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“Nice Dinner Last Night”
Review of Abuelo's

Abuelo's
Ranked #8 of 446 Restaurants in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Lakeland, Florida
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Nice Dinner Last Night”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The graduate in our family chose to eat dinner at Abuelo's after Baccalaureate last night. It was a great evening and we were quickly seated outside. We were all tired the thirsty and lucky us, we were greeted by an energetic friendly young man who quickly offered us water and a minute to get settled. The menu at times is overwhelming because there are so many choices including a healthy menu. As we sat outside and munched on chips and salsa we decided on our entrees. Enchiladas, Taco's, Tamales and Fajitas were enjoyed by all, The food was good and plentiful! Will be back to enjoy again.

  • Visited May 2014
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Plant City, Florida
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Love their healthy options”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I love going to Abuelo's. They have romaine leaf lettuce available for their fajitas. Absolutely delicious! With the limited number of local places that offer outdoor seating and healthy dining options, I have to admit this has become one of my favorites. We typically get pretty good service. Enjoy the atmosphere dining out on the patio and I'm always happy if my two year old is successfully entertained for a family meal out at a restaurant that isn't fast food. This meets all of that criteria. Good food, good atmosphere, good service. Definitely a win dining here.

  • Visited May 2014
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Harrison, Arkansas
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14 reviews
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“VIVA ABUELOS!!”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Neat, clean atmosphere, friendly service, really, really, really good tex-mex. Reasonably priced. If not in mood for tex-mex, but would instead rather have some great tasting fish, go to Fish City Grill. It is in the same area and has really good fish, oysters, beer, and outdoor seating. But if in mood for tex-mex, cant beat Abuelos.

Visited May 2014
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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“Lunch for Two”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Abuelos had been highly recommended so we drove a bit out of our way to try it. Definitely worth the detour, the dip combo appetizer was different and delicious. We split a fajita steak quesadilla and it was more than enough. The steak was very tasty and tender. The waiter was helpful in making great recommendations from their extensive menu, the service was prompt and the food was wonderful. This one is a must try!

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5 reviews
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“Great service”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

We went here to get something a little different from the burger and seafood fair one day for lunch, the food was fantastic, the soup was amazing and the waitstaff was fantastic. The interior of the building was also gorgeous which give you something to look at as dined.

Visited March 2014
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