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.

Food & Drinks

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. 

Abuelo's Restaurant
Abuelo's Restaurant

Authentic Mexican Dishes

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. Don't skip the chips and salsa - you will love the three different types of salsa served.

Margaritas & More

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 sangria. 

If you can’t choose just one flavor, try the sangria swirl; a mix of frozen Sangria swirled with La Grandeza Margarita.

Mexican Restaurant at Lakeside Village

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. 

Mexican flair surrounds you upon walking through the front door of this Lakeside Village restaurant. Guests dine in an room reminiscent of a large Mexican courtyard with statues, greenery and replicas of famous Mexican murals. 

Lakeside Shops and Movie Theater

Abuelo’s has a perfect location in South Lakeland. With a variety of shops to suit every need, Abuelo's is conveniently located in the heart of the Lakeside Village shopping mall - home to Cobb Lakeside 18 Theatres. Anchor stores include Kohl's and Belk.

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.

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4 Star Rating

Good service, great food. We visited on a Sunday at 1:00, were seated within minutes, had really good service from our waiter, food was delivered in timely manner and was very good. Very large... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

Nice cozy restaurant.Good food and service. very enjoyable evening out with my spouse. There is plenty of things to choose from But I love their chips and white queso. You will not be disappointed... Read Full Review

2 Star Rating

We have been going to the Abuelo’s in Knoxville and Lakeland for years and always had great meals. Today was probably our last visit. Our server, Jaiden, was excellent. The food was awful. One of us... Read Full Review

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