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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

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3950 Gramercy Street, Columbus, OH 43219
614-337-9006
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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
Day trip

Great food and good service well worth the drive. The food was was excellent and worth the prices. Will most definitely be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Chad M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great food and good service well worth the drive. The food was was excellent and worth the prices. Will most definitely be back!

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

Chad, I'm simply flattered to read your delightful compliments on our food and service. It's wonderful to know we were worth the drive over! Looking forward to your return already. Best, Seidale, GM More 

Peoria, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The food is always great here and this visit was NO different! We had to wait a bit for a table but it is worth the wait! The Enchiladas were yummy! They have a digital app sitting on our table which costs $2. It looked fun but we weren't sure if we would like it so we just visited with... More 

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

It's wonderful that you enjoy coming to see us, JoBeth. I'm so happy that you and your group were able to have a great visit. I hope you'll be in to have enchiladas with us again the next time you're in the area! Best, Seidale, GM More 

New Castle, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

We eat at Abuelo's for lunch about once, maybe twice, a month. We've never had a bad meal. On a couple of occasions service has been lacking, particularly during a later lunch hour (after 1:30). That being said, we have found a pattern at various restaurants that later lunch diners get poorer service. I think the servers are ready to... More 

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

I definitely appreciate you coming to see us again and again. We would never be okay with delivering you anything less than stellar service, and you've gotten this impression, it's certainly something to look into -- thank you for letting us know. I'm already looking forward to your next visit! Best, Seidale, GM More 

Ashland, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great food, great service. Typically try to visit Abuelo's whenever we come in from out of town. Our server was very accommodating to us in regard to our 9 month old. She brought us two handfuls of straws, colored and regular, we we asked for a couple of extra to amuse her. Won our hearts right then! 😀

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Pataskala, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We absolutely love this restaurant. The food is great and the service is always impeccable. We have never had to wait for a table and usually get a nice booth. I particularly like the three salsas that are served with warm tortilla chips. I also like the soup and salad as it is tasty without being overly filling. My husband... More 

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure to read, and our staff will be thrilled to hear about your experience. Hopefully you can join us again soon for some dessert, too! Best, Seidale, GM More 

Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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124 reviews 124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
130 reviews 130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 

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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: 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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