LUBBOCK, Texas, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lubbock-based Abuelo's Mexican Restaurants, famous for its authentic, made-from-scratch, Mexican cuisine, will open its first restaurant in the Houston area on Monday, April 10. The new restaurant, located in Katy at the Shoppes at Parkwest at 24600 Katy Freeway, will be the company's 39th location nationwide.
Since 2006, Abuelo's has consistently been voted the #1 Mexican Restaurant in America by consumers, as published in the nation's most respected consumer rating magazine. Abuelo's menu selections combine authentic standards with the rich, subtle flavors of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine.
The new Abuelo's will feature approximately 7,600-square-feet of interior space and will include an outdoor, climate controlled patio with operable doors that can be opened in nicer weather or closed as needed. It will also feature a natural light skylight over an interior courtyard, with a mix of both modern and traditional Mexican décor.
"We designed Abuelo's to have a gracious, yet friendly environment that's compatible with our authentic, creative dishes," said Mike Lilly, Abuelo's general manager in Katy. "We are excited to bring our unique Mexican concept to Katy, and we look forward to being an active part of the community."
The new restaurant will include many of Abuelo's regular menu items, but will also feature new items that are specific to the Katy location only. New shareable appetizers are Seared Tuna with Shrimp Ceviche, Beef Tenderloin Flameado and Cañas, Mexican-style pork "wings." Several new House Specialty items have also been added to the menu including Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña, fire-grilled skirt steak topped with green chile rajas con queso ,and Shrimp Enchiladas.
Abuelo's also features a number of hand-crafted and award-winning Margaritas, including the El Jefe, La Grandeza and the 1800 Hand-Shaken Margarita. Abuelo's also features its famous Sangria Swirl, a mixture of frozen Sangria swirled with La Grandeza Margarita, as well as fresh Sangria, Mojitos and a wide selection of domestic and Mexican beers.
The Katy restaurant will also offer flights of premium tequilas, accompanied with a shot of traditional Sangrita, a non-alcoholic, citrus and spicy cocktail that highlights the tequilas' flavors and cleanses the palate between each sip. Additionally, Abuelo's will offer several highly rated wines, as well as a Sommelier's List Special where guests will receive either a complimentary entrée or two appetizers when they purchase a bottle of 90+ rated wine.
Abuelo's pre-opening training services will raise funds to benefit Child Advocates of Fort Bend™, a nonprofit agency whose mission is to provide a voice, heal the hurt and break the cycle of abuse and neglect for all children in Fort Bend County.
On opening day, Monday, April 10, the first 100 guests who are seated beginning at 11 a.m., will receive a special "Savor the Flavor of Mexico" calendar that includes offers for free items, monthly for April through December 2017. The calendar includes offers valued at more than $100.
"Our theme is 'beyond Tex-Mex,'" added Robert Lin, president of Food Concepts International, Abuelo's parent company. "At Abuelo's, our goal is to offer our guests an opportunity to experience the diverse and distinct flavors of Mexico in a beautiful setting with superior service at a great value."
Meals at Abuelo's are reasonably priced, with dinner costs of $10.99 to $24.99 and lunch costs of $8.99 to $14.99. All major credit cards are accepted. Restaurant hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, call (281) 392-1009. Also, get the latest news on events and promotions by becoming a fan of Abuelo's Katy Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AbuelosMexKaty/, follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AbuelosMexKaty or follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/eatabuelos/.
Since its 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 a true Mexican courtyard atmosphere. Abuelo's has received national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant and as one of America's top overall restaurant chains in four consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International in Lubbock Texas, the company currently has 39 full-service restaurants located in 13 states, and a fast casual Abuelo's Taqueria, located in Lubbock, Texas. For more information, visit www.abuelos.com or Abuelo's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Abuelos.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/abuelos-mexican-restaurant-brings-the-flavor-of-mexico-to-houston-area-300432658.html