If you’ve never eaten at Abuelos, this is a great Mexican food restaurant that our whole family really likes.  We don’t eat there very often, but we always enjoy it when we do.

My husband and I went there to celebrate our anniversary, and the great thing is that we had a coupon for “Buy an entree and two drinks and receive a free entree.”   I joined Abuelo’s eClub last year and received a coupon like the one mentioned just for joining.   The timing wasn’t right so we weren’t able to use the coupon.  So what we did this year was to wait to have my husband sign up for their eClub until the week before our anniversary.  That way, we were able to use the coupon for joining  on our actual anniversary date.

Not only were we able to get a free entree, but we had enough food left over for a meal at home the next day.  We both really like their enchiladas.  I usually barely eat two enchiladas by the time I’ve eaten a lot of chips and salsa.  My husband wanted three enchiladas.  So…we each ordered the four enchilada plate which was only $1 more than the three enchilada plate (and remember one plate was free).   There was so much food that we only ate half of our refried beans and “Papas Con Chili” (their signature dish of whipped red potatoes, four cheeses, red & green peppers, sour cream, garlic, and  jalapeno – yummy!).  We both got take-out boxes for our leftovers plus took our refill of chips and salsa that we had barely touched.  Like I mentioned, we had enough food for another meal at home.  The Frugal Novice would think that this was very frugal!

(I was not compensated in any way for this review.  It is strictly my opinion.)

(5) Comments   


1 - Christi on 23 March, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

That is a great deal! What a smart idea to time things that way!
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2 - Lynne on 23 March, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

I have actually eaten at an Abuelo’s. I thought it was pretty good, but the atmosphere was a bit odd. Maybe because the restaurant was about empty and so it fell sort of echoey. The food was good though.
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3 - Charla on 29 March, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

Christi, thanks! We’re both “frugal” at heart. I learned it from my mother. 🙂

4 - Charla on 29 March, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

Lynne, they do have good food. I’ve never been to Abuelo’s when it wasn’t busy. I imagine that would be odd if it was about empty.

5 - Lyndria on 24 July, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

I think a lot of people forget about the attitude part of it without realizing this.

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