Abuelo’s is a franchise Mexican American restaurant. Although I’m usually an advocate for authentic cooking from family owned and operated restaurants, the food at Abuelo’s really hit the mark.
First off, I ordered a Sangria Swirl, which is frozen margarita and sangria. The margarita provided the tartness and the sangria the sweetness. I would definitely order this if you are a fan of mixed drinks.
For my entrée I order “The Grande” ($10-15), which consisted off a taco, chile relleno, three enchiladas (cheese, chicken and beef), chicken tamale, refried beans, guacamole and a choice of rice or papas con chile (mashed potatoes with chili). This, indeed, was a “grande” meal.
The two MVPs of this dish were the chile relleno and the chicken beef tamale. I’ve had other chile rellenos (mild poblano chile stuffed with cheese topped with red sauce) and chicken tamales (steamed corn meal dough with chicken beef stuffing), but this exquisite.
If you like Mexican food, definitely check it out!