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“A good place for a special dinner”
Review of Abuelo's

Abuelo's
Ranked #6 of 560 Restaurants in Chesapeake
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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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.
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My wife and I visit here often, and our son and his family usually take us here for Mother's Day. While there are lots of low-brow Mexican restaurants in our area, we find this to be the best of the fancier places. Food is good, service is good and the deserts are excellent, though perhaps a tad bit pricey. My wife and I usually share a desert. We have no go-to item for our entree, but like to vary. I specifically enjoy the Durango, the beef and cheese chimichanga and the Lardeo, but, of course, everyone's taste will vary. For desert, the tres leche cheesecake and the chocolate eruption are excellent.

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AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks for the good review about your experience. We hope to see you back very soon! Thanks, Matt Rivera, GM

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

We dine at Abuelo's in whenever we are traveling and there is a location. It is always a great meal.

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AbuelosManagers, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks for the wonderful review! Hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

My wife is very picky about her Mexican food. Abuelo's is her favorite place for Mexican. Food Is very authentic, food is outstanding and the service is amazing. The price is in line for a great restaurant. We live in Suffolk, Va and we ride roughly 15 miles each way to eat there. Give it a try, you'll love it.

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AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

We're so honored to be your favorite! Thank you for the kind words about your dining experience. We hope to see you soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

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 sour cream since I am lactose intolerant. And when delivered, came with cheese and sour cream. The sour cream wasn't a big deal, because it was off to the side. The cheese was a big deal. Had to pick the cheese out of the refried beans and tacos which was hard to do. Would have given 5 stars if not that for that issue. Food came out screaming hot and had wonderful authentic flavor.The beef in the fajita tacos were super tender. Our server was very friendly.

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AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thanks for the positive feedback! I'm so sorry that we messed up your order. Next time, please let the server know and they will be happy to correct this for you. Besides our mess up, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience overall. We look forward to seeing you back soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

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 it was but it got in the way of conversation and detracted from the otherways nice feel to the place. Big menu with lots of options. They serve chips with three different dips.

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Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
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AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your good review! I'm so happy that you enjoyed the ambiance and food. Next time, please let your server know about the music so they can get a manager to fix this. We are always looking for ways to improve and appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you soon! Thanks, Matt Schultz, GM

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