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Abuelo's

8255 Georgia St, Merrillville, IN 46410
+1 219-769-6181
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (17 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
8255 Georgia St, Merrillville, IN 46410
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a fish or chicken eater and have had my share of dried out both. They serve theirs fresh and juicy. Love it. Their lime cilantro rice is spectacular

Thank 875patricam
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your great experience! We're so flattered by your kind words. We hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I really enjoy dining here. I bring all of my family and friends here. I've never had a bad entree. The enchiladas, tacos, potatoes, etc. are phenomenal. The entrees taste like they cooked it in your home. Very fresh ingredients. The chips and salsa are...More

Thank LGD87
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a great review! We appreciate the kind words about your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you back very soon! Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Hello, The atmosphere didn't feel warm. I felt my time in the seat was limited and I felt obligated to buy certain drinks and appetizers.

Thank Carvan B
AbuelosManagers, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for the feedback. We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. If you could please send an email to paigew@food-concepts.com with your contact information. We would like a chance to speak with you directly and make it right. Thanks.

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

If you were ever asked to go to this restaurant your answer should be yes please! The food was amazing I had the signature chicken fajitas, the girls had the soft beef taco, and the spouse had the green chile quesadilla. Everyone was beyond pleased...More

Thank Cvstaples
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Yes, please! Thank you so much for the good review about your experience! This is what we like to hear. I hope we see you soon! Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I give them 5 stars all around! Love the tomatillo and pineapple salsa, fajitas and sides were great. Finished up with margaritas on sale....whats not to love!

Thank Lacy B
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

What an excellent review! We appreciate the love. Hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM

Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a favorite of mine. Great atmosphere and great food. Something for everyone. I visit this restaurant at least once a month. Variety of salsa's and homemade chips. The enchilada's are outstanding!

Thank LYN W
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thanks for being a loyal guest! We appreciate the wonderful review about your experience. We can't wait to welcome you back! Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I was treating my friend to a meal for his birthday, and since he is crazy about Mexican food, I thought that we will try someplace different to eat. We came across this establishment, once we walked in the door, you could smell the aroma...More

Thank Donald B
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

We're so honored by your wonderful comments! I'm so glad that your friend and you came by. We look forward to seeing you back soon! Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Our food was great, but, I want to pay homage to the server. We were a group of 8, 4 adults and 4 young children. The server continually refreshed our chips and salsa until the food arrived. She was very attentive. I think the chips...More

Thank Narepa
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thanks for the kind words about your experience. Hope to see you soon! Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I took some employees and a few guests to dinner here and I was quite pleasantly surprised at not only the ambiance but the food was guide excellent as well. A little pricey for the bar items but the food was reasonably priced and very...More

Thank Merlin H
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Aske d for extra suace on enchiladas and got what I asked for as usual. Still the best Tex Mex outside of Joe T Garcias in Ft Worth. great service from eight year veteran server.

Thank cbpettersn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8255 Georgia St, Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-769-6181
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