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Abuelo's

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Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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8255 Georgia St, Merrillville, IN 46410
+1 219-769-6181
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11:00 - 22:00
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Utica, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank cbpettersn
Schererville, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and very good service every time I go. Good location by the mall and easy to get to. Excellent bar area and dining is very comfortable.

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM More 

Cebu City, Philippines
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visits to Abuelo's. Their food is some of the most authentic Mexican food we have found in the midwest. Both their enchiladas and nachos were superb, but the sizes are large so prepare for this. They do not mention tamales directly on the menu, but we asked our server and were able to get beef... More 

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

We're so glad that you came by! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed good food and great service. We hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM More 

Portage, Indiana
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 1st time here & probably my last. The atmosphere was wonderful.It was beautiful & the food smelled so good when we walked in but that was it. The chips had no salt on them. Did not care for the 3 salsas that they had.I ordered a soft beef taco & a chicken enchilada with rice & refried... More 

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Thank seatacea
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 your contact information to paigew@food-concepts.com. We would like the opportunity to speak with you directly and make this right. Thanks. More 

Frankfort, Illinois
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111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in on an early Sunday afternoon there was no way whatsoever. We were seated quickly on our server Kinko's quickly as well. She wasn't particularly friendly on the first visit to the table but lighten up a little bit after that. The chips that you got a pretty good ships but they are kind of thin. You get... More 

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Thank punmaster1965
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience! We hope to see you soon. Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM More 

Hominy, Oklahoma
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

When my husband and I are in town, we have to have dinner here, atleast once. We always sit in the bar dining area because it's just a little more casual. The chips & 3 types of salsa served are incredible and not your standard fare. We have had the burritos, nachos, & enchiladas which were all incredible. They all... More 

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

We're so honored! Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We hope to see you very soon! Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM More 

Rensselaer, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant if you like Mexican cuisine. My office holds its Christmas Party here every year because everyone in the office loves their food. They have a great selection, excellent food, large portion sizes, great service and a great atmosphere. I recently brought my boyfriend here for lunch and he loved it too!

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

Thank you for the awesome review! It's great to know you enjoyed great food and great service. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM More 

Merrillville, Indiana
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Have been going to this restaurant for years, never had a bad experience. Service could be a little faster in general but overall great!

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Thank tracyobrien2017
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thanks for being a loyal guest over the years! We appreciate the great feedback, and hope to see you soon. Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM More 

Gary
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The service was excellent the staff was very courteous and the food was excellent. I had been told by my friends how great a place this was and it lived up to it.

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

This is great to hear! Thanks for the outstanding review. We hope to see you soon! Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. The salsa trio was INCREDIBLE! Never had anything like the green salsa. The swirl was good. Enchiladas delicious....especially the avocado. Chili rellenos.....especially the beef were yum-o. Service was excellent. Walking distance from Hampton Inn. (Front Desk Clerk had high praise.....and steered us to Abuelo's.)

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

We're so glad that you stopped by! Thank you for sharing your excellent dining experience. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to see you soon when you're in the area! Thanks, Carissa Shelton, GM More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?