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Abel's Pizza & Mexican Food

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125 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
+1 847-548-2003
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Elkhart, Indiana
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166 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

My friends and I went to Abels for dinner after our Muderella run in June 2016. We arrived and took note of how busy it was, so we figured we would have to be patient. We understand this. However, once we finally made the decision to make our own combined table because the ONE server in the entire restaurant could... More 

Thank Lanzen
Grayslake, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Awful. We were the only 4 people there at 5:30 pm on a Wednesday night....should have got the hint. The chips were stale, the beans tasted like crap - how do you mess up refried beans??? Salsa was terrible and the service was slow even with just one table - us.

Thank jshell76wi
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Tried to go for dinner one night, only to arrive and find them closed. Posted hours showed they should have been open. We were very disappointed.

Thank Crystal M
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Service was friendly, the food came out fast, and it was delicious. What more can you ask from a local restaurant.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Grayslake, Illinois
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Saturday night was not busy. Speedy service and good food. Excellent value for money. Try the Abel stew it is great. Probably the best value in Grayslake.

Thank ThePumpDoctor
Grayslake, Illinois
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Abel's has a great varied menu. The food is really good. Great margaritas. A homey bar to hangout at. The Mexican food is really delicious.

Thank ashelizabeth06
McHenry, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

I am loving this little find in Grayslake. I fell upon this place looking for an outdoor eatery to meet at with friends. Do not let their curb appeal influence your choice of dining here. We stepped in and were immediately greeted with a smile and were led out back to a patio with a secret garden feel. Our waitress... More 

Thank LauraH2423
Grayslake, Illinois
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213 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

The good thing is you can always get a table - the bad thing is you can always get a table. Abel's has its loyal customers but just not enough of them I fear. The bar is small and filled with locals which doesn't make it all that inviting to first timers. The restaurant is empty much of the time... More 

Thank lovestoroam78
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

This restaurant that has the most delicious shrimp and garlic pizza. I also love the complimentary salsa and chips. The Mexican options have never disappointed. Abel came from Mexico and started a little restaurant that became so successful that more room was needed. There is a separate bar area, and also a deck on the back for outside enjoyment.

1 Thank Lagunaone
Grayslake, Illinois
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

On 11-06-2024, a large group of family and friends gathered at Abels. It was my daughter's birthday and we had fun. We ate pizza, authentic Mexican food and good drinks. The food was served efficiently and hot. Drinks were flowing and all of us enjoyed our evening. Abels is a local, neighborhood place and always makes customers feel at home.... More 

1 Thank onegolf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Grayslake
  • Phone Number: +1 847-548-2003

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