We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
4802 Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012
(540) 265-3555
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 136 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Better Than Expected

Usually chain Mexican restaurants leave a lot to be desired, from oddly seasoned dishes to small portions to not very good values, but this place is an exception. Maybe it was because it was a dreary winter night, but I was seated promptly upon my arrival at around 7 pm. The atmosphere is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
SouthernOEM
Good for:
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Usually chain Mexican restaurants leave a lot to be desired, from oddly seasoned dishes to small portions to not very good values, but this place is an exception. Maybe it was because it was a dreary winter night, but I was seated promptly upon my arrival at around 7 pm. The atmosphere is upscale and it doesn't look like a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Abuelos a few times and each time I go, I am given disappointments. The first time I went the red haired waitress was terribly unfriendly and I saw her from across the dining room, sticking her finger in her nose. She kept rolling her eyes every time I asked for anything. The second time I went, I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Goochland, Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
281 reviews 281 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I normally stay far away from chain restaurants but Abuelo's is my exception. I have been to 3 locations in different parts of the country and love them all so far. Atmosphere is great, bar area is comfortable, service is friendly and efficient. Above all the food is consistently good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moneta, Virginia
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is good Mexican food in an upscale setting. Near Roanoke's largent mall. Busy but they get you seated quickly . Taco Salad is good .Wait staff gets it done . I would go back .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roanoke, Virginia
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Although we can't figure out why they always sit us along the back wall, we keep coming back.. Good food reliable chain. Artsy Mexican food. Love the salsas. Always enough to take extra home. Guacamole is good too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The food and service here were alright - our waitress was friendly and helpful, and the food arrived within 20 minutes and tasted, well, fine. It wasn't the best or the worst Mexican food we've ever had - it was tasty enough, but not memorable. The atmosphere was OK too. It's very much the kind of atmosphere you could expect... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Friendly Wait Staff. Greeted as soon as we stepped in the door. Manager Checked on us two or three times during dinner. Food was perfectly cooked and prepared quickly and efficiently. Taste was even better than I had imagined. Great Atmosphere, whether eating in the Main Restaurant or in the Bar Area. Also has a patio dining area when weather... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roanoke Va
Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy also viewed

 
Roanoke, VA
 

Been to Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?