Abuelo’s Reviews

"The place is striking, with butter-yellow walls, soft lighting and pale-bluesky painted in the dining room's tray ceiling." —Indianapolis Monthly

"Abuelo's salsa is hard to beat." —Myrtle Beach Sun-News

"Abuelo's restaurants are designed on classical Mexican themes with such elements as sky painted ceilings, imported stonework and statues, and hand-painted murals depicting the history of Mexico."—Nations Restaurant News

"If there's any doubt that upscale-casual is the hottest trend in the restaurant business as we head toward 2006, just take a look at the crowds pouring into the new Abuelo's."—The Detroit News

"The first Michigan outpost of the well-run Texas chain [Abuelo's], which sheds the piñata and sombrero image for a more classic approach, appears to be a genuine hit with its stylish setting and distinctive menu."—The Detroit News

"Mexican cuisine is not often linked to the phrase 'fine dining,' but an exception must be made for Abuelo's. The ambience is charming, the service first rate and the expansive menu far exceeds the typical Tex-Mex enchiladas, quesadillas and fajitas (although they are certainly well represented)."—Cincinnati Post

"The stage is set for 'a new standard in Mexican food.'"—This Week, Cincinnati, Ohio

'Abuelo's is more like contemporary Mexican with some interesting fusion techniques. It is to Mexican what P.F. Chang's is to Chinese."—This Week, Cincinnati, Ohio

"Despite its name, Abuelo's is not your grandfather's Mexican restaurant."—Suburban News, Columbus, Ohio

"Service at Abuelo's was friendly and attentive, befitting the upscale side of the menu."—Austin American-Statesman

"Abuelo's is indeed a restaurant, but the ambience is of a palatial Mexican courtyard and the atmosphere is that of a good-smelling art gallery."—AAA Oklahoma magazine

"At Abuelo's the flan is a standout. The dessert, which is made fresh daily, is more richly flavored than other versions and has more body than the often jelly-like flans that are the norm."—Columbus Dispatch

"When it comes to kids, Abuelo's knows what they are doing."—Toledo Parent

"Abuelo's. Not just an ordinary Mexican joint, but a 'food embassy.' Certainly this would be an experience like no other, and that is exactly what it is, a unique approach to Mexican cuisine."—Toledo Parent

"Abuelo's customers journey to the center of Mexico."—Cain Leader

"The concept's house specialties reflect an innovative approach to Mexican dishes...Even traditional Tex-Mex dishes have a unique twist, including enchiladas with shrimp, scallops, mushrooms and roasted peppers served in sherry sauce."—Chain Leader

"Abuelo's decor also combines the unusual with the traditional...the dining room resembles an open-air courtyard in Mexico, complete with sky-painted ceiling, white pillars and tropical plants. Large statues of important figures in Mexican history...greet patrons as they enter."—Chain Leader

"Abuelo's greatest asset is its variety. With its ample portions and moderate prices, it's tough to beat."—Dallas-Morning News

'The environment is festive yet pleasant."—Columbus Monthly

"Together the food and the atmosphere are designed to transport patrons."—Restaurant Hospitality

"The House Specialties really shine on the menu."—Myrtle Beach Sun-News


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America’s # 1 Mexican Restaurant

Abuelo’s has once again been ranked the #1 Mexican restaurant – for the third time in a row – by America's most respected, independent consumer rating magazine.

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"The dining room resembles an open-air courtyard in Mexico."—Chain Leader

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"Despite its name...

Abuelo's is not your grandfather's Mexican restaurant."—Suburban News, Columbus, Ohio

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