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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 #16 of 369 restaurants in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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, 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, Late Night
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is not the closest you can get to authentic Mexican in central Florida. Maybe I am just spoiled from eating at Mi Casa in Plant City but Abuelo's was a serious downgrade. The service was slow and the food was not good. I guess the best thing here is the chips and salsa. I will never eat here again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Dinner here was great. Their food is always fresh and hot. You know it's good when you make yummy sounds with every bite. If you like Mexican food... you'll love Abuellos!

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Lakeland, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Beautiful Mexican interior, great food, wonderful service and drinks, and nice prices. Close to the movies or to Lakeside Outdoor Mall. For lunch it dinner if you like Mexican food like I do, you cannot do wrong.

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I like this place, it is as close if not the closest you can come to authentic Mexican food in central Florida. Great menu selections, you can find some healthier items if you try. I just wish they garnished their dishes with additional lettuce and tomatoes.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions for business. The food is very good.The main part of the restaurant is like a large atrium. The noise level was not good for a business discussion. The service was great.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Abuelo's provides excellent Mexican cuisine and very good service. The prices are reasonable and the staff is very attentive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Impressive themed decor and great food. A bit pricey, but a nice place to take a special date. Warm atmosphere and good service.

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great Mexican restaurant. Great service. Pleasant surroundings. Lots of local people there. We received lots of attention.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The portions are huge, value is good, food is typical Mexican fare. Eating area is loud due to tile floors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You can't go wrong with any meal from this location. The staff is courteous and helpful. Large facility so lineups move quickly at peak hours

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