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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

4802 Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012
(540) 265-3555
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The beer was cold, the enchiladas were hot. Sat in the bar area and watched a little basketball. Had a great time. Certainly would come back again.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I was disappointed when we went to find that Abuelos is a chain restaurant, way overpriced, and not authentic. I feel like the type of people this restaurant draws are fat, white people who pronounce quesadilla 'kay-so-dill-uh". However, the food is not bad. Nothing tasted bad or had a bad flavor, but I was disappointed that it was a chain... More 

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Roanoke Va
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

So much more authentic than many other Roanoke Mexican restaurants. The food is always hot and full of flavor, not tons of sodium. We choose Abuelos for special occasions like birthdays but please know it's great for any time too. The staff is attentive. The Margaritas compliment your dining experience. You won't be disappointed!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Abuelos is one of my favorite places to eat Mexican in the Roanoke area. It is one of the few restaurants around that remains consistently good after years of visits. Their outdoor patio can't be beat in the summer/fall (especially during happy hour discounts). Have never had a bad meal here. The fajitas are great. The stuffed chicken medallions are... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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140 reviews 140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We ate here on a Friday night after a long day of driving. We expected a 15-20 minute wait but were seated after only about five. Our server brought us chips with three kinds of salsa: a standard tomato, a smoked chipotle salsa (spicy), and a green tomatillo and pineapple salsa (sweet). All were good, but we both liked the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I have eaten at Abuelo's several times- good food, with more variety than some Mexican restaurants. Ambience is upscale. Good Margaritas. Excellent service. Recommended.

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Roanoke, VA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A great place to eat with excellent service, albeit the food is a bit pricey. Portion sizes are average and enough to eat.

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for dinner after a long day of driving, based on other trip advisor reviews. The food was average. I had the shrimp tacos and the serving size was adequate but not swimming in shrimp. My husband had the pork burrito and says it was delicious, but not the best Mexican food he has ever... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I moved here from San Diego and we're Mexican food snobs as a result... there are very few places on this side of the US we consider actual Mexican food. Usually it's unseasoned chicken, tomato sauce and God forbid... ranch dressing served with chips. Abuelo's is our second favorite place for Mexican food, although we often want... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The parking lot aside (shared with the mall and sometimes hectic), this place is great. The food is good. The staff are always pleasant. If we have to be in the mall area, this is our pick.

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Additional Information about Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

Address: 4802 Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012
Phone Number: (540) 265-3555
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
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

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