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Abuelo's

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1712 Ring Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320-3335
+1 757-961-7610
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11:00 - 23:00
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Chesapeake
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am allergic to shellfish and am also lactose intolerant and had trouble deciding what to order. The server was very helpful with her suggestions and the kitchen manager came out to my table to assist me with what and how to order. Very impressive! Btw, Abuelo's has the best chips ever, anywhere!!

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Thank Cecile M
Chesapeake, Virginia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The ChicKen tacos for $3 are my favorite. They are so fresh, hot and hugh. You only need 2. The chips are very thin. I love them. The queso dip is warm and great to dip the chips in. The hand shaken Margarita is great especially at happy hour prices. Try it. Abuelo means grandfather in Spanish!

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Thank mireland53
at sea
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179 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from Colorado, Mexican food in Virginia seems pretty lackluster. We found Abuelos to have good service, but the food was pretty marginal and the prices are bit high. The fresh chips and choices of salsas served gratis were a nice touch.

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

Thank you for the feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the service, however wish we could have impressed you more. If you could, please send an email to paigew@food-concepts.com with your contact information. We would like the chance to contact you directly to learn more about your experience. Thanks. More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go there a few times a year and always enjoy my food. Most often I will get the fajitas because that is why I go there. I like the happy hour drinks too. It's not an authentic Mexican restaurant, but the food has always been good and the décor is very nice and interesting.

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Thank sweetsofie1228
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review! We are so grateful for your loyalty over the years. I'm so glad to hear you always enjoy your visits. We hope to see you soon, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Houston, TX
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate lunch at Abuelo's while visiting family for the holidays, and we were pleasantly surprised by the range of offerings on the menu. The lunch menu appears small but there are many choices, a good value. The avocado enchiladas were very tasty and tamale was delicious. Kudos from a couple from Texas!

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate the kind comments, and are thrilled you had a great time. We hope to see you soon when you're in the area! Or at one of our 13 Texas locations! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Vicksburg, Michigan
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a bit of post-Christmas shopping, we decided that Mexican sounded good & wanted to check out Abuelo's. It was the best idea ever! Crispy chips are accompanied by a choice of three tasty sauces to start things out. Two of us ordered burritos, & the other one tried enchiladas. All our meals were delicious. I would especially recommend the... More 

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Thank Moitime1
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the outstanding review about your recent visit! We appreciate the kind words and loved that you stopped by. Hope to see you soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Burlington, New Jersey
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and waitstaff was great... We came to celebrate mom! It was her birthday! We had a great time... The waitstaff was very patient and accommodating, as well as the chef, as alterations were requested to a dish or two... We had all age ranges and everyone enjoyed there meal... No food left behind... If you. Love Mexican... Stop... More 

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Thank alendab2016
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Happy (belated) Birthday to your mom! Thanks for choosing to celebrate with us. I'm so glad to hear that everyone enjoyed their meals. We hope to see you all back soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

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114 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A tradition since they opened years ago. Go to mall, gave lunch at Abuelo's. We have tried pretty much everything on the menu over the years and have enjoyed it all. Great for family get togethers. Enjoy

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

Thank you for the great review! We're so grateful for loyal guests like you! Hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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770 reviews
491 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

When we first went to an Abuelo's (in Myrtle Beach) several years ago, we were impressed! So, when visiting Chesapeake and seeing this one, we wanted to stop in for margaritas and good food. The margaritas were rather sweet and had very little alcohol to them. The service was OK, nothing special. Restrooms were disgusting. Menu was nice, so we... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback! We like to hear things like this from our guests so we can improve. I'm glad that you enjoyed the entrees, but I wish we would have impressed you more. I would love to recommend something that I think you would like on our menu. If you're willing, we hope to see you soon! Thanks,... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The Monterrey dish was delicious. Both the spinach & avocado enchilada were new to me and very tasty. My wife was a former missionionary to Mexico, and was not as impressed with the steak fajita, as no fajita seasoning, the steak was excellent but sliced too thick, comprised mostly of onions & not enough peppers, etc.... More 

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

Thank you for the great review about your dining experience! We hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Matt Schultz, 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1712 Ring Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320-3335
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chesapeake
  • Phone Number: +1 757-961-7610
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. Our new extended Happy Hour includes Sunday 11 am - 6 pm and Saturday 11 am - 6 pm. We continue to include great offerings M-F 3pm - 7 pm though! Catering is also an option, our staff are adept at delivering a professional, hassle-free and delicious meal. Whatever the occasion, we'll stop at nothing to make your time at Abuelo's a memorable dining experience.

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