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Abuelo's

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4802 Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-2001
+1 540-265-3555
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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klelmore
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186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on our travels up 81 with our three year old. I got the chicken enchilada with salsa verde sauce and it was so good. Hubby got a platter with lots of different items like a taco and enchilada with cheese sauce. The three choices of salsas are so good. We had great service as well.

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Thank kecompel
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is decent- normal franchise type mexican. The interior is very nice compared to some of the locally owned Mexican restaurants, but the food doesn't compare.

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Thank TeamNextGenChris
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I searched Trip Advisor for "best Mexican restaurant in Roanoke" and Abuelos was named. The physical space is large with booths lining the outside rim and tables in the middle. We loved the choices of margaritas and many different items to order from the menu. Our server was friendly, fantastic, and knowledgeable. The food was delicious! We will definitely return!

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

Thank you for the outstanding review! We're so honored by your kind words. We can't wait to see you soon! Thanks, Jason McKnight, GM More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Husband and I had drinks and dinner here tonight. Waitress was attentive and friendly; mixed drinks were expertly made; food was delicious. Rewards program is one of the best offered. I just received a 50 gift certificate!

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

It sounds like a great dinner! Thanks for sharing your thoughtful review. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Jason McKnight, GM More 

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170 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My coworkers and I were starving, on the road, and craving Mexican. This Abuelo's is located at the Valley View mall in Roanoke, Va, near our hotel. Lots of parking and easy to find. Service is polite and prompt. Our server, Alexis, was very helpful pointing out the specials and kept up our never ending flow of chips and salsa.... More 

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

Thanks for the great feedback. I'm so glad that you enjoyed our Firecracker Shrimp Tacos - they're one of my favorites too! We hope to see you again when you're in the area. Thanks, Jason McKnight, GM More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Food is great, Not you usual Mexican though prices a little much Really like their food. Don't go often because of the cost.

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

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you soon. Thanks, Jason McKnight, GM More 

Salem, Virginia
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46 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Three of us went in for lunch and we all ordered from the lunch menu. Two of us had enchiladas which come w/ two sides, all of which was delicious! The third person had the "Durango Burrito which is a shredded beef burrito and also comes w/ two sides. Everything we had was wonderful! We had GREAT customer service from... More 

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

This is exactly what we like to hear! Thanks for taking the time to share you experience with us. We hope to see you back very soon. Thanks, Jason McKnight, GM More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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304 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I had the PESCADO GUERRERO. Fire-grilled Barramundi (Australian Sea bass) topped with shrimp, sea scallops, mushrooms, spinach, roasted poblano peppers and sliced avocado, in a white wine sauce. Simply delicious! The portion was huge. Couldn't finish it all, sadly.

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you back soon. Thanks, Jason McKnight, GM More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Authentic fair portions delicious taste if you go at lunch time expect a wait but is worth it original family is in California and they know Mexican cuisine

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

Thank you for the awesome review! Sounds like a great lunch! We look forward to seeing you back soon. Thanks, Jason McKnight, GM More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Upscale looking place, however food was very disappointing. Food was over cooked. Did not taste fresh or authentic. Service was ok but server did not know the menu. It was a waste of hard earned money.

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

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 the opportunity to contact you directly and make this right. Thanks. More 

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4802 Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-2001
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-265-3555

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