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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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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent Mexican food good value. Good service, great margaritas! Family friendly. Great location and a shopping center with lots of shops and a movie house.

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

It sounds like you had a great dining experience! Thanks for the kind review, Tammy. We're glad you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Lakeland, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I'm from California and have eaten a great deal of Mexican food and I must say abuelo's is the best. The food is great, the portions are large, the prices are fair and anytime I've been the wait staff has been fantastic! I would totally recommend abuelo's to everyone who wants a great meal.

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Thank Eximious2016
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review and recommendation! I'm so happy to hear you had a great experience dining with us. We hope to see you soon, Dean Andrews, GM More 

McLean, Virginia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

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

Thanks for the great review, Manuel! I'm thrilled to hear about your most recent experience. We hope to see you soon, Dean Andrews, GM More 

New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

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

Thanks for the positive feedback, Vic. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the food! What did you order from the menu? Hope to see you soon, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Level Contributor
49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016 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
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review. I'll agree with you- our Papas con Chile are one-of-a-kind! We are thrilled to hear you had a great experience dining with us and hope to see you soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2016

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

It sounds like you all had a wonderful dining experience on your visit! Thanks for taking the time to write a great review, Bruce. We would love to see you again if you are in the area. Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Kissimmee, Florida
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174 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

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 

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126 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 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..

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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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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016 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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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 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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