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Abuelo's

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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4401 82nd St, Lubbock, TX 79424-3344
+1 806-794-1762
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11:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If your in Lubbock, this is a must stop. Great for family or large groups. Service impecable and Dodd delicious. What more could you ask for? I had the Del Rio plate. Basically a taco and enchilada plate. All delicious inclusión the sides. I had the spinach and the rice.

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Thank RacmanMx
Lubbock, Texas
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took our Brazilian family out for Mexican food and they really enjoyed their dinner. One guest particularly liked the special margarita! Good service in a nice surrounding. No problem getting a large table on a Thursday night, no wait. Kitchen was busy, but the food wasn't too long in coming. Glad we chose Abuelos for a night out family dinner!

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Thank erwretired
Texas
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town to visit Texas Tech granddaughter and wanted to take her somewhere she had not been on a student budget. Abuelo's has very nice ambience and presence, and the dining experience was great.

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

We're so glad that you got to spend time with your granddaughter! Thanks for the wonderful review about your experience and we hope to see you soon when you are in the area. Thanks, Brad Spicer, GM More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is in the Bricktown Section of Oklahoma City, a quaint collection of old brick buildings, Which at one time comprised the Business district of Oklahoma City, then abandoned and then renovated and made into restaurants and shops.

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Thank gabriellievano
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant serves the best Mexican food in Lubbock. Always get the Pesacadero fish dinner with shrimp, scallops and the fish filets served in a wine sauce reduction that has avacado and spinach with vegetables. Served with rice and is slightly spicy with a few pablano peppers. Overall they have good selections of enchiladas and a salsa selection with the... More 

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

Thanks for the awesome review about your dining experience! We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Brad Spicer, GM More 

Texas City, Texas
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Good chips and salsa trio. Wide variety, huge portions, nice presentation. But sometimes the food comes out a little stale and since chain gas grown, quality has slowly declined. But a Huge following in Lubbock.

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Thank kkhill87
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback about your experience, however I wish that we would have impressed you more. All of our dishes are made-from-scratch daily with the freshest ingredients. If you're willing, we hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Brad Spicer, GM More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Good times by all when the band is playing on the patio. It would be nice if the outside menu had a few more items on it.

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Thank N2O2fish
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive feedback! I'm glad to hear that you enjoy our live music in the courtyard -we hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Brad Spicer, GM More 

Lubbock, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The food and service is always good. There is usually a wait so get there early or expect to wait thirty minutes. You can always wait in the bar. Worth the wait.

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

Thanks for the great review, Adrienne. Can't wait to see you back soon! Thanks, Brad Spicer, GM More 

Lubbock, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Abuelo's has great food and a great decor and ambience. Their seafood entre selection is very good as well. Choose the pappas as one of your side dishes!! The portions are enormous-so come to share or a great appetite. This is my husband's favorite restaurant in Lubbock

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We appreciate the kind words and hope to see you soon. Thanks, Brad Spicer, GM More 

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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Full of bright vibrant colors, Abuelo's is a flavorful take on Tex-Mex food.... Everything was served up hot, handmade, and wonderfully well prepared! Food was cooked to perfection, seasoned beautifully, and looked fantastic on the plate- The Enchiladas are beyond words- Packed with flavorful meat and topped with savory sauces of your choice. Everything was great.... Service, Food, Atmosphere- Don’t... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review- we're so honored! We hope to see you soon, Brad Spicer, 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, 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 St, Lubbock, TX 79424-3344
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?