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Abuelo's

#299 of 3,013 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746-8101
+1 512-306-0857
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

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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
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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
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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 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Good service, pleasant atmosphere. Food was only fair compared to other abuelos at which I have eaten

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

Thank you! We hope to see you soon. - Bobby Aleman, GM More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Pork Tenderloin Abrigada is pictured in the menu just as it was when delivered to my table. The waiter, Esteban, said the dish was hot, as most waiters do when delivering an entree. In this case the dish was hot, the meat was hot, the enchiladas were hot, the potatoes were hot, the beans were hot - get the idea.... More 

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

Thank you for the thoughtful review! We appreciate the kind words about your dining experience and can't wait to see you soon. Thanks, Bobby Aleman, GM More 

Wimberley, Texas
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239 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

What a great place to go for Father's day. Since Abuelo means Grandfather and I have 10 grandkids it was most appropriate. Not only that but the food was great. I had the 8 oz prime rib and it was superb. One of the best and I've had a lot. My wife had the enchiladas and my daughter the fajitas.... More 

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

Happy belated Father's Day! I'm so glad to hear that your family enjoyed their time dining with us. Thanks for the great review and we look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks, Bobby Aleman, GM More 

Austin, Texas
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Went to Abuelo's and the atmosphere is nice. The interior has been redone and it is open and bright. The flavor of the food is okay. My husband and I get the Monterrey and share it because it comes with lots of food. The food has been very tasty in the past but recently has become more bland. Overall the... More 

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

Thanks for the positive feedback, Marissa. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and service, but I wish our food would have impressed you more. I can guarantee that our food is made fresh daily and our recipes have been the same for years. We appreciate your loyalty to our restaurant and would for you to come give... 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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, 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 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746-8101
  • 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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