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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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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    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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Willis, Texas
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Near my hotel so I took the night auditors advice and tried it out. It's a large place, looks very nice and clean. Greeted by many smiling faces. The menu is pretty extensive. They did have sweet tea. Started off with queso, which was delicious, but for the price, it was very small portioned. Chips were good. Three salsa's brought... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jackie L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks so much for all of this feedback! I do wish the food would've wowed you a bit more, but I'm also happy to hear that y'all were fans of the atmosphere and of your server. I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to Ben! You should know that I take all of these reviews seriously, though, and I... More 

Normangee, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We tried Abuelo's around January of 2015 for the first time, and have been back many times since. We have always had very good service,the food is plentiful, very tasty, and always served piping HOT. The queso is a favorite of ours also. Recently had a Chili Relleno plate, one stuffed with cheese and the other with beef. Great! They... More 

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

Honored to have become your favorite spot, Dennis! Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoy everything from the food to the decor. I'll be sure to pass along your feedback about the Lupe Tortilla, too. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Jackie, GM More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a great place, nice employees, and delicious food! I've been here on multiple occasions and not once was did i have a negative experience.

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

Good to hear from you, friend! It's great to know that every experience has been such a nice one, and I'd love to have you back any time for even more. Best, Jackie GM More 

College Station, Texas
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My mom, sister & I ate here for an early dinner. The food was very good!! We had a Guacamole sour cream dip that was out of this world good, I literally could have eaten that as a meal, chicken croquets with a side of the Pappas that were delicious as well. Along with a pitcher of swirls! We needed... More 

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

Great choices all around -- sounds like a real top-notch meal! You know the meal was a success when you need a nap afterward. Thanks so much for bringing in the whole family, and I hope y'all will join us again sometime! Best, Jackie GM More 

College Station, Texas
Level Contributor
65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took my son here (my wife and I) on July 4th. We had a nice time, and the food was good as always. This is honestly the only place I go to for Mexican food in the area. I've had an issue or two over the years (we go frequently). But, overall, the place is great, and we will... More 

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

Thanks for celebrating such a special holiday with us! It's an honor to be your go-to when you're craving Mexican food, and we look forward to seeing more of you and the family in the future. Best, Jackie GM More 

College Station, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

I just love hearing the word 'superior' in a review for our place. Thank you so much! Anytime you're looking for a meal slightly beyond the average Tex-Mex, we'll be here! Best, Jackie GM More 

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

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

We're all so happy you loved our place -- whether you sat inside or out. I'm so happy to hear you loved the food and service, too. Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Best, Jackie GM More 

Kapolei, Hawaii
Level Contributor
106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 28 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
Level Contributor
74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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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?