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Abuelita's

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Independence St., Shawnee, OK
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok mexican food. I have eaten here a couple of times. The staff did a good job. I will probably try give another resturant a try.

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Thank xoft
LA LUZ
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Within 2miles of the budget motel. Very noisy but clean. Being from NM I would classify the food as "gringo" Mexican food. Bland and not very spicy. It is convent to the Budget Motel.

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Thank RICHARD C
Bonsall, California
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171 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Bland food. No fresh chilies in evidence. I hope the kitchen is cleaner than the bathrooms. No atmosphere. Nothing really bad, but no reason to return.

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Thank R H
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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61 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is blandest, worst Mexican restaurant in Shawnee. Don't bother, Don Ciros is just down the road.

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Shawnee, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Best Mexican restaurant in Shawnee, Affordable prices too. Staff is very friendly. When you visit say Hello to Juan the owner

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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

I saw many positive on-line reviews. But found this place to be in need of many repairs. The bathroom was in terrible repair. Filthy and the ceiling vent was broke. Found that the food and salsa is not prepared by scratch as advertised. They use the same canned cheese dip and canned salsa as Los Tres Amigos in another Oklahoma... More 

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Thank Greg W
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

This is a nice family friendly and convenient place to stop. They have some of the best grilled onions and jalapeños you can find. Plenty of space for a big group to dine.

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Thank Kyle W
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is my first time to visit Abuelita's in a long time. I ordered a fajita taco salad during lunchtime. The waitress brought us queso, chips, drinks, etc. I had to request they recook my fajita steak meat because it was very dry. But after they recooked it, it tasted great. I will definitely go back to this restaurant. The... More 

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Houston
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Typical Tex-Mex, nothing to write home about. They serve the weird yellow jelly stuff that is supposed to be chile con queso along with their chips and salsa. (This is typical of many Mexican restaurants in Oklahoma. Weird). No meal sharing without an extra fee.

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Thank AggieFoodie
Seminole, Oklahoma
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

If you are looking for good Mexican food in Oklahoma then this would be a good pick. Not all Mexican restraunts are that great but this one has great cooks. So if you are looking for great Mexican food you can't go wrong. Choices are very limited, but you are safe with this choice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Independence St., Shawnee, OK
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Shawnee

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?