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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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8255 Georgia St, Merrillville, IN 46410
+1 219-769-6181
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you were ever asked to go to this restaurant your answer should be yes please! The food was amazing I had the signature chicken fajitas, the girls had the soft beef taco, and the spouse had the green chile quesadilla. Everyone was beyond pleased with their food! The salsa trio was delicious as well! We will be back!!!!

Thank Cvstaples
Bay City, Michigan
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I give them 5 stars all around! Love the tomatillo and pineapple salsa, fajitas and sides were great. Finished up with margaritas on sale....whats not to love!

Thank Lacy B
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a favorite of mine. Great atmosphere and great food. Something for everyone. I visit this restaurant at least once a month. Variety of salsa's and homemade chips. The enchilada's are outstanding!

Thank LYN W
Merrillville, Indiana
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121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was treating my friend to a meal for his birthday, and since he is crazy about Mexican food, I thought that we will try someplace different to eat. We came across this establishment, once we walked in the door, you could smell the aroma of food and we knew it was the place to try instead of turning around... More 

Thank Donald B
Crown Point, Indiana
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was great, but, I want to pay homage to the server. We were a group of 8, 4 adults and 4 young children. The server continually refreshed our chips and salsa until the food arrived. She was very attentive. I think the chips could stand to be a little thicker as they broke easily when scooping the salsa,... More 

Thank Narepa
Friendswood, United States
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took some employees and a few guests to dinner here and I was quite pleasantly surprised at not only the ambiance but the food was guide excellent as well. A little pricey for the bar items but the food was reasonably priced and very tasty.

Thank Merlin H
Utica, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Aske d for extra suace on enchiladas and got what I asked for as usual. Still the best Tex Mex outside of Joe T Garcias in Ft Worth. great service from eight year veteran server.

Thank cbpettersn
Schererville, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great atmosphere and very good service every time I go. Good location by the mall and easy to get to. Excellent bar area and dining is very comfortable.

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM More 

Cebu City, Philippines
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116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visits to Abuelo's. Their food is some of the most authentic Mexican food we have found in the midwest. Both their enchiladas and nachos were superb, but the sizes are large so prepare for this. They do not mention tamales directly on the menu, but we asked our server and were able to get beef... More 

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

We're so glad that you came by! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed good food and great service. We hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM More 

Portage, Indiana
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This was my 1st time here & probably my last. The atmosphere was wonderful.It was beautiful & the food smelled so good when we walked in but that was it. The chips had no salt on them. Did not care for the 3 salsas that they had.I ordered a soft beef taco & a chicken enchilada with rice & refried... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback. We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. If you could please send your contact information to paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like the opportunity to speak with you directly and make this right. Thanks. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8255 Georgia St, Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-769-6181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?