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An "Xtraordinary" Career Experience

 You’re Going To Love What You Do Here.

Want to be pumped to go to work every day?

Abuelo’s is an awesome place to work. Here’s why:

  • Friendly, Supportive Staff
  • America’s #1 Mexican Restaurant
  • Robust, Growing Brand
  • You’re Treated Like Family
  • Competitive Benefits
  • Strong Opportunity for Advancement
  • Excellent Work/Life Balance
  • Giving HEARTS Foundation helps team members in need

Search available positions in your area and apply online right now.

America's #1 Mexican Restaurant


Since 2006 Abuelo’s has been ranked the #1 Mexican restaurant in America by the nation’s most respected, independent consumer rating magazine.

Xtraordinary Recognition

Abuelo’s offers a number of innovative and creative programs, all designed to reward and encourage “Xtraordinary” service and enhance team member satisfaction. The company’s motto, “Doing Ordinary Things in Xtraordinary Ways,” is the basis for our team member recognition programs.

Abuelo’s offers their Team Members

  • Receive recognition on their annual employment anniversary with the company
  • Opportunity to earn a longevity bonus each year they remain with the company
  • Xtraordinary Team Member of the Year contests where four regional winners and their spouses/guests receive a fabulous, all-expense paid trip to our Annual Awards Banquet, where the companywide Xtraordinary Team Member of the Year is announced.
  • Contests and giveaways are done throughout the year to reward team members for their hard work.

Hourly Benefits

  • Flexible Scheduling – Variable Hour Shifts AM & PM available
  • Paid time off for those who qualify
  • Career growth potential – we promote more than 50% of our managers from within!
  • Benefits offered for those who qualify (Medical, 401K)
  • Restaurant Holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day
  • 30% discount when dining as a guest
  • Discounts on cell phones, Dell PC’s, VPI pet insurance
  • and so much more!

The Giving HEARTS Foundation

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At Abuelo’s, one of our core values is “Support” – and that means always being there when one of our team members needs assistance. The Giving HEARTS Foundation is a team member-funded program designed to assist team members in a time of tragedy or crisis.

Abuelo’s has been a career growth path for many people, from busser to management. More than 50% of our management team was promoted from within.

We Believe In Treating You Right

We take care of our team members with excellent training and competitive benefits. We’re passionate about rewarding hard work, motivation and stellar performance.

Why? Well, that’s easy. If you’re happy in your job, our guest will have a better experience and that’s our goal with every person who sits down to dine with us.

So, when you’re happy, everyone wins. That’s why your management benefits include:

  • With 38 restaurants and counting, your advancement opportunities are great
  • Competitive Base Compensation
  • Monthly bonus opportunities
  • Comprehensive Management Development Training
  • Comprehensive medical and dental plans
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for Health Care Expenses
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for Dependent Care Expenses
  • Outstanding 401(K) Retirement Plan with Company Match and Immediate Vesting
  • General Manager Equity Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Company-Paid Term Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Tenure-Based Vacation
  • Meal Discounts
  • Cell Phone Discounts
  • Pet Insurance Discounts
  • Dell PC Discounts


Abuelo’s has a strong and robust training program for all team members prior to starting their role at Abuelo’s. Whether you are hired for an hourly or management position, you can expect to receive the best in class training to prepare you to succeed.


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Management Positions

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Hourly Positions

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Giving Back

Being a good community partner is more than just an idea. At Abuelo’s, serving with HEARTS in Mind is a part of our daily culture. Abuelo’s sponsors and participates in numerous charitable programs throughout the country that benefit children, education, our military and more. From fundraisers to charity golf tournaments to in-store events, Abuelo’s believes in giving back to the communities we serve.

Donation requests can be submitted in writing to the General Manager of your local Abuelo’s or by faxing information to: Marketing @ 806-785-8866. Requests should be on your organization’s official letterhead, include the organization’s full name, address phone and fax numbers. State your donation request, when it is needed and how it will benefit the community. Please submit written requests 30 days prior to the date the donation is needed. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to honor every request that we receive. Please accept our apology in advance if we are not able to fulfill your request.

The Giving HEARTS Foundation

Giving Hearts Logo

At Abuelo's, one of our core values is "Support" – and that means always being there when one of our team members needs assistance. The Giving HEARTS Foundation is an entirely, team member-funded program designed to assist team members in a time of tragedy or crisis.