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Abuelo's

) #5 of 420 Restaurants in Chesapeake €€ - €€€ Mexican, Southwestern
1712 Ring Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320-3335
+1 757-961-7610
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
€€ - €€€
DETAILS
1712 Ring Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320-3335
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hubby and I had a nice lunch here today. Have not eaten here in many years. The chips are to die for, and the three salsa's that come with them are amazing. Everything was wonderful except I ordered my lunch with no cheese and...More

Thank chupakilldevilhills
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit. This is a very attractive restaurant and the food is good as well. I especially like that the food is very hot when it comes to the table. A negataive was the throbbing music that was not. Mexican...not sure what...More

Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually eat at "hole in the wall" Mexican joints because I like their food. This place was terrific. I enjoy hot and spicy food, and got some of the hot salsa, and enjoyed the firecracker shrimp. It was served with a satay-like peanut sauce...More

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

Thank you for the kind compliments! We're so honored that you loved your visit with us. We hope to see you back very soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was more than pleasantly surprised by a Fantastic experience at this Mexican Restaurant. Service and food was amazing and Amazing. I enjoyed the Raspberry Tea and Lunch enchiladas (Shredded Pork and Shredded Beef) my guest's meals were equally as enticing. Service was perfect- I...More

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

So glad you stopped by for lunch! Thanks for the great review. We can't wait to have you back! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely decorated. Not the mexican food i ecpected. I guess AUTHENTIC just means expensive. Service slow, after we finished it took forever to get our bill. Server seemed disappointed that i used cash, and getting change required a request for the change, i guess they...More

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

Thank you for the feedback. If you could please send your contact information to paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like a chance to speak with you directly and make this right. Thanks.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having eaten at them all over the USA they are by far the most consistent chain restaurant. Good beer selection on tap and bottles. Great bar area with plenty of seating. Love the food chicken enchilada all the way

Thank wick1979
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the outstanding review! We're so honored by your kind words. Thank you for being loyal guests! We hope to see you soon. Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Abuelo's is a favorite. They have a lunch menu. There are sides on the menu however you can substitute sides. I always substitute for Charro beans. The service is good. If it's busy I'll try not to sit in the bar area. It just takes...More

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

This is what we like to hear! Thanks for the great review about your dining experience! We're so glad you have many favorites on our menu. We look forward to seeing you back soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and good service only add to the experience at Abuelo's. The food steals the show every time. The Tilapia Veracruz is a great choice, with fish and shrimp in a rich red sauce. Add steamed vegetables and rice and you've got dinner fit...More

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

Thanks for the awesome review, Ronald. We're so honored by your thoughtful words. We hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Typical Mexican chain-type restaurant. Near my home so I have tried it often. The food can be really good but it is inconsistent. It's best to go during the lunch and dinner rush. The food and the service are sketchy during less crowded times.More

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

Thanks for the review about your dining experiences. We're glad to hear you enjoy the food, however, I apologize for the inconsistency. We're always looking for ways to improve, so we appreciate the honest feedback. We hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Matt Schultz,...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

First of all I was disappointed in decor in comparison to the beautiful decor when the restaurant was previously owned by different owner. First they gave us some dipping sauce that was soon spicy in error. Then the food came out and it was not...More

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

Thanks for the feedback. We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. If you could please send an email with your contact information to paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like a chance to speak with you directly and make this right. Thanks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1712 Ring Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320-3335
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chesapeake
  • Phone Number: +1 757-961-7610
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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. Our new extended Happy Hour includes Sunday 11 am - 6 pm and Saturday 11 am - 6 pm. We continue to include great offerings M-F 3pm - 7 pm though! Catering is also an option, our staff are adept at delivering a professional, hassle-free and delicious meal. Whatever the occasion, we'll stop at nothing to make your time at Abuelo's a memorable dining experience.