Review: Abuelo’s Restaurant Gluten-Free - Celiac Disease
Jun 16 2012

Review: Abuelo’s Restaurant Gluten-Free

I think I have been living under a rock because I was not really aware that Abuelo’s not only has a gluten-free menu, but has 41 locations nationwide.  How did I miss this, especially with one in Columbus?  Jon had the opportunity to dine at one of the Abuelo’s locations in South Carolina last week and was very impressed with their food.


More about Abuelo’s:

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.

Escape to the courtyard under our beautiful sky, enjoy our inspired surroundings and savor the exceptional food and drink that is Abuelo’s signature.

Community Involvement

Being involved in our local communities is an integral part of the Abuelo’s culture. Over the years, our restaurants and our employees have contributed countless meals, funding and volunteer hours in our communities across the United States.

Working together with our community partners, we take pride in our efforts to enrich and support our neighborhoods while carrying out the Abuelo’s tradition of providing the rich, delicious flavors of Mexico.

Abuelo’s has a fairly extensive gluten-free menu with appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert choices.  There are vegetarian options for those avoiding meat.  I love the sounds of the Pork Tenderloin Fajitas or the Salmon Santa Cruz.

Jon ordered the Soft Taco Plate which is served along with two sides – refried or charro beans, cilantro-lime rice or seasonal vegetable medley.  He made quick work of his meal and asked if we could go to the Abuelo’s in Columbus, so I know he liked it.    Unfortunately I need to work on his picture taking skills for blogging, because he neglected to take a picture of his meal.

If you sign up for the Abuelo’s E-Club, you will receive a free gift just for joining.  When I signed up they asked for my date of birth and anniversary so they can send out coupons around those dates.  To see where the closest Abeulo’s locations to you are make sure to check out this webpage.

Have you ever dined gluten-free at Abuelo’s?  What was your experience like?

Article Written by:

Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!


  1. Judy says:

    Looks like a great menu. Maybe Abuelo’s will open a restaurant in New England soon.

  2. Jane says:

    First I’ve heard of it but can’t wait wto try it! And there is one not too far away here in Central Florida.

  3. jennmc31 says:

    We had a decent experience at the location in Mason, Oh. I have some pics and a copy of the GF menu on my FB page. It’s definitely a nice addition to the same GF restaurant options 🙂

  4. Cara says:

    I had no idea either! I am wondering if it is new because I have checked in the past and not seen any. 🙂

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