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Abuelo's

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740 Coastal Grand Circle, In Restaurant District of Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
+1 843-448-5533
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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. Whatever the occasion, we'll stop at nothing to make your time at Abuelo's a memorable dining experience.
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  • 379
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top price/quality ratio.

My wife and I are in our 70s and we've been spending a few months last winters in Myrtle Beach. One of our top restaurants where we return many times every year is Abuelos at Coastal Mall. The service is always excellent, top quality food, quiet athmosphere (no loud music as in most popular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jocelyn B
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I are in our 70s and we've been spending a few months last winters in Myrtle Beach. One of our top restaurants where we return many times every year is Abuelos at Coastal Mall. The service is always excellent, top quality food, quiet athmosphere (no loud music as in most popular restaurants). And the prices are more... More 

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Thank Jocelyn B
Madison, Mississippi
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for something different for dinner that we could not experience at home. Abuelos was definitely it!! Our server was great and very knowledgeable concerning the establishments offerings even though he said he had only worked there less than a year. Very patient and attentative. Great food.

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

It sounds like you had a wonderful night full of great food and wonderful service! Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to having you back! Thanks, Candido Nunez, GM More 

Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to find great traditional mexican food head to ABUELO”S Mexican Restaurant at 740 Grand Coastal Mall Circle in Myrtle Beach S.C. I am originally a New Yorker and grew up patronizing many mexican restaurant around the city and became a great judge of what makes a good restaurant and a great one. What makes for great mexican... More 

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

I'm thrilled to hear about your experience! Thank you so much for the thoughtful review, Ralph. I'm glad you enjoyed our salsa and your meal. Can't wait to have you back! Best, Candido Nunez, GM More 

Taylors, South Carolina, United States
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a party of four that arrived around 6:00 on a Friday night. We received a cheerful greeting and were promptly seated. The decor reminded more of an Italian restaurant than a Mexican one? Our cheerful waitress arrived quickly and took our drink orders . She soon brought us crispy chips and three kinds of salsa: mild tomato-based, avocado... More 

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

It sounds like you four had a great dining experience! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a great review, Mary. We can't wait to have you back when you're in the area. Thanks, Candido Nunez, GM More 

Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Abuelo's has got to be the best in food, service, cleanliness and fun. In all the years we have been going there, we have NEVER been disappointed in the food. You will not have a bad server as there aren't any at Abuelo's. Every person on the staff is so friendly. Absolutely great cocktails served along with a lot of... More 

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

Wow, thank you so much for all the thoughtful review! It sounds like your family and you have had great experiences dining with us. I appreciate the positive feedback and can't wait to have you back soon! Thanks for being a loyal fan, Candido Nunez, GM More 

Vermont
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We look forward to coming here as soon as we come to Myrtle Beach every winter. The food is great and they are so accommodating. Once we brought in our niece who needed gluten free food and the chef had the waiter point out everything that she could eat. The chef even added suggestions of what he could make off... More 

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are honored to have you when you visit the area. Hope to see you back soon, Candido Nunez, GM More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit Abuelo's when we're at Myrtle Beach. The food and the staff are great. Try the dip sampler as an appetizer. I typically order the fajitas. It comes with steaming meat and vegetables and a lot of toppings. Ask for extra tortillas to go, because you'll have leftovers if you go at dinner. My friend usually gets the... More 

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

What great advice, Jonathan. We do get busy on the weekend and during dinner hours, so it’s always a great idea to call ahead to put your name on the list! I’m honored to hear that we are your favorite Mexican food restaurant in Myrtle Beach! Thanks for the wonderful review and we can’t wait to have you back the... More 

saugerties,ny
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were a party of 10 with a reservation at 6. We were seated promptly at a nice large table. Our server was very helpful and efficient. The salsa and chips in the table are very good. Everyone's dinner came out together except for mine because a couple of my shrimp were burned. I was thankful for them taking the... More 

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Thank roadkinggirl
Candido N, GM at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for bidding farewell to 2015 with a meal at our place! We want to make special occasions like this even more memorable, so it's wonderful to see everything from the service to the chips and salsa were just right. Hope to see you back again sometime soon. Best, Candido N, GM More 

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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Waited for 30 minutes for dinner. Waitress wasn't very attentive. Food was just okay. Price was high for what we ate. Won't go back again. We went to an Abuelos in Florida and really liked it. Not this one.

Helpful?
Thank Karen G
Candido N, GM at Abuelo's, responded to this review

We're so sorry you left feeling let down, Karen -- that's not what we want at all. Anticipating your needs is something we take a lot of pride in, and I sincerely apologize that that didn't shine through. The last thing we would want is to keep you waiting, and I'm confident we can do right by you in the... More 

Stockbridge, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Went there today absolutely a train wreck to say the least. We talked with the manager and she wanted to argue with me stating that they didn't have enough staff, guess what that's not my problem. I'll give it one more chance.

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Thank BigDannyBear
Candido N, GM at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Right off the bat, I want to apologize. We want your visits with us to be memorable for all the right reasons, and we're confident we can make that happen for you in the future. I completely understand how frustrating it is when wires get crossed, and I'm so sorry if we didn't seem more sympathetic in the moment --... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 740 Coastal Grand Circle, In Restaurant District of Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Myrtle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-448-5533

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings

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. 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?