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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

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Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood
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4401 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424
+1 806-794-1762
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, 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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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

We have received excellent food and service every time we have visited Abuelo's. The queso is the best ever! I love the green, tropical salsa. It is delicious, especially in the summer. The food is always fresh and hot. The atmosphere is fun and the patio is huge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
LubbockFlatlander
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Lubbock
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Lubbock
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have received excellent food and service every time we have visited Abuelo's. The queso is the best ever! I love the green, tropical salsa. It is delicious, especially in the summer. The food is always fresh and hot. The atmosphere is fun and the patio is huge.

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Acuff, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here several times through the years. Large portions on the large menu of choices. We have had better.

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Try getting in at 7pm on a Saturday night. That will tell you all you need to know. Best Tex-Mex in Lubbock. We always go about 9 to avoid the crowd. The steak and shrimp is the best in Lubbock.

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fabulous food, vegetables cooked to perfection, Table in the corner and great service. Great end to a busy day.

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

"Fabulous food" is just what we hope to hear! Thanks so much for taking the time to support us on TripAdvisor. It means a lot to us, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Brad, GM More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was interesting because I ate out in the Patio which is actually separate I "think" from the actual Restaurant. It is open seating so you can walk in from the patio entrance and just have a seat if you can find one. There was a great band, the weather was perfect and plenty of shade. I had the spicy... More 

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

Great, hot, flavorful -- this is just what we hope to hear! Thanks for sharing, Kari. Though it's great to hear you enjoyed the spicy shrimp taco, we appreciate your feedback about our menu options. Next time, feel free to ask your server for a suggestion -- happy to help you find the right option! Until then, take care. Best... More 

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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the fanciest Mexican restaurants I've ever been too. Upscale decor, is only overshadowed by wonderful meal selections. My party enjoyed all their selections, but I was particularly impressed with their desert "Flan". It was absolutely delicious. Cudos to the bakery chef!

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

Glad you're a Flan fan, John! It's great that everyone in the party could find something delicious to enjoy. Thanks for your compliments on the decor as well -- we've really worked hard on it. Hope to see you back again sometime soon! Take care, Brad, GM More 

Lubbock, Texas
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Abuelos is always a great night out! Their food is consistently tasty and filling. Their beverages hit the spot. Pretty venue too.

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

Thank you so much, Denise! I'm glad to hear you always leave full and happy. Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Brad, GM More 

Lubbock, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Large plates for decent prices! Great selections. Good chips and salsa (3 different salas...regular and the pineapple are our favorites) and queso is. Always great wait staff and very clean. Always delicious! We go very often they know us when we walk in the door!

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

I can't ask for much more from you here -- thanks so, so much! Glad to hear you've always had such a great time with us. Love to have you back any time. Best, Brad, GM More 

Lubbock, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have eaten at this place several times since it has been open. Have always received good food and service. On weekends during eating times they are busy so you may have a little wait time but it is worth the wait.

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

It's wonderful to hear from you, Roy! Your loyalty really means a lot to us, and it's great that you've always had such terrific meals and service during your visits. Looking forward to your next one already! 'Til then, Brad, GM More 

Rochester, New York
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Despite strong local appeal and past experience this Abuelo's was disappointing in terms of certain meals and beverage service: many of the dishes appeared to have a heavy cheese sauce; a house specialty, three Cozumel seafood burritos, had a lot of avocado but little seafood; the waitress brought 5 oz. glasses of wine when we ordered the 9 oz ones... 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, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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?