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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Abuelo's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4782 S 14th St, Abilene, TX 79605-4733
+1 325-692-4776
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 227: English reviews
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Obviously a local favorite. Tons of people waiting on a Saturday at 1:30, but the three of us only really waited for about fifteen minutes. Loved the three salsas. One was a smoky, garlicky red. The middle tomatillo sauce had a limy, fruity flavor. Very unique and yummy. The third was a less flavorful red with more chunky vegetables. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank CentexSus
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Abuelo's is my all time favorite place to eat in Abilene. The food is always amazing, hot and fresh. The service is spot on and the ambience is beautiful. My favorite dish is the Enchiladas de Cozumel and goes great with a Mojito.

Helpful?
Thank Yvonne H
Abilene, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want a good, quality Mexican food meal - I will recommend Abuelo's. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere super except a little noisy. Many tiimes you will have to wait for a table as this place is generally busy or you can call ahead. I consider this place well worth the wait!

Helpful?
Thank hamptonnk
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is very rare to walk in and sit during their peek hours, but they have the best mexican food in town! My favorite mixed drink is the sangria swirl, or margarita. Always a festive atmosphere and it's a beautiful restaurant! Great place for get togethers or dates.

Helpful?
Thank TLHeat
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to go with your friends for a fun time and pretty good eats. It is a little on the greasy side and not altogether the freshest, but it won't be the worst. If you are over 50, eat just a little so your stomach won't hurt. You will have a great time!

Helpful?
Thank Maggie N
ABILENE
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food is tasty, service is almost always excellent. Try the Stuffed Chicken Medallions for a great dish.

Helpful?
Thank ART G
Level Contributor
84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is absolutely definitely my #1 Mexican I've ever, ever had. I especially loved the complimentary green sauce is out of this world. Three heavenly sauces offered. I can't believe the margaritas best I've ever had. I recommend Abuelo's to anyone & everyone.

Helpful?
Thank Carline T
Abilene
Level Contributor
107 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually go to Abuelo's on special occasions only as the check at the end of the meal is a little high for my usual budget. In return, I expect excellent food. I was disappointed to find that they had changed some of the recipes. In particular, the cheeses they are using now are very, very bland. This changes the... More 

Helpful?
Thank GreywolfAbilene
AbuelosManagers, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. If you could please send an email to paigew@food-concepts.com with your contact information. We would like the chance to contact you directly to make this right. Thanks. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food , day at the bar because they were so busy. Excellent service there and great drinks. Best Irish coffee I'd had since Las Vegas at the RiRa pub.

Helpful?
Thank Karen L
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review about your visit! We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Bruce Marczynski, GM More 

Abilene, Texas
Level Contributor
106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has great Mexican food. The atmosphere is very noisy so it's hard to sit and visit without feeling like you're yelling at each other. Always a wait, so go early!

Helpful?
Thank Teri B
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback about your experience. We do tend to get busy around lunch and dinner time, so if you want to skip the wait it's always good to come early. We're honored to hear you enjoy eating with us, and look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks, Bruce Marczynski, GM More 

Been to Abuelo's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4782 S 14th St, Abilene, TX 79605-4733
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
  • Phone Number: +1 325-692-4776

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Abuelo's 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?