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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 - 21:00
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had been here for a business lunch several months ago. I wanted to catch up with some family that I missed during the holidays. The food was very good. I had the combo with pork tenderloin and my uncle had a combination with a Chile relleno one of his favorites. The food was very good. They also had a... More 

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Thank Purple_Eagle_Richard
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 soon when you're in the area again. Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great from the moment we walked in!! Although my order was messed up the wait staff was amazing. The manager even apologized profusely! Would visit again!

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

I apologize, again, for your messed up order, however, I'm glad that my staff went above and beyond to make sure you were satisfied. Thank you for the amazing review about your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have given the restaurant more than enough try's hoping things would get better. First off the food is great. Every dish I've had along with my friends has always been very good. But the service every time has been so slow. Those who wait on us are friendly, helpful with questions about the menu but always slow. We've been... More 

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

Thank you for the great feedback about your visit. We're always looking to improve and your feedback is very appreciated. I'm thrilled to hear that you love all the dishes you have tried, however, I apologized for the slow service you received. We hope to see you soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Milton, DE
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been there several times and the food is always good. Served piping hot and always more than I could eat.

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

Thanks for the excellent review! We hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Chesapeake
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I am allergic to shellfish and am also lactose intolerant and had trouble deciding what to order. The server was very helpful with her suggestions and the kitchen manager came out to my table to assist me with what and how to order. Very impressive! Btw, Abuelo's has the best chips ever, anywhere!!

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

This is great to hear! Thanks for sharing your great experience with us. I'm so pleased that my staff was able to accommodate your needs. We appreciate the great review, and hope to see you soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The ChicKen tacos for $3 are my favorite. They are so fresh, hot and hugh. You only need 2. The chips are very thin. I love them. The queso dip is warm and great to dip the chips in. The hand shaken Margarita is great especially at happy hour prices. Try it. Abuelo means grandfather in Spanish!

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Thank mireland53
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review about our Happy Hour! We look forward to seeing you back soon. Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

at sea
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184 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Being from Colorado, Mexican food in Virginia seems pretty lackluster. We found Abuelos to have good service, but the food was pretty marginal and the prices are bit high. The fresh chips and choices of salsas served gratis were a nice touch.

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

Thank you for the feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the service, however wish we could have impressed you more. 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 learn more about your experience. Thanks. More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I go there a few times a year and always enjoy my food. Most often I will get the fajitas because that is why I go there. I like the happy hour drinks too. It's not an authentic Mexican restaurant, but the food has always been good and the décor is very nice and interesting.

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Thank sweetsofie1228
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review! We are so grateful for your loyalty over the years. I'm so glad to hear you always enjoy your visits. We hope to see you soon, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Houston, TX
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ate lunch at Abuelo's while visiting family for the holidays, and we were pleasantly surprised by the range of offerings on the menu. The lunch menu appears small but there are many choices, a good value. The avocado enchiladas were very tasty and tamale was delicious. Kudos from a couple from Texas!

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate the kind comments, and are thrilled you had a great time. We hope to see you soon when you're in the area! Or at one of our 13 Texas locations! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Vicksburg, Michigan
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

After a bit of post-Christmas shopping, we decided that Mexican sounded good & wanted to check out Abuelo's. It was the best idea ever! Crispy chips are accompanied by a choice of three tasty sauces to start things out. Two of us ordered burritos, & the other one tried enchiladas. All our meals were delicious. I would especially recommend the... More 

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

Thank you for the outstanding review about your recent visit! We appreciate the kind words and loved that you stopped by. 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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
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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