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Abuelo's

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1041 W Interstate 20, Arlington, TX 76017-5855
+1 817-468-2622
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hamilton, Texas
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This is a chain, but well run. We and another couple walked here from our nearby hotel. At rush hour, we were still seated quickly and the obligatory chips arrived within seconds. Drinks were cold and delivered promptly. Only error was a mistake in one order. Seems one of us spoke to the waitress in Spanish and she seemed to... More 

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Thank Sojourner-Texas_USA
AbuelosManagers, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We're thrilled to hear about your most recent dining experience, however we're sorry about the messed up order. Please send an email to comments@food-concepts.com with your contact information. We would like to get more details about your visit. Thanks! More 

Wills Point, Texas
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Went there with a group of business associates, they handled the group quickly and effectively. I had the chicken and steak fajitas followed by the margarita pie. The place was very clean and everyone was friendly.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a good review! It sounds like you had a great dining experience with us. We can't wait to have you back, Miles Leal, GM More 

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57 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Traveling for business by myself and sat at the bar. The service was excellent. 1/2 price appetizers and drinks. I had the spinach stuffed mushrooms and the Australian Sea Bass for dinner. Food was delicious. I will go back when I'm in the area.

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Thank TexasBuckeye1
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm glad you stopped by on your trip! Thanks for the awesome review. We are looking forward to having you back when you are in the area! Thanks, Miles Leal, GM More 

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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Went with a colleague for lunch. I'm not usually crazy about dining at chain restaurants, even when on the company dime, but this place was really good. The chips come with 3 kinds of salsa (hot, mild, sweet) which is a welcome surprise. I had the beef enchilada and beef taco combo. The beans were finely mixed, no lumps here.... More 

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

I'm thrilled to hear about your dining experience! It sounds like you had a great lunch. Thanks for the thoughtful review and we hope to have you back soon! Best, Miles Leal, GM More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Menu includes traditional fare with some very scrumptious additions. The grilled bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with enchiladas was a special treat to the taste buds! Servers anticipated needs and quickly responded to requests. Avery pleasant experience!

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

I’m happy to hear you had a very pleasant experience. Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Frank. Can’t wait to have you back! Thanks, Miles Leal, GM More 

Waco, Texas
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Best franchise bartender ever. Nothing premeasured. Free pour. If you know what this means you will appreciate... Mike was the manager on duty. Bartender was Trini Both were outstanding. This is a shining star among the Saltgrass resteraunts. Saw Mike send back a steak that was undercooked. Then personally spoke to the customer and corrected the issue. Unheard of among... More 

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

Wow, Doug! Thanks for taking the time to write such wonderful things about your most recent experience. I’ll be sure to share your feedback with my team members! We are already looking forward to having you back! Hope to see you soon- Miles Leal, GM More 

Arlington, Texas
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Get the tortilla soup, and dinner salad, the also have the best chips and hot sauce, have a little but not many,clean restroom, nice wait staff.Great looking decorations. Really good kids menu. music play is not so loud you can't hear what the other person is saying.Really nice size .Water fountains to look at. wait time is next to nothing.

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1 Thank Gina D
Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for this great and thorough feedback, Gina -- we really appreciate it! It seems like you enjoyed everything. We're happy to have you anytime, so come back and see us again soon! Take care, Miles Leal More 

Garden Grove, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Abuelo's food was delicious and the service was good. Fatima (our server) was very sweet and personable. The manager on duty that night (didn't get his name) was awesome. I will definitely return to Abuelo's when I visit Texas again.

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Thank cali113
Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words all around about your service and the food! The next time you're back in Texas, we'll be very happy to have you. Hope to see you again soon! Take care, Miles Leal More 

Arlington, Texas
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Like the food and the ambiance. Service is just ok. For the price we pay i think is a god value. The El Fenix have a better sauce.

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Thank LoveBrazilianSteak
Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

We appreciate this feedback from you greatly. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food and ambiance, but we never want our service to be rated anything under exceptional. Our staff is highly trained, so this feedback is a bit strange to hear. We hope we can have you back for another shot in the future. All the best, Miles Leal More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Delicious food, and good service! We have been eating here for several years and one of out favorite restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

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1 Thank Linda K
Miles L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words about your experiences with us, Linda! I always love hearing from loyal customers, like you, who have such kind things to say about our place. Please, come on back and see us again whenever you'd like -- hopefully, we can give you the five-star experience you're lookin' for! Take care, Miles Leal More 

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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: 1041 W Interstate 20, Arlington, TX 76017-5855
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 817-468-2622
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. 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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