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Abuelo's

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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840 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840-2115
+1 979-260-3400
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11:00 - 22:00
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Texas
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1,208 reviews
791 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,675 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Superbowl evening we went to Abuelo's for an early dinner. There was hardly anyone in the restaurant and we were able to select a table to our liking. The server was very friendly and our food was delivered in a timely fashion, but it took 15 minutes for my wife's wine to be delivered after she ordered it. We... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! I'm so pleased that your wife and you enjoyed your dishes. However, I apologize for the delay in receiving your drinks from the bar. We're always looking for ways to improve, so I appreciate the feedback. We look forward to seeing you back soon! Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

College Station, Texas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frequent visits to this restaurant since it first open in College Station. Food is always hot and seasoned just right. Bar drinks are done exactly as requested. Complimentary sauces are excellent.

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Thank Flores A
Jackie L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Loving this, Flores! Thanks for all your support over the years. It's always wonderful to see you. Hope you'll be back soon! Best, Jackie, GM More 

College Station, Texas
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We love Abuelo's because it is a calm and fairly quiet environment. Being of the older generation, we seek out restaurants that are conducive to conversations. Bonus here is great food and wonderful service. The pork tenderloin is fantastic. Great Sangria.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so glad to hear you love our food and service. We can't wait to see you soon! Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

Bryan, Texas
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217 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

My wife and I decided to have a nice dinner out and visited Abel's for the first time in awhile. It was a wonderful evening. Our server, Jarrett was on top of everything, and provided excellent service, courtesy, and made great recommendations. On top of that, one of the managers spent a good deal of time visiting us to ensure... More 

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

What a wonderful review! Thanks for sharing your great experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

Galveston
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Abuelo's is a very nice place to have a south of the border experience. We sat at the bar when we visited. The spicy shrimp tacos were some of the best I have ever had. The margaritas are also great. I encourage you to visit for dinner and have a great time. The price is a bit high, but worth... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! So glad that you enjoyed your dining experience! We hope to see you soon. Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is Tex Mex food, folks. It is fat-filled and salty. It's supposed to be that way. It is comfort food par excellence. I have read some reviews of this restaurant and the reviewers seemed disappointed they did not have what is sometimes referred to as a "fine dining" experience. My wife and I ate here a few nights ago... More 

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

Thank you for the outstanding review! We are so thrilled that your wife and you had a wonderful dining experience. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

Austin, TX
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249 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Saturday we had lunch at Abuelo's. The chips, three sauces and guacamole were very good. My husband's salmon was fine but my bacon wrapped pork tenderloin portions (three) were so dry and overdone and of such a solid consistency as well as tasteless, that I left the second two. The meal came with two enchiladas which were good and cheesy... More 

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

Thank you for the positive feedback! I'm so sorry to hear about your pork tenderloins. Did you let your server know about this? We want to make sure that all guests are satisfied, and I'm sorry this was not the case. We would love for you to give us another try. Hope to see you soon, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

The Netherlands
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Good food and a good staff make this place a comfortable choice on where to go. Not crazy good but right in front of severals hotel which make it an easy and fast choice! Nice bar selection and nice staff make this a good experience.

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Thank Nic0Mari
Jackie L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear that you had such a nice experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We hope to see you again someday. Best, Jackie, GM More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and plenty of it. Located near the campus of Texas A&M in College Station, TX. Interior decorated in Mexican Hacienda style. Bar area with tables and televisions an added bonus.

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

We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience dining with us! Hope to see you soon, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This was my first time coming here and I was glad I did. They had a goid variety of dishes in the menu and they prepared our order with some changes. The food was delicious including the chips and salsa variety which was served befire dinner. Desert was amazing and helped cool the palate. The atmosphere is nice and pleasant.... More 

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

Thank you for the awesome review about your dining experience! We're so glad that you and your wife decided to give us a try. We look forward to seeing you both very soon! Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, 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: 840 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840-2115
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  College Station
  • Phone Number: +1 979-260-3400
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. Whatever the occasion, we'll stop at nothing to make your time at Abuelo's a memorable dining experience.

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