How I came to find Abuelo’s: We got a coupon book when we subscribed to the local newspaper, and it had a coupon for Abuelo’s. We had seen it a couple of times going to and from Wolfchase Mall, so we decided one day to go.
First impression: We were promptly seated, even though it was a busy Saturday night. However, once we sat down (near the bar), our service started to slow considerably. The menu looked like a standard Mexican restaurant, with a few twists. I ordered the stuffed chicken medallions and tortilla soup, while my wife had the chicken fajita chimichanga.
Food: The food had the distinction of sounding other-worldly, while actually being uninspired. My chicken medallions, which looked great on the menu, looked as if it were some sort of pre-packaged hors d’oeuvres, and my wife did not find her dinner much better. We had ordered our margaritas well in advance, but they took a while to come (while our waitress was hitting on a couple of guys at the bar and completely ignoring us), and did not seem to have any tequila in them.
Bottom line: I’m sure that other people have had a great time at Abuelo’s, but for the pretense, I expect a better dining experience. The food here was not even as good as Chapultepec (see my previous post about Chapultepec in Germantown), and we had to drive further & be herded like cattle to eat here. For my money (and less of it), we’ll be going to Chapultepec over Abuelo’s in the future.