Consumers Once Again Select Abuelo’s as #1 Mexican Restaurant in Nation

LUBBOCK, Texas – Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant is proud to once again be recognized as the nation’s top Mexican restaurant chain in a recent survey conducted by the leading national consumer rating magazine ( This is the fourth consecutive time since 2006 that Abuelo’s has ranked as the number one Mexican restaurant chain in the report that is released by the national publication.

The results were based on a nearly 70,000 subscribers reporting on 170,838 restaurant visits from mid-2015 to early 2016, rating the best/worst aspects at 238 restaurant chains around the nation.

Abuelo’s ranked highest in the Mexican dining category with a score of 85, based on rankings in food, menu variety, value, service and ambience. Abuelo’s score was the highest ranking given in the casual dining segment and compared favorably to scores given to higher-end restaurant concepts such Houston’s, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle, Morton’s and Mitchell’s Fish Market. Abuelo’s was also named as one of “10 Great Dining Picks” in the article.

“At Abuelo’s, our goal is to ensure our guests have an incredible experience when dining with us,” said Robert Lin, president of Food Concepts International, Abuelo’s parent company. “It is truly an honor to once again be ranked as the number one Mexican restaurant chain in the nation by this reputable publication. This is the fourth time in a row we’ve received this top ranking, and we are very thankful to our guests for giving us such high ratings. We also congratulate our operators and team members on achieving this recognition once again.”


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 four consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International in Lubbock Texas, the company currently has 38 full-service restaurants located in 13 states, and a fast casual Abuelo’s Taqueria, located in Lubbock, Texas. Abuelo’s currently has a location under construction in Katy, Texas that is scheduled to open in early 2017. For more information, visit or Abuelo’s Facebook page at