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Abuelo's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
+1 863-686-7500
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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Lakeland, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love going to Abuelos!! Good food, good service. You can sit outside or inside. They have very good selection on menu. We order lots of appetizers to share. Love the frozen margarita swirl!! To die for!

Helpful?
Thank Laura S
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I'm so glad that your friend and you enjoyed lunch with us. We hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu selection was great and not to mention the customer service. The food was delicious, you can't make a bad choice. Your major problem would be when to stop eating. Not to mention you will need some liquid to wash it all down, try the sangria, I loved it. Looking for a great Mexican food check them out. You... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your normal Mexican restaurant. Abuelo's has all of the normal fare, but they also have the "best of the house". It is excellent. Steak with Jalapeno cheese stuffed shrimp. Their Nacho chips are so light and their salsa is so fresh. It is our favorite Mexican restaurant.

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

Thank you for the awesome review! We appreciate the kind words about your experience. We hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Tampa, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is usually good here and the food as well. Make sure if you sit in the bar or patio to ask for the "happy hour" menu as sometimes the host doesn't give you one. I wish they would open one in Tampa.

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Thank jasondL7553TB
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Lakeland, Florida
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340 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure you sign up for the Abuelo's club - I received a coupon for a free entree for my birthday. Wenthere for dinner and, as usual, was not disappointed. Seated immediately, everyone welcomed us, staff, friendly, clean, and busy. The guac salad is expensive but oh so good, the raspberry tea is weak on the raspberry, so ask for... More 

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

Happy (belated) Birthday! Thanks for choosing to celebrate with us! I'm pleased you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to see you soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Fredericktown, Missouri
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a wide selection of food, all of which has been delicious! We like to go during happy hour for their drink and appetizer specials. The sangria swirls are a perfect way to cool off in the warm temperatures. We love dining out on the patio and the service is great!

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! I'll agree, the Sangria Swirl is a local favorite! We look forward to seeing you very soon when you're in the area. Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We eat at Abuelos from time to time. I had the Chile Rellenos which was excellent. My wife had a cheese quesadilla with rice and beans which was excellent too. The service was excellent, our waitress' name was Selene. Best service I believe we have had in a long time.

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Thank McRae127
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! It's great to know that my staff is going above and beyond for our guests. We appreciate the thoughtful comments about your dining experience and hope to see you soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Lakeland, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

When my sweety said we were going to meet friends for Mexican food, not my favorite, I said well okay, just for you l will go. To my surprise, I found a delicious dish that was not, in my opinion, your typical Mexican fare. It was angel hair pasta in a wonderful cream sauce with a hint of spice, topped... More 

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

This is great to hear! I'm so happy you were able to find something on our menu to enjoy! Thank you for the kind words about your experience. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Good meeting place for friends and business lunches. Food is good to average nothing special or authentic Mexican but overall it's good for large crowds and prices are reasonable.

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

Thank you for the feedback about your recent visit. It's good to know that you enjoy meeting friends and coworkers for lunch, however, I wish our food would have impressed you more. At Abuelo's, all 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... More 

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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The place is eclectic but fun. The food is very good. The whole family can eat here. It tastes like you might have cooked it. You must try the salsa and or queso. Love...them.

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

Thank you for the great review about your visit! I'm pleased that your whole family enjoyed their experience with us. I'll have to agree with you- the Chile con Queso is one of my favorites too! We hope to see you soon. Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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: 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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