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Abuelo’s Opening In Tyler, TX

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant Brings the Flavor of Mexico to Tyler

Abuelo’s to open at The Village at Cumberland Park, November 9

LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock-based Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurants, known for its classical Mexican style and top-quality cuisine, will open its first restaurant in Tyler on Monday,

November 9. The restaurant, located at The Village at Cumberland Park at 8926 S. Broadway Ave., is the company’s 40th site nationwide.

The new Abuelo’s restaurant will feature approximately 7,700-square-feet of interior space and will include a 1,000-square-foot outdoor, trellised patio. It will also feature a natural light skylight over an interior courtyard. The restaurant will seat approximately 250 guests and will employ between 80-100 employees.

“We designed Abuelo’s to have a gracious, yet friendly environment that’s compatible with our authentic, creative dishes,” said Mike Wright, Abuelo’s general manager in Tyler. “We are excited to bring our unique Mexican concept to Tyler and we look forward to being an active part of the community.”

Abuelo’s pre-opening training services will raise funds to benefit CASA for Kids of East Texas, a non-profit agency that advocates for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children in Smith, Van Zandt and Wood counties.

On opening day, November 9, the Tyler Chamber of Commerce will host a grand opening ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. Additionally on opening day, the first 100 guests who are seated beginning at 11 a.m., will receive a special  “Savor the Flavor of Mexico” calendar that includes offers for free items monthly for the next 14 months. The calendar offers are valued at more than $200.

Abuelo’s, which has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, is famous for its creative, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, superior service and affordable prices. Abuelo’s menu selections combine authentic standards with the rich, subtle flavors of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine. Abuelo’s House Specialties, which combine beef tenderloin, fresh shrimp, Barramundi, salmon and other top-quality ingredients with unique, homemade sauces and side dishes, have earned a reputation for “raising the bar” of Mexican food restaurants. The menu also features an impressive selection of fire-grilled fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, chile rellenos, quesadillas and tamales. Desserts include Abuelo’s award-winning traditional Mexican flan, Dulce de Leche cheesecake and Margarita pie with tequila cream sauce, among others.

Abuelo’s also features a number of signature drinks including the La Grandeza Margarita, an award-winning Margarita recipe made with Gran Gala and served on the rocks or frozen; the El Jimador Platinum Margarita, a smooth, premium handmade Margarita with El Jimador Silver tequila and Agavero Orange; the 1800 Hand-Shaken Margarita, a custom built and hand-shaken Margarita featuring 1800 Reposado tequila that is served in a personal shaker; plus many others.  Abuelo’s signature Sangria Swirl, a favorite among guests, features frozen Sangria swirled with frozen La Grandeza Margarita.

“Our theme is ‘beyond Tex-Mex,’” added Robert Lin, president of Food Concepts International, Abuelo’s parent company.  “At Abuelo’s, our goal is to offer our guests an opportunity to experience the diverse and distinct flavors of Mexico in a beautiful setting with superior service at a great value.”

Meals at Abuelo’s are reasonably priced, with dinner costs of $7.99 to $24.99 and lunch costs of $7.29 to $13.29. All major credit cards are accepted. Restaurant hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, call (903) 581-2611. Also, get the latest news on these and other events and promotions by becoming a fan of Abuelo’s Tyler Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AbuelosTylerTX.

About Abuelo’s

Since its first opening in 1989, Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in a true Mexican courtyard atmosphere. Abuelo’s has received national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant and as one of America’s top overall restaurant chains in three consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International in Lubbock Texas, the company currently has 40 full-serve restaurants located in 14 states, and a fast casual Abuelo’s Taqueria, located in Lubbock, Texas. An additional location is currently under construction in The Colony, Texas, with plans to open in January 2015. For more information, visit www.abuelos.com or Abuelo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Abuelos.