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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

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3950 Gramercy St, Columbus, OH 43219-6132
614-337-9006
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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  • 27
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bday Dinner

We went here on at Saturday night with a group of 9 for a bday dinner. We did not call ahead, but I would recommend doing so. We went on a Saturday at 5pm but only had to wait 25 minutes which I didn't think was too bad. They bring chips and a trio of salsa to the tables. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
wohdonkey
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Ohio
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English first
Ohio
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We went here on at Saturday night with a group of 9 for a bday dinner. We did not call ahead, but I would recommend doing so. We went on a Saturday at 5pm but only had to wait 25 minutes which I didn't think was too bad. They bring chips and a trio of salsa to the tables. I... More 

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Seidale S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing us to host your birthday dinner! I'm thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience so much. I hope we'll get to see you back for another dinner soon! Best, Seidale, GM More 

Hampstead, Maryland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Our flight was cancelled and we had to stay near the airport for our flight the next day. This restaurant is only 10 minutes shuttle ride from our hotel. My husband loves Mexican food and this restaurant was our best option. The restaurant has a pleasant and tropical atmosphere, it gave me a warm a fuzzy feeling. The food was... More 

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Seidale S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

While I'm sorry to hear you had an unpleasant airport experience, I have to say we're happy it led you to our place for a bite! Thanks for the awesome compliments on our restaurant -- and we're looking forward to having you back again if you get the chance! Best, Seidale, GM More 

Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We started off with chips & salsa and ordered drinks. We got the margarita on the rocks with salt & they were terrific. We then ordered the dip sampler that also came with chips. It is 3 type of dips, cheese, chili, & a guacamole dip. There were 3 of us and we finished it all. For my entree I... More 

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Seidale S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

I can't thank you enough for all your compliments on our dips and meals! It's wonderful to know you had such a great visit with us. We're already looking forward to your next visit! Best, Seidale, GM More 

Youngstown, Ohio
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The food here is very authentic and fresh. Mexican is my favorite and Abuelo's is absolutely delicious. Love the variety of salsas and the enchiladas!

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Seidale S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

I'm delighted to hear you enjoy coming here so much! Thanks for the wonderful compliments, and I hope to see you back again in the future. Best, Seidale, GM More 

Swanton, Ohio
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stopped in after shopping at the mall for lunch around 2:30 p.m. Our server, Makayla, was very pleasant. She talked us into getting the Chile Con Queso which was great with the thin warm chips. Local beers were available on tap for a reasonable price ($4.79.) The Tilapia Veracruz Lunch was very good as well as the Lunch Chimichanga.... More 

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Seidale S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Nothing makes me happier than hearing you consistently enjoy your experiences here, Russell! Thanks for the wonderful compliments about your last lunch here -- and I do hope you'll visit us again the next time you're in town! Best, Seidale, GM More 

Lancaster, Ohio
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

A visit here for a quick meal before a movie at AMC Easton Town Centre turned out to be a fun happy hour experience! Drink prices were very reasonable and house margaritas were actually delicious ! Chips and salsa were complimentary and good as well! We ordered the beef nachos and were a little disappointed in the size and presentation... More 

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Seidale S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

I'm delighted that you had such a great happy hour experience, Bobbi! Thank you for sharing this feedback with us. I'll definitely keep your comments about the size of the beef nachos moving forward. We hope to see you back again for another happy hour soon! Best, Seidale, GM More 

Cambridge, Ontario
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I love prime rib ... so when it was advertised available on a Wednesday night ... we simply had to go ... because I really like prime rib. The décor is amazing and the food was pretty good ... but you could tell the employer cared more about his building than the employees. We sat at the bar and the... More 

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Seidale S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

We're so disappointed to hear that you didn't receive the best customer service possible. We are capable of much more than that and I'd like to offer my sincerest apologies if you received anything less -- and I will definitely follow up with my team on this. That said, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our prime rib so much!... More 

Lima
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The wait for service and our food was looooooooong despite the fact that we didn't have a wait to be seated. Prices were a bit high and the quality of the food was mediocre. Probably won't be back anytime soon.

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Seidale S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

It's definitely understandable to be frustrated after waiting a long time for your food, Nikki. We'd like to offer our sincerest apologies if your service was too slow -- we can assure you that we are better than that. Hopefully, you'll give us another chance sometime to show you what we're really capable of with both our customer service and... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I'd heard positive things, and while traveling on business some co-workers and I went to Abuelo's for dinner. Slow, inattentive service, no "sell" of specials, drink offers, etc. Food was a little funky, one had the 'house special' bacon-wrapped beef medallions and shrimp. One piece of meat was gray, the other nearly raw. Took 15 minutes to get refills on... More 

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Seidale S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

There's nothing more disappointing than high expectations not being met -- and when you're disappointed, we're disappointed. We're better than that, and you deserve better than that. I hope one day you will give us a second chance to show you what we're truly capable of. Best, Seidale, GM More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were in town from Toledo and heard they had an Abuelo's in Columbus. We of course had to go! The food was great, our server was good about keeping drinks full, and it wasn't expensive. One of pur favorite places. I highly recommend.

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Seidale S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

We're honored to be one of your favorite places, Lisa! Thanks for stopping by to let us know about your experience here. Do you visit Columbus often? We'd love to have you back again soon. Best, Seidale, GM More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3950 Gramercy St, Columbus, OH 43219-6132
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-337-9006

Price and Cuisine

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

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 - 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?