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Abuelo's

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Mexican, Southwestern
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840 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840-2115
+1 979-260-3400
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Nacogdoches
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is nice and the service is decent. The food on the other hand is not the best that I have ever had but it will do. My companion and I arrived this last visit around lunch time. We wanted regular portions and indicated that to the waiter. However, we were given lunch portions. Not cool.

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

Thank you for the feedback. It sounds like we dropped the ball here, and I apologize. Did you mention this to your server once you received the lunch portion? Next time please let a manager on duty know and we will get this taken care of for you. If you're willing, we hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Jackie... More 

College Station, Texas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here at lot of times. On this review we went for lunch. My hubby ordered his favorite Durango Burrito. It is a flour tortilla loaded with shredded beef and topped with Chile con queso. He always ordered the Pappas for the side. I ordered the dinner size Tilapia Veracruz to split with our daughter. It is Tilapia... More 

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Thank We_R_Destined2Travel
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to hear about your family's lunch experience! Thank you for sharing your review with us, and we can't wait to see you back soon. Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to describe how bad this experience was. Beside marginal food (which is not normally the case) the staff, including both managers, was awful. While not the fault of the waiter, the tray broke and all our food was on the floor. For the next 15 minutes, while our food was prepared again, they cleaned about 1/2 the spilled food.... More 

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Thank David M
Paige W, Guest Relations Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

David- Thank you for your feedback! We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. If you can send your contact information to Paigew@food-concepts.com, we would like a chance to look into this and make it right. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Took some friends here for lunch last Sunday after church. It was fabulous as always. Love the service provided by Marissa and Joe. Keep up the great work guys!

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

Thanks for the outstanding review! I love to hear that our staff is going above and beyond for our guests. We hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

College Station, Texas
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Abuelo's offers a wide variety Mexican and a few American dishes. On Thursday and Sunday, they offer a nice Prime Rib while they last. They have a wide-range luncheon menu with good prices. They make their corn tortillas fresh daily. The Mexican Stack (a large 9-layer stack on a flower tortilla) is very good, but have a friend to share... More 

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Thank Elmer-Ellis
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review about your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

College Station, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I haven't been to Abuelo's in over a year (and only my second time). I was extremely disappointed in the service and the food. I will give the slow service a pass since it was a party of 18. Waited for a long time just to get my initial tea and then for refills. The kitchen messed up my order... More 

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

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

Tomball, Texas
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Had two enchiladas- one carnita and one chicken. Both were great. Had a frozen mango margarita to go with it- hit the spot in the Texas heat! Would recommend to those in College Station looking for good Mexican food.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed your enchiladas and Margarita! Thanks for the amazing review and we hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

College Station, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Both salmon dishes they offer are wonderful! The ambience is very nice and the service always friendly and accommodating.

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

Thanks for the awesome review, Jan! We are thrilled to hear you love our Salmon dishes and hope to see you very soon. Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

Texas
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1,127 reviews
738 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,644 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Our latest visit to Abuelo's was another good experience. Marissa was our waitress, and she was very attentive, accommodating, and friendly. My wife had enchiladas with a glass of pinot grigio and I had the ribeye and enchiladas with a glass of pinot noir. We were both very pleased with our menu selections. This restaurant serves dishes that are not... More 

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

I'm glad to hear your wife and you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Thanks for sharing the great review. We hope to see you both soon! Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The fresh guacamole made for a nice small meal when I wasn't very hungry, but agreed to meet family there. Very tasty and filling!

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Thank 986madvc
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm glad you found something on the menu to snack on! Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you soon. Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, 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: 840 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840-2115
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  College Station
  • Phone Number: +1 979-260-3400
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. Whatever the occasion, we'll stop at nothing to make your time at Abuelo's a memorable dining experience.

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