mex food is slightly different because I would not eat there again. It is a nicely decorated average chain restaurant. The meal started with excellent thin chips and three kinds of salsa which tasted very good but were... More

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Auburndale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I dine here whenever we can and absolutely everything is delicious. Our favorite is the Precarious Guerre, which is a seafood dish. If you can sit at the bar and enjoy the A+ service by Carlos, we have been spoiled for sure.We

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Beverly Hills, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Absolutely love their food and the atmosphere...we look for them all over when we travel...stop every time we see one!!! Never had a bad meal!!!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If I have told my wife once I have told her 100 times. I want to live at Abuelos. I remember when this place was being built and hoping that it was going to be a good place to eat. It has never disappointed me. I have never had a bad meal there. There are 3 things I regularly get... More

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was looking for hard shell tacos, as they were not listed on the menu, the server indicated they were available, So good..and that green tomato/pineapple/cilantro salsa was to die for. Not spicy at all. Give it a try. The only problem was the price of the soft drink I has. I think almost $3 is a little high for... More

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Abuelos is a favorite of ours. Have been coming here for years and haven't had a bad meal, always good. They have excellent salsa and queso! Try their fajita tacos.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We chose the restaurant because of it's proximity to our hotel. The service was very good in terms of the server being personable, knowledgeable, and attentive. She did a good job working with my gluten intolerance and brought out specially fried tortillas for me to enjoy the salsas. The portions are quite large and the food is good, but probably... More

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