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Abuelo's

) #9 of 359 Restaurants in Lakeland €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
+1 863-686-7500
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
3700 Lakeside Village Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7949
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1 - 10 of 495 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Holy cow. I only ordered chicken tacos with corn tortillas, and I couldn't taste the tortillas because of the grease...

Thank Ellie W
Paige W, Guest Relations Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. Please send your contact information along with a little bit of information about your visit to Paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like a chance to look into this and make it right.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite Mexican Restaurant around. Never had a meal I don't enjoy. The food is fantastic. Salsa and chips are amazing. Service if great. Can't say anything bad about this place.

Thank Barbaraspin
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so honored! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was bland. I got the smoked pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon. The pork was dry and all you tasted was smoke. We complained to the waitress and she said they had several complaints about that. Don't waste your money on this restaurant.

Thank Melissa Z
Paige W, Guest Relations Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. Please send your contact information along with a little bit of information about your visit to Paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like a chance to look into this and make it right.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Things didn't go well from the moment we got there. Service was very slow, food mediocre, queso tasted canned. Would be hard pressed to go back.

Thank msbasil
Paige W, Guest Relations Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. Please send your contact information along with a little bit of information about your visit to Paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like a chance to look into this and make it right.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were waited on by a young man named Sergio! My son had just Graduated from FAU and was home before continuing his studies? Sergio, to our drink orders and then our food orders and my son asked for his recommendation and went with it,...More

Thank rtgepd1
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

This is what we like to hear! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and drinks are always good. The wait staff is always pleasant. Was there for Cinco de Mayo, a band was playing outside, lots of people milling about, it was fun.

Thank Charles W
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad you had a great visit! Thanks for the good review. We hope to see you soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best Mexican food we have found in a terrific restaurant. The food is so yummy and you never go away hungry. A very nice staff.

Thank Paul L
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

20 of our friends had dinner there on Sunday night service was great n so was the food. Love the menu and they send coupons out to enjoy along with specials. Nice place for family and friends to come together.

Thank Pat G
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I'm so glad that we were able to accommodate your large group. Thanks for the kind review! We hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Avocado cream appetizer dip is very good. Wife and I usually split the Grande meal: we get four enchiladas, one taco, one tamale, refried beans and rice. We always leave full.

Thank ramjambff
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review! We hope to see you soon. Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed Fathers Day with the family and grandchildren. Every one enjoyed their dinner and the service was excellent. Our teenagers are picky eaters and each have their likes and dislikes, but they all enjoy a well prepared meal. The waiter did a wonderful job of...More

Thank Deacon Jim W
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We appreciate the great rating! Hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Dean Andrews, GM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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