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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: 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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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Healthy salad"

Trying to eat healthy in a Mexican food restaurant is difficult because of the tempting dishes. Abuelo's Fajita salad is a good way to avoid high fat food. The serving is large, the ingredients fresh and the fajita meat tender and lean. Service was excellent--recommend arriving about 1:15 to avoid... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
J M
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Bryan, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Bryan, Texas
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Trying to eat healthy in a Mexican food restaurant is difficult because of the tempting dishes. Abuelo's Fajita salad is a good way to avoid high fat food. The serving is large, the ingredients fresh and the fajita meat tender and lean. Service was excellent--recommend arriving about 1:15 to avoid the noon hour crowd. Really like the convenience of paying... More 

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

I definitely understand how difficult it can be to eat healthy while dining out, so I'm so happy you were able to find an option here that did just that! It's wonderful that you found the fajita meat to be so tender and lean -- we hope you'll come back for more! Thank you for leaving this, too. It means... More 

Bryan, Texas
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Good most of the time. Sometimes too greasy. The papas are a must. The food is alway piping hot, like at Arby's. That's right my friend, Arby's.

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

Yorlive, we're glad to hear the food is always hot and you love the papas -- thank you! And we've never been compared to Arby's before. Interesting! I'm sorry to hear it's a little too greasy sometimes; we'll do our best to work on that. Anyways, hope to have you back very soon. Best, Jackie GM More 

Vero Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Enjoyed the great service, liked the convenience of paying at the table kiosk. Food was very good. Atmosphere was charming and uncrowded.

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

Wow! Thank you for leaving us this. We really appreciate you saying these nice things about our place, and we hope to have you back. Best, Jackie GM More 

College Station, Texas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a Mexican restaurant in College Station Tx.. The service is excellent. The Mexican food is great, but what I like is their Prime Rib special on Thursday and Sunday nights. We have visited this unit, as well as the one in Austin Tx. and both are good.

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

You tried the prime rib? That's great to hear! I'm so glad you've loved it so much, both here and in Austin. Hope to see you back soon, and thank you so much for thinking to leave us this. Best, Jackie GM More 

COLLEGE STATION TEXAS
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Luckily we have plenty of local places to go eat great Mexican Food so we don't have to eat at Chains like this one.

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

Mike, we're sorry to hear you think that! It's great to have such a local array of Mexican places in College Station, yes, but we love that we have such fresh dishes and delicious Mexican food as well. We'd urge you to come try it! Best, Jackie GM More 

Bryan, Texas
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I. Went there with friends to celebrate a birthday. It was during the luncheon crowd. On the whole it was a pleasant experience. Here are the details; first the atmosphere and ambiance was excellent and comfortable the tables were afar enough so you don't hear other tables, also it was quite enough to hear each other. Second, the food was... More 

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

Happy birthday! I'm so happy you were able to join us for the celebrations. I'm thrilled you loved the gluten-free menu and our service! Thank you for thinking to leave us this, and we hope to see you back soon! Best, Jackie GM More 

Carlsbad, California
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Abuelos is on University Drive East a couple of miles from Texas A&M University. They have a good menu including the usual Mexican dishes and a full bar. It is in a nice area with lots of hotels nearby if you are visiting from out of town.

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

Glad you think of us as a good place for a great meal while visiting! Thank you for thinking to leave us this, and we hope to see you back -- especially during this upcoming semester! Best, Jackie GM More 

Linden, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We're here to visit our kids and grandkids and wanted a good Tex-Mex restaurant since, for some strange reason, don't seem to exist in New Joisey and this town has loads of them. In our other visits here, we've been to many of them and were generally satisfied but this one really won our vote. Their thin, crispy, tasty nachos... More 

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

Why thank you, Roy, for this absolutely glowing review. I'm so happy the family loved EVERYTHING from the chicken nuggets to your firecracker shrimp tacos. We would love to have you back if you are ever back visiting again. Hope your Texas trip was wonderful! Best, Jackie GM More 

Windsor, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was delighted to discover this restaurant recently while visiting friends in College Station, Texas. I was surprised to learn that this is actually a chain, as the menu is surprisingly interesting and (I thought) unique. I selected the "Pescado Guerrero", a dish featuring wood-grilled barramundi, which is an Asian Seabass that I found to be delicious. The chef was... More 

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

Dan, wow! It's such a pleasure to hear you visited us -- all the way from Canada! We're so happy you enjoyed your Tilapia Veracruz, and we hope to see you back next time you're in the states. Wishing you happy and safe travels, Jackie GM More 

College Station, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

the atmosphere is very nice. Service is good, nice to have a separate dining room if needed for private functions. Also the bar area is separate from the main dining room - nice option. Food is very tasty, and reasonably priced.

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

Thank you, Trish! I'm thrilled to hear you loved our food and that you found our bar area to be so conveniently located. We hope to see you back soon. Best, Jackie GM More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups

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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