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Abuelo's

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3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
+1 863-686-7500
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I decided to try this place again thinking maybe last time we just ordered the wrong food. Once again everything was bad except for the margaritas.

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Thank Joshua D
Colton, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there with 17 people. The food was on a par with the . mexican restraurants we have in California. The service was outstanding.

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

Thank you for the great review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you soon when you're in the area! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place I went with my family and everybody was happy with our lunch! The attention was the best. I would recommend this restaurant. The service was very good. Our waiter, Sergio is very personable and very efficient. Our food was very good, price was fair. The restaurant itself is amazing, great decoration. We just loved it! the... More 

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

We're so honored! Thanks for the excellent review about your dining experience. We hope to see you soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Ventura, California
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us came here for lunch on a business trip. They quickly accommodated seating for 18 people and were friendly and efficient through the entire process. The menu is large with some unique selections that I don't see in many places. I even liked that they had lettuce wrap options for the fajitas for those avoiding gluten! Great... More 

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

I'm so glad that we were able to accommodate your large business lunch. Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We hope to see you all soon when you're in the area. Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Lakeland, Florida
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358 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wait staff always treat us like they appreciate our business, they are friendly, speedy, and keep the glasses filled. Wait time is never long even on Sunday after church. Best guacamole in town, love their thin crisp chips and their cheese dip. I could make a meal on their salsas and dips. Enchiladas DO NOT have canned sauce, excellent flavor... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful dining experience with us! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed great service and good food. We hope to see you back very soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Lake Wales, Florida
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have come here a few times now, so I feel like I can give a fair opinion. The food is always hot and tasty. The wait staff are quick and pleasant. Wait times can vary. You are better off trying to get an early or late dinner, because between 5:30pm -8:00pm you are going to wait, 30mins or more.... More 

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Thank FLTravelor498
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the outstanding review! We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Valrico, Florida
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184 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the delights we have when we go to Lakeland is to have lunch at Abuelo's. It's top class Mexican restaurant. The décor inside makes you feel like you've left Florida behind, it's that nice. And the food is always amazing. And the menu .. it's not your standard enchilada or burrito menu. We started with an appetizer of... More 

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

We're so glad that you stopped by when you were in town! Thanks for the good review. Hope to see you soon, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Leamington, Canada
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560 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is Sat. March 4, 2017 and we have come out to our favorite Mexican restaurant by far. There are probably other good ones around the city of Lakeland but we like to come back to this one at least once every winter season that we are here from our home in Ontario. We have lots of so called Mexican... More 

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

Thank you for being a loyal guest over the years! We're so honored that you chose to celebrate your birthday with us. We hope to see you soon when you're in the area! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have never had a bad meal here. Hands down one of the better places in that area. Would recommend to all

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

We're so honored! Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM More 

Lakeland, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food!!!! Sever was excelente and the theme it's pretty good..... recommended place for good mexican food.

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Thank Mike0414
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review and recommendation, Mike. We appreciate the kind words. Hope to see you soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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: 3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-686-7500
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.

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