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Abuelo's

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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11299 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934-1964
+1 865-966-0075
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11:00 - 22:00
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Nortonville, Kentucky
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always stop at this location when travelling in the area. The food is always good, served hot, with complimentary chips and salsa. Nice touch - they always ask if we want to go beverages - which is great on the road!

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Thank paulnkim2016
Knoxville, Tennessee
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371 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, daughter and I had lunch today at this restaurant. We ordered off of the lunch menu included in the back of the regular menu. Guess I paid more attention to the number of calories in each dish then looking at the prices. When we got our bill my husband was taken aback. It was almost $50. All we... More 

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Thank TravelDiva001
Anderson, South Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tex-Mex in Turkey Creek in an upscale strip mall. Menu is fresh, different and more exciting than the typical chain entrees. Many choices, including vegetarian options. I paid $18.50 for an entree, which I consider high for a Mexican restaurant. But it was worth every penny. This place is far above the standard "Mexican restrauant". The only problem was the... More 

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Thank Jack C
Madisonville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a upscale Mexican restaurant and the prices are like its a middle of the road restaurant. Awesome salsas , they have a pineapple sweet salsa little spicy, very good, shrimp tacos are the best, everything we have had there is always top notch .Very nice décor ,

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We're so honored by your kind words! We hope to see you back soon! Thanks, John Volpe, GM More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Presentation and proportions cannot hide lack of food quality. It tasted like mass produced, chain restaurant food, and it is hard to mess up fajitas! If you are into fresh, authentic food, or high quality food, this is not the place for you.

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Thank Melanie A
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 your contact information to paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like a chance to speak with you directly about your experience. Thanks. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter picked this restaurant for her birthday lunch. The food was very good and the service was exceptional.

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

Happy (belated) Birthday to your daughter! Thanks for the good review about your dining experience. I'm glad everything was enjoyable. We hope to see you back soon! Thanks, John Volpe, GM More 

Indian Springs, Alabama
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat night - big prom night and Orange/white intersquad football but wait only about 30 min and bar a good place to wait with complimentary salsa and chips and happy hour priced appetizers. Soon to table with cheese dip, guacamole dip, shrimp, and soup to start plus fantastic stuffed (spinach) mushrooms. All great and then entrees (just three of us... More 

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Thank BobT66
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

So glad that you stopped by! Thank you for the great review about your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you back soon! Thanks, John Volpe, GM More 

Destin, Florida
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is in an area of stores and other restaurants, and has plenty of parking. Nicely decorated, and lots of menu choices. We tried the firecracker shrimp (good, not great), the chile relleno dinner (excellent), and chicken fajitas (excellent). Overall, a very large amount of food to eat. Service was excellent. Would go back.

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Thank cubzguy
Greenbrier, Tennessee
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146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here on our way to Hilton Head. This restaurant is always very clean and has a great atmosphere. Excellent service too. We split the Nachos Grande with mixed chicken and steak fajitas. With all the trimmings this will feed a couple easily especially starting with their chips and awesome sauces of which you get three. You won't go... More 

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Thank Mjr51750
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

This is what we like to hear! Thanks for the excellent review. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks, John Volpe, GM More 

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376 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My wife and I stopped for lunch yesterday and found it as good as ever. Its a nice place for conversation and a good meal. My spicy zucchini was excellent and her chicken chimichanga was as well. They have a nice variety of salsas (we love the green) and the service is usually very good. Not the quickest place in... More 

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

Thanks for the thoughtful review! I'm glad to hear that you always enjoy dining with us. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks, John Volpe, GM More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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: 11299 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934-1964
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-966-0075

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?