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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 335
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  • 158
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 15
    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
All 5 of Us Were Pleased

We went on a week night during the summer and although they were very crowded they beat their waiting time estimate by 1/2 hour cutting our wait time to 15 minutes. Not bad for summer in a resort town. Each of us ordered a different dish from their many entree choices and all of us were pleased... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Fred B
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Bolivia, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Bolivia, North Carolina
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went on a week night during the summer and although they were very crowded they beat their waiting time estimate by 1/2 hour cutting our wait time to 15 minutes. Not bad for summer in a resort town. Each of us ordered a different dish from their many entree choices and all of us were pleased with our orders.... More 

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This place is great. It is the best Mexican we have found at Myrtle. It is at the Coastal Mall. They make their own tortilla chips and sauces. It is easy to get in to.

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Sylacauga, Alabama
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283 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's located at a mall, but the food is very good. Tex Mex style, with some local seafood choices. I sat at the bar, and there were several locals around me. They seemed to come on a regular basis and that's a good sign. they have a good selection of wine and beer, and the appetizers were good. The service... More 

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long island ny
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place was so over crowded I don't know why cause all the food taste the same , you couldn't even eat the cheese enchilada it was melted to the point that u would choke! When your done eating you feel so bloated from your dinner. I will never go back!

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

It's disappointing to see you weren't more impressed. Our recipes are something we've poured a lot of thought and care into, so it's surprising to hear nothing really stood out to you. We certainly want you loving every bite of your meals with us, so we wish we could have addressed the cheese enchilada for you in the moment. All... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have recently moved to Myrtle Beach and were looking for a new favorite Mexican restaurant. Pretty sure we have found it!! Great food and an even better wait staff. We will be back!

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

Proud to be your new favorite, Joshua. We want you to get the same kind of experience we'd like to have ourselves, so we couldn't be happier that you were loving everything from the food to the service. I certainly hope we'll be seeing you more often now that you call Myrtle Beach home! Best, Candido N, GM More 

Cary, North Carolina
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Excellent place to eat. Daughter with multiple food allergies and the GM (Carnito) and Waitress (Sussy) took all the necessary precautions to ensure she had a healthy and safe meal even down to baked chips. The food was extremely tasty and service top-notch.

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

Oh, we're so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, Sinu! We want you to feel like you're in good hands with us, so it's great to hear the team was so attentive to your daughter's food allergies. I hope we'll get the chance to welcome you both back again sometime soon. Best, Candido N, GM More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The food was awesome( had the Monterrey platter)the portions are huge, the service is excellent, highly recommend it.

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

Glad you got to try a bit of everything with The Monterrey, Cesar! We want you loving your meals with us from start to finish, and it's great to hear that was the case. Looking forward to seeing what you try next time. Best, Candido N, GM More 

Staten Island, New York
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I love Tex-Mex and this place ranks right at the top. We were able to be seated quickly as we arrived at 5:00,if you arrive at 6:00 or later plan on waiting. Also if you love to freeze while eating,this is not the place for you. I was comfortable,but I usually need a sweater in most restaurants. You get chips... More 

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

We're so proud to have your stamp of approval -- especially since you're such a big fan of Tex-Mex! The quality of our food is something we take a lot of pride in, so we're really jazzed all of you enjoyed your meals. Looking forward to seeing what you try next time. Best, Candido N, GM More 

Keyser, West Virginia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great service, great salsa, great food, great wait-staff, great decor! What's not to love about this place! The food is so fresh and the presentation is stellar. The wait-staff is very vigilant and on-top of things. The food has great flavors and is very well done!

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

Thank you for the kind words! We want you to have the same kind of experience we'd like to have ourselves, so we're really pumped you wouldn't change a thing about your visit with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more sometime soon. Best, Candido N, GM More 

3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Average is not a bad thing. It was fine. Will probably never expend a vacation dinner there again though. One complaint was the AC was out and no one bothered to mention that when I called ahead for seating or when we arrived. They had some rigged up AC units to try to make amends but they weren't cutting it.... More 

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

We wish we'd impressed you more. The last thing we would want is for anything to take away from your experience, and I'm so sorry that was the case with the AC. This isn't normal for us, so we know we can knock it out of the park for you should you give us another chance. I'd certainly love the... More 

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Additional Information about Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

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

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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: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children

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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