Abuelo’s in Lakeland has it all: original family Mexican recipes, a family-friendly atmosphere, and excellent service all tied together to create a dining experience that is cherished by many.

Visit Mexico in Polk County

Founded in Amarillo, Texas, Abuelo’s began with one simple goal: To satisfy guests with made-from-scratch dishes in an environment that features the art and culture of Mexico. And boy have they succeeded! Mexican flair surrounds you upon walking through the door, reminiscent of a large Mexican courtyard, with fountain included! Statues, greenery and artwork by famous Mexican muralists, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozoco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, combine to create the realistic backdrop.

All for Food, and Food for All

Hand rolled enchiladas, made-from-scratch salsa, and handcrafted platinum margaritas are examples of the fresh flavors offered at this Mexican food embassy. Chef Luis Sanchez delivers his special family recipes right to your table. The expansive menu includes authentic dishes like Pork Tenderloin Abrigada, Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp Fajitas, Avocado Enchiladas, and the Grande Burrito. Even those who are not a fan of spice can find dishes they love due to the menu’s wide variety. Just for the record, the homemade salsa is to die for- and offering three different types makes it extremely hard to choose a favorite.

The taste of Mexico is also present here in the form of drinks; specifically Margaritas! Specialty cocktails to compliment your genuine Mexican meal include agave or fruit margaritas, mojitos, and frozen sangrias. If you can’t choose just one flavor, try the sangria swirl; a mix of frozen Sangria swirled with La Grandeza Margarita.

In the Area

Abuelo’s has a perfect location. With a variety of shops to suit every need, Abuelo's is conveniently located in the heart of the Lakeside Village shopping mall. Just steps out the door after an authentic Mexican lunch or dinner, are anchor stores like Kohl's and Belk, movies at the Cobb Lakeside 18 Theatres, and much more.

Insider tip: Don’t forget to sign up for the Mi Abuelo’s rewards points. Every dollar = 1 point to receive special offers, earn free meals, and other extras!

Address / Location

3700 Lakeside Village Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33803
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Hours of Operation

Sunday - Thursday 11:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Happy Hour Daily 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.


1 Star Rating

My usual good food and service was not to be had.. people next to the table intoxicated.. and rude.. the waiters ignored us as they served those who came after us. Wow! Never expected this.. my... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

Four of us ate the evening of Mar 15. No wait for a table. Karina was our waitress. She was good but had one minor bobble when she forgot my wife's drink.my wife had the chicken chimichanga and I had... Read Full Review

4 Star Rating

If you have been to another Abuelo's you have been to this one. Service is good and the food is predictable (which can be a good thing). Read Full Review

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