Since our first opening in 1989, Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in an impressive Mexican courtyard-themed atmosphere. Every dish is made to order from scratch using only the freshest premium ingredients.

Abuelo’s has received numerous national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant, one of America’s top chains, and for offering great meals for less than $20.




Shredded Beef Enchilada

Shredded Beef Enchilada

Abuelo's Restaurant Copycat Recipe

Yield:  12 Enchiladas

Shredded Beef (recipe below)
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 (7 oz.) can green chiles
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 cups sour cream
2 cups shredded Jack cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
12 (6-7 inch) flour tortillas

Lemon Chicken

Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy Copycat Recipe

pinch salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 (6 oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 tablespoons capers, drained
2 lemon wedges

Mix together salt and flour in a plastic bag, then coat chicken and shake off excess. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Shake excess flour from chicken, then brown in hot oil until both sides are golden-brown, and the inside has turned white and firm, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
Remove the chicken, and set aside in a warm place.
Pour white wine into the skillet, and allow to boil as you dissolve the cooked bits from the bottom of the pan.

Add the lemon juice, and allow to come to a boil, cook for a few minutes until reduced by half.
Sprinkle the cubed butter into the boiling sauce. Swirl and shake the pan vigorously to dissolve the butter, thus thickening the sauce. The butter must never come to rest, or the sauce will separate and become oily. Once the butter has completely incorporated, remove from heat and stir in capers and mushrooms

To serve, pour lemon caper sauce over the chicken. Serve over rice or pasta, with steamed asparagus or broccoli.

Salads at Abuelo's Mexican Embassy

Garden salad mix with ground beef or shredded chicken, 
mixed cheeses, chile con queso, Charro beans, tomatoes and guacamole.

Garden greens topped with your choice of
 sizzling fajita steak, chicken or shrimp, 
topped with  mixed cheeses and fresh guacamole.

Fire grilled chicken, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, grape tomatoes,
 raisins, jicama, radishes and avocado slices, mixed with fresh garden greens. 
Served with honey mustard dressing.

Combination Fajitas

One of the most popular dishes at most Mexican restaurants are the fajita combo platters which
are best shared.  The fajitas for 2 at Abuelo's cost around $30 and you get to choose up to four different flavors.

The flavors available to choose from are:

  • bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp
  • marinated steak
  • marinated chicken
  • al pastor 
  • yucatan shrimp
  • pescado
  • vegetarian
They come with the traditional onions and peppers as well as all the fixings of lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream.  What is unique to Abuelo's are the charro beans and the option of using lettuce leaves for wraps instead of tortillas.

   Veggie and chicken fajitas with romaine lettuce instead of tortillas

Enchilada Fillers and Sauces

Enchilada Fillers and Sauces

Abuelo's claims to have 64 combinations of burritos featuring a variety of fillings and sauces.

  • Seasoned Ground Beef
  • Shredded Beef
  • Shredded Pork
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Spinach
  • Avocado


  • Chile con Carne
  • Avocado Cream Sauce
  • Fire Roasted Queso Sauce
  • Red Chile Sauce
  • Green Chile Sauce
  • Ranchera Sauce
  • Sour Cream Sauce

Ribeye Steak with Enchilada

Ribeye Steak & Enchiladas

Choice 10 oz., hand-cut ribeye steak, wood grilled and served with two enchiladas of your choice from the enchilada selections.

Enchiladas de Cozumel

Enchiladas De Cozumel

Three delicious crepes filled with fresh guacamole, covered in a rich white wine sauce with a medley of seasoned shrimp, scallops, mushrooms, fresh spinach and roasted peppers.