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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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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    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 17
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  • 13
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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
More than a Mexican restaurant!

From the moment you approach the restaurant you know this is no dive Mexican restaurant. Upon entering you will find the atmosphere to be fantastic. Right away the freshly made chips and four choices of salsa will have something for everyone and are made in house throughout the day. These aren't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Mike R
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

From the moment you approach the restaurant you know this is no dive Mexican restaurant. Upon entering you will find the atmosphere to be fantastic. Right away the freshly made chips and four choices of salsa will have something for everyone and are made in house throughout the day. These aren't your ordinary salsa's... There are multiple appetizers well worth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Candido N, General Manager at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Your favorite Mexican restaurant anywhere? What a compliment, Mike -- thank you! You know, we're pretty partial to the Firecracker Shrimp Taco ourselves, so the fact that you think it's a culinary masterpiece has us all grinning ear to ear. We hope to see you back and digging into more chips and salsa sometime soon. Best, Candido N, GM More 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very good food. Check out the specials during hay hour.Drinks are excellent. A little pricey but the quality is excellent. Can not say as much for the service. It has been excellent at times and at other times barley exist .Don't bother with their reward program even the servers can not get it right,had a problem 5/5/15 called & e-mailed... More 

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Candido N, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

I appreciate you letting me know about this, Dan, and I apologize for the frustration regarding the service and rewards program. We definitely still want to make things right, so I'll look into things since you've already helped out by providing a date of your experience -- that always makes things move a lot quicker. Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed... More 

Huntington, West Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I had an amazing dinner while on vacation during the middle of May! The food is so delicious I had to try to hold back the tears of joy I was experiencing! We had the grande platter (it definitely lives up to its name) and the chicken fajitas! Danielle was our server and she was fantastic - since this was... More 

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Candido N, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Wow, Kevin! This is so great to hear! I didn't realize the grande platter could be so moving! Sounds like Danielle did a great job serving you. I'm also glad to hear that the guacamole was such a hit! Hope to see you again soon! Best, Candido N, GM More 

Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Since we don't have an Abuelo's near our home we always go to this one on our yearly vacation in Myrtle Beach. This time we sat at the bar and our bar tender, Jason took good care of us. The chips and salsa are terrific, the margaritas are spectacular and the dinners were wonderful. If you sit at the bar... More 

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Candido N, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Thanks for always making a point to come see us, Susan! Happy hour's definitely one of our favorite times of day around here, so we couldn't be happier that you enjoy it so much. We hope to see you back for more chips and salsa at the bar sometime soon. Best, Candido N, GM More 

new jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

no wait .sat right down and greeted promptly .do not remember the waitress name it was a monday night so take that in to consideration thoe she was very friendly and helpful.the food was very good and would go back again to try other dishes.

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Candido N, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

It's always nice to be seated right away! We want you to feel well taken care of whenever you're with us, so it's great to hear you were especially impressed by the service. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more sometime soon. Best, Candido N, GM More 

Plattsburgh, New York
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

First impressions of the restaurant - Spacious, well laid out, warm and welcoming, high end. The menu is very comprehensive, Mexican, Seafood, Combos, plenty to choose from. The variety of salsas from mild to superheat were all excellent. The made from scratch chips were really great.The bacon wrapped shrimp with stuffed jalapeños was excellent... The Sea Bass with shrimp and... More 

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Candido N, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your meal from start to finish, Ed -- especially since it was your first visit! We're pretty partial to the chips and salsas ourselves, so we're glad they started things off on the right foot. Looking forward to seeing what you end up trying next time. Best, Candido N, GM More 

Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Awesome Mexican. Something for all levels of appetite and very authentic. Had the combo plate (which was huge and soo much food).

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Candido N, GM at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

The combo plate's always a good choice! A lot of thought and care goes into all of our recipes, so it's nice to see you've been so impressed with our menu. Looking forward to your next visit. Best, Candido N, GM More 

Urbandale, Iowa
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stopped for a quick bite to eat and ended up staying for an extra pitcher of margaritas! Great food Great drinks! Server was outstanding! He checked on us frequently however never interrupted our family conversations! Great place to sit back and relax!

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Candido N, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Glad you decided to kick back with another round of margaritas, Rick! We want you to be completely at ease whenever you're here with us, so it's great to hear your server really made sure that happened for you and your family. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Candido N, GM More 

Pelham, Alabama
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The place was crazy on Cinco de Mayo. Service was slow but food was excellent. I ate at the bar and the service was ok. Will go back again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Candido N, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Thanks for celebrating Cinco de Mayo with us! We always want you enjoying your meals with us, so it's great to hear it hit the spot. Looking forward to taking things up a notch next time. Best, Candido N, GM More 

Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We love Mexican food but I'll be honest we usually go to hole in the wall places but we go because the food is good, fast and cheap! This place is not like that at all! Abuelo's has really and upscale atmosphere. Not white table cloth upscale, but large spaces, plenty of booths, huge bar and eating area. Our waitress... More 

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Candido N, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Happy to hear you were impressed, Tonya -- especially since we're a bit different from your typical go-to Mexican restaurant! We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed everything from the service to the mashed potatoes. Looking forward to seeing what you end up ordering next time. Best, Candido N, GM 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, Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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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