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Abuelo's

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Mexican, Southwestern
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840 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840-2115
+1 979-260-3400
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11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and plenty of it. Located near the campus of Texas A&M in College Station, TX. Interior decorated in Mexican Hacienda style. Bar area with tables and televisions an added bonus.

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

We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience dining with us! Hope to see you soon, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

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

This was my first time coming here and I was glad I did. They had a goid variety of dishes in the menu and they prepared our order with some changes. The food was delicious including the chips and salsa variety which was served befire dinner. Desert was amazing and helped cool the palate. The atmosphere is nice and pleasant.... More 

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

Thank you for the awesome review about your dining experience! We're so glad that you and your wife decided to give us a try. We look forward to seeing you both very soon! Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

College Station, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The thing about Abuelo's is that no matter what city you are in their food is always consistently good. The burrito grande on the lunch menu is too big for one sitting (and this from a man who never does take home leftovers!). The multiple salsas with chips is also a nice touch. Not a local, but still worthy of... More 

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

What a wonderful review! Thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you soon. Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

From the server to dessert everything was awesome. Food was delicioso!!! Our food was served hot & in a timely manner. I tried the spinach enchiladas & I'm so glad I did, they were fantastic. My granddaughter got a Chocolate dessert that was over the top yummy!!! Atmosphere was perfect. We went at 7pm and thought there was going to... More 

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

Thank you for the great review, Sherri! I'm so glad to hear that you guys enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

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767 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I went to Abuelo's for dinner following a performance of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra. My wife had a salad with grilled tilapia, something she regularly orders, and I had the beef fajitas. Both orders were delicious and filling. We found our waitress - Baile - to be friendly and attentive. We regularly visit Abuelo's because of... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review about your experience! We hope to see you soon. Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Met another couple for dinner and we all ordered different things. All the meals were good as were the margaritas. We shared an appetizer --our waitress brought us warm corn tortillas to use with the different sauces. Yummy! The other couple had a meal salad and chicken fajitas, i had my favorite avocado enchilada and hubby really enjoyed the pescado... More 

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Jackie L, Owner at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm thrilled that you guys were able to join us for some food and drink! I'm glad you all ordered differently -- it's always great to get to sample a few dishes, and it sounds like you guys ordered well. The avocado enchilada is a favorite of mine as well, and of course, you can never go wrong with a... More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

the restaurant is big but runs smoothly. I found the tablet ordering kind of awkward but traditional ordering was available. Not cheap but good food

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Nacogdoches
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The atmosphere is nice and the service is decent. The food on the other hand is not the best that I have ever had but it will do. My companion and I arrived this last visit around lunch time. We wanted regular portions and indicated that to the waiter. However, we were given lunch portions. Not cool.

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

Thank you for the feedback. It sounds like we dropped the ball here, and I apologize. Did you mention this to your server once you received the lunch portion? Next time please let a manager on duty know and we will get this taken care of for you. If you're willing, we hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Jackie... More 

College Station, Texas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here at lot of times. On this review we went for lunch. My hubby ordered his favorite Durango Burrito. It is a flour tortilla loaded with shredded beef and topped with Chile con queso. He always ordered the Pappas for the side. I ordered the dinner size Tilapia Veracruz to split with our daughter. It is Tilapia... More 

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Thank We_R_Destined2Travel
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to hear about your family's lunch experience! Thank you for sharing your review with us, and we can't wait to see you back soon. Thanks, Jackie Littlefield, GM More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Hard to describe how bad this experience was. Beside marginal food (which is not normally the case) the staff, including both managers, was awful. While not the fault of the waiter, the tray broke and all our food was on the floor. For the next 15 minutes, while our food was prepared again, they cleaned about 1/2 the spilled food.... More 

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Thank David M
Paige W, Guest Relations Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

David- Thank you for your feedback! We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. If you can send your contact information to Paigew@food-concepts.com, we would like a chance to look into this and make it right. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 840 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840-2115
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  College Station
  • Phone Number: +1 979-260-3400
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. Whatever the occasion, we'll stop at nothing to make your time at Abuelo's a memorable dining experience.

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