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“Picture regular sit-down Mexican stepped up on presentation” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Abuelo's

Abuelo's
8274 Highway 64, Memphis, TN 38133
(901)672-0769
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Ranked #160 of 1,271 Restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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United States
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“Picture regular sit-down Mexican stepped up on presentation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Came here on a Sunday for lunch. The inside and outside are more heavily decorated than other Mexican restaurants in the area. They start you with chips and three different types of salsa. A sweeter green salsa, a red salsa, and a darker spicy salsa. The waiter didn't have a problem bringing extra salsa and chips. They have your typical enchiladas, burritos, and fajitas on the menu, plus some extra. They have a sort of Mexican-style loaded mashed potatoes (the only way I know how to describe them) that you can get instead of rice. The enchiladas were great, as is the rice and potatoes; the beans weren't particularly great, however. Tamales seemed average. It ended up being a little pricey; queso dip, 4 drinks, 3 entrees, and 1 lunch entree ended up around $75 with tip. Overall the food and service were both good.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
2 reviews
“Excellent Meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Ate there 3 times and enjoyed each meal. Friendly knowledgeable staff and the food was excellent. Unique Mexican-not the same old stuff.

Visited November 2013
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nashville, tn
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“Family Friendly Tex-Mex”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visiting Memphis for the weekend and found this family friendly tex-mex place right off I-40. It looks like it will be expensive from the outside, btu it's very reasonable. The service was great, from the hostess to the actual server. There were 8 in our party and 4 of them were 4 and under. I would recommend if you are looking for a good tex-mex family friendly restaurant.

Visited November 2013
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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“SE not quite like SW”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Abuela's was our favorite restaurant when we lived in AZ. This one is just not quite as good. Not sure why. BUT, this is still better Mexican food that we usually find east of New Mexico.

Visited August 2013
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Harrison, Arkansas, United States
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“OK not really my kind of Mexican.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Ordered a steak fajita quesadilla. Steak was very tender but not much flavor. Husband ordered the Durango burrito. He had the same opinion. Salsa was good, atmosphere OK. We sat near the bar so service was mediocre. Started out good but then the bar got busy so we got forgotten.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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