Mole Y Abuela Tampa

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$31 to $50
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Spanish
Mole Y Abuela is dedicated to providing the delectable Spanish-inspired dishes often associated with grandma's house paired with a welcoming & energetic atmosphere. Using only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients, our recipes have been celebrated throughout generations. You are always met with warmth and appreciation, in a spirit of hospitality reminiscent of the most memorable family gatherings. We invite you to experience the joy and celebration of Mole Y Abuela.
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VR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with friends! Chicarrones are the best!

JP
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The food is outstanding.

A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary here and it was amazing! The staff were so friendly and helpful, and the food was next level!

JC
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is now a family favorite location.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience. Our server was very knowledgeable and made some great suggestions.

p
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyle our waiter was great. Food was great as always. Never been disappointed when you have eaten there. It was nice to meet Fabio.

DB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good stuff, the eggs were terrific. Good mezcal too

S
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was really bad. Our waitress literally came by a handful of times, drinks should never stop flowing!! Food was good but I think the service usually makes for a recommendation and the service just left a bad taste.

CB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was very good. We had mostly tapas or appetizers. The wine was the problem. My friend ordered Champagne, and it was served room temperature and flat. We sent it back expecting another chilled bottle, but when the food started to arrive we asked about the wine and were told they had put it in the freezer to cool it down. We said no, bring us a white wine instead. (the reds are all stored unchilled, which is not good in Florida.) I had ordered a dish of Lomo from the menu, but when it arrived it was something else. We were told they didn't have the Lomo and had chosen to substitute. Not cool. Most of all, the noise level is intolerable. 2 of us had headaches when we left. Not cool. Overall, the food was worth another visit, and I would urge folks to try it. But it was a disappointing evening for the 4 of us.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Way too much money for the amount of food served.

P
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an enjoyable evening with great food. The service was good. Bring a jacket as it can get a little chilly.

JP
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect!

MG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I️ like brunch at this place a lot better than dinner. Dinner ambiance isn’t good. I’m not sure why so many people don’t go to this place it always seems empty I’m not sure why

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Food is good. Not a lot for your money. Drinks are terrible. If I pay $ 14 for a margarita it better be good but this tequila is bad. Best bet is bartaco!!!

JS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Our waitress Asia gave excellent service but unfortunately she had a mixup in our order and the food for 4 people came out at different times and the first plate was cold by the time we were all served. There were only three table filled in the restaurant and we did not understand the long wait. It took a long time for her to bring our check which was wrong and had to be adjusted twice.

DF
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved that Fly Bar was replaced by something with a Spanish flair and were not disappointed! We enjoyed the cheese selection, the chorizo Iberico and shrimp along with red sangria. We were pleasantly surprised when they brought us complimentary stuffed peppers. Pay $6 for valet parking (or else $12!) and sit outside under the ample awning- it sounded energetically boisterous but too loud inside.

PT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit loud by the bar, but manageable. Food was excellent, but since it’s Tapa’s very little, and with the high price, didn’t make us want to purchase some items.. one example is the thin sliced sausage, it was about 1 mm thin and $8, so not worth it. Make it $3-4 and I’d order a lot more.. would suggest pricing lower to draw more demand, will most likely make people over order.

MG
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To loud we can’t talk

CT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

overall it was okay. not out of the park in any aspect. the food is edible. the roof is cool which is the only reason I would ever go back.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Absolute worst dining experience I have ever had in Tampa we waited over 30 minutes to get drinks never got our food and the waitress was clearly out of it

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wedding Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Waitress dropped the ball on a few of the requests.

SW
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is attractive with a hip vibe. The location is in an up and coming location downtown close to the Tampa Theater . The food was very very good and reasonably priced. My friends and I were there for lunch. We were very impressed. I had the avocado toast. It was delicious! We looked at the dinner menu. It looked great!
We plan to return for dinner soon..

LJ
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. Like the Mediterranean + Spanish vibe. Slightly pricey, and temperature inside was freezing lol. Will definitely go back, but take a jacket lol!

LC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Maria took great care of us.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food for a once in a while

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and sangria! We all shared the tapas, 8 plates were enough for 6 adults! Will definitely be back!

I
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday here and everyone did a great job to make this dining experience so special and great!!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Our appetizers arrived before our 1st drink. We had 3 servers come to our table to offer us water. We planned to stay for dinner, but after ordering appetizers that were mediocre at best for the price, we decided to dine elsewhere.

RR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

If you go to this restaurant expecting a full meal you will be let down. Six shrimp cost $18. I can get more at red lobster for less and it stays tasting delicious...if not even more so.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food! A bit pricy but the service was awesome. Try a spicy, skinny, Strawberry margarita if that is your kind of thing!

MJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time. Food was fantastic, service was quick and accommodating. 10/10 would recommend this place for any occasion.

s
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very good, shared lots of dishes. My favorite was the shrimp. Got lamb chops and they were disappointingly very fatty. Churros were fantastic.

AL
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The tapas were excellent. The pollo entree was ok (the tapas were better). The churros were delicious. The service was adequate. Definitely glad we tried it, and we will probably go again sometime.

MD
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We went for happy hour on a Friday. They were playing club music in a Spanish restaurant. Personally, I wasn’t impressed. The food was mediocre, and thankfully on happy hour prices. They’re pretty pricey, and we won’t be going back. We don’t mind paying the price for a good meal.

BW
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was good but too expensive for what you received. Four scallops were $32.00 and three shrimp were $12.00 even though the menu said $8.00. The noise was so loud that we could not talk across our table.

BT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

A cute place and well located-they need to train their staff as the hostess seated 4 people at a table with 3 chairs and asked us to wait and never came back. Also poor wait staff as well..need to work out the hiccups with staffing.

R
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! The AC was down but they bought us a round of drinks for it (unsolicited)! The snapper was amazing!

IB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed Mole y Abuelo enough to want to go back. I will never go back on a Saturday night though with any thoughts of talking to the person I am with. The seating for parties of two back up against the open partition to the bar. The booths for larger groups are against the opposite wall so we were sandwiched between the two. Sound level was beyond reasonable. Patatas bravas were delicious, plentiful and very reasonably priced at $8. The tuna crudo was barely two bites worth at $14. Mole margarita was $14 and mostly ice. Dinner for two -4 small plates, one entree and two drinks was well over $100 plus tip. So good and interesting menu and excellent service but too noisy and somewhat overpriced. I will go again but on a quieter night , skip the margarita, try some new items and definitely get the patatas bravas again.

SR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

NZ is the best!

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