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Abuelo's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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11299 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934-1964
+1 865-966-0075
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Dallas, Texas
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186 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently had a late lunch at Abuelo's and we both enjoyed it very much. This is not your usual Tex-Mex restaurant and their menu shows it. We were impressed with the fresh ingredients they use in their dishes. Everything was hot and flavorful. The service was friendly and helpful. A bit on the expensive side but... More 

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Thank Ron C
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting Knoxville & decided Mexican was it. This is a top notch choice. Loved the selection of three salsas. Ordered the fajitas which were delicious. Since I was on business trip, I asked to take my leftovers back to hotel for a snack later. They also gave me extra tortillas, fajita sides, chips & salsa to go with... More 

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Thank Barbara M
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you again when you are in town. Thanks, John Volpe, GM More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was not thrilled with how the initial waitress treated us and spoke to the manager. He was exceptional and the food was great. It turned out to be one of our better dining expereinces and we will go back due to the management!

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Thank Suzy F
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear that my team is going above and beyond for our guests. Thank you for the wonderful review about your dining experience, and we look forward to seeing you back soon! Thanks, John Volpe, GM More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, Service and atmosphere. Our go to place when we can't decide where to eat. Chips and salsa are great.

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Thank JDLLoyd
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Hope to see you soon, John Volpe, GM More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Not really sure what to say. Oh Yeah, this will work. It's a very nice looking environment. Food not good waitress below average.

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Thank wmfrancis57
AbuelosManagers, Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We're sorry your visit was anything less than amazing. We would like to learn more about your experience, so please send an email to paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like a chance to contact you directly. Thanks. More 

Seymour, Tennessee
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The family had a nice meal and the service was very good. The homemade sauces for the enchiladas was all very good.

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Thank VOL_BRW
Chattanooga
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Had the queso/guac sampler with chips, a burrito with beans and rice and enchiladas with beans and rice. We got take out to eat at the hotel because we had evacuated for the hurricane so had our little dog with us. The lady at the bar that waited on me was extremely nice, the food was really good, everything was... More 

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Thank SouthernGal820
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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133 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We love eating at Abuelo's, my favorite is the Yucatan Shrimp fajitas, the service is always top notch, I really love the pay at the table feature they have now, no waiting for a bill.

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Thank Volguy1984
Orlando, Florida
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Wow I love Mexican but this is over the top! Lunch specials are served on the weekends & plenty of choices! Staff was amazing! I went with all his suggestions including sides & delicious! Beautiful decor also . We had a great table for 8 & everyone was bragging! Everyone had something different & no complaints ! Sorry I don't... More 

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Thank Rasterguy
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had a business dinner today and Abuelos always delivers. Food is very good and consistent. Guest and I were very pleased with the service and quality of food.

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Thank agdelucad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11299 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934-1964
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-966-0075

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?