Company remains committed to community despite ongoing highway construction

LUBBOCK, Texas – Abuelo’s Mexican restaurant in Hurst has relocated to a brand new location, due to the ongoing Texas 121/183 road construction in Northeast Tarrant County. Abuelo’s new, larger restaurant is now located at 850 Airport Freeway, just next door to the west of its original location, on the north side of Airport Freeway, west of cross street Bedford Road.

We very much wanted to remain in the same vicinity as we have a proven track record here and loyal guests in the Hurst area,” said Bob Oliviera, Abuelo’s General Manager in Hurst. “We are very excited to open our new location and know that our guests will be very pleased with the new look and design – and, of course, our same great tasting Mexican food and drinks.”

The design of the new, 11,200-square-foot Abuelo’s restaurant, which seats approximately 325 guests and employs a staff of 100, is based on classical Mexican architecture and artistic influences with an elaborate grand tower entrance. The restaurant is a complete $3 million-plus renovation of existing commercial/warehouse space. The main dining area features a dramatic 30-foot ceiling with a 900-square-foot sun-lit atrium, complete with towering trees. The bar area is finished with extensive stone and decorative tile work.

The interior of the restaurant also features hand-painted murals depicting Mexico’s rich and colorful history, as well as imported stonework and statues that are hand-carved by artists in the villages around Guadalajara, Mexico. The new restaurant, which is slightly larger than the original location, also features a private banquet dining room with A/V capabilities for special events and parties, as well as a patio for outside dining, a separate area for To Go orders and improved parking availability and access.

Abuelo’s is famous for its creative, made-from-scratch Mexican food, superior service and affordable prices. The company recently introduced a new menu with many new dishes that combine traditional tastes with the rich, subtle flavors of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine. Abuelo’s House Specialties, which combine beef tenderloin, jumbo shrimp, tilapia, salmon and other top-quality ingredients with unique, homemade sauces, salsas and side dishes, have earned a reputation for “raising the bar” of Mexican food restaurants. The menu also features a wide selection of wood-grilled fajitas, hand-rolled enchiladas, chile rellenos, quesadillas and Taqueria-style tacos made with fresh, handmade flour and corn tortillas. Desserts include Abuelo’s award-winning traditional Mexican flan and Margarita pie with tequila cream sauce, among others.

“‘Our theme at Abuelo’s is ‘welcome to our home,’ says Robert Lin, president of Food Concepts International, Abuelo’s parent company. ‘Our goal is to offer our guests an opportunity to experience diverse flavors every day, in an authentic Mexican villa with superior service at a great value – whether it’s for a quick lunch with co-workers or a casual dinner with family or friends.’”

Hours for the new restaurant 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 (817) 514-9355.