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Abuelo's

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3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
+1 863-686-7500
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Real Mexican food is a feast for the senses. From colorful peppers to the...
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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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
good Mexican fare

Although very busy restaurant is very large and wait was not long. Food was delicious. Wait staff a bit pushy and do make you feel a little rushed but food was worth it

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Vic d
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New York
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McLean, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Abuelos restaurant offers the most exquisite Mexican Cousine, Great dishes, low price the atmosphere is very nice and the service is excelent. Try the best of Abuelo sampler is the best and the Agave Margarita is stellar! Even Busy they do not loose track of service and attention to detail.

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Thank Manuel M
New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although very busy restaurant is very large and wait was not long. Food was delicious. Wait staff a bit pushy and do make you feel a little rushed but food was worth it

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Thank Vic d
Level Contributor
39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is enormous! I've gone for lunch and dinner on different occasions. Never had to wait, always have been seated immediately. Service is great. Huge menu that can be overwhelming. Both times I chose chicken chimichanga and I've wiped the plate clean. They offer three different salsas as starters and I really like their green citrus salsa.

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Thank Jmo821
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is great. Food, Service, atmosphere. The whole works. The server was fantastic. We had a few ladies that were not sure of Southwestern food the server suggested some choices that were very very mild. The ladies loved the choices.

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Thank Brucemorgan
Horseheads, New York
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143 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here. We have been to this restaurant several times. It is always very good and very consistent. The enchiladas are very good. Their chips and salsa are excellent.

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Thank solivita512
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for the wonderful review! I'm glad you enjoyed your enchiladas and we look forward to having you back soon. Best, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I drive all the way from Dade City, Fl. to eat here because it is that good.. The food is always good and the service is always impeccable.. Our waiter Jessie was awesome and very friendly.. If you go here to eat ask for him.. The manager of this Abuelo's is doing everything right..

Helpful?
Thank catlee69
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Wow, what a wonderful complement! Thanks so much for the thoughtful review. I'm pleased to hear about your experience. Can't wait to have you back! - Dean Andrews, GM More 

Auburndale, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Great service. Little $$ But worth it. Good family place. Excellent parking Easy location.

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Thank Kakieo2l
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm so pleased to hear you had an excellent visit! Thanks for the great review and I hope to see you back very soon. Best, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Lakeland, Florida
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had some fabulous fajitas steak and shrimp. Three different types of salsa and try the queso perhaps the best I have had.

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

It sounds like you had a wonderful business lunch. Thanks for the kind review, Scott! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you soon. Best, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Lakeland, Florida
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice birthday dinner here. There were 7 of us. I had the enchiladas, the others had the chimichanga. It was very good they all told me. One couple had the sampler and it looked like a lot of food. Chips and salsa was good. Our service was excellent. We will go back.

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Thank catlynn10
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review. Happy (belated) Birthday and thanks for choosing to celebrate with us! Hope to see you soon, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Lakeland, Florida
Level Contributor
56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Abuelo's starts with crispy chips and flavorful salsa. The salsa trio is good for some variety. Big selection of enchiladas and sauces. Fajitas are another great choice. The potatoes that are a entree side are a little spicy but a good choice. Service is good.

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

Wow! It sounds like you had a great dining experience! Thanks for taking the time to write a wonderful review. I’ll have to agree with you –the fajitas and enchiladas are both great choices! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children

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.
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

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