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Abuelo's

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840 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840
+1 979-260-3400
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Only a $1 for a Draft, what a deal!

I visited Abuelo's with a group of colleagues for dinner and was very pleased with the taste and quality of my plate of "Three Enchiladas" and two Shiner Bock's on tap. The food was served after a short wait (for my meal) and served piping hot. The happy hour price for the beer, honestly I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Richard J
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Kapolei, Hawaii
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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College Station, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although this is a chain, the food is superior. Unlike the usual tired Mexican beans, rice, and so on, this place offers a number of tasty and unique dishes.

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College Station, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We have visited Abuelo's several times. The food is always wonderful and the service is usually very good. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating.

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I visited Abuelo's with a group of colleagues for dinner and was very pleased with the taste and quality of my plate of "Three Enchiladas" and two Shiner Bock's on tap. The food was served after a short wait (for my meal) and served piping hot. The happy hour price for the beer, honestly I thought was a mistake, I... More 

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Jackie L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Richard, I'm just so happy you loved the dollar drafts and your plate of enchiladas! Honestly, I thought that deal was a mistake too, so what a steal! I am sorry to those members of your party waited too long on their food. It's not like us to delay serving like that, so I'll do everything in my power to... More 

Texas
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We love Abuelo's but at this location, it just wasn't the same. We couldn't eat the salsa (weird for us) because it was so salty but yet the steak was very bland and had no flavoring. Otherwise the atmosphere and staff were pleasurable.

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Jackie L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

This is so strange to hear, and I will be sure to look into it immediately. Usually we get rave reviews about the salsa and people just love the steaks, so I cannot imagine what happened. Thank you so much for pointing it out. On a lighter note, I'm very happy you enjoyed the staff. I'll be sure to tell... More 

tx
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We've been to Abuelo's many times in many areas including here in College Station. consistently high quality food. Service varies a little but typically good. The food is not typical Tex-Mex but the recipes are of that genre. Excellent flavors, always served hot and fresh. Probably a little too much food. Other places have better fajitas for less but for... More 

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Jackie L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Light, crispy are my favorite kind of chips, so I'm so happy you loved them, too. Also, I'm so happy to hear we've showed you consistent quality -- at many locations! See you around soon! Best, Jackie GM More 

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94 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Ate here with a few friends while in town. The salsa variety that was brought to the table was great. Food was good and atmosphere was nice. Will be back

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Jackie L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm just so happy to hear you enjoyed our little trio of salsas. Thank you so much for stopping by with your friends and then, thinking to leave us such nice feedback. Hope to see you soon! Best, Jackie GM More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great Service, comfortable setting, and outstanding food that is well priced and reasonable quick. This is a chain that I really enjoy for its consistency and creative selections. I love the Los Mejores De La Casa (Best of the House with Tenderloin Medallions and Shrimp)

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Jackie L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

To hear our dishes are consistently impressing is such a compliment to our place, Bill. Thank you for saying so. We truly hope to have you back for more great meals in the future. Best, Jackie GM More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

like the selection and atmosphere; this time we were REALLY hungry for late lunch and staff took too long to offer the chips and drinks

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Jackie L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Steve, sorry we weren't able to more promptly bring your chips and drinks. I know what it's like to just be sitting somewhere waiting when you're hungry, so I completely understand your frustrations. We'll be better about this in the future. Hope to see you back and thanks for the compliments, as well. :) Best, Jackie GM More 

St. Louis
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My husband and I found ourselves in College Station, Texas on a Sunday at lunch time, before catching a flight to Dallas. Mostly college town type eateries for lunch, as would be expected in a college town. After some quick Internet research on Trip Advisor, we tried Abuelos, which is in a nice large space with wall murals and a... More 

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Jackie L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

We're so sorry we messed up on that skinny margarita! We usually have that recipe perfect, so I'm not too sure what happened here. I'll be sure to look into it. Otherwise, we're happy you had a nice visit to Aggieland, and we hope your trip to Dallas was pleasant! Best, Jackie GM More 

Roebling, New Jersey, United States
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Travelled for a business trip, and went with a very large group. Service was fast and friendly. The drink special was $1.99 mojito's, so the bill wasn't too bad... food was good. Prices were very reasonable. I definitely recommend a stop for some good Mexican food.

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Jackie L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Alan, glad you were able to stop by for our mojito special! It's honestly one of my favorite specials, so I'm so happy you enjoyed it. Anytime you're in need of a good plate of Tex-Mex -- big or small group -- we'd love to have you back! Best, Jackie GM More 

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Additional Information about Abuelo's

Address: 840 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840
Phone Number: +1 979-260-3400
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  College Station
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 840 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  College Station
  • Phone Number: +1 979-260-3400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?