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Abuelo's

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1041 W Interstate 20, Arlington, TX 76017-5855
18174682622
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lemont, Illinois
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My dining experience was very nice. Great service. The place was crowded but my server Chuy was very attentive. I received my appetizer and drink selection right away. I had a combo plate, the Del Rio, and could not finish it. It was excellent.. And a Grande top shelf Marg was $7. Wow. I will be back. Maybe tonight.

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Thank Glen W
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Want to start out, excellent dining experience. Had lunch, queso was solid, not knock your socks off good, but good. Guacamole, same, good and fresh, but not quite knock your socks off good, but still tasty. My friend had the fajitas, he requested them cooked medium rare, they came out perfect. Very nice job by the chef. Tender and seasoned... More 

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Thank Clinton H
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review about your dining experience! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you soon. Thanks, Miles Leal, GM More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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846 reviews
567 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have come here for over 20 years since it first opened. The service has gotten so bad in the past 5 years. The turnover here is bad and they don't seem to train new staff very well. Last night was my birthday with 8 of us and it seamed way too much went wrong. Hardly any drink refills, wrong... More 

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Thank SmurfySmurfette80
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please send an email to paigew@food-concepts.com with your name, phone number and email address, we would like to contact you directly to make this right. Thank you! More 

Palm Harbor, FL
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255 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The good first. I don't know why someone described the restaurant as "old". I thought it looked nice outside and very nice inside. The service was friendly and attentive. All contributing to a good impression. But the food was just mediocre. I am neither Tex nor Mex so I might not be the best judge, but I surely enjoyed my... More 

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Thank OldRoadWarrior60
AbuelosManagers, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! We would like to learn more about your visit. If you could, please send and email to comments@food-concepts.com, we would like to contact you directly. Thanks! More 

Dallas
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I ate at this location for the first time in May 2016. I had been passing by and admiring the outside of the restaurant but never stopped. I decided to try it for the first time with my best friend and we both enjoyed it. The atmosphere is great, the food is great. I've eaten here three times since by... More 

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Thank Dallas_TravelingDiva
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind review. I'm so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to see you soon! Thanks, Miles Leal, GM More 

Louisiana
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Family dining great prices service was fast and friendly! The servers worked as a team helping one another out making sure food gets out to customers and drinks stayed filled. I would defiantly go back!

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Thank Explore672
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Miles Leal, GM More 

Jasper, Georgia
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208 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

For our visit to Abuelo's we had Daniel as our server and he did an excellent job of keeping us happy! We had a mix of food to include enchiladas and pork medallions. We enjoyed skinny Margaritas as well. Staying at the Residence Inn makes this a very convenient destination as well. We were able to walk and enjoy drinks... More 

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AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review about your dining experience! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Skinny Margaritas and service. We look forward to seeing you back when your are in the area! Thanks, Miles Leal, GM More 

Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Oldish restaurant, the ahi tuna is super spicy you cannot taste the tuna. ... The Chardonnay is below average... Overall average :(

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Thank bullseyeTX
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Wanted to get together with some excoworkers. Never fail here. I usually enjoy everything we get. This time I got the stuffed shrimp fajitas. Wait staff was very good. Food was good. Even brought home leftovers for lunch the next day. Always so much food

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Thank Melanie R
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review, Melanie! I'm so happy to hear that your friends and you enjoyed a girls night while dining with us. We hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Miles Leal, GM More 

McAllen, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We came here with family ( we are out of towner's). I ordered the chile relleno with cheese. My daughter (14) ordered enchiladas and my son (5) had the enchilada child's plate. The plate was generously served. I usually expect an oily rice from Mexican restaurants and I usually do get heartburn. The yellow rice was not as oily and... More 

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Thank minitme
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! I'm so glad to hear that your overall dining experience was great. We look forward to seeing you soon when you are back in town. Thanks, Miles Leal, GM More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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: 1041 W Interstate 20, Arlington, TX 76017-5855
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 18174682622
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. Catering is also an option, our staff are adept at delivering a professional, hassle-free and delicious meal. Whatever the occasion, we'll stop at nothing to make your time at Abuelo's a memorable dining experience.

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