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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Parkton, Maryland
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hello, Hubby and I enjoyed a great meal at Abuelo's. The service was awesome, the food was delicious. I even enjoyed their chips and salsa, YUM. We went during later lunch hours to avoid crowds and was pleased with our choices. I would highly recommend Abuela's. I may even go there today for my birthday meal.

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Thank Eileen W
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is great! The restaurant is clean and neat. Great customer service but the food overall it was not of my liking. It isn't an authentic Mexican restaurant. It's more americanized. My girlfriend loved it though.

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Thank Raul D
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent waiter; with the exception of the queso, which had little flavor and was bland without any spice whatsoever, the rest of the food was good. Nice draft choices.

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Thank Srabeasley
Lakeland, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place, great food, awesome margaritas and staff extremely nice. We come to eat here every time we visit Lakeland and will continue to do so.

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Thank christineleeming
Lakeland, Florida
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300 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of retired and working teachers got together here for our holiday get together. Good choice of a place to meet. We had the private dining room, had three waiters assigned to wait on us, and service was still slow and confusing, but we had so much fun catching up that did not matter much. The trip of salsas... More 

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Thank June G
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Abuelo with my friend. We both had delicious Nachos! I had chicken and she had ground beef. Waitress Cindy was friendly and courteous. I will be back!

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Thank Vicki A
Nairobi, Kenya
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115 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love eating here! Everything I've tried is delicious and is very filling. Service is usually great even though this place gets packed. Definitely get some chips and salsa and if you're really hungry, go for the queso. Wash it all down with some tasty margaritas!

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

What a great review! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience, Sarah. We hope to see you soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Lakeland, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food, cheese enchiladas with the Colorado sauce, lime rice and broccoli, all great but I have the chips and sauces are the best I have had, love the ambience and the staff. Location is great too

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Thank patriciawR693TK
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you back soon. Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite Mexican restaurant in Lakeland. No close second. Great chips and salsa. The chips are light and crisp. Food looks good and tastes great! Service is usually prompt.

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

Thank you for the awesome review about your dining experience- we are so honored! Hope to see you soon, Dean Andrews, GM More 

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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a dish with fish scallops and shrimp with lime rice and steamed vegetables. It was very good. The white wine sauce was thick and creamy. The flavors were energetic though the veggies were a little sad. I would recommend flash frying or roasting instead. The chips and salsa that are complimentary are very fun since you get to... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review about your dining experience! We can't wait 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?