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Abuelo’s

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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3501 SW 45th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79109-5679
+1 806-354-8294
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Thonotosassa, Florida
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

ABUELO'S is a little higher end resturant but the prices are pretty friendly $$. Service was excellent, food choices excellent, chips and 4 salsas to boot. Full liquor bar. Lot of parking. Atmosphere is first rate, clean ..great date spot too.

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Thank Pat R
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo’s, responded to this review

Thank you for the good review about your dining experience! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the service and food. We look forward to seeing you back soon! Thanks, Kenneth Crow, GM More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Love the food. Consistently good. Cannot EVER remember a bad meal here. Service is good also. This is one of our favorite places to eat in Amarillo. Sometimes the wait for a table is long but well worth it!

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Thank Stephanie M
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo’s, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such an outstanding review! We are thrilled to hear about your great experience and hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Kenneth Crowe, GM More 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Always good and a good value at Abuelos! Try the seared Ahi tuna Appetizer---delish! As well as the tomatillo-pineapple salsa and chips---mucho bueno!

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Thank Ramona B
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo’s, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a wonderful date night! Thanks for the wonderful review and we can't wait to see you back soon. Thanks, Kenneth Crowe, GM More 

Houston, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Very friendly service, chips and 3 types of salsa were yummy. Fajitas were excellent. Very good meal for the money

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Thank Steve B
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo’s, responded to this review

I'm so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us! Thanks for the awesome review and we hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Kenneth Crowe, GM More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Solid HH. Regular hours... 2.5. Average. But during happy hour cheap drinks, good service, and free chips n salsa.

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Thank Zachary D
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo’s, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed our Happy Hour! Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you back very soon. Thanks, Kenneth Crowe, GM More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It was an AWSOME ocasion,even if we have to wait in like like 30 minutes to get a table,it was worth it,the hosts at the door,greeting every one,then the waiters are super nice and do whethever it takes to comply with our wishes, and then the FOOD,was just incredible

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1 Thank Estela G
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo’s, responded to this review

Happy (belated) Birthday to your Daughter and Husband! Thanks for the great review and thanks for celebrating the occasion with us. I'm so thrilled that you guys enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you soon! Thanks, Kenneth Crowe, GM More 

Amarillo, Texas
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The Abuelos location in Amarillo is the original store in this chain... So I cannot consider this chain food so much as "original local fare". This is a perpetual favorite for both family and business. The atmosphere is right, the mood is right, and the food is fantastic. This is the Mexican food restaurant I recommend the most.

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Thank Matt C
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo’s, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review and recommendation! We are so honored to be the first Abuelo's location and love all of the local support. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to seeing you back soon. Thanks, Kenneth Crowe, GM More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Pretty good for a chain Mexican restaurant. Whatever you get make sure you get the Papas Con Chile. In my opinion, it is the best item they have. If you want real Mexican food that is not only very good but also reasonably priced, I recommend Taqueria El Tapatio on Coulter Street near 34th Avenue.

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Thank Anita S
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo’s, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We have a large menu with a variety of Tex-Mex items for everyone to enjoy. We guarantee you will find something you like! I'll have to agree with you that the Papas con Chile are one of my favorite sides too - good choice! We hope to see you soon, Kenneth Crowe, GM More 

Amarillo, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great food and great selections! You get 3 kinds of salsa with your chips. Wonderful dishes. The grilled chicken salad is wonderful with fruit and greens.

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Thank dlynn549
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo’s, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! We hope to see you back very soon. Thanks, Kenneth Crowe, GM More 

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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Abuelo's is consistently excellent Tex-Mex served by well-trained and courteous wait staff. The enchiladas are delicious and so are the chicken medallions.

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Thank Jan B
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo’s, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We can't wait to see you soon. Thanks, Kenneth Crowe, 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
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: 3501 SW 45th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79109-5679
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Amarillo
  • Phone Number: +1 806-354-8294

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?