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.
Chi Chi's Copycat Recipe
2 1/2 ounces butter
2 1/2 ounces flour
1 cup water
1 teaspoon lobster base
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 cup American cheese, grated
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup sour cream
8 ounces tiny cooked shrimp, peeled
8 ounces imitation crabmeat
2 tablespoons diced jalapenos
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup monterey jack cheese, grated
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup sour cream
10 ounces tortilla chips, restaurant style
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large skillet over medium heat melt butter. Whisk in butter, making a roux. Dissolve lobster base, garlic salt and Tabasco sauce in water, whisking into roux, stirring constantly until sauce becomes thick. Stir in American cheese until completely melted. Stir in heavy cream and sour cream until well blended.
To assemble:. Arrange tortilla chips onto 2-3 oven safe plates. Take 1 and 1/2 cups of the nacho cheese base and pour into a microwave safe bowl. Add the shrimp, imitation crab and chilies, stirring well. Microwave on high for about 30 seconds if mixture is not hot. Pour evenly over plates of tortilla chips. Sprinkle on cheeses and green onions. Place in preheated oven for 4-5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and melted. Reserve remaining nacho sauce base in fridge for another batch.