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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 #20 of 404 restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I love Mexican food and marguerites. Abuelo's gets an A+ in both categories - especially loved the cilantro, lime rice (just heavenly with the chicken enchiladas.) The service was excellent, too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I ate here recently with my teenage son. When we ordered I asked them to leave the sour cream off my meal. When the food came out, my plate had white stuff all over it, my son's plate had none. I asked the waitress to bring out one with no sour cream. She went back to the kitchen, and returned... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My first time to the restaurant and I really enjoyed myself. The service was great. Our waitress was very professional and attentive. The salsas were great, three choices from mild, hot, and fruity. Meal was quick (went for late lunch) and hot. Dessert was even better!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Abuelo's is our favorite Mexican restaurant in this area. There are quite a few Mexican restaurants in this area but most have the same basic items on their menus. Abuelo's has a better variety of dishes that are more authentic. I am from Texas and know great Tex Mex food and thats Abuelo's. The restaurant has a little more upscale... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food here is the best I have had and every time I go I get wonderful service. The last couple of times I dined here the manager has even taken time to stop by my table and ask how things were. My favorite entree is the wood-fire fajita tacos. They are delicious and the portions are huge. I always... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Best I'v had in eastern part of us. My wife and I eat here often always excellent, About $21 for the two of us.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We eat here at least once a month. The mangers are great people. The wait staff turns over quite often, so service can be hit and miss. The chips and salsa are some of the best i have ever ate. All the foods I have tried have been great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food, great service especially Emily the bartender is an outstanding asset to this company. Never had a bad meal or bad service.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Had dinner here last night hoping to have some good margaritas and fajitas.. The "top shelf margarita" I ordered was served in a warm martini glass with a cocktail shaker. Sent the drink back asking to have it served on the rocks with a salted rim...rather than remake a fresh drink, they poured the ice and drink into another glass... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Second time here for me. Had a lunch special, Carnita Tacos. They didn't hold a candle to tacos I've had from various street vendors in Georgia but, heh, at least they had them. Came with a small portion of refried beans (unremarkable) and mashed potatoes with some onion and pepper on top (ok, and unexpected for a Mexican restaurant). Three... More

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