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“Good food and service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy
3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
+1 863-686-7500
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Ranked #15 of 361 Restaurants in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Real Mexican food is a feast for the senses. From colorful peppers to the sounds of sizzling fajitas all the way to that incredible flavor. Each mouthful is just as much a result of the freshest ingredients as it is a result of the chef's expertise. Abuelo's offers diners the opportunity to experience real Mexican food, combining authentic, made from scratch classic dishes with the rich, subtle flavors of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine. Our executive Chef Luis Sanchez has spent decades perfecting our menu, and we boast a wide selection of wood-grilled fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, chile rellenos or Abuelo's unique House Specialties (depending on your location). To compliment your meal, our expert bartenders are masters at crafting signature favorites, including a wide variety of margaritas and swirls.
Sudbury, MA
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stopped in here a number of times, the latest was in October 2013. Service was excellent, but I have had poor service in the past. The food is tasty and served HOT, a plus since it will take a while to work your way through all of it. (The servings are LARGE!) Margaritas are good and there is quite the variety. Don't fill up on the salsa and chips beforehand, although that's easier said then done. the three salsas and fresh chips are too easy to wolf down. One thing to note is the acoustics are terrible. On the night we were there it was so loud we could not carry on a conversation.

One more thing to consider. If you buy their gift cards, for every $50 you get an extra $10 card. One way to reduce the cost!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Our favorite Lakeland Mexican restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Open, airy, comfortable, upscale interior. The staff are well trained, friendly, and professional. We went with co-workers and everyone to a person, raved about their food. We leave on the opposite Coast and whenever we find outselves in Lakeland we return here for dinner or lunch.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lakeland, Florida
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“1 of our favorite restaurant's.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We always receive very good service here. The atmosphere is nice. The food is Great! We get their ribeye steak and its always the way we wanted it cooked.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Our favorite Lakeland restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This place has great food. The salsas (three kinds) are superb. The chips are light and crispy. The prices are great and the portions generous. They get very busy, so you may want to go during lulls. The Juarez platter is great - you get four items plus beans and rice - you will be full. The service is adequate, not stellar because they are usually so busy. Atmosphere is good, and you can sit outside is you like.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Was here for business. The staff was very attentive to our large group. Food was wonderful. I had the fajitas and it was some of the best fajitas I have ever had. The chips and salsa was good too. Absolutely great margaritas. If I ever return to Lakeland I will eat here.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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