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Abuelo's

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Mexican, Southwestern
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2423 McMenamin St, Hampton, VA 23666-2698
+1 757-224-5340
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Virginia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I've traveled extensively in Latin American countries (especially Mexico) and the food at Abuelo's does not measure up to the authentic Mexican food I've had. Some of my friends seem to like this place ok but I'm not a fan, food lacks distinctive flavor and "pop". If you really want good Mexican food in the Hampton Roads area go to... More 

Helpful?
Thank ScubaTomas
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. At Abuelo's, all of our dishes are made-from-scratch daily with the freshest ingredients. Our very own Chef Luis creates our recipes from his experience of growing up in Mexico and cooking with his mom. We have a variety of menu items, so everyone can find something they love. We would love to recommend some to... More 

Valparaiso, Indiana
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196 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and great food! I had shredded beef and my wife had shrimp tacos. The chips come with three types of salsa - "the more brown the sauce the spicier". LOVED the spicy one they have.

Helpful?
Thank Joe S
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you back soon. Thanks, Jessica Otero, GM More 

Level Contributor
63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here last year and enjoyed it, so we went back at our stay this year. They have a nice happy hour from 3 to 7, so we had appetizers and drinks at reasonable prices. We also ordered dinner, but the portions are good sized, so we ended up taking a lot home. The food arrived quickly and was... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! So glad that you enjoyed great food and service during your recent visit. We look forward to seeing you soon when you are in town! Thanks Jessica Otero, GM More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
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87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a business trip to the area. Abuelos was recommended to me by a friend who lives in the area. I thought the prices were a little high for Mexican food and for a little context, I currently live in the DC area. The service was exceptional and our food was literally served in about 7... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew W
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! Thanks for the review. At Abuelo's, all of our plates are made-from-scratch daily with the freshest ingredients, and our prices match this. We have a variety of menus items for everyone to find something they like, and I would love to recommend some to you for your next visit. We... More 

Brooklawn, New Jersey
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food and choices were great and the atmosphere was nice. I really enjoyed the cheese and onion enchilada. They bring hot tortilla chips with 3 different salsas to your table. I absolutely loved the spinach side, which they let me sub for the beans that I do not like. Our waittress was very helpful as well, explaining the dishes... More 

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Thank DeeDee0111
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a wonderful experience! Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you soon. Thanks, Jessica Otero, GM More 

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118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon with our three children ages 5 - 13. We all enjoyed our meals. The chips are warm and crispy and come with a trio of salsas. The cheese dip is good - the kids thought it was the best ever. The margaritas were good - the one served in a table side shaker. The... More 

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Thank llaugh8424
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review about your recent visit. We're so pleased that your family had a wonderful dining experience with us, and we hope to see you all very soon! Thanks, Jessica Otero, GM More 

Austin, Texas
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

In town on business and needed someplace for dinner with my vendor. Looking for someplace quick so we went to Abuelos. Food was fresh and tasty. Service was great. A bit confused on whether we were supposed to use the tablet at the table to order or call over the waitress, but no issues with service. Solid mexican option!

Helpful?
Thank Angie W
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We have Ziosks on the tables to make it easier for guests to order and pay the ticket when they are ready. However, your server will always be there to assist you with whatever you need and they can place your order as well. I'm glad you enjoyed your dining experience, and we hope... More 

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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I love the fish dish. Sometimes the cilantro rice is a hit or miss as in the rice is undercooked or stale. The chips are warm and salsa is good. Fajitas are never a disappointment here either.

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

Thank you for your positive feedback about your dining experience. We hope to see you back soon! Thanks, Jessica Otero, GM More 

Williamsburg, VA
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

After getting stuck in frustrating traffic on 64 driving from Williamsburg to the Hampton AMC last Saturday, my brother & I 'killed time' until the next movie showing by visiting the Hampton Town Center. Finding Abuelo's turned our traffic lemon blues into lemonade, let me tell you! Fantastic food that takes routine Mexican food up many gourmet notches. My brother... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review about your experience! We are so glad that your brother and you stopped by. We can't wait to see you soon! Thanks, Jessica Otero, GM More 

San Diego
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Three generations came together over a trio of salsas and chips. Our server Tori provided just the right amount of service, giving great menu suggestions, keeping our glasses full, and allowed us to linger. The menu is a mix of traditional and Tex-Mex, something for everyone. Portions were generous and served sizzling. Check out the happy hour menu, too. This... More 

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Thank SoCalFoodie_2B
AbuelosManagers, General Manager at Abuelo's, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your good review with us! We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Jessica Otero, GM More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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: 2423 McMenamin St, Hampton, VA 23666-2698
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-224-5340

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