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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

4401 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424
+1 806-794-1762
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Ranked #8 of 500 Restaurants in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I've eaten at 100's of Mex restaurants throughout the Southwest and this is the holy grail. The food is special and not your typical boring middle of the road flavor. If you want hot, or spicy, or mild with great presentation. Every time I've been there its been lines of people in and lines going out. You may not totally... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

When I walked in,I could immediately smell frog insides!! Being a biology teacher, I don't think this is very nutritious for the community to be consuming. Please fix this or I will make sure to open my own frog taco restaurant as competition. Thank you.

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Brad S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Being a biology teacher, I'm sure you are aware that frogs are are indeed very nutritious. The frog, especially the legs, are very low in Saturated Fat. They are also a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper! YUM. However, regardless of their nutrition, I can assure you that our place is very much amphibian free. From... More 

Lubbock, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Ever time we, my family and I, have gone to Abuelo's the service and the food have been outstanding. from start to finish everyone on staff was attentive and very efficient at there jobs. cooking was top notch and all the food seasoned very well. not too much, just right.

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Brad S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Stuart, glad we could consistently show you and your family a good time! Thanks for stopping by again and again. Have a wonderful holiday season, and thank you so much for leaving us this. Best, Brad GM More 

Lubbock, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have been eating at Abuelo's for years. Have never had bad service or bad food. One of our favorite places to go.

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Brad S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Wonderful, Tonya! Thank you. We really appreciate you reaching out and leaving us this; it's really so great to hear we're able to consistently show you a good time. Hope to see you in soon! Best, Brad GM More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I took a group to the original Abuelo's for a late lunch today. Steven was a very nice attentive server. The hot sauce sampler was very good the hot sauce had a good kick. Good lunch menu and good size portion. I have been to other locations but service was on here.

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Brad S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Brady, thank you for bringing your group by. We're really happy everything was spot on -- and the hot sauce had plenty of kick! See you soon! Best, Brad GM More 

Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent Bacon-wrapped shrimp fajitas. You have your choice of several different sides, including papas, spinach casserole, and mixed vegetables as well as the traditional refried beans & Mexican rice. My husband asked for a hotter hot sauce and they brought out another more intensely flavored sauce. They bring out 3 different "hot-sauces" which are all flavorful in different ways, but... More 

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Brad S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

I love those bacon-wrapped shrimp fajitas, too! Great choice. Also, I'm very happy we were able to get your husband a sauce with a bigger kick. Thanks for saying these great things about our place, and we hope to see you and the family back soon. Best, Brad GM More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife loves this place, and so do I. Is it really Mexican food? Well, no. But the food is good, the service solid, and the drinks, especially the swirl between margaritas and sangria, very frozen and very fine. We bought a house and moved to Lubbock, and this was the place we celebrated, which makes it special to us.... More 

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Brad S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Mark, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. It's really great news that you and your wife love our place -- especially the margaritas and sangria! It's also wonderful to know that we're a part of such a special memory. We hope to give you many more! Best, Brad GM More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've come to abuelos many times throughout my life and it's always romantic. Now it is a bit noisy when u sit in the middle of the place, but is still a great date night for sure!! Cheese enchilladas and a swirl drink is the way to go! Don't forget about party in the patio in the summer!

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Brad S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Good to see we're a great spot for date night! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this, and we hope to see you back soon. Best, Brad GM More 

Bondurant, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I was excited to eat at Abuelos based on the comments from locals and the long wait. I visited with a group of coworker during a business trip. The service was average. The menu simply has too many options. I ordered enchiladas which I was hoping to be great. The food was okay(not really flavorful), but not what I was... More 

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Brad S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

Nick, I'm very sorry our food came across as average on your last visit here. If something isn't up to your standards, please let us know! We'd be happy to get it right for you. If you're ever overwhelmed by the options on the menu, our servers would also be very happy making recommendations. Despite these drawbacks on your last... More 

Wolfforth, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We enjoyed our evening at Abuelo's. Our server was fantastic- very attentive and friendly. Their shrimp fajitas were very good. The salsa was so-so. My mom and I both like quesadillas, but the quesadillas at Abuelo's are very different, and we didn't care for them. All in all, it wasn't the best we had ever had, but I would go... More 

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Brad S, Owner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, responded to this review

I'm very glad you enjoyed the service, but I'm sorry our food didn't blow you away when you were in last. It is great to hear we can look forward to seeing you back in, however. If you didn't enjoy the quesadillas, might I recommend the enchiladas or the fajitas? These seem to be a favorite of many of our... More 

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Additional Information about Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

Address: 4401 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424
Phone Number: +1 806-794-1762
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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