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3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
+1 863-686-7500
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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153 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A friend of ours recommended the place. We happened to be in the area and decided to stop in. I thought the restaurant was very pretty, nice building and décor, nice atmosphere. The food was okay, nothing really "wowed" me. I ordered a chimichanga and it was small-ish. (I've decided to order chimichangas from every Mexican place we go to... More 

Thank myfoodreviews2015
Lakeland, Florida
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you frequent this restaurant and have not joined thir rewards program you are missing out on the best rewards program going. Don't be tempted to cash in your rewards for free appetizer of free entree, save the points and use them when you get the 50 dollars gift card. Doesn't take long to accumulate the points. Some of the... More 

Tampa, Florida
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Their chips and salsa are really good, but when it comes to their entrees they're overpriced and not the best Mexican food I've had. You can get much better authentic Mexican somewhere else for a cheaper price elsewhere. They are very accommodating to large parties though.

Thank nickis89
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place for family or a date. Food is good and reasonably priced. Service is good. I like to go for a late lunch and sit by myself, nice atmosphere.

Thank Karen B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their chips and salsa are the best. Food is delishous and cooked to perfection. Service is great too. I've had my fix. .....

Thank Charles K
Lakeland, Florida
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was hard to rate this since I rarely eat mexican food. The atmosphere was nice, server was quick and well versed on the menu. The food was ok, as I stated mexican is not my thing so it was hard to rate. They are reasonably priced and we did have left overs to bring home :)

Thank firerunner1965
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been told this is "American-Mexican" food, but I don't care. It's delicious!!! One of my favorite restaurants!

Thank Deborah C
Winter Haven, Florida
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. This place is a wow. It has been her for years, and am sorry to say that this was my first visit. I really wish I had tried it a long time ago. The ambiance was very nice and classy, the service was fast, attentive, and friendly. Not to mention she seemed to know the menu inside and out.... More 

Thank ChefsHubby
Tampa, Florida, United States
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beauty has been in my own backyard and I have missed it! Until today that is! The restaurant is decorated beautifully and the food was wow! I had the Fajita Chimmichanga with their signature side potatoes and refried beans. Everything was perfect. I never expect much from chain restaurants but, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Chef's Husband... More 

Thank Chef K
Enterprise, Alabama
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246 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great visit during Sun N Fun. We were a large party and were seated quickly. Food took a while as they were busy. Chips and Salsa kept coming but most of chips were broken. Not sure why? Hard to dip broken chips. I ordered the pork loin with 2 enchiladas. Very good. Pork loin medallions were wrapped in... More 

Thank chrisjoi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-686-7500
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?