There are a lot of Tex-Mex restaurants around serving tacos and burritos but you can never overlook the fact that they’re fastfood. Of course, these fastfood restaurants will make you feel like a tourist in Tijuana but wouldn’t it be a breath of fresh air if you can enjoy Mexican fresh cooking for a change? If you are into food that has a lot of heart, labor and authenticity behind every dish that lands on your table then you have to try Abuelo’s.
Feels like Mexico!
Before we even talk about the food, the ambience is so different from the rest of the Tex-Mex resto’s. Abuelo’s is Real Mexican; period. You will dine in an open-air Mexican courtyard in fresh greenery and traditional statuary. First you come in craving for Mexican food but the moment you get into Abuelo’s you are treated to something more; Mexican culture with walls, adorned with sweeping interpretations of murals painted by famous Mexican muralists; Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro.
The complete meal at Abuelo’s starts with appetizers. Maybe you would like to start with perfectly seasoned Guacamole made with fresh avocado, a serving of Mexican Shrimp Cocktail with their made-from-scratch cocktail sauce and served over a layer of avocado cream or something simple as their Chili con Queso.
Then for something everyone to nibble on, you can share on a plate of freshly made hand-breaded Jalapeno Cheese Fritters with melted cheese served with ranch dressing, Chicken Spinach Mini Chimis, crispy chimichangas stuffed with a spicy chicken spinach filling served with honey lime ancho cilantro sauce or Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms filled with Abuelo’s Espinaca.
And while you are enjoying your appetizer and finger foods, you can treat yourself to Abuelo’s signature drinks like the house favorite 1800 Hand-Shaken Margarita; a mix of Repasado, Agavero Orange Liqueur and naturally-sweetened lime juice in a personal shaker or the classis Signature Mojito; a mix of Bacardi Rum, crushed mint, hand-squeezed lime juice and simple syrup.
For the main meal, you can have the Ribeye Steak and Enchiladas; a 10-ounce, hand-cut Ribeye steak that’s fire-grilled and served with enchiladas of your choice or, the Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Fajitas; Abuelo’s signature bacon-wrapped stuffed shrimp that’s free-grilled and stuffed with jalapeno and blended cheese, served sizzling hot with onions and peppers and your choice of two signature sides and unlimited servings of guacamole, sour cream, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese and pico de gallo.
Dedicated and Passionate Chef Luis
The factor that sets Abuelo’s apart from other Tex-Mex restaurants is the passion and dedication that goes into every food preparation. All ingredients are prepared fresh twice a day and this is the freshness that you can see, smell and taste. Fresh vegetable even has a distinct crisp sound that you can hear in every bite.
Chef Luis Sanchez loves preparing food recipes that has been handed down from generation to generation, from family and friends. He and his crew comes in as early as 7 o’clock in the morning in order to prepare the ingredients fresh for lunch time and does it again early in the afternoon for their evening guests.
There is a lot of difference between food that is served with a lot of passion and pride versus something that is just served fast and convenient. There is a big difference between a fast food restaurant that is after the bills in your wallet versus one that is authentically after your satisfaction and nod of approval. If you are looking for a Tex-Mex restaurant that sincerely wants to serve and delight you with their concoctions; we are only talking about one place; Abuelo’s