We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Abuelo's

) #9 of 362 Restaurants in Lakeland $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
+1 863-686-7500
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (56 reviews)
“flan” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (507)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 500 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Abuelo's is a chain that serves up good Mexican food. Fresh made chips and a trio of salsas arrive at your table. Try the queso dip- a small order available during happy hour is enough to share. Fajitas are quite good as well as the...More

Thank rblmc3
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate the excellent review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM

Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally if you are at a Mexican restaurant, the obvious choice would be a Mexican dish. Well this time I was wrong. My wife and I tried the Tilapia Veracruz. It was shocking good. Hats off to the chefs because the sauce with this fish...More

Thank Reggie B
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

The Tilapia Veracruz is a great choice! Thanks for the wonderful review about your dining experience. We hope to see you back very soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Typical franchise resturant. Fair food & very cold atmosphere of a chain. The rice & beans are placed the same on each plate left side & right side & main meal in the middle. Not a fan of this type of place at all. No...More

Thank Jrstwo
AbuelosManagers, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the feedback. If you could please send your contact information to paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like a chance to contact you directly about your visit. Thanks.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great time because the atmosphere was a nice, music was upbeat modern fun, and the food was fantastic. Got Chips and an assortment of Salsas that made the start a bang. Then I got the Chile Relleno that had chile pepper (pablanos...More

Thank ronrights
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you had an enjoyable visit! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review, and we look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Abuelos last evening for a late dinner. The service was excellent and prompt, The food was hot and delicious. I had the Laredo. 2 beef enchiladas and one Taco. Add beans and rice and a sangria and it was...More

Thank Chris S
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the excellent review! We're so honored by your kind words. Hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Holy cow. I only ordered chicken tacos with corn tortillas, and I couldn't taste the tortillas because of the grease...

Thank Ellie W
Paige W, Guest Relations Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. Please send your contact information along with a little bit of information about your visit to Paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like a chance to look into this and make it right.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

My favorite Mexican Restaurant around. Never had a meal I don't enjoy. The food is fantastic. Salsa and chips are amazing. Service if great. Can't say anything bad about this place.

Thank Barbaraspin
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so honored! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The food was bland. I got the smoked pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon. The pork was dry and all you tasted was smoke. We complained to the waitress and she said they had several complaints about that. Don't waste your money on this restaurant.

Thank Melissa Z
Paige W, Guest Relations Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. Please send your contact information along with a little bit of information about your visit to Paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like a chance to look into this and make it right.

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Things didn't go well from the moment we got there. Service was very slow, food mediocre, queso tasted canned. Would be hard pressed to go back.

Thank msbasil
Paige W, Guest Relations Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. Please send your contact information along with a little bit of information about your visit to Paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like a chance to look into this and make it right.

Reviewed 2 July 2017

We were waited on by a young man named Sergio! My son had just Graduated from FAU and was home before continuing his studies? Sergio, to our drink orders and then our food orders and my son asked for his recommendation and went with it,...More

Thank rtgepd1
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This is what we like to hear! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Grillsmith
440 reviews
.26 km away
Fish City Grill
251 reviews
.19 km away
Thai Oishi Restaurant
52 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
Florida Southern College
375 reviews
4.65 km away
Common Ground Park
197 reviews
3.63 km away
Lake Morton
134 reviews
4.94 km away
Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun
170 reviews
5.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Abuelo's staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing