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Abuelo's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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3440 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226-5065
+1 480-855-0960
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Maricopa, Arizona
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214 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town doing some shopping so we came here for lunch. The food was Great and the service given by Margarita was outstanding. She kept my ice tea glass full and took care of our every need. If you haven't been to this place it is a must stop and the wait staff are usually all good but... More 

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

Sounds like a great lunch- thanks for stopping by! I'm glad that you enjoyed great service and good food while dining with us. We appreciate the amazing review! Hope to see you soon, Chris Lopez, GM More 

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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Good meal. The chips and salsa are provided and were very tasty. We also ordered firecracker shrimp as an appetizer. Good, not great. My wife had a nice appetizer for her meal. I had a large combination plate of different enchiladas. We had two beers as well. The staff was very friendly. All in all, after tip, it was $55.... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! We're thrilled to hear that your wife and you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Chris Lopez, GM More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

After reading positive reviews we decided to try this place out but it was very disappointing. The food was less than average. The enchiladas, while there were several options, were plain. Just some chicken rolled in a tasteless wrap with sauce on top. The refried beans tasted like anything you would buy off the shelf at a grocery store. Service... More 

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

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

Saskatoon, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was my first time at Abuelos. I am a huge fan of Mexican food. This place was VERY americanized and you could tell it was a chain restaurant just by tasting the food. not authentic Mexican at all. The service was amazing but the food was some of the worst I've had. The chicken for fajitas came out grey... More 

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Thank alg2222222
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 an email to paigew@food-concepts.com with your contact information. We would like the chance to contact you directly to make this right. Thanks. More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We eat here every year when we attend an annual meeting. It's one of our favorite places for Mexican food. The service is very good and the margaritas and food are always good. Try one of the grand margaritas. The cheese enchiladas are excellent. Not crazy about the tamales because of the thick breading.

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

Thank you for the great review! We're honored that you stop by every year when you're in the area! We look forward to seeing you when you're in town next. Thanks, Chris Lopez, GM More 

Berkeley, California
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209 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We were visiting my sister and brother-in-law, and their family, and they love this restaurant (the Chandler branch of a chain), so perhaps our experience on our one evening here is the outlier. The chips were thin and broke off easily and none of the three salsas had much flavor, which was disappointing because often that's the best part of... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm glad that you loved the prompt service you received, however, I wish our food would have impressed you more. At Abuelo's, all our dishes are made-from-scratch daily with the freshest ingredients. We would love for you to give us another try if you're in town again. If... More 

Chandler, Arizona
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Very attentive staff - we never went without a full glass, salsa, and chips while waiting. The build your own enchiladas feature was great fun! We will have to go back to try other options.

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Thank DesiraeB52
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We're thrilled you had an enjoyable experience, and hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Chris Lopez, GM More 

Maricopa, Arizona
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447 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

On Tuesday 1/03/2017, we stopped into our favorite "Mexican" restaurant for lunch. The reason why I used " " is Mexican restaurants in AZ are Americanized. Abuelo's is one of the best as we dine here often. We arrived before Noon and ordered Guac Appetizer and two orders of Cile Rellenos + soft drinks as it was early in the... More 

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

What a wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We are so honored to hear that we're your favorite Mexican Restaurant! Hope to see you soon, Chris Lopez, GM More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We have visited several times over the years and they are very consistent in food quality and service Always good.

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Thank Freefrogs99
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! We appreciate you being a loyal guest, and look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Chris Lopez, GM More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the ambiance, the server was helpful and the food was good, tasty, lots of variety and a good sized portion.

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

So happy to hear this about your visit! Thank you for the awesome review, and we look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Chris Lopez, 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
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3440 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226-5065
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Chandler
  • Phone Number: +1 480-855-0960

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?