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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

4802 Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012
(540) 265-3555
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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I travel to Roanoke Weekly and always drop by Abuelo's for some Rib-Eye Steak and Enchiladas. The service is excellent and the food has been very good. The Menu can take you some time to get through but I'm a Steak Eater so I stick to that. They have some wood-grilled, bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin medallions and bacon-wrapped shrimp you have... More

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Naples, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and I stopped for the night in Roanoke last night on the way from Maine to Florida, and had our small dog with us. We drove by this restaurant and seeing tables outside, I ran in to see if they'd seat my dog in the patio area. They said "Sure" and we sat down outside. We were immediately... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went to this restaurant after finding raving reviews online. All started well, as we ordered the Jalapeno Fritters. These were fantastic; so we were hoping for better. Then, we order one "The Grade" plate, which has 3 enchiladas and one taco, and a lunch taco and enchilada. The two plates came clearly quite hot and right out of a... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This food is excellent. More true to New Mexican food than you will find in the east. The chile rellenos are excellent. If you want true New Mexican food, this is the place. Staff is very friendly, service is excellent. We plan to return every time we travel through Roanoke.

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South Chesterfield
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Had a 7 hour road trip with my husband for his work and I chose this place to stop for dinner. It was so so good. I had the fajitas and my husband had enchiladas. He said they were some of the best he ever had. The chips and salsa was really good. They do something I have never seen... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

I've never been so disgusted in all my life! Me and my husband wanted to try an establishment that we have never experienced before just something to try out. As we are seated in the area under the sky a moment later we were greeted with chips and a trio of salsas. To make a long story short I see... More

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someplace
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The margaritas, salsa, and service are good. But I wouldn't really call this great Mexican food. Maybe it is because I am from California and used to really fresh Mexican food with homemade sauces and fresh vegetables and that is not what I have had here. I do like the atmosphere and will likely return for happy hour and great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Abuelos has to be the best Mexican Restaurant in the Roanoke Valley. The food was fantastic and my server "Paige" made me feel right at home.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Even if the food was lousy - which it most definitely wasn't - this restaurant would have gotten at least three "stars" because the manager let my dogs join us on the patio!! On top of that though the food was outstanding - and very generous. Endless guacamole with the fajitas! Pick of two sides, and there are choices other... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have never had a bad experience at our Abuelo's in Florida and was thrilled to find the food just as great at this location. Our server, Alexis?, was so wonderful. She brought the manager out to meet us after we mentioned our favorite location in Lakeland. He was great and seemed genuinely interested in our conversation. Great place for... More

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