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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

4802 Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012
(540) 265-3555
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Ranked #18 of 409 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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South Chesterfield
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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19 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Although we arrived late after being on the road all day, service and the food was exceptional!! THANK YOU for giving us a great hot meal that late.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is the second Abuelos I've been to and it was just as good as the first. The staff is always pleasant and the food is great. I wish there was one closer to our house! Their margaritas are awesome, btw.

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Marietta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We actually ate here twice during our recent visit to Roanoke. As Mexican Restaurants go, this one was pretty darn good. The soft tacos with shredded beef were excellent. Our favorite part of the meal was the salsa...probably the best I have ever had. The restaurant is very clean, bright and open. There are many choices around the Roanoke mall... More

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Reston, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stopped here for dinner while spending an overnight in Roanoke. What a great find! I believe for a chain restaurant this one is exceptional and stands out from other Mexican Chain Restaurants in how it offers it's food. First you get your chips and salsa and instead of one choice of salsa, they bring you three. They were all... More

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