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Abuelo's

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3950 Gramercy Street, Columbus, OH 43219
16143379006
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Real Mexican food is a feast for the senses. From colorful peppers to the...
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. Our new extended Happy Hour includes Sunday 11 am - 6 pm and Saturday 11 am - 6 pm. We continue to include great offerings M-F 3pm - 7 pm though! Catering is also an option, our staff are adept at delivering a professional, hassle-free and delicious meal. Whatever the occasion, we'll stop at nothing to make your time at Abuelo's a memorable dining experience.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
delish!

We use to frequent this restaurant weekly. Great trio of salsa and the best chips. They need to bring back the nacho dessert because it was to die for. Lately, every visit we noticed a decline in the food and many menu changes. We love Abuelos but getting a special dish for years and the next visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tara C
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Ohio
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Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We use to frequent this restaurant weekly. Great trio of salsa and the best chips. They need to bring back the nacho dessert because it was to die for. Lately, every visit we noticed a decline in the food and many menu changes. We love Abuelos but getting a special dish for years and the next visit poof it's gone.... More 

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Thank Tara C
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my meal at Abuelo's. It was fresh, piping hot and delicious. Friendly and attentive waitress staff.....The best frozen sangria ever....I told friends this was the best mexican food I had ever eaten in my life.....I meant it too!!!! Don't miss this place......

Helpful?
Thank twtyprls
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

It means a lot to hear this was the best Mexican food you have ever had! Thanks so much for the awesome review. We are looking forward to having you back! Thanks, Lacey Albert, GM More 

Coshocton
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has very good Mexican cuisine. The bar has great drinks and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. The margaritas are very tasty!

Helpful?
Thank Jeff C
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

This is exactly what we like to hear, Jeff. Thanks for such a great review! I'm glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to have you back soon. Best, Lacey Albert, GM More 

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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried cocktail shrimp, chimichanga and some wine. The food was good except that cilantro rice was tasting like fresh coat of point! Try to go early around 6:15sh pm for dinners as they r getting crowded at Easton during weekends.

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Thank Divya K
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. Hope to see you soon! Thanks, Lacey Albert, GM More 

Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for the first time with some friends and we had a nice time. I liked the atmosphere and our server was great and very friendly. Drinks were good but I felt like the food was just OK they were large portions. I really enjoyed the chips, very light and airy.I had the Fire cracker shrimp tacos and would not... More 

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Thank slrenner71
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience! We appreciate all of your feedback and I’m glad your husband and you enjoyed yourselves while dining with us. We look forward to having you back soon! Thanks, Lacey Albert, GM More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Abuelo’s is what I would call upscale tex mex food. The food is very good and the service is as well. Overall it is very good for a chain. The three different salsas which are served with tortilla chips is a nice touch. Love the green salsa.

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Thank TimothySpring
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review! I’ll have to agree with you, Timothy, the green salsa is one of my favorites too! It’s great to hear you had a wonderful experience and I look forward to seeing you back soon! Thanks, Lacey Albert, GM More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Had a first date there and the staff was very friendly and knowledgable. the wait was very short and the food was served very quickly and had lots of flavor! i will visit again very soon.

Helpful?
Thank Richard R
Seidale S, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Hey there, Richard! I'm so glad to hear that you joined us for a first date and it was a success! Thanks for sharing the love for our friendly, knowledgeable staff, and I look forward to seeing you again soon for another great meal. Best, Lacey GM More 

Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Have eaten here twice in the past month. Once for lunch and once for dinner. Both excellent. Wait staff wonderful both times. Food awesome both times. Ingredients fresh and food prepared as ordered. The chicken zucchini entrée is absolutely wonderful. I never would have ordered it but the waitress suggested it indicating it was her favorite. I will definitely go... More 

Helpful?
Thank lve2tvlhi
Seidale S, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

You don't know how much it means to hear that you've stopped in to eat with us twice, and both times were excellent! Thank you so much for sharing the love for our wonderful staff and delicious food. I'm glad to hear our waitress pointed you toward a new favorite on our menu, and I look forward to seeing you... More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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189 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for more of Mexican food. Yes Mexican food is served her with an excellent presentation. Even good flavor. Area is luxurious. This is Mexican Food with the intent to include Tex food in it. This is not bad, for those who are looking for Tex Mex food. if you are looking for Mexican Food, this is NOT... More 

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Thank uchype
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Abuelo's is where we go when we want Mexican food. They have many dishes that most Mexican restaurants do not have. I call it Gourmet Mexican because of that and the fact that they use cloth napkins. Gourmet Food at Non Gourmet Prices.!! Cooks are Mexican and everything is prepared to order. Great variety of dishes, good service, friendly people... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dorothy M
Seidale S, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

It means a lot to hear that we have made it to gourmet status in your book, Dorothy! We take a lot of pride in preparing delicious traditional Mexican meals, at reasonable prices. I'm glad you enjoy the variety of our menu and I hope you'll be back again soon to try another great dish. Best, Lacey GM More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3950 Gramercy Street, Columbus, OH 43219
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 16143379006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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. Our new extended Happy Hour includes Sunday 11 am - 6 pm and Saturday 11 am - 6 pm. We continue to include great offerings M-F 3pm - 7 pm though! Catering is also an option, our staff are adept at delivering a professional, hassle-free and delicious meal. Whatever the occasion, we'll stop at nothing to make your time at Abuelo's a memorable dining experience.
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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