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Abuelo's

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££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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1712 Ring Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320-3335
+1 757-961-7610
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The Monterrey dish was delicious. Both the spinach & avocado enchilada were new to me and very tasty. My wife was a former missionionary to Mexico, and was not as impressed with the steak fajita, as no fajita seasoning, the steak was excellent but sliced too thick, comprised mostly of onions & not enough peppers, etc.... More 

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Thank William B
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and great food. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. I wish we had one near our home!

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Thank cathyh2001
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review! We look forward to seeing you soon when you are in the area. Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Several months ago, July-food was not good at all, but my friend wished to dine here, so okay, here we go. Amazing change. The food was delicious. The server, Melissa DeForest, one of the best servers in the area. She kept checking back with us. Most pleasant young lady. Abuelo, you have a winner with this server.

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

Thank you for the outstanding review! We are absolutely thrilled that you both enjoyed your dining experience. It's great to know that my staff is going above and beyond for our guests. We look forward to seeing you both very soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from San Diego. So, have high Mexican food expectations. Food was above average, but below expectations. Staff was nice.

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Thank Jeeper19
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback about your recent visit. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the service, however I wish our food would have impressed you more. At Abuelo's, all of our dishes are made-from-scratch daily with the freshest ingredients. If you're willing, I would love to recommend one of our House Specialties to you that I think you will like... More 

East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say but As always they were awesome!!! We had a table of 5 and the food all arrived on time. The food was amazing and the staff was great. The chips and salsa are to die for and the guacamole was really good.

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Thank nthewoods12001
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you back soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Valdosta, Georgia
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173 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here for lunch and it was pretty quiet inside. Food was great and staff was helpful. Menu was a little pricey, but the quality wasn't too lacking. Ordered enchiladas and chips with queso and guac. Tres leches cake for dessert was moist and tasty. Good lunch

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Thank kbroski42
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review about your dining experience! We hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

chesapeake va
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food does not come out hot...always have to send back to heat up! Nothing more than an average restaurant.

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Thank mrsbill999
Chesapeake, Virginia
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten here a few times and always had a good meal no matter what we've ordered. This time, we took my son and daughter-in-law; we all enjoyed our meals. The fact that the décor is much better than average is an added benefit.

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

Thank you for the great review about your dining experience! I'm thrilled that you all enjoyed your visit with us, and we look forward to seeing you back soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attractive atmosphere, food reasonable prices and very good, drinks also tasty, one bad thing, they have an early bird special that ends at 6pm, we arrived 15 minutes before then but noticed the staff seemed to be lingering to seat us until after 6 so we couldn't enjoy the specials, we were told we were waiting on servers, noticed other... More 

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Thank Jobo14
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the review about your dining experience! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the drinks, food and atmosphere, however I want to apologize for wait when you arrived. We hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had a very pleasant lunch on the patio. Good fajitas, nice service. Would recommend for a family place for lunch or supper

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

We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your lunch experience on the patio! Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you soon. Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
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: 1712 Ring Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320-3335
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chesapeake
  • Phone Number: +1 757-961-7610
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. Our new extended Happy Hour includes Sunday 11 am - 6 pm and Saturday 11 am - 6 pm. We continue to include great offerings M-F 3pm - 7 pm though! Catering is also an option, our staff are adept at delivering a professional, hassle-free and delicious meal. Whatever the occasion, we'll stop at nothing to make your time at Abuelo's a memorable dining experience.

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