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Abuelo's

#305 of 3,050 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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2901 South Capital Of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-306-0857
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11:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here a number of times and it has gone down hill over the last couple of years. Not sure if it is new management or what.

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

Thank you for the feedback, Lori. We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. If you could please send your contact information to paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like the opportunity to contact you directly to learn more about your recent visit. Thanks. More 

Joplin, Missouri
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180 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The whole experience was excellent!!! Beautiful decor! Speedy, efficient, delightfully pleasant, knowledgeable service!! Three delicious choices of salsas with chips!!! Wonderful enchilada and fajita entrees enjoyed by all!!! Highly recommend⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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

Thank you for the kind words and recommendation! We appreciate you sharing your wonderful experience with us and hope to see you soon. Thanks, Bobby Aleman, GM More 

Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Generous portions and really good food. Good service and reasonable prices. A bit hard to find but worth it.

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

Thanks for the great review about your visit! We hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Bobby Aleman, GM More 

Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

It was the coldest day in Austin so far. It was also crowded. Was greeted immediately by a gentleman. the woman doing the seating said it would be 10 minutes or I could also go to the bar. It was lunchtime. I chose the bar. the bartender took my order for a martini type margarita and it was good. ordered... More 

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

We're so glad that you stopped by! Thank you for the great review about your visit, and we hope to see you back soon. Best, Bobby Aleman, GM More 

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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Took family here after leaving the mall. My husband said they served the best chili rellenos he's ever had. Excellent drinks. Lots of fun

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

So glad that you stopped by! Thanks for the great review about your dining experience, and we hope to see you soon. Thanks, Bobby Aleman, GM More 

Austin TX
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

First of all, very impressive venue, lots to look at it, very artsy and well done. Food here is a go-back again quality, more non-traditional entrees than you normally encounter. definitely not just another Tex-Mex place because of the eclectic and deep-Mexico offerings. Highly recommended. Front-door greeting professional and courteous, our server was a real pro, highly knowledgeable, attentive service.

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Thank Dclairmoff
Corn, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The waitstaff was very friendly and accommodating. Loved the thin chips and different salsas that came with the meal! Also liked the atmosphere but was disappointed that we were overcharged for our lunch (chgd. $9.99 for 2 enchilada plates on the lunch menu which should have been $8.49) Wish I had known about this error so it could be fixed... More 

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Thank jeanne1232015
AbuelosManagers, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

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

Level Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We ate at Abuelo's for the first time in Amarillo and found this one on the way back from a Labor Day trip to San Antonio. We ate lunch at Abuelo's in Austin on 9/5. The food was very good, much like the one in Amarillo, and we loved the 3 sauce tray. Only problem they were not highly busy... More 

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

Thank you for stopping by while you were in the area! We hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Bobby Aleman, GM More 

Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had seen Abuelo's a few times when going to the Farmers Market but had never made it in. Didn't realize it was a chain. Everyone was very friendly especially our server Alec. The food was decent but the salsas were a bit disappointing. Overall I still felt positive about our visit.

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

Thank you for the review, Orion. I'm so happy that you guys stopped by! Hope to see you soon. Thanks, Bobby Aleman, GM More 

Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

A friend took me out to this unusual Mexican food restaurant the other evening.....and I was SO impressed! The ambience is marvelous, rather quirky interior design, with off-beat statues and stained glass. The food was wonderful! And we took advantage of the Happy Hour prices for a great frozen margarita with salt! Absolutely you have to try their FLAN dessert....the... More 

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Thank Tova77
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

We are so honored by your wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We can't wait to see you back soon! Thanks, Bobby Aleman, GM More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 South Capital Of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-306-0857
Description
Abuelo's offers guests a chance to experience the incredible flavors of Mexico, combining authentic, made-from-scratch standards with the rich, subtle flavors of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine. Executive Chef Luis Sanchez creates each recipe using only premium ingredients to provide superior taste, rich with culture. Choose from the impressive selection of wood-grilled fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, chile rellenos or Abuelo's unique House Specialties like the best Flan in Austin. Escape to the courtyard under our beautiful sky and savor the exceptional food and drink that is Abuelo's signature.

You can also choose to come in for one of our weekly specials, including Tapas and drink specials Sun-Fri 3pm-7pm or reverse happy hour from Sun-Thurs 8.30-10Pm.

Experience and discover why Abuelo's has been voted the #1 Mexican restaurant for six straight years by America's most respected independent consumer rating magazine.

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