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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

4401 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424
806-794-1762
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Ranked #12 of 498 restaurants in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Huntington Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were told this was great and sit on the patio. It was closed due to wind I presume. We passed through a nice room with a lovely fountain. We were seated in a back room with a large group already seated. Our server came and took our drink order and more or less apologized he had to take the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Slow service. Average food. Dropped dishes. Not great for Fathers Day. Perhaps trying to take on too much at the expense of good customer service or we just caught them on a bad and busy day. Not returning but they have plenty of business.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have had good mexican food, great service, great ambience. Their enchilada's are my favorite. If you go during rush hour there maybe a wait but not more than 15mins, they don't accept reservation. They also have outdoor seating and live band.

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Childress, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The food was as good as usual at Abuelo's in Lubbock and server was quite nice. They have installed the table side tablets where you can place your order, summon your server, order drink refills, pay out --- without relinquishing your credit card. Could be a handy tool for restaurant and consumer. However, my question to the management was how... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a restaurant we always head to when we are hungry for Mexican food. We also get good service and a good value.

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The Colony, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A bit out of the way, but worth the trip to the south side of town. We couldn't believe how big this place was inside. Had to wait.....they told us 45 minutes.....turned out to be about 10 minutes. Their was a live band playing on the patio while we waited for our vibrator to go off. Drinks were great......I had... More

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Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The food is good but nothing over the top. Now the margarita's on the other hand are superb. I tried the premix and was not impressed but then asked the bartender for some recommendations and she created some excellent drinks. The place has a nice atmosphere for Tex-Mex and some outdoor seating available.

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Midland, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My son and I enjoyed lunch at Abuelos in Lubbock last week. The hostess greeted us promptly and found a table. The decor was impressive with statues, arches, and other details. It appears that the restaurant recently was remodeled. Our waitress presented an extensive menu that offered much variety. Portions were large and perfectly flavored. We ate at Abuelo's in... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Decided to go back and give it another try and food was great and service was great. Glad I went back and tried again after the not so good experience the last time. Thumbs up!!

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Ate here on a busy Saturday night with a large family. They were able to sit us down almost immediately. A variety of food was ordered, but everyone was pleased with theirs. My cousin loved the bacon wrapped shrimp, said it was the best she ever had. I thoroughly enjoyed my carnita taco plate. My daughters were pleased with their... More

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