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Abuelo's

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4401 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424
+1 806-794-1762
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11:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't have much time before a meeting, stopped for a quick lunch. Great food and service, reasonable lunch menu.

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Thank steve s
Lubbock, TX
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Mexican food - a Lubbock area favorite. Expect a long wait on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday lunch. We like to go for dinner on a week night. Also, Abuelo's Tacqueria on 19th Street is a "fast food" option for the same great food.

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Thank d5lewis
Spring, Texas
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446 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy place with indoor and outdoor seating. Good margaritas and above average Mexican food. Service is not very professional, but they are adequate. Live music in the courtyard at least on weekends.

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Thank Ron R
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and staff. I love their Cheese Chili Rellenos! No one makes them the way Abuelos does! They stuff the pepper with 3 cheeses then they batter it and fry it!!!!! It is wonderful! I love their chips as well. My husband usually orders the Grande it is a platter!!! But sooo good.

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Thank Sheilad1029
Lubbock, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here due to recommends from our waiter. Pork tenderloins wrapped in bacon with s chili sweet sauce and enchiladas - was fantastic. Great service food and cold beer! Thanks

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Thank stever1197
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

This is what we like to hear - so glad you enjoyed your food and service! We look forward to seeing you back soon. Thanks, Brad, GM More 

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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was HUGE! It doesn't look big from the outside but seems to go on forever. The service and food was good. I'd rate it in the top 20% of Mexican food restaurants I've eaten at. One of the things I like is chips and salsa while waiting for my meal. Chips were good but the salsa was in... More 

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

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us! Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you soon, Brad, GM More 

Lubbock, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always go there. Wife and kids. They are not little kids. 15 and 17 yrs old. Nice atmosphere. The place is clean. The Margarita Swirl is good. Not very expensive. The food is good. Nice place to go to if you want to try something different. But it can be busy with a long wait.

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

Thanks for sharing your dining experience with us! We look forward to seeing you all soon! Thanks, Brad, GM More 

Lubbock, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is very attentive and makes u feel welcome! The food is very good and fresh, and their fajita meat is two DIE for!

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Thank clicks40
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

We appreciate the awesome review about our Fajitas! I'm so pleased to hear that these hit the spot for you! Hope to see you by soon, Brad, GM More 

Lubbock, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Love the papas and enchiladas. Salsa is very good as well. Great atmosphere for couples or family.

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

What a great review! We appreciate the feedback, and hope to see you come by soon! Thanks, Brad, GM More 

Matteson, Illinois
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good but it did not stand out as being amazing Mexican food. All dishes were served piping hot and were tasty but seemed to ring true of all other Mexican fare I have had at other similar restaurants. Waitstaff was attentive and the atmosphere and decor is appropriate for this type of restaurnat.

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

Thanks for the feedback. We wish we could have impressed you more, however, I'm glad that you enjoyed the service and atmosphere. If you're willing, we hope you stop by and give us another try! Thanks, Brad, 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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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: 4401 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-794-1762
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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