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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 #12 of 405 restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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83% Recommend
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1 review
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Fair Play, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The food was good but...., Historically I have eaten at Mexican restaurants owned and run by Hispanics and at those places I have come to expect certain things. Usually My order is more than I can reasonably eat in one meal at Mexican restaurants. That was not the case at this restaurant. Shrimp tacos were great and reasonably sized but... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have eaten in just about every Mexican restaurant in south west Virginia , Texas and home cooked Mexican and Abuelo's is the best . Service is fast and friendly,atmosphere is open but cozy and the best nachos ever . The management couldn't be better, If it's not right the make it right quickly. Never had a bad time or... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I love Abuelo's. Being Texans living in Virginia has been rough with the lack of flavor in the Mexican restaurants. We gladly make the hour-each-way drive to Abuelo's! Never disappoints food-wise!

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