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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 294
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Happy Party of Five

Tonight five of us visited your restaurant. Two of the ladies had an incorrect side. But our waitress corrected the issues immediately, with grace. The food was totally awesome and quite abundant. The food was unique and very, very good. We all tried different foods and were jealous of each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Wanda K
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Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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505 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Tonight five of us visited your restaurant. Two of the ladies had an incorrect side. But our waitress corrected the issues immediately, with grace. The food was totally awesome and quite abundant. The food was unique and very, very good. We all tried different foods and were jealous of each other's choices. Additionally, we all have enough for lunch tomorrow!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chris H, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Happy to hear you all enjoyed your visit, Wanda! We certainly want you to feel like you're in good hands with us, so we're glad you felt so well taken care of -- that's music to our ears. Looking forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Best, Chris, GM More 

Virginia
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is as good as Mexican food gets! We ate here 5 times during our week in Myrtle Beach. Great service too. Abuelo's is a chain that has won several awards for the best Mexican food in America. It is AWESOME. The meal starts with a trio of salsa - traditional red, habanero and green tomatillo salsas. Each diner gets... More 

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Chris H, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Your recommendation means the world to us! No matter what you order, we want you loving every bite -- it's great to hear that's the case. Looking forward to having you back already. Best, Kelley, GM More 

myrtle beach
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our Margaritas were excellent, our food was delicious and our waitress was so pleasant and attentive. From the chips and salsa through the dessert....everything was perfect! We are so pleased to live close by this gem of a restaurant.

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Chris H, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

It's so nice to hear you were enjoying it all from start to finish! We want your time with us to be memorable for all the right reasons, and it's encouraging to see you wouldn't change a thing. Looking forward to your next visit. Best, More 

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My family of four adults went to this restaurant just after Christmas. We were concerned because the restaurant was extremely busy due to all the shoppers. However, we never felt as if the service or food was compromised and we received excellent service and excellent food. Everyone enjoyed their meals and loved the atmosphere. I was extremely impressed that the... More 

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Chris H, GM at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

So glad you and your family joined us over the holidays, Kimberly! Our team's always trying to create a great experience all around, so we're happy to hear you were enjoying a bit of everything. We're all looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Candido, GM More 

Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I never expected to get a quality, authentic Mexican meal at a mall restaurant in Myrtle Beach, but I did. My teenage daughter researched the restaurant prior to our arrival in town and, as usual, she picked a winner. The food was great, as was the service. The restaurant was crowded, but not packed, which was a welcome surprise considering... More 

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Chris H, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Happy to hear we made a great first impression, Tony! We want your visits to be memorable for all the right reasons, so it's nice to see you enjoyed everything from the food to the service. Looking forward to your next visit. Best, Chris, GM More 

Little River, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you want good Mexican door go else where. If you want great Mexican food eat here. The food was excellent and the service was also. Portions are very large and not only looks good but is delicious. The waitress was from Russia and did a great job. I would recommend this ace without hesitations

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Chris H, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

You're making us blush, William! Thanks for this wonderful review. Looking forward to the next time you're craving a delicious Mexican meal -- you've always got a spot at our table. Best, Chris, GM More 

Suwanee, Georgia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

While I was disappointed with my first (and probably last) visit to Myrtle Beach, this restaurant was one of the few highlights of my trip. It has a nice layout, was very spacious, and has an elegant family feel to it. Absolutely great chips and the best dipping sauces ever, especially the one with the meat in it. It is... More 

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Chris H, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit with us all around! From the food to the service, we want the time you spend here to be memorable for all the right reasons -- happy to hear that shined through. Should you ever find yourself back in Myrtle Beach, we'll have those chips and salsa ready for you. Best, Chris, GM More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

When you walk in you will be stunned by the beautiful courtyard and sky. We enjoyed a nice tex mex meal. Not the best Mexican we have had but good.

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Chris H, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Happy to hear you're a fan of it all here! We certainly want you to be loving everything about your visits with us, and it's great to see that's the case. Hope to have you back again soon. Best, Chris, GM More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Better than average Mexican cusine at reasonable prices,_ a fun atmosphere and excellent staff. Happy hour is best value when you sit in the bar section.

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Chris H, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Nice to see you're a fan of our happy hour, Peter! Creating a great experience all around is something we always aim to do, so we're glad that comes through. We're all looking forward to impressing you even more next time. Best, Chris, GM More 

Newark, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Let me start off by saying I don't hate Chipotle. They've just over-simplified the meaning of Mexican food. This restaurant is a whole different world. Free chips and fresh made salsa, generous portions, tasty food along with attentive service. A tech touch with tablet on table for ordering. But more than anything else, the food. The variety is huge, prices... More 

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Chris H, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Wow -- glad you're a fan of it all! Creating an experience that's memorable for all the right reasons is a top priority for us, so we're happy to hear that shines through. We're looking forward to serving up your favorites for you sometime soon. Best, Chris, 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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?