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Abuelo's

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££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
+1 863-686-7500
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11:00 - 22:00
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Central Florida, Florida
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried Abuelo's at 7:30 on a Friday,. hit a 25 minute wait for a table for two. we were seated in about 20, wait staff was prompt and attentive. Drinks and Food came out pretty quick for it having been as busy as they were. My Honey had Tamales, and I had a shredded chicken burrito. fresh and tasty... More 

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Thank Patrick T
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

We're so glad that you stopped by! Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us, Patrick. We hope to see you back very soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Sebastian, Florida
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by the other night for dinner. The three of us all ordered different things so that we could share. Food came out within 5 minutes of ordering and everything was piping hot and delicious. Waiter and other staff were friendly and helpful. We sat near the bar which was fine with me because I am not a big fan... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review about your experience! I'm so glad that you had a great dinner full of good food and good service. We hope to see you back very soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

cincinnati, United States
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, our server Mark was very nice and polite, the service was fast, drinks were good. Would recommend. We will go back when we are in Lakeland.

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Thank X1170YUstevenw
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you soon when your in the area! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only thing they have there that is good is a single appetizer. Have given it three trys and won't be back. Food was just terrible.

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

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

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time the other day, even though they were packed we still had a great service a food!

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

Thanks for the outstanding review! Can't wait to see you soon, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Beverly Hills, Florida
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157 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Food was very good yesterday, which we have come to expect (that's a good thing!)...but our server, Sarah, sucked! We were seated immediately, even though they were pretty busy...but then we waited quite a bit and no server had shown up...the hostess came back by and told us she would go and find her...Sarah came a couple minutes later...no smile,... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback. I'm so sorry to hear about the service that you received. This is not how we do service at Abuelo's. If you could, please send an email to paigew@food-concepts.com with your contact information. We would like a chance to speak with directly to make this right. Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Parkton, Maryland
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152 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Hello, Hubby and I enjoyed a great meal at Abuelo's. The service was awesome, the food was delicious. I even enjoyed their chips and salsa, YUM. We went during later lunch hours to avoid crowds and was pleased with our choices. I would highly recommend Abuela's. I may even go there today for my birthday meal.

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

Thank you for the great recommendation! I'm so glad that you both enjoyed your visit with us. Can't wait to have you back! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is great! The restaurant is clean and neat. Great customer service but the food overall it was not of my liking. It isn't an authentic Mexican restaurant. It's more americanized. My girlfriend loved it though.

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

Thank you for the positive feedback! I'm glad that you enjoyed the ambiance and service, but I wish our food would have impressed you more. What did you order on your visit? I would love to recommend one of our House Specialties to you that I think you would enjoy. If you're willing, we hope to see you back soon.... More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent waiter; with the exception of the queso, which had little flavor and was bland without any spice whatsoever, the rest of the food was good. Nice draft choices.

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

Thank you for the great review! Hope to see you soon, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Wonderful place, great food, awesome margaritas and staff extremely nice. We come to eat here every time we visit Lakeland and will continue to do so.

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Thank christineleeming

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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: 3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-686-7500
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.

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